December 14, 2017

Archivist of the U.S. Shares A Large Collection of Metrics About NARA (Facility Visits, Web Site Usage, and More)

In a new blog post Archivist of the U.S. (and librarian) David Ferriero shares a sizable helping of NARA usage metrics.

He Writes:

I am especially interested in trends as we focus more and more on digital access. Is the investment paying off in terms of numbers of eyeballs on our content? What impact does online access have on onsite visits? Are our efforts around social media paying off?

Here’s Some Examples of What You’ll Find in the Complete Blog Post Post:

+ Percentage of online users visiting archives.gov via mobile device in FY11: 4.6

+ Percentage of online users visiting archives.gov via mobile device in FY12: 10.2

Number of visits to all NARA facilities in FY11: 3,048,906

Number of visits to all NARA facilities so far in FY 12: 2,807,685

+ Number of views of NARA social media sites in FY 11: 22,240,389 (so far in FY 12: 34,044,797)

For more metrics visit the complete AOTUS post.

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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