Exploring Usage Data Across Multiple Collection Types

PHILLIPS, Mark and KRAHMER, Ana (2019) Exploring Usage Data Across Multiple Collection Types. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2019 - Athens, Greece - Libraries: dialogue for change in Session 85 - News Media with Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship.

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Abstract

Exploring Usage Data Across Multiple Collection Types

This paper explores server log data related to user interactions with the Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP), a collection hosted on University of North Texas Libraries (UNT) Portal to Texas History. At the time of this writing, TDNP hosts over 7 million pages of Texas newspapers, contributed by 178 partner institutions. The data gathered for this research spans 2018 and examines 30-minute session interactions with newspaper content to observe how users move between an individual newspaper issue to newspapers contributed by different institutions; to issues from other newspaper titles; to newspapers from different years; and to other object types. This is intended to serve as an environmental scan of how newspapers are currently being utilized within the UNT Libraries’ digital collections.

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