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Users browsing behaviour in a DDC-based Web service: a log analysis
Lunds universitet.
Lunds universitet. (Library and Information Science)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4169-4777
Lunds universitet.
2006 (English)In: Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, ISSN 0163-9374, Vol. 42, no 3-4, 163-186 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores the navigation behaviour of all users of a large web service, Renardus, using web log analysis. Renardus provides integrated searching and browsing access to quality-controlled web resources from major individual subject gateway services. The main navigation feature is subject browsing through the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) based on mapping of classes of resources from the distributed gateways to the DDC structure. Among the more surprising results are the hugely dominant share of browsing activities, the good use of browsing support features like the graphical fish-eye overviews, rather long and varied navigation sequences, as well as extensive hierarchical directory-style browsing through the large DDC system.

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Taylor & Francis, 2006. Vol. 42, no 3-4, 163-186 p.
Keyword [en]
Browsing behaviour, Log analysis, User studies, DDC, Dewey Decimal Classification, Subject gateways, User interfaces
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Information Studies
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Humanities, Library and Information Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-37068DOI: 10.1300/J104v42n03_07OAI: diva2:747748
Available from: 2014-09-17 Created: 2014-09-17 Last updated: 2015-09-30Bibliographically approved

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