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September 2013 Web Stats

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

Traffic

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 321,114 (312,603) visits from 187,648 (170,440) people
  2. sites.middlebury.edu: 56,713 (36,085) visits from 45,003 (29,469) people
  3. menus.middlebury.edu: 29,971 (4,675) visits from 14,102 (2,828) people
  4. mediawiki.middlebury.edu: 28,841 (22,714) visits from 27,042 (21,323) people
  5. catalog.middlebury.edu: 23,137 (7,778) visits from 19,717 (7,192) people
  6. courses.middlebury.edu: 23,137 (6,130) visits from 18,402 (4,239) people
  7. portal.middlebury.edu: 14,653 (16,396) visits from 8,903 (11,077) people
  8. web.middlebury.edu: 13,612 (8,425) visits from 11,477 (7,679) people
  9. biblio.middlebury.edu: 11,127 (6,730) visits from 8,706 (5,208) people
  10. eres.middlebury.edu: 11,107 (1,132) visits from 9,264 (876) people

Top Pages

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 175,965 (183,436) pageviews
  2. catalog.middlebury.edu/schedules/index/catalog/catalog/MCUG/term/term/201390 38,759 (8,992) pageviews
  3. menus.middlebury.edu: 30,652 (4,699) pageviews
  4. courses.middlebury.edu/dashboard: 25,256 (4,790) pageviews
  5. www.middlebury.edu/academics: 20,444 (19,472) pageviews
  6. portal.middlebury.edu/home: 19,543 (20,504) pageviews
  7. web.middlebury.edu/database/directory/Default.aspx: 19,438 (11,139) pageviews
  8. courses.middlebury.edu: 18,942 (6,159) pageviews
  9. www.middlebury.edu/athletics: 15,983 (9,751) pageviews
  10. www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports: 14,204 (7,671) pageviews

Search Terms

  1. Search Midd: 391 (504)
  2. moodle: 221 (48)
  3. schedule planner: 221 (69)
  4. academic calendar: 215 (254)
  5. mojo 93 (72)
  6. sites.middlebury.edu: 90 (55)
  7. menu: 77 (17)
  8. my schedule planner: 76 (25)
  9. go/hub: 69 (47)
  10. political science: 54 (21)

Browsers

  • Safari: 36.68% (34.61%)
    • Desktop Safari: 25.04% (24.30%)
    • Mobile Safari: 11.57% (10.21%)
    • Safari (in-app): 1.04% (0.98%)
  • Chrome: 28.00% (23.46%)
  • Firefox: 16,68% (18.27%)
  • Internet Explorer: 15.54% (19.91%)
    • IE8: 7.69% (10.17%)
    • IE10: 4.08% (5.00%)
    • IE9: 2.08% (2.76%)
    • IE7: 1.65% (1.93%)
    • IE6: 0.04% (0.06%)
  • Android Browser: 1.03% (1.22%)

Platforms

  • Macintosh: 44.46% (39.34%)
  • Windows: 39.02% (45.30%)
  • iOS: 13,50% (11.72%)
  • Android: 1.87% (2.03%)
  • Linux: 0.32% (0.36%)
  • BlackBerry: 0.08% (0.11%)
  • Windows Phone: 0.07% (0.08%)

Interlibrary Loan Reaches 400,000th request in ILLiad!

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A Middlebury students in the early evening of Sept. 23rd submitted the 400,000th request in ILLiad (TN:400000).  We ordered the request using RapidILL, and the request was filled and available to the patron by early this morning, 9/24!  Congratulation to everyone involved.

Using GO (2013)

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What is GO?

GO is an aliasing and redirection application. Don’t let the jargon intimidate you, just think of it as a way to make and use shortcuts to College resources. If you’d like to visit a GO shortcut when you’re connected by VPN or on campus, simply type it into your address bar in your web browser. For instance type “go/lisblog” and hit “enter” to get to the LIS blog. If you’d like to see a list of shortcuts that are currently available type “go” and hit “enter” to visit the “Gotionary”. Go is also available as a text box at m.middlebury.edu for mobile devices, or as an optional panel on your portal page.

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Tip: When off campus add “go.middlebury.edu” to any GO shortcut in lieu of “go”.

