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Information and Documentation Services  2015, Vol. 36 Issue (2): 46-51    DOI:
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On Information Foraging Theory and Subject Navigation Website Performance Optimization
Xu Fang  Sun Jianjun
Xu Fang (School of Social Science,Soochow University,Jiangsu,215123;School of Information Management,Nanjin University,Jiangsu,210093);Sun Jianjun(School of Information Management,Nanjin University,Jiangsu,210093);
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Firstly,the paper reviews the theory foundations and basic models of information foraging theory, Then the paper divides the information scent into four types such as text,pictures,radios,and videos and designs the five rules concerned with the applying information scent to subject navigation website.  Lastly,the paper constructs the model of subject navigation website performances optimization based on information foraging theory and conducts a case study taking the American subject navigation website named Information as an example,

Key words:  information foraging theory      information scent      subject navigation website                            
Published:  20 March 2015

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Xu Fang Sun Jianjun . On Information Foraging Theory and Subject Navigation Website Performance Optimization. Information and Documentation Services, 2015, 36(2): 46-51.

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