Models of virtual library users’ behavior analysis
Gytis Vievesis
Kaunas University of Technology
Vytautas Janilionis
Kaunas University of Technology
Antanas Štreimikis
Kaunas University of Technology
Published 2021-02-18


virtual library
behavior of users
big data
association rules
recommender systems

How to Cite

Vievesis G., Janilionis V. and Štreimikis A. (2021) “Models of virtual library users’ behavior analysis”, Lietuvos matematikos rinkinys, 61(A), pp. 25-30. doi: 10.15388/LMR.2020.22521.


In this paper, we present models for the analysis of the behavior of the virtual library (VL) users. Unlike the models presented in the literature,  they use only the big data that is stored in the log files of virtual library servers and methods of statistics, association rules, and recommendation systems. The proposed models were implemented with R software. Using the proposed models,  the analysis of the behavior of VL users of Lithuanian research and study of higher education institutions was performed for the first time. The results  showed that the proposed models allow to operatively analyze the behavior of virtual library users using advanced search filters, facets, and provide suggestions for improvement of service quality.

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