Browser Quirks

If you’re using Chrome or Safari you may find a search is triggered instead of a redirect. There are multiple ways to circumvent the integrated search feature when using GO.

Safari

  • Add a slash at the end of your GO link. Example: go/lisblog/
  • Alternatively, put “http://” in front of your GO request. Example: http://go/lisblog
  • If you prefer to select from options, look for the “Go to Site” option in the drop-down that appears below the address bar.

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Chrome

Chrome will permanently disable the search behavior for any request starting with “go/” if you follow these steps:

  • Type a code in and hit “enter”. A search results page will appear.
  • Below the address bar it should say “Did you mean to go to http://go/…” Click on that to follow the link to the go/shortcut. After that Chrome should automatically resolve any go shortcuts.

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GO Shortcuts as Permalinks

You can use a GO shortcut as a link URL for any page internal to middlebury.edu. Example: <a href='http://go.middlebury.edu/lisblog'>LIS Blog</a>. You’ll want to use a GO shortcut rather than a direct link for any resources you are linking to that could change location. As long as the shortcut admin updates the shortcut when a content location changes you won’t need to update any of your links.

Tip: Don’t forget to use the full url “go.middlebury.edu” so that users from off-campus will be able to use the link.

GO eased the launch of the new site by allowing links in content to be easily updated en-mass. GO has also become central to our search strategy as GO shortcuts are provided as suggestions and automatic-redirects when you enter search terms on the main site.

For additional information see: http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/GO

Clearing up confusion about film screenings

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The beginning of the academic year brings new leadership of student clubs and new faculty and academic coordinators.  Copyright issues are confusing! We thought we’d use this post to clear up some common misconceptions about screening rights.  If you are planning a film screening and are not sure whether you should acquire a license or need permission to screen a film, please contact Sue Driscoll in LIS.

  • We’re a college, so the screening must be ‘educational,’ right?  So we should never need to pay a fee!

It is true that, as a college, most of our lectures and discussions are educational in nature.  However, copyright law allows only face to face interactions in a classroom setting to be exempt from licensing fees. This means that, in order to take advantage of the educational exemptions in the law and avoid paying additional fees, the film screening must take place within the context of teaching a class, to registered students, in a location that is usually used for educational activities. If the screening is advertised publicly, or shown in a public area, to people other than registered students, you have to secure rights by paying a licensing fee.

  • But, what if we don’t charge admission?  Surely we don’t need to pay a fee then?

Here at Middlebury, there is no admission charged for film screenings, but in most cases, you still need to secure rights and pay a fee to show a film. The Library buys some documentaries at a higher ‘institutional rate’ and these have ‘built-in’ public performance rights. As long as we do not charge admission and limit the audience size, a group can screen these films without paying additional fees.

Each film company is unique and has different rates and requirements, so before you make the decision to show a film, please contact Sue Driscoll in LIS to determine whether or not a licensing fee will be required. She can let you know the cost ahead of time so you can work within your budget.

August 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

  • 142 (148) new people liked our Page, while 36 (33) people unliked our Page.
  • 612 (499) 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]
  • 21110 (17370) unique people saw one of the items shared in that way. [Daily Viral Reach]
  • 59144 (49731) 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. Where do students enroll when applying to top colleges? According to the Parchment Student Choice College Rankings, Middlebury is among the top 20 schools in the nation and top five among liberal arts schools. http://www.parchment.com/c/college/college-rankings.php. Reach: 10072, Engagement: 1244
  2. Middlebury named one of 22 schools on Princeton Review’s Green Honor Roll.. Reach: 8560, Engagement: 636
  3. Beautiful Middlebury campus footage at mid-summer, captured by Communications Office graduate intern Matt Lennon ’13.. Reach: 8172, Engagement: 469
  4. Middlebury President Ronald D. Liebowitz issues statement on divestment. Reach: 7800, Engagement: 980
  5. Get your first look at Middlebury’s Solar Decathlon home, InSite!. Reach: 6928, Engagement: 253

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 Athleticssections of the site.

