Meta Lib Usage Patterns - ELUNA 2007

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Identifies usage patterns gleaned from server logs over an 18 month period at Duke University

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Meta Lib Usage Patterns - ELUNA 2007

  1. 1. MetaLib Usage Patterns [email_address] ELUNA 2007 Spearfish, South Dakota
  2. 2. Questsions & Concerns <ul><li>Concern about how patrons use MetaLib </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patrons want to find DBs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patrons don’t like QuickSearch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QuickSearch never turns up the same results list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metasearch results are inherently confusing because there is no context (no indication of which DBs gave which results) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Which Patrons </li></ul>
  3. 3. Report Data
  4. 4. Log Files <ul><li>/exlibris/metalib/m3_1/log/ </li></ul><ul><li>grep &quot; ^S[0-9][0-9] IN &quot; www_server_m_4331.log </li></ul><ul><li>Clean up the logs (Perl) </li></ul><ul><li>Log Analysis Software (Analog is very trainable but not a bleeding edge tool) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>S00 IN 20070529 110617 64.128.101.232 656 &quot;/V?func=native-link&resource=DUK01574&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>S00 IN 20070529 110638 70.16.136.116 958 &quot;/V/YIFHVYSNAV749L1RU2AMXRQD4XYK7QPQVEPNXUNK8IDGG9GST4-33991?func=find-ej-1-title&mode=titles&scan_start=journal of structural chemistry&search_type=exact &quot; </li></ul><ul><li>S00 IN 20070529 110642 70.16.136.116 988 &quot;/V/YIFHVYSNAV749L1RU2AMXRQD4XYK7QPQVEPNXUNK8IDGG9GST4-34059?func=jnl-sfx-direct&jnl_code=JNL016426&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>S00 IN 20070529 110644 152.3.207.175 632 &quot;/V?func=native-link&resource=DUK00693&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>S00 IN 20070529 110646 152.3.238.226 183 &quot;/V?func=quick-1&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>S00 IN 20070529 110653 152.3.115.229 618 &quot;/V?func=find-db-1&mode=titles&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>S00 IN 20070529 110655 152.3.115.229 905 &quot;/V/EYS3BYUMI1NBUYGKP2DC9S9HGY72LL298F7KMN3GUPAM37J5YN-34129?func=find-db-1-title&mode=titles&scan_start=e?&search_type=exact&restricted=all&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>S00 IN 20070529 110703 152.3.115.229 809 &quot;/V/EYS3BYUMI1NBUYGKP2DC9S9HGY72LL298F7KMN3GUPAM37J5YN-34200?func=native-link&resource=DUK00674&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>S00 IN 20070529 110710 152.3.239.10 797 &quot;/V?func=find-ej-1&quot; </li></ul>
  6. 6. Results
  7. 7. Results
  8. 10. Answers <ul><li>Which Patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons want to find DBs </li></ul><ul><li>Patrons don’t like QuickSearch </li></ul><ul><li>QuickSearch never turns up the same results list </li></ul><ul><li>Metasearch results are inherently confusing because there is no context (no indication of which DBs gave which results) </li></ul><ul><li>65% remote </li></ul><ul><li>18% browse DBs </li></ul><ul><li>65% QuickSearch </li></ul><ul><li>Different results don’t matter </li></ul><ul><li>Despite changes to make QuickSearch harder to find, QuickSearch is used more than all other functions combined </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>ELUNA 2007 </li></ul>

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