Usage Statistics Reporting Tool
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GALILEO Sessions: Starting in November 2014, GALILEO Sessions increased for USG institutions as a result of an auto-login feature that was implemented in the Desire2Learn learning management system. This feature automatically authenticates users into GALILEO, which logs a “GALILEO Session,” when going to a page in D2L with this feature embedded.
EBSCO Search data for FY14 was reloaded in April 2015 to reflect the new way we report EBSCO Search data in the GALILEO Reporting Tool.
Starting in FY15 a new stats type was introduced in the GALILEO Usage Statistics Reporting Tool: Database Sessions. The specific database vendors we are able to collect this data from are EBSCO (ehost databases and EBSCO Discovery Service), LexisNexis and SIRS. This stats type counts the number of user visits to a database interface.
In FY15 we started reporting EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Searches separately, so there will no longer be an exponential inflation in Search data for the individual EBSCO databases. Search data for EDS will be broken out separately and listed in the GALILEO Usage Statistics Reporting Tool as a separate database (EBSCO Discovery Service) with the option to view the data by GALILEO user interface (Scholar, High School, Kid’s Page etc…).
From October 2012 to June 2013, EBSCO Search data for individual EBSCO Databases included the EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) Search profile, which caused Search data to increase dramatically. When a search is performed in (EDS), a Search (stats type) is logged in each database included in the EDS profile. As a result, all searches performed in EDS are duplicated in the individual databases. For more information, please see: Why are the search statistics so high for EBSCO Discovery Service? Please contact GALILEO staff via the GALILEO Contact Us form to request an EBSCO Database Report to see usage data broken out at the profile level for this time span.
From September 2011 to September 2012, EBSCO usage data for Full Text and Citations increased dramatically as a result of the transition from WebFeat to 360Search for GALILEO’s Federated Search.
After July 2011, ABI/Inform Archive, previously combined into ABI/Inform Complete, is reported separately.
Starting January 2011, ABI/Inform Dateline usage data was combined with ABI/Inform Complete.
From April 2009 - April 2010 full-text usage data increased as a result of changes in how EBSCO reported full-text usage via their federated search gateway profile, so full-text usage for this period increased.
Ongoing full-text usage decreased in 2003 as a result of ProQuest discontinuation for K-12 and in 2004 as a result of ProQuest discontinuation for the USG.
In 2006, as a result of the introduction of federated searching to the GALILEO interface, Search usage data increased for databases.
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