SCONUL stats for repositories and Eprints

Each year academic libraries in the UK spend time collecting a set of statistics known as the SCONUL Stats. SCONUL then collate the responses to produce a dataset for all UK Libraries, useful for comparison etc. These stats now include a few questions about repositories, for example: D13. Number of accesses to full-text items in …

Return to sender

Reply to sender reduces accidental emails to a list and makes it much easier to reply to the sender. People have to consciously select Reply All encouraging them to consider off-list discussions and replies. It avoids embarrassment  and privacy issues by reducing the risk of emailing the whole list. Plus, it is still just as easy for people to reply to the …

Mobile usage of Library websites and services

The following shows the increase of mobile usage on our website. The time period starts from the 1st August (traditionally used as the start of an academic year) to the current date, and compares this with the same period as last year. Catalogue   Mobile visits Percentage of total visits Aug 1 – Oct 26 …

Prism 3 at Sussex

We’ve been moving to Prism 3 as our main catalogue at Sussex. Until now we used Aquabrowser as a main catalogue and Prism 2 as an alternative. Aquabrowser could not reserve or renew books and had no ‘My Account’ functionality’. It used frames and flash, and no real software updates have come out since we …

SFX linking to Prism 3

We have recently moved to Prism 3 – and as part of this wanted to setup SFX to link to the new catalogue. The first thing to do is the edit the TargetParser. This needs to be done via a ssh connection. The parser is located (for us) at [sfxinstance]/lib/Parsers/TargetParser/TALIS/PRISM.pm before doing anything else take …

Most popular Sussex Library Catalogue searches 1 Jan 2012 – 17 May 2012

Search Term Total Unique Searches global marketing 298 operations management 294 jstor 291 business ethics 238 westlaw 226 NHS 209 marx 207 spss 197 accounting 184 managing change 177 foucault 167 obesity 159 economics 151 British Journal of Social Psychology 148 oxford english dictionary 144 International entrepreneurship 139 marketing 136 multinational business finance 136 financial …

IMAPSize

Check out this website I found at broobles.com Most organisations have some sort of email quota, ours seems to be about 2GB, and I’m currently approaching it. Considering this must be an issue for many people there seems to be a lack of simple programmes that help users identify what is using their email quota. …

Google Analytics oddness

Just come across this on Google Analytics This screenshot is for the Analytics of http://liblists.sussex.ac.uk/ (our reading list system) – and shows the referring path for referrals from ‘twq.com‘ – i.e. the referring url show here is http://www.twq.com/10january/docs/10jan_overholt.pdf This page doesn’t exist, and redirects you to another site, the nearest match is https://csis.org/files/publication/twq10januaryoverholt.pdf  You wont be …

SQL #3237

The post I refer most to on nostuff.org is the one where I explain – badly – how to do find/replace in SQL. It says a lot. As I say there, SQL is one of those simple things I rarely use, but when I do often feel the easy way to do something is out …