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Virtual evidence: analyze the footsteps of your users
Journal of Hospital Librarianship (2006)
  • Win Shih

This paper presents a study of Web Crawler activities based upon Web access logs from the Web site of an academic library. It further compares crawler behavior with that of regular human visitors. The results provide practical insights and foster a culture of evidencebased practice for better managing network-based resources and maintaining a reliable IT infrastructure.

  • Web crawler,
  • Internet robot,
  • Web server management,
  • network management,
  • Web access log analysis
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Win Shih. "Virtual evidence: analyze the footsteps of your users" Journal of Hospital Librarianship Vol. 6 Iss. 4 (2006)
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