A Fall Library Review!

It was another busy and bustling semester here at the library.

This past fall 7,847 meetings, classes and events were scheduled in the library making up 26,321.5 hours of room usage. This is an increase from the spring of 2013 where the library held 6,817 room bookings with 17,834 hours. The room in the library that was booked the most was RH308 with 2,225 events taking place. RH308 was also the most booked room in the spring with 660 events scheduled.

Our total checkouts for fall 2013 was 10,141. This is a slight decrease from the spring semester when the library had 13,669 checkouts. We attribute this to more and more of our resources being available online.

The library’s online presence continues to be quite busy too. We took a look at the analytics for the library website from 9/3/13- 12/24/13. The library website received 146,819 visits with 34,616 unique visitors. New visits made up 20.72% of visits to the website. There were 396,189 pageviews and the average pages per visit was 2.7. The average duration of visits was 3 minutes and 22 seconds.

Pocket Knowledge the digital repository and social archive for Teachers College received 22,189 visits with 16,164 unique visitors. New visits made up 71.55% of visits to the website. There were 102,328 pageviews and the average pages per visit was 4.61. The average duration of visits was 3 minutes and 41 seconds. This is an increase from the spring semester when Pocket Knowledge received 18,131 visits.

Pressible received 43,188 visits with 26,772 unique visits. New visits made up 60.16% of visits to Pressible. There were 80,118 pageviews with 1.86 pages per visit on average. The average duration of visits was 1 minute and 53 seconds.

Vialogues, a tool created by the library  to facilitate discussion around video received 1,316 new users this past fall and received 50,541 visits. There  were 60.3% of visits to Vialogues and 31,593 unique visitors.