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Help: User Statistics
You can gain access to Archive Finder user statistics for your
institution from the Information Resources area (follow links for Information Resources
> Administration Resources > Usage
statistics). Note that you will need your username and password to access
the Administration Resources area. If you do not know the correct login information
please contact our Technical Support Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All statistics are
logged according to the following criteria in accordance with ICOLC guidelines:
- Date: All statistics are broken down by date and then into four
time segments. Current statistics are recorded on a daily basis; archived
statistics represent a month of usage divided up by time of day.
A usage session begins when a new user starts to use the Archive Finder interface, and ends when the browser they are using
is closed. It is possible for a single 'session' to conceal several
A search is intended to represent a unique inquiry from a user. A search
is recorded each time a search form is submitted to the Archive Finder server - as such, this figure will also include
refined searches, and searches resubmitted from the Search History facility.
Usage of the Browse facility does not constitute a search.
Please note that since the Quick Search searches both the Collection and Repository data, this is counted as two searches in the statistics, and that the number of hits returned is not the same as the number of records.
The number of hits returned by user searches. A very broad search could
return thousands of hits; while a very narrow, directed search could
return as few as one.
returning no hits: Searches may be unsuccessful for a number
of reasons. It may be that the user may have misunderstood the nature
or contents of Archive Finder or may not
have executed their search correctly. Alternatively it may be that the
Archive Finder database does not contain
what a user is looking for.
- Full records
accessed: This figure represents the number of bibliographic
records accessed by users.
- Users denied
access: Users are denied access to Archive Finder
when your institution's allocated number of simultaneous users has been
Archive Finder Web Statistics are divided into the following four formats:
- User friendly
- For spreadsheet import
- Display directly in Microsoft Excel (Excel must be installed on your computer)
- Printer-friendly version (contains minimal formatting for ease of printing)