Shares By Channel

  • Facebook: 23 (37) Shares, 1723 (990) Clicks
  • Twitter: 9 (20) Shares, 77 (166) Clicks
  • Pinterest: 6 (0) Shares, 1 (0) Clicks
  • Email: 6 (0) Shares, 17 (569) Clicks
  • LinkedIn: 3 (4) Shares, 12 (1) Clicks
  • Google+: 3 (2) Shares, 0 (0) Clicks

Data Sets

August 2013 Web Stats

Categories: Midd Blogosphere

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

Traffic

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 312,603 (371,746) visits from 170,440 (198,853) people
  2. sites.middlebury.edu: 36,085 (48,060) visits from 29,469 (36,711) people
  3. mediawiki.middlebury.edu: 22,714 (22,004) visits from 21,323 (20,619) people
  4. portal.middlebury.edu: 16,396 (26,964) visits from 11,077 (19,929) people
  5. web.middlebury.edu: 8,425 (8,763) visits from 7,679 (8,431) people
  6. catalog.middlebury.edu: 7,778 (5,878) visits from 7,192 (5,691) people
  7. biblio.middlebury.edu: 6,730 (10,087) visits from 5,208 (8,759) people
  8. courses.middlebury.edu: 6,130 (13,779) visits from 4,239 (9,633) people
  9. students.middlebury.edu: 5,880 (7,045) visits from 4,670 (5,647) people
  10. menus.middlebury.edu: 4,675 (6,270) visits from 2,828 (4,259) people

Top Pages

  1. www.middlebury.edu: 183,436 (234,814) pageviews
  2. portal.middlebury.edu/home: 20,504 (33,831) pageviews
  3. www.middlebury.edu/academics: 19,472 (20,088) pageviews
  4. www.middlebury.edu/admissions: 14,323 (15,897) pageviews
  5. web.middlebury.edu/database/directory/Default.aspx: 11,139 (10,571) pageviews
  6. www.middlebury.edu/athletics: 9,751 (10,719) pageviews
  7. catalog.middlebury.edu/schedules/index/catalog/catalog/MCUG/term/term/201390 8,992 (4,532) pageviews
  8. www.middlebury.edu/academics/lib: 8,722 (14,544) pageviews
  9. www.middlebury.edu/about: 7,753 (8.136) pageviews
  10. www.middlebury.edu/athletics/sports: 7,671 (8,329) pageviews

Search Terms

  1. Search Midd: 504 (545)
  2. academic calendar: 254 (249)
  3. banner web: 79 (68)
  4. mojo: 72 (64)
  5. schedule planner: 69 (29)
  6. go/zw: 55 (61)
  7. sites.middlebury.edu: 55 (54)
  8. moodle: 48 (181)
  9. go/famis: 47 (48)
  10. go hub: 47 (83)

Browsers

  • Safari: 34.61% (32.47%)
    • Desktop Safari: 24.30% (23.04%)
    • Mobile Safari: 10.21% (9.43%)
  • Chrome: 23.46% (22.49%)
  • Internet Explorer: 19.91% (22.00%)
    • IE8: 10.17% (12.57%)
    • IE10: 5.00% (4.63%)
    • IE9: 2.76% (2.59%)
    • IE7: 1.93% (2.14%)
    • IE6: 0.06%)
  • Firefox: 18.27% (19.34%)
  • Android Browser: 1.22% (1.15%)

Platforms

  • Windows: 45.30% (47.90%)
  • Macintosh: 39.34% (38.19%)
  • iOS: 11.72% (10.37%)
  • Android: 2.03% (1.85%)
  • Linux: 0.36% (0.34%)
  • BlackBerry: 0.11% (0.08%)
  • Windows Phone: 0.08% (0.05%)

Meet WorldCat.org

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In the past, we have used OCLC’s “FirstSearch” web page to search WorldCat, OCLC’s database of worldwide library holdings, along with several other research databases.

Over the past years, OCLC phased out many of those research databases and launched a new public face for WorldCat – WorldCat.org –  a more mobile device-friendly interface with social networking capabilities and other enhancements.

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As of mid-July, we are pointing our links to WorldCat.org so that we can better understand how well this new search tool suits us.

So please search WorldCat.org to your heart’s delight and then send any feedback by email to eaccess-admin@middlebury.edu or comment on this post.

By the way, you can always find the go-link at go/worldcat.