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Usage Summary

The Usage Summary report tracks:

  • The total number of Items in each of the collections on the server.

  • Pageviews. Web analytics industry leader Google Analytics defines a Pageview as "an instance of a page being loaded by a browser". In CONTENTdm:

    1. Any view of a CONTENTdm item counts as a Pageview.
    2. Landing pages and search pages are not counted.
    3. Moving around within a compound object, in order to see its different components, does not add to the Pageview count for that object. The Pageview count is incremented only when the URL in the browser's address bar changes.
    4. Pageviews are counted regardless of which URL (e.g., 6.x Website (/cdm: standard, Reference, Full Browser) or Responsive (/digital)) is used to reach the item. For example, if you navigate to an item from search results, then click Full Browser, that's two Pageviews.
    5. Reloading the item from the same URL also counts as a new Pageview.

    Pageviews are summed for the current month and the previous month. No other reporting periods are available in the Usage Summary. For older and/or more detailed data, see the collection-level Item Pageviews report. For finer-grained reporting, and to take advantage of many other advanced capabilities, please see the tutorial Getting Started with Google Analytics in CONTENTdm 6.4.

  • For CONTENTdm instances running on Linux, including all instances hosted by OCLC, the Usage Summary report also tracks Disk Usage. Disk Usage is not reported for CONTENTdm instances running on Windows.

To view the Usage Summary report:

  1. Open CONTENTdm Administration and click the Server tab.

  2. Click Reports. The Usage Summary report is displayed by default. In the Collection column, the collection names are linked to their respective collection report pages.

    Note that you can also View Log Files to see the Apache or IIS web server logs, and Export data as a tab-delimited text file to get a spreadsheet-readable version of the report.