Get database statistics

Get database statistics

New Statistics Portal (ODURT)

The new OPLIN Database Usage Reporting Tool uses automation to pull usage numbers directly from the vendors sites, and presents the most useful numbers (generally “searches” and “items”) in a consistent interface.

To see your library's numbers for last month, visit stats.oplin.org.
Click linked database names for more numbers and information.

The new automated collection method may be reporting slightly different numbers than you've seen in the past. If you have questions, please contact OPLIN Support.


ODURT supplies basic usage data for the research databases provided statewide for public libraries. It does not reflect the full range of activity that can be reported for some databases, focusing instead on two metrics in particular:

  • Regular Searches (as opposed to automated and federated searches)
  • Total Item Investigations (including full text, abstracts, and other content items)

When these standard metrics are not available, other vendor-determined statistics which most approximate the standards are gathered. For more information about database usage measurement standards, see the Friendly Guide for Librarians (pdf) or the full COUNTER Code of Practice website.


Additional Database Stats and Vendor Websites:

 
 
African-American Heritage
These stats take some time to completely compile, so ProQuest recommends waiting until the 5th of the month to get accurate usage statistics for the previous month.
 
Ancestry Library Edition
These stats take some time to completely compile, so ProQuest recommends waiting until the 5th of the month to get accurate usage statistics for the previous month.
 
EBSCOadmin
Additional reports of EBSCOhost usage, including NoveList, Auto Repair Reference Center, and any other EBSCO databases for which the library has a subscription. Requires library password. EBSCOadmin is EBSCO's own tool for checking EBSCO database usage statistics, creating reports, and customizing certain interface options. Since it is maintained by EBSCO and not OPLIN, a separate ID and password are required. If you do not know your ID and password, please contact the OPLIN Support Center, support@oplin.ohio.gov for assistance. For further details on how the tool itself works, click on the "Help" link at the top of the screen after logging in.
 
HeritageQuest
These stats take some time to completely compile, so ProQuest recommends waiting until the 5th of the month to get accurate usage statistics for the previous month.
 
Transparent Language
This is the same link users will use to access the learning portal. There are links inside the program that can bring admins to the Admin Portal. Once you login, you’ll see a link to the “Admin Portal” at the top of the page. If you don't know your admin login credentials, please contact OPLIN support.
 

Service objectives:

  • Incident Response: OPLIN staff will respond within one hour to malfunctions of database statistics during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding State of Ohio holidays; contact us through the OPLIN Support site.
  • Incident Resolution: OPLIN staff will either resolve the incident within 4 business hours or will open an incident ticket with the database vendor(s) and work collaboratively toward resolving the incident within the timeframe specified in the vendor's agreed service objective.

Custom statistics

If you have a special statistics request, please contact http://support.oplin.org, and we will do our best to get what you need.

oplin Thu, 03/20/2008 - 13:18