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December 2013 Web Stats

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For trend comparison, the previous month’s statistics are included in parentheses.

Traffic

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 352,885 (448,980) visits from 204,353 (260,230) people
  2. sites.middlebury.edu: 40,595 (67,394) visits from 34,798 (56,212) people
  3. mediawiki.middlebury.edu: 20,399 (21,648) visits from 19,207 (20,454) people
  4. menus.middlebury.edu: 19,311 (35,255) visits from 7,884 (19,571) people
  5. portal.middlebury.edu: 9,462 (12,424) visits from 5,118 (7,069) people
  6. biblio.middlebury.edu: 7,819 (12,768) visits from 6,083 (10,206) people
  7. web.middlebury.edu*: 6,700 (10,729) visits from 6,145 (10,094) people
  8. courses.middlebury.edu: 6,471 (15,181) visits from 4,852 (12,254) people
  9. catalog.middlebury.edu: 4,905 (36,063) visits from 4,643 (28,608) people
  10. facstaff.middlebury.edu: 3,803 (4,356) visits from 3,262 (3,817) people

* Note: The Online Directory was moved from web.middlebury.edu to directory.middlebury.edu on December 19.

Top Pages

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 178,969 (215,158) pageviews
  2. menus.middlebury.edu: 22,618 (36,457) pageviews
  3. www.middlebury.edu/academics: 19,854 (25,351) pageviews
  4. www.middlebury.edu/athletics: 19,378 (37,042) pageviews
  5. www.middlebury.edu/admissions: 19,032 (15,889) pageviews
  6. www.middlebury.edu/admissions/apply: 13,359 (8,793) pageviews
  7. www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib: 12,819 (20,709) pageviews
  8. portal.middlebury.edu/home: 12,346 (15,930) pageviews
  9. www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports: 10,951 (20,147) pageviews
  10. www.middlebury.edu/ls: 8,549 (7,939) pageviews

Search Terms

  1. Search Midd: 378 (438)
  2. academic calendar: 237 (259)
  3. middfiles: 180 (313)
  4. mojo: 150 (80)
  5. moodle: 125 (243)
  6. menu: 70 (103)
  7. sites.middlebury.edu: 64 (109)
  8. webcam: 53 (51)
  9. interview: 50 (48)
  10. jobs: 46 (77)

Browsers

  • Safari: 33.09% (34.73%)
    • Desktop Safari: 18.79% (20.70%)
    • Mobile Safari: 13.24% (13.07%)
    • Safari (in-app): 1.06% (0.96%)
  • Chrome: 30.51% (30.90%)
  • Firefox: 16.98% (16.70%)
  • Internet Explorer: 15.27% (15.24%)
    • IE8: 7.72% (7.55%)
    • IE10: 2.36% (4.04%)
    • IE9: 2.17% (2.05%)
    • IE7: 1.67% (1.56%)
    • IE11: 1.31%*
    • IE6: 0.04% (0.03%)
  • Android Browser: 1.29% (1.11%)

* Note: This is the first month that Google Analytics has been able to identify IE11 traffic, starting on December 17.

Platforms

  • Windows: 43.39% (39.81%)
  • Macintosh: 37.92% (42.35%)
  • iOS: 15.04% (14.84%)
  • Android: 2.58% (2.16%)
  • Linux: 0.38% (0.35%)
  • BlackBerry: 0.09% (0.09%)
  • Windows Phone: 0.09% (0.09%)

Busy start to 2014 in Special Collections

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Special Collections has enjoyed a busy start to 2014 with several J-term classes visiting this week to use our collections for coursework. Prof. Peter Lourie’s class Adventure Writing and Digital Story Telling came to see 17th to early 20th century examples of travel and adventure writing, as well as to view photos from the College Archives of students engaging in their own adventures over the years.

And below see some photos from Prof. Kacy McKinney’s class Space and Place in the Graphic Novel. Students learned about the history of illustrations in books, viewing everything from a 1484 illuminated Latin text, to recently published graphic novels.

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Students looking at a wide selection of illustrated books

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Special Collections Director Rebekah Irwin shares a large format art book.

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Prof. McKinney and students view illustrated books from the 16th to the 18th century.

