Archeion usage stats

30 Jan 2015 4:03 PM | Danielle Robichaud

How often are your archives’ descriptions viewed on Archeion?

Archivists with descriptions on the AAO’s Archeion service can now see which of their materials have been most popular with users of Archeion. With generous contributions from the AAO community, the AAO has been able to fund the development of new functionality for Archeion which allows logged-in contributors to see how often their archival descriptions have been consulted online.

How does it work?

Once you have logged in, navigate to your repository’s page on Archeion. At the left hand side of the screen, you will see a new ‘Page views’ option, circled in the screenshot below:

When you follow the link, you will see a page which summarizes the hits on that repositories materials, taken from Archeion’s access logs. You can limit the time period covered by the report by changing the dates in the boxes at the top of the screen. In the example below, we are seeing the top hits on the descriptions of the University Health Network Archive for October 2014.

The report shows the reference number and title of the archival descriptions and the number of times they have been viewed in the given time period. If a description is part of a fonds or collection, the title of that fonds is also shown.

Statistics for the most recent year are available through this option for all contributors to Archeion.

Archeion in 2014

Here are a few overall Archeion statistics from 2014 (2013’s figures in brackets):

Archival descriptions published: 4,562 (5,465)

Archival descriptions revised: 19,202 (5,954)

Authority records created: 406 (609)

Digital objects added: 2,055 (5,484)

Unique visitors to Archeion: 64,492 (50,174)

In March 2014 the number of archival descriptions in Archeion passed the 20,000 mark and as of January 5th there were 25,000. Congratulations to all our contributors for all this hard work in helping people find out about Ontario’s archival treasures!

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