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NEBASE Hour - June 2007: Track Your Activity with OCLC Usage Statistics

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The OCLC Usage Statistics web site provides statistics on your library’s FirstSearch, Resource Sharing, Cataloging, and Open WorldCat activity. These reports are available to OCLC libraries at no …

The OCLC Usage Statistics web site provides statistics on your library’s FirstSearch, Resource Sharing, Cataloging, and Open WorldCat activity. These reports are available to OCLC libraries at no extra charge.
Attend this session to learn how to use the updated and enhanced interface to analyze and interpret your library’s OCLC usage patterns.

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  • 1. NEBASE Hour: Track Your Activity with OCLC Usage Statistics Christa Burns OCLC Member Services Coordinator, NEBASE June 6, 2007
  • 2. What are OCLC Usage Statistics?
    • Interface to access FirstSearch, WorldCat.org, Resource Sharing and Online Cataloging reports
    • Available via the same URL that the FirstSearch Usage Statistics were available from
      • http://www.stats.oclc.org
  • 3. Report Availability
    • FREE to all libraries with Resource Sharing and/or Connexion access
    • Resource Sharing, FirstSearch and WorldCat.org
      • Available by the 10 th of the month
    • Online Cataloging
      • Monthly - available by the 5 th of the next month
      • Daily – available the next day
  • 4. Report Availability
    • Resource Sharing and WorldCat.org
      • Starts with October 2004, will eventually have 3 years
    • Online Cataloging
      • Starts with May 2005, 18 months historical
    • FirstSearch
      • 3 years
  • 5. Report Access
    • Logging on with any of your institution's OCLC authorizations will give you access to all available FirstSearch, WorldCat.org, Resource Sharing and Online Cataloging reports for your institution
  • 6. Online Cataloging Reports
    • Also accessible from within Connexion
      • Browser – on the welcome page, under Useful Links
      • Client – Help -> Useful Web Links
      • Opens new browser window, automatically logs you into the Usage Statistics
  • 7. FirstSearch Reports
    • Also accessible from within the FirstSearch Admin Module
      • http://firstsearch.oclc.org/admin
      • Usage Statistics link – top of interface
      • Opens new browser window, automatically logs you into the Usage Statistics
  • 8. Resource Sharing Reports
    • Also accessible from within the FirstSearch Resource Sharing interface
      • Resource Sharing tab – Admin Link button
      • Opens new browser window for FirstSearch Administrative Module
        • http://firstsearch.oclc.org/admin
      • Usage Statistics link – top of interface
      • Opens new browser window, automatically logs you into the Usage Statistics
  • 9. Improved Features
    • Tabbed interface
      • easy to navigate
      • more intuitive
    • Context sensitive online Help
  • 10. Report Output
    • Print
      • Select the landscape print format from your browser's Print option for best results.
    • Export
      • Microsoft Excel Workbook (*.xls)
    • E-mail
      • Can send to one or more e-mail address
      • Can set up reports to be sent to you automatically each month
  • 11. Questions & Answers
    • Christa Burns
    • OCLC Member Services Coordinator
    • NEBASE
    • [email_address]
    • 800-307-2665