Usage Analysis of University of Manitoba Licensed Databases via EZproxy’s Logs


Database Usage Analysis
Transaction Log Analysis
Received 2019-07-31
Accepted 2019-10-06
Published 2019-12-29
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Compared to vendor-provided data, Transaction Log Analysis (TLA) can provide unique benefits to a library in analyzing database usage. Meanwhile, it also requires librarians to have a broad knowledge of Information Technology in order to implement a TLA. This article will present an in-house database system developed at the University of Manitoba Libraries to analyze EZProxy’s Starting Point Uniform Resource Locator logs. The database visits that happened in the past two years have been imported into this system and are split into two categories, on-campus and off-campus visits. Unique statistical information from each category is also discussed.


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