Real Time Visualization of DSpace Usage: An Integrated Framework for LibrariesAuthor : Sukumar Mandal
Volume 9 No.1 January-March 2019 pp 55-57
Web analytics is also known as cloud analytics which helps to display the information regarding site metrics from massive data. This can be achieved in two ways via the user’s web browser such as statistical and visualization of a particular digital web based interface. This paper explores high level digital archiving software by integration of DSpace with web analytics popular tool Piwik. The paper discusses to create a single window web analytic interface to represent the user log and present the DSpace Usage. For this the researchers select DSpace, an open source software as it is free and popular. They integrate DSpace software with Piwik web analytic tool. Piwik, a web analytic interface tool has been chosen due to its successful integration with DSpace and it is also a free web analytics tool. The whole integration is being performed in Ubuntu operating system due to its reliability and good rate of performance. After successful integration of DSpace with Piwik in Ubuntu Operating System, researchers found that there are multiple colourful link icons showing the different community, sub-community, collection and metadata. It will also display statistical visual graph showing unique visitors, average visit duration, page views, downloads, average generation time page views, unique page views total searches on your website, unique keywords downloads, etc. Through this web analytic interface, DSpace usage may be measured easily and the users’ trend at present will be displayed to rectify any demerits behind this.
Web Analytics, Real Time Access, Google Analytics, Institutional Repository (IR), Dspace, and Piwik
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