The DSpace infrastructure for logging page-views and downloads has been limited to aggregations on communities, collections and items. While this already provides a wealth of aggregated information that is impossible to retrieve using Google Analytics, it still does not assist a repository manager in addressing questions such as:
“How many downloads did Professor X get through Google Scholar last month?”
Because authors are represented as metadata on items, tackling this challenge effectively means opening the potential to aggregate pageview and download statistics on any metadata field in the repository.
By the time of the conference, functionality that addresses this need will be available as part of @mire’s Content and Usage analysis module. The metadata based usage statistics were realized in co-development with the World Bank.
Presentation created by Lieven Droogmans, Art Lowel and Ignace Deroost.
Presented at Open Repositories 2015 by Ignace Deroost.