Digital Library XML Logging Standard and Tools

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Log analysis can be a primary source of knowledge about how digital library patrons actually use DL systems and services and how systems behave while trying to support user information seeking activities. Log recording and analysis allow evaluation assessment, and open opportunities to improvements and enhanced new services. In this project, we propose an XML-based digital library log format standard that captures a rich, detailed set of system and user behaviors supported by current digital library services. The format is implemented in a generic log component tool, which can be plugged into any digital library system. The focus of the work is on interoperability, reusability, and completeness. Specifications, implementation details, and examples of use, are given below.


  •  The XML Log Standard for Digital Libraries: Analysis, Evolution, and Deployment , Marcos André Gonçalves, Ganesh Panchanathan, Unnikrishnan Ravindranathan, Aaron Krowne, Edward. A. Fox, Filip Jagodzinski, and Lillian Cassel, accepted to the Third Joint Conference in Digital Libraries, Houston, Texas, May, 2003 (PDF).
  • An XML Log Standard and Tool for Digital Library Logging Analysis , Marcos André Gonçalves, Ming Luo, Rao Shen, Mir Farooq, and Edward. A. Fox. Proceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, Rome, Italy, September 16-18, 2002 (Postscript , PDF ).

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