Usage Statistics

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Dryad provides general statistical information about the number of data files and data packages in the repository as well as information about how many times each data package and data file has been downloaded and viewed. These statistics provide an indication about the amount of use that data packages and file receive and give an overall snapshot of Dryad's growth.


To see the overall Dryad statistics of total Dryad content, just visit the Dryad home page. One this page, near the top, is a sentence that shows the current date and how many data packages and data files are in Dryad at that point in time. This sentence also gives the number of distinct journals represented in Dryad. For an example, see the screenshot below.


Dryad also provides usage statistics for each data package (the complete collection of files associated with an article) and each data file within Dryad. On each data package landing page, the number of views is displayed for the data package, and the number of downloads for each component data file. See the screen shot below for an example.


Technical Documentation

The Dryad statistics build on the statistics package provided by DSpace. More information about the implementation can be found on the Statistics Technology page.

Design History

Dryad's statistics build on DSpace's Statistics module. We also use Google Analytics and looked at that in the process of adding the Dryad statistics functionality.