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.
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.