Re: [IUG] My Millennium Access/Usage Statistics?
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- Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 16:26:45 -0700
- From: Steve Lindemann <steve at marmot dot org>
- Subject: Re: [IUG] My Millennium Access/Usage Statistics?
We use a (relatively) simple web analysis tool:
The advantage is that it's easy to use, fast, inexpensive and the
results are transportable (all you need is a browser to view the
reports). The disadvantage is that you don't have a very fine control
over the output.
If you want to go deep and/or detailed this may not meet your needs, but
it only costs a little time to check it out and decide. They have a
sample report at http://www.123loganalyzer.com/sample/
You will need to get the location of the web logs out of III, they don't
get stored in the "normal" location on the filesystem.
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Cindy Harper wrote:
I have been looking for a web analytics solution for our main library
web server, but have been very dismayed that the two main contenders in
the pack identified last year - Urchin and DeepMetrix - got sold to
Google and Microsoft, respectively. Then when I realized the
implications of sending our traffic to these sites to allow them to
collect data on what pages our patrons are viewing, I have a new
understanding of the extent these guys will go to get user data. I am
now turned off by any hosted solution for traffic analysis. Yet I want
to be able to count clicks to links on our server that go off to other
servers, too. Has anyone found a ready-made solution that collects with
a script that gathers click data, but where you install the collecting
server locally? You may be able to filter some of the data that you can
predict where they might get private information, but I don't trust
myself to have omniscient control over all the links and whether there
is sensitive data there or not, through all the changes that occur over
From: innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org
[mailto:innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org] On Behalf Of Andrew Welch
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 10:51 AM
To: innopac at innopacusers dot org
Subject: Re: [IUG] My Millennium Access/Usage Statistics?
Have you explored Google Analytics? We're turnkey without a separate Web
server, so I had to turn to client-side solutions, and I've found
Analytics to be flexible, useful and, most importantly, free. Register
your domain, place a small script on every page you want to track, and
use filters to "smooth out" your results. What I mean by that is that
you can use regular expressions in filters to, for example, replace
patron ID numbers in the 'patroninfo' URL with a generic "patID" text
string, so you can group all holds, renewals, etc. together. This also
removes privacy concerns.
Anyway, if you're interested in our experience with Analytics so far,
feel free to contact me off list.
Sr. Library Systems Technician
Aurora Public Library
Aurora, CO 80247
lbspodic at ust dot hk 11/6/2006 9:27 PM >>>
Has anyone found a way to obtain statistics on MyMillennium
(patroninfo) usage? I could not find it, but that certainly does not
mean it is not there, so I am hoping. :)
Even a general overall comparative figure would be useful, although it
would be great to have some sort of display similar to the statistics
for indexes searched - e.g. login, fines, holds, saved searches, and
other displays in MyMillennium.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.