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An Analysis of UVic Libraries Gateway Pages

  1. 1. An Analysis of the Usage of UVic Libraries Gateway Pages Sept-Dec 2006 prepared by Kathryn Paul Dec 2006
  2. 2. “ Without data, all you are is just another person with an opinion” Anon
  3. 3. Google Analytics <ul><li>Data since Sept 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Counts for all Gateway pages (gateway.uvic.ca) </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t include Voyager </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic content still needs work (CMAPP) </li></ul><ul><li>Some html gateway pages don’t include required Google code </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do clicks tell us anyway? <ul><li>Which pages are being used </li></ul><ul><li>Pageview - A page is defined as any file or content delivered by a web server that would generally be considered a web document. </li></ul><ul><li>Question - are they being used because they are more visible, more intuitive, what users want? </li></ul><ul><li>Not telling us what the user did on the page </li></ul><ul><li>Assumption – the more hits, the more useful </li></ul>
  5. 5. Navigation bars + bottom links Navigation bar – blue About the Libraries - 7,619 Contact Us - 4,172 My Library Account – v Hours – 13,470 New Resources – 2,072 Digital Initiatives – 896 Gateway News - c Navigation bar - grey Catalogues - v Databases – 112,116 Services – 19,655 Instruction – 6,447 How do I? – 12,367 Site Search – 12,507 AskUs Live - 2694 Bottom links Site map – 1013 Feedback – 110 Browser Info – 143 Virtual tours – 796 UVic homepage – x Online Forms AskUs email – 1073 Item not at UVic – 10,404 Media booking request – wo Proxy Patron Request – 75 Reserve reading room request – wo Study room booking request – 15,196 Suggest a book – 194 Library Workshop feedback form - 41 1 2 3 4 c = code missing | pdf = no code | v = voyager | wo = web objects | x = not Gateway page |
  6. 6. Books + Journals Find a Book and More… Books etc. link – 54,273 Main Cat – v Law Cat – v Reserve Collection - v UVic Archives – 2,916 Special Collections – 16,564 Worldcat - x Centre for Research Libraries (CRL) - x Other libraries catalogues – 2,912 Item Not @ UVic – 10,404 Find a journal title Journals link – 76,323 Is the journal title at UVic? – 63,316 Articles on a topic – 112,116 Fulltext journal articles – wo Databases A-Z – wo Newspaper articles – 1,622 Dissertation & theses – 2,958 1 2 c = code missing | pdf = no code | v = voyager | wo = web objects | x = not Gateway page |
  7. 7. Research a Topic + Library Instruction Research a topic Research a topic link – 23,386 Research guides A-Z – 31,376 By discipine - wo Endnote - 789 RefWorks – 8,761 Reference tools – 10,170 How to guides – 2,144 Subject librarians – 1,470 Library Instruction Library Instruction – 6,447 Undergrads – 1,887 Grads - 616 Faculty/TAs - 336 Staff - 200 Library Test – 1,174 Online tutorials – 1,309 Tours - 640 Workshops – 1,588 Endnote - 789 RefWorks – 8,761 Information Literacy - 288 1 2 c = code missing | pdf = no code | v = voyager | wo = web objects | x = not Gateway page |
  8. 8. Full text + e-Journals Full text resources Link fulltext – 12,231 Journal article databases – wo Newspapers – 1,622 E-Books & other e-texts - wo Government information - 748 Reference tools – 10,170 E-Journals Link e-Journals – 25,042 By subject – x By collection - x Titles A-Z - x New titles - x Search the web – 11,589 1 2 3 c = code missing | pdf = no code | v = voyager | wo = web objects | x = not Gateway page |
  9. 9. Services General Services Archives - 2916 Copying & Printing services - 517 Curriculum Laboratory - 4,194 Diana M. Priestly Library - voyager Electronic Business Library - 125 Information Commons - 2,078 Main Loan Desk – 245 Map Library – 1,776 Microforms – 282 Music, Audio & Media – c Reference Services – 660 Reserve Services – 1448 Special Collections – 16,564 Stack Maintenance services – 95 Study room booking – 15,196 1 Borrowing from UVic Libraries UVic borrowers - 1377 External borrowers - 714 Interlibrary Loan - 1826 Reciprocal borrowing (COPPUL) - 102 Data Acquisition service - 669 Distance Education (INFOLINE) - 1795 External users - 129 Mobile and Wireless Computing - 673 Students with a disability - 44 Graduate and faculty student carrels - 192 2 c = code missing | pdf = no code | v = voyager | wo = web objects | x = not Gateway page |
  10. 10. About the Libraries About us Mission Vision and Values - 121 Strategic Plan – pdf History - x Libraries Management Group - 36 Senate Committee on the Libraries - 36 Friends of the Libraries - 28 Mailing Addresses and Fax Numbers - 499 Telephone directory - x Subject Librarians - 1470 Departmental Library Representatives - 120 William C. Mearns Centre for Learning - 319 Announcements - x Career Opportunities - 4283 Facts and Figures - 100 Floor Maps for McPherson Library - pdf Gifts for the Libraries - 184 Guidelines and Policies - 271 Hours – 13,470 Scholarly Communication - 43 Surveys - 34 Web Development Projects - x 1 2 c = code missing | pdf = no code | v = voyager | wo = web objects | x = not Gateway page |
  11. 11. Other Libraries Units McPherson Library Access and Branch Services - 127 Archives - 2916 Collections and Preservation Services - 95 Information Commons - 2078 Maps - 1776 Microforms - 282 Music, Audio and Media Services - c Reference Services - 660 Reserve Services - 1448 Special Collections – 16,564 Other Campus Locations Electronic Business Library - 125 Distance Education (INFOLINE) - 1795 Borrowing from another library (Interlibrary Loan) - x McPherson Library Floor Maps - pdf UVic Campus Map - x Job postings – staff - x Job postings – students -x 1 2 c = code missing | pdf = no code | v = voyager | wo = web objects | x = not Gateway page |
  12. 12. How do I? Call numbers - pdf Connecting from home/off campus - 1067 Contacting the libraries - 4172 Copying and printing - 517 Data Acquisition service - 1591 Digital Initiatives - 896 Dissertations - wo Distance Education services - 1795 Endnote at UVic - 789 Experts at UVic - x External library users - 129 Floor Maps for McPherson Library - pdf Food and drinks in the library - 118 Gateway NEWS - c Gifts for the Libraries - 184 Government information research guides - wo c = code missing | pdf = no code | v = voyager | wo = web objects | x = not Gateway page | Hours of opening – 13,470 INFOLINE service – 1,795 Information Commons - 2078 Information Literacy - 288 Interlibrary Loan – 1,826 Instruction – 6,447 Job postings – staff - x Job postings – students - x Library tutorial - c Library test – 1,174 Mobile and Wireless Computing - 673 My library account - v Netlink accounts - x New resources - wo
  13. 13. How do I …continued Online reference resources – 10,170 Proxy patron requests - 62 Proxy server settings – 1,067 Recalling materials - 327 Renewing materials - 439 Researching a topic – 32,376 Reserve services – 1,448 Searching the Internet – 11,589 Searching the Main Cat - pdf Searching this site – 12,507 Site map – 1,013 Students with a disability - 44 Study carrels - 192 Study room booking – 15,196 Suggest a book - 194 Theses - wo UVic campus map - x Web development projects - x Z39.50 access to UVic catalogues - 66 c = code missing | pdf = no code | v = voyager | wo = web objects | x = not Gateway page |

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