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You can gain access to The Wellesley Index user statistics for your
institution from the Information Resources area (follow links for Information Resources
> Librarians > Administration Resources > Usage
statistics). Note that you will need your username and password to access
the Administration Resources area. If you do not know the correct login information
please contact our Technical Support Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All statistics are
logged according to the following criteria in accordance with ICOLC guidelines:
- Time of
day: All statistics are broken down by date and then into four
time segments. Current statistics are recorded on a daily basis; archived
statistics represent a month of usage divided up by time of day.
A usage session begins when a new user starts to use the The Wellesley Index interface, and ends when the browser they are using
is closed. It is possible for a single 'session' to conceal several
A search is intended to represent a unique inquiry from a user. A search
is recorded each time a search form is submitted to the The Wellesley Index server - as such, this figure will also include
refined searches, and searches resubmitted from the Search History facility.
Usage of the Browse facility does not constitute a search.
The number of hits returned by user searches. A very broad search could
return thousands of hits; while a very narrow, directed search could
return as few as one.
returning no hits: Searches may be unsuccessful for a number
of reasons. It may be that the user may have misunderstood the nature
or contents of The Wellesley Index or may not
have executed their search correctly. Alternatively it may be that the
The Wellesley Index database does not contain
what a user is looking for.
- Full records
accessed: This figure represents the number of bibliographic
records accessed by users.
- Users denied
access: Users are denied access to The Wellesley Index
when your institution's allocated number of simultaneous users has been
The Wellesley Index Web Statistics are divided into the following four
- User friendly
- For spreadsheet import
- Display directly in Microsoft Excel (Excel must be installed on your computer)
- Printer-friendly version (contains minimal formatting for ease of printing)