May 17, 2022

2017: Year End Lists and Rankings Roundup


Altmetric Top 100 2017 Released, Dataset Also Available to Download

Digital Collections

EU: Top 20 Searches on Europeana During 2017
NC: 2017’s Most Popular Items On DigitalNC

Libraries (Most Borrowed Books and Other Materials)

BC: Most Borrowed Items: Vancouver Public Library (via CBC)

CA: Top Library Checkouts in 2017: San Diego County Library

CO: Most Borrowed Items: Denver Public Library (via Denverite)

DC: DC Public Library Releases 2017 Most Borrowed, Downloaded, Streamed Items (By Type and Format, 12 Lists Overall)

MA: Boston Public Library’s Top Borrowed Titles Of 2017, Library Adds Nearly 83,000 New Cardholders in 2017

MN: Hennepin County Libraries Buy 700k Books A Year – Here Are The Most Popular Of 2017″ (via StarTribune)

NY: Top Checkouts (Books) at the New York Public Library

OH: Most Borrowed Items at Dayton Public Library (via DDN)

ON: Most Borrowed Items the Toronto Public Library

TX: Most Popular Books and Ebooks at San Antonio Public Library (via Texas Public Radio)

VA: Top Books for 2017 in Fairfax County


Center for Open Science (COS) Releases Top 100 Most-Viewed Preprints, 2017
“Most-Viewed Preprints Amongst the 18 Open Science Framework-Hosted (OSF) Services”
See Also: More Open Science Framework 2017 Statistics

SSRN Top Papers of 2017 (via SSRN Blog)

Scholarly Publishing

Top 10 Retractions of 2017 (as Selected by Retraction Watch; via The Scientist)


Most-Edited Articles on the English Wikipedia, 2017 (via Wikimedia Blog)

Top 50 Most-Read Articles on the English Wikipedia in 2017


Open Access:  Ubiquity Press Year in Review

What People Watched on Sling During 2017



About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.