User's behaviour inside a digital library

Scarnò, Marco User's behaviour inside a digital library. International Journal of Decision Support System and Technology, 2010, vol. 2, n. 2, pp. 52-59. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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CASPUR allows many academic Italian institutions located in the Centre-South of Italy to access more than 7 million of articles through a digital library platform. We analyzed the behaviour of its users by considering their "traces" stored into the web server log file. Using several Web Mining and Data Mining techniques we discovered that there is a gradual and dynamic change in the way how articles are accessed; in particular there is evidence of a Journal browsing increase in comparison to the searching mode. We interpreted such phenomenon by considering that browsing better meets the need of users when they want to keep abreast about the latest advances in their scientific field, in comparison to a more generic searching inside the digital library.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: digital library, web mining, web server log file, data mining, user's behaviour, search engine, journal browsing, biblioteca digitale, comportamento degli utenti
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CB. User studies.
Depositing user: Users 181 not found.
Date deposited: 27 Jul 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:17


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