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Engineering Collections Usage Analysis: Downloads by FY



  • The above visual uses the UD fiscal year (FY) schedule of July 1st - June 30th. 
  • The downloads (or retrievals) being measured include a variety of different e-content: e-journal articles, conference proceedings, e-book chapters, or entire e-book downloads. Full text is "retrieved" when it is viewed in full; meaning that the full text can be retrieved as a full-text download or it can be retrieved by viewing the full text within the end user's browser as html.
  • This visual relies on COUNTER 5 data. More info: It uses the "Total_item_requests" metric provided by the standard (more info:
  • For ScienceDirect, OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center (EJC), EBSCO, SpringerLINK, Wiley Online Library, and ACS, the data being considered had to meet the following criteria: the title of the e-journal, e-book, conference proceeding, or e-book chapter had to have "engineer*". This captured all variations of the ending ("engineering," "engineers," or "engineered"). 
  • Controlled (non-open access) subscription content is measured, as well as the usage of open access (OA) content by students/faculty/staff within the University of Dayton's IP ranges. For platforms with OA content, typically 90% of all retrievals is for non-OA controlled content.

Coordinator of Electronic Resources & Discovery

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Simon Robins
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