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For collecting ideas regarding what repository-wide statistics to publicly report and where.

Dryad home page

  • Total number of data packages and files from [once ORCID exists] total number of authors
  • Total number of journals
  • Most popular data packages (all time, last month, last day/week)
  • Also needed on front page (but not really statistics): featured dataset (a popular recent download? a weekly curator pick?), featured journal (i.e. most recently integrated), featured DryadLab activity

A dedicated 'statistics' page (needs a better name!)

  • number of data packages as a function of time (by year, and by month for recent six months)
  • number of data packages per journal (for top journals - expandable to whole), with publisher indicated
  • number of views per data file, max per data package (releases >1 yr old, 1-12 months old, <1 month old) - [note that this is complicated by views of embargoed items]
  • number of downloads per data file, max per data package (releases >1 yr old, 1-12 months old, <1 month old)
  • size (in bytes) distribution of data files
  • size (in bytes and number of files) of data packages
  • distribution of deposits by journal (for most popular journals, with links to longer list) (broken down be <1 month, 1-12 months, all-time)?
  • format distribution of data files
  • fraction of files made available [immediately|upon publication|embargoed]
  • fraction of files that have been revised since publication
  • fraction of data packages that have come in through non-integrated submission (past week, month, year)
  • fraction of data packages with a different author list than the article
  • some sort of representation of frequency of topics/keywords (wordcloud?)
  • most popular searches?

Journal statistics page

  • Cover image
  • Publisher
  • 1-sentence description of scope
  • Member? (eventually, not now)
  • Deposit fee plan (eventually, not now)
  • Peer review available?
  • whether metadata embargo is required (prior to pub)
  • data embargo possible?
  • total number of data packages
  • total number of files (available and under embargo)
  • list of most recent deposits
  • total views and total downloads
  • list of most popular downloads (by month, year, all-time)
  • [could also use page for specialized search, e.g. by keyword within journal and/or by volume & page of article]


  • ideas for naming these pages/displays: usage metrics, online usage, usage data, data publication impact measures/metrics, use counts, usage analysis, impact analysis, usage analytics, etc.
  • an additional idea for the journal statistics page: I'd like to suggest a breakdown or bar chart of data files deposited by calendar year, so that it's easy to see how the number of deposits grows (esp. when a journal completes integration)

--Peggy Schaeffer 10:38, 26 January 2012 (EST)