Friday Links – December 20, 2013

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The 5 in 5 – This year, IBM researchers are exploring the idea that everything will learn – driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics and learning technologies all coming together.

Obama Is Advised to Let Market Forces Decide Fate of MOOCs – Massive open online courses could help increase access to higher education while driving down its costs, but President Obama should not intervene in order to push the MOOC movement in that direction.

November 2013 Social Media Stats

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The following stats refer to activity on the Middlebury College Facebook page, the Middlebury College Twitter account, and share buttons on the main Middlebury College website. For trend comparison, the previous month’s statistics are included in parentheses, where appropriate.

Facebook Insights

  • 159 (247) new people liked our Page, while 42 (33) people unliked our Page.
  • 864 (1535) unique people shared stories about our page. These stories include liking our Page, posting to our Page’s Wall, liking, commenting on or sharing one of our Page posts, answering a Question we posted, RSVPing to one of our events, mentioning our Page, phototagging our Page or checking in at our Place. [Daily People Talking About This]
  • 16354 (71173) unique people saw one of the items shared in that way. [Daily Viral Reach]
  • 58028 (128053) unique people saw content associated with our Page. [Daily Total Reach]

Top Five Facebook Posts

“Reach” is the number of people who saw the post. “Engagement” is the number of people who clicked on the post.

  1. Photos and story from Homecoming ’13! Reach: 7136, Engagement: 634
  2. Three NESCAC championships in one weekend! Congratulations to Panther field hockey, football, and women’s soccer. Women’s Cross Country won their title a couple of weeks ago. Full coverage here: http://www.middlebury.edu/athletics/ Reach: 6108, Engagement: 421
  3. College Value Rankings Reach: 5836, Engagement: 1025
  4. Middlebury in DC Comes to Washington Reach: 5420, Engagement: 451
  5. U.S. Women’s Hockey Team defeated Finland 5-1 in Kenyon Arena today, then stuck around to sign autographs for the big crowd of Middlebury kids who came to see them play.. Reach: 4710, Engagement: 325

ShareThis

ShareThis is a service that tracks the clicks on the sharing buttons on our website. These buttons are shown on news postings, which are primarily found in the News RoomArtsSustainability, and Athletics sections of the site.

Shares By Channel

  • Facebook: 86 (68) Shares, 6447 (3122) Clicks
  • Email: 49 (40) Shares, 343 (254) Clicks
  • Twitter: 32 (20) Shares, 692 (521) Clicks
  • LinkedIn: 8 (7) Shares, 10 (0) Clicks
  • Google+: 2 (0) Shares, 0 (0) Clicks

Data Sets

November 2013 Web Stats

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

For trend comparison, the previous month’s statistics are included in parentheses.

Traffic

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 448,980 (445,731) visits from 260,230 (260,788) people
  2. sites.middlebury.edu: 67,394 (69,936) visits from 56,212 (57,364) people
  3. catalog.middlebury.edu: 36,063 (11,159) visits from 28,608 (9,978) people
  4. menus.middlebury.edu: 35,255 (37,825) visits from 19,571 (19,595) people
  5. mediawiki.middlebury.edu: 21,648 (27,336) visits from 20,454 (25,518) people
  6. courses.middlebury.edu: 15,181 (18,020) visits from 12,254 (13,426) people
  7. biblio.middlebury.edu: 12,768 (12,307) visits from 10,206 (11,285) people
  8. portal.middlebury.edu: 12,424 (14,340) visits from 7,069 (8,227) people
  9. web.middlebury.edu: 10,729 (12,307) visits from 10,094 (11,285) people
  10. eres.middlebury.edu: 6,993 (9,869) visits from 5,883 (8,054) people

Top Pages

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 215,158 (227,130) pageviews
  2. catalog.middlebury.edu/schedules/index/catalog/catalog/MCUG/term/term/201420: 85,548 (9,481) pageviews
  3. www.middlebury.edu/athletics: 37,042 (28,629) pageviews
  4. menus.middlebury.edu: 36,457 (37,906) pageviews
  5. www.middlebury.edu/academics: 25,351 (26,568) pageviews
  6. www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib: 20,709 (22,927) pageviews
  7. www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/scheduling: 20,633 (5,954) pageviews
  8. www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports: 20,147 (16,412) pageviews
  9. portal.middlebury.edu/home: 15,930 (18,780) pageviews
  10. www.middlebury.edu/admissions: 15,889 (21,047) pageviews

