Log file analysis

What are Log Files?

Log files are simple text files maintained by web servers and containing a record of downloads of web pages and other files. When a web browse requests a page from a web server, such as the web server looking after www.oii.ox.ac.uk, it can add a new line to the end of the log file with information such as the URL of the requested page, the IP address sending the request, and the date and time of the request.

How do I set up log file analysis?

How do I collect extended log files?

Log File Analysis: Short Bibliography

One of the best-known studies of humanities resources remains the LAIRAH (Log analysis of Internet Resources in the Arts and Humanities) project (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/research/circah/lairah/). The publications from the project are available here:


Some other examples include:

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