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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Analyzing usage of an institutional repository

The EPrints team has released an open-source tool to analyze IR usage.  From yesterday's announcement:

We are happy to announce the beta release of the IRStats package - a tool for analysing usage of institutional repositories.

Please see the examples page for demonstrations of IRStats:

Headline features:

  • Agnostic to repository software - support for EPrints and (beta) DSpace
  • Aggressive filtering of robots and other automated agents (using AWStats and bespoke techniques)
  • Analyse groups of eprints based on a simple CSV-format specification - by-author, by-school etc.

IRStats is released as Open Source under a BSD license.
(Note: currently IRStats requires ChartDirector, which has a free trial available - see the Installation notes) ...