Search Terms

  1. Search Midd: 438 (540)
  2. middfiles: 313 (300)
  3. schedule planner: 292 (27)
  4. academic calendar: 259 (321)
  5. moodle: 243 (354)
  6. my schedule planner: 134 (16)
  7. distribution requirements: 130 (37)
  8. sites.middlebury.edu: 109 (121)
  9. menu: 103 (134)
  10. registration: 95 (36)

Browsers

  • Safari: 34.73% (33.65%)
    • Desktop Safari: 20.70% (19.49%)
    • Mobile Safari: 13.07% (13.11%)
    • Safari (in-app): 0.96% (1.05%)
  • Chrome: 30.90% (29.14%)
  • Firefox: 16.70% (17.51%)
  • Internet Explorer: 15.24% (17.61%)*
    • IE8: 7.55% (8.74%)
    • IE10: 4.04% (4.56%)
    • IE9: 2.05% (2.42%)
    • IE7: 1.56% (1.85%)
    • IE6: 0.03% (0.03%)
  • Android Browser: 1.11% (1.09%)

* Note: Google Analytics is currently unable to identify traffic from IE 11.

Platforms

  • Macintosh: 42.35% (39.22%)
  • Windows: 39.81% (42.61%)
  • iOS: 14.84% (15.00%)
  • Android: 2.16% (2.06%)
  • Linux: 0.35% (0.38%)
  • BlackBerry: 0.09% (0.08%)
  • Windows Phone: 0.09% (0.08%)

24/7 exam period at the Libraries

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The Davis Family Library will be providing extended hours during the last week of classes and the exam period.

24/7 hours will start at 9:00 am on Sunday, 12/2 and will end at 10 pm on Sunday, 12/15. Bring your ID – card access is required between 11 pm and 7:30 am (9 am on Saturday and Sunday). Guest passwords for computer access will not be issued between the hours of 11 pm and 8 am.

Armstrong Library will have regular hours during this period, with later closing times on Friday 12/13 and Saturday 12/14.

Check here for up to date hours at all Libraries.

LIS Fall 2013 Update

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The LIS-Update-Fall-2013 from LIS is now available for your reading pleasure.

This update from LIS covers work accomplished this summer and early fall, and projects out into work we will be doing in the later fall and early winter. For those not familiar with this report, it is designed both to capture the contributions that LIS has made in its efforts to support the information and technology needs of the College, and also to ensure that those who work within LIS and those who work closely with LIS are aware of current priorities and initiatives. Because of its goal to provide useful, detailed information for those of us deeply involved in this work, it is a long and somewhat technical document.

For those who may not have the interest or patience to work their way through the over twenty pages within this report, here are some highlights:

  • We’ve recently revised our strategic directions for LIS, and defined a set of overlapping issues that will help us in our efforts to evolve to meet the evolving needs of the College, and the fast-moving world of technology and information services. We are looking at how we support innovation, new models for access to resources, our approach to sourcing various core technologies, how we can support efforts to improve administrative efficiency, and ways to define quality and reliability in the face of growing demand on our resources. You can learn more about this at http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/technology/lis/about/strategic_directions_and_goals

  • We have been working closely with our colleagues at MIIS and with the new DC office to establish a new videconferencing system that significantly improves the quality and reliability of this service.

  • We’ve installed a new system called web help desk that provides our users with the ability to create and track their own tickets, makes the assignment of tickets to workgroups far more efficient, and provides easy access to solutions to common problems.

  • We migrated the last reports from our AS400 data system (the system that Banner replaced) and shut down that system forever.

  • In response to the growth in demand for ubiquitous and robust wireless services across campus, we added access points to locations on campus where there was not adequate service.

  • This fall we have been engaged in a planning effort with our colleagues from the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research to establish new ways that we can work together to support faculty development in curricular technology, and to develop a plan for work in the digital liberal arts.

This list is just a sample of our many recently completed projects, and our current priorities. I invite you to read through the complete list. If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to contact me.

– mike

PS The graphic is from the Google Books Ngram Viewer, and shows the history of the use of the word Update over the last 500 years.