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Title

Analyzing Users' Retrieval Behaviours and Image Queries of a Photojournalism Image Database

Abstract

This paper describes research undertaken to understand end user needs within the scope of a large, online, historically centred photojournalism image database. The framework used included an examination of browsing vs. searching habits, of Dublin Core metadata elements used when conducting advanced searches, and of trends in types of search terms. Results suggest few visitors to the site use the site's search functionality and very few use advanced search. An analysis of search term characteristics, built on the work of Jörgensen (1998), suggests a new way to approach social tagging in a future implementation of the photojournalism image database.

Department(s)

Library and Learning Resources

Keywords and Phrases

Image queries; Image retrieval; Photojournalism; User studies; Web log analysis

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1195-096X

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

French

Language 2

English

Rights

© 2010 The Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science, All rights reserved.

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