ERIC Number: EJ1064834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Knowing Where They Went: Six Years of Online Access Statistics via the Online Catalog for Federal Government Information
Brown, Christopher C.
College & Research Libraries, v72 n1 p43-61 Jan 2011
As federal government information is increasingly migrating to online formats, libraries are providing links to this content via URLs or persistent URLs (PURLs) in their online public access catalogs (OPACs). Clickthrough statistics that accumulated as users visited links to online content in the University of Denver's library OPAC were gathered over a six-year period and were analyzed. Among the conclusions were that DU users prefer online content over print for both newer and older documents and that there is great benefit in adding URLs above and beyond the URLs supplied by GPO cataloging.
Descriptors: Government Publications, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Distributions, Statistical Data, Online Catalogs, Library Research, Library Automation, Library Materials, Access to Information, Annual Reports, Fees, Library Development, Academic Libraries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado