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Stephen Francoeur
Digging into stats from our collection of LibGuides. Here's a choice nugget to discuss: of the 7482 links on our guides, 63% of them were never clicked on in 2013. Lessons learned?
People are not eating from the trough of the library linkfarms. - Joe - Systems Analyst
can you characterize links that were clicked on vs. links that weren't? or is that analysis ongoing? - RepoRat
Are the guides to linkfarmy, not specific enough? I've inherited a few guides I still haven't tackled, because they are simply too massively linkfarmy for me to even think about. I'll have to look and see if the course guides I build get clicked enough though! - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I'm curious about RR's question as well. I'm wondering how placement comes into it - at the guide / page / box level. (In other words, were unclicked links not clicked because that guide wasn't very prominent on the home page, or because they were on the fourth or fifth tab of the guide, or because they were the fourth or fifth link in a box, etc...) - Laura
this could turn into a worthwhile article for EBLIP: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index... I would read the hell out of it. - RepoRat
I'm not sure I have the brainpower to answer all your good questions. I'm dipping into the stats and probably won't do much more than share that one stat with my colleagues. Eyeballing the list of what's at the top, middle, and bottom of the list of links as ranked by clicks, I'd say that database links get the most clickage, then links to guides that are collections of subject-specific... more... - Stephen Francoeur
Laura's question about how link placement affects use is a good one that I don't even know how I'd begin to analyze (there are nearly 8000 links). - Stephen Francoeur
Up next in my quickie analysis: what kinds of things do people type into our site search. Sneak preview: it ain't pretty. - Stephen Francoeur
loooooooool it never, ever is. - RepoRat
8 ways to type JSTOR in site search: jstar, jstor, Jstor, JSTOR, Jstor database, jstore, jstorr, jstors - Stephen Francoeur
Interesting, [in the most recent 7 days] 216 links clicked at least 1 time out of our ~3890 links at MPOW's LGs. [ETA: only 12 links clicked more than 100 times in last 7 days] - awd
Aaron, it's always going to be a long tail when you view usage stats (page views, links clicked on it, etc.). Try looking back at 1 year of data to get a more complete picture. - Stephen Francoeur
yup, that's what I'm running right now :) - awd
Year to Date: 46,229 clicks on 3,886 links. ~900 links (of the 3,886) were clicked at least once leaving ~2,000 superfluous links (many apparently from subject guides and library-process guides) ETA[clarification: the superfluous links were form subject guides and from library-process guides) - awd
students don't remember that we've told them we made a page for them!!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
I suspect some of them do remember, though, and what they see isn't all that compelling. - Stephen Francoeur
Be interesting to compare this to results from Guide on the Side. I guess the only methodologically-correct way is pairing peer libraries? - RepoRat
I studied the searches in libguides a while back. decided to just switch the default to summon search since besides the numerous database names people would just enter very specific keywords with zero results. but maybe we just don't have enough content ? may revisit this decision, - aaron from BuddyFeed
Ooooh this is all very interesting! Now I'm very keen to run some stats also. - Fiona Jones
Quick test of ours, 11,261 out of 14,409 have zero clicks in 2013. That's 78%! - aaron
Guess is timely to start studying all this data for revamp due to Libguides 2.... Must admit use of libguides here was never very considered as I focused more on the LibAnswers platforms. - aaron
I am deeply interested in this. Are you talking about links outside of paid resources? When we redid our publib website, I insisted that we get rid of curated link lists because it was apparent that mostly, no one cared. I'm curious to see if that results in higher e-resource stats. - Rochelle *boom* Hartman
Aaron, a look at search queries in our LibGuides system is on my to-do list this week as well. I suspect that it is as consistently misused as the site search on the library website. Rochelle, I'm talking about all links on our LibGuides, the vast majority of which are to free resources on the web (but it's the database links that get the most clicks by a hugemongous margin). - Stephen Francoeur
It would be interesting to consider whether there is some causal connection between the number of links per guide and the percentage of links that get clicked. Common sense says yes but evidence and careful analysis would be better way of knowing. - Stephen Francoeur
Stephen my impression is that the search in libguide is used as a site search and/or article/book/database search. One of those bento style searches that is currently in vogue would serve best. I would argue if someone is searching for a specific database they heard about, searching libguides for it would be extremely inefficient due to number of clicks to get to it. - aaron
I hide the libguides search box in ours. Don't really see a use case for it. - JffKrlsn from Android
Jeff, I tried that a few years ago and got pushback from my colleagues. I hope to revisit it again, this time armed with data from query logs that show how the search box is misused by the majority of searchers. - Stephen Francoeur
laura x
The long winter of pregnant people: http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs...
OH HEY I KNOW HER - kendrak
I'M FRIENDS WITH AN NYT AUTHOR - lris
LOOKEE THERE MY FRIEND'S IN THE NYT - Catherine Pellegrino
*swoon* - WebGoddess
I'm sorry you felt that way, Laura. *hug* - Steele Lawman
Wow. - YvonneM
that's a beautifully written and very sad piece. thanks for telling your story. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*hugs* Thanks for sharing that time with us. - Anne Bouey
Thank you all. It's been a strange trip. - laura x
I feel like running around telling everyone I know LAURA IS IN THE NY TIMES!!!!!!!!!! Even though they don't know you. Love to you, and I can relate to the whole delayed experience of trauma thing. *hugs* - Marianne
I was already meaning to buy your book, and this made me want to read it even more. I finally got off my ass and bought it, about time. - Georgia
Love your writing. And I understand missing the good feelings during what is supposed to be a special time. - Yolanda from Android
beautifully written. - Jen from BuddyFeed
What a poignant, well-written piece. I am so glad it's in print/on screen in the NYT! Wow. - Galadriel C. from Android
Thank you thank you! At what point does "have I mentioned my piece in the NYT?" become an obnoxious opening gambit? 'Cause I am hoping I get a few more days. - laura x from iPhone
you can continue saying it for another week or so. - Sir Shuping is just sir
Laura I think you definitely have several more days! - Galadriel C. from Android
I'd say at least a week or two. Heck, if it was me, I'd be insufferable for months...but you're a better person. - Walt Crawford
I know it's not the same, but when I found out I had toxo (and thus had to wait months after birth to find out if baby was really OK) I mourned the happy, carefree pregnancy I never got. Thanks for sharing. (Also, holy cow you're in the NYT!) - Jaclyn aka spamgirl from Android
Jaclyn, it's all so difficult. I always knew (or intuited) that my baby would be okay. I can't imagine not knowing that. - laura x from iPhone
Monique Judge
I am getting extra points in my social media class because when we are tasked with writing about a platform, we get extra points if we are the first person to post about that particular platform, so I just keep using FriendFeed in all my examples, and I stay winning.
Thank you. - Monique Judge
Like I probably won't have to use any of the other extra credit points because I keep getting them from these FriendFeed posts. - Monique Judge
I gladly accept cash or booze as payment for services rendered - Steve C
:) That's cheating. - Louis Gray
Quite a bit to talk about too. - Derrick
Louis, /cheating/ is using a full scale oven instead of an Easy-Bake. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Easy Bake ovens are no joke. - Louis Gray
DO ANYBODY NO how Nadia is? #randomquestion #thinkofthechildren - LB: Ratchet Bear from Android
Marianne
That moment when you realize your impossible-to-shorten-any-more paper isn't actually too long, it just has a bunch of leftover notes and bits you weren't sure if you would need stuck in at the end of it. And you delete them. And it is all ok.
(Said paper still needs about 3 hours of revision work before it becomes presentable. But at least it EXISTS now. This one, one more big ole (much more chunkable) assignment to do once this is over, and then I will be done. *nods firmly, gets back to revising*) - Marianne
IT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED. ONE ASSIGNMENT LEFT. - Marianne
Go Marianne Go! - Heleninstitches
*shakes pompoms* - Kirsten
BOOM. - Derrick
That's so exciting! YOU GOT THIS. - Lily
holly #ravingfangirl
dinner tonight is breakfast sandwiches because FREE BACON.
SUEY! - Kristin
i mean, i'm not bacon-obsessed like half the internet, but free bacon is a good thing. - holly #ravingfangirl
it's black forest bacon! apparently people have been all hesitant about trying it (it looks kinda funky) so when i asked what it was and was all 'SURE, I'LL TRY IT" he said he'd give it me. yay whole foods meat dude. - holly #ravingfangirl
how was it? - ~Courtney F
Really good! I'll definitely have it again. A little bit sweet, so maybe not right for every recipe, but tasty. :) - holly #ravingfangirl
Whooo! - Katie
Washington Post
Men in business suits, dreadlocked teens, grandmothers and tourists. They were there to honor Gabriel García Márquez. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...
Marie
Beautiful night for a baseball game. The Phillies are playing the local team. http://t.co/DJLSW9yHC9
Beautiful night for a baseball game. The Phillies are playing the local team. http://t.co/DJLSW9yHC9
Zamms
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It's my "Using Primo" face! - Zamms
Washington Post
At the Boston Marathon... MT @WesleyLowery Runner falls just short of finish. Four others pick him up and carry him. https://twitter.com/WesleyL...
holly #ravingfangirl
there was just a Zammarelli on my tv. O_o
Ooh, which one? Was it the other Chris Zammarelli? I think he lives in your area. - Zamms
Julia? A pharmacist or something for Nature Made. - holly #ravingfangirl
OR SO SHE CLAIMED. - holly #ravingfangirl
hmm... not sure. but wait, thanks to youtube, here's the commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch... - holly #ravingfangirl
That is my cousin Julia and she is an actual pharmacist and not an actor and holy shit how have I not heard about this commercial? - Zamms
SHE'S REAL! :D - holly #ravingfangirl
If you ever see a "Grymala" on TV, I can almost guarantee they're related to me. That said, I'm not sure I'll want to claim them if any do show up on TV. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Zamms
We own this for some reason...
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Obviously, because this is exotic food from the 60s, there's a chapter on pasta. - Zamms
The best part is the casual racism! I give you, "Chop Chop Chinese Fare" - Zamms
Ken Morley
Blues At Sunrise - Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan
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Michael W. May
Can ducklips go away now? Please? Pretty please? *bitchlips* #bitchlipswasalwaysbetteranyways
Splain me the difference. Really. I think I was out sick that day and I am totally confused on the subject. - t-ra: lose,find,repeat from Android
Bitchlips is far less exaggerated, usually one side a bit more than the other, with a look that says something more like it's namesake followed by "please" (instead of looking like you've blown up 99 luft balloons whilst sucking vinegar betwixt blows) - Michael W. May from Android
Or as the father of bitchlips once said: https://mobile.twitter.com/geekand... - Michael W. May from Android
haha. - Derrick
Aww, let the kids play, grumpy old man. - Pixie
Marie
Punch a higher floor!
Let's go crazy. Let's get nuts. - Monique Judge
holly #ravingfangirl
chicken & waffles? chicken & waffles. https://flic.kr/p/nf64ZV
chicken & waffles? chicken & waffles. https://flic.kr/p/nf64ZV
pretty damn good bar food, I gotta say. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
There was never any doubt. - Julian
Mark H
On Facebook right now I'm discussing drinking with people from America and Thailand at the same time. That's half a world of time zones' difference. Oh, brave new world.
How can you be brave if you are on Facebook? - Todd Hoff
According to a former CIA friend of mine (current friend, former CIA, now private firrn employed by the CIA just to clarify) anyone on Facebook is incredibly brave. This was pre-Snowden info. - Mark H
Mark H
Woke up. Tweeted a live TV prorgramme. Got retweeted by the live TV programme. Went for a long walk. Had a few drinks. Met up with a friend. Had a few more drinks. Walked home. Drinking some more. Yeah, this has been a nice #SaturdayFF.
I'll drink to that. - Todd Hoff
holly #ravingfangirl
happiness is friends who find the @ButchWalker @recordstoreday release for you. <3 <3 <3 #RSD14
Steele Lawman
For Holly (if she still wants/needs it).
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*fist bump* - Derrick
LOL I see now you beat me by 20 min. - Steele Lawman
hey boo. :) - Derrick
What else did you pick up, D? I got the Flaming Lips and Life Without Buildings (because Pitchfork told me I had to) plus a record that I guy I work with put out about 25 years ago. - Steele Lawman
I actually picked up quite a few used things including some Prince, Terence Trent D'Arby, and some vintage 70's Stevie Wonder, but for RSD releases, I got the Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings debut album, and a Donny Hathaway live album. I did find a new reissue of Radiohead's Kid A on 10" vinyl and I've been lusting after that for awhile so I grabbed that too. - Derrick
Anyone find one of the De La Soul LPs? I love that they made it a scavenger hunt type thing. - Mary Carmen
If I was at home, I totally planned on hunting, but I'm visiting friends out of town and am glad Caitlin decided to humor me as much as she did. (We hit up TWO record stores in Delaware!). - Derrick
HA! YOU GUYS. i will take them alllllll. #hoarder - holly #ravingfangirl
Stephen Francoeur
HOT DAMN! KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN SPOT OPENS ON THE UWS http://www.westsiderag.com/2014...
HOT DAMN! KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN SPOT OPENS ON THE UWS http://www.westsiderag.com/2014/04/19/koko-wings-korean-fried-chicken-spot-opens
WHEN ARE WE GOING - Meg VMeg
I still haven't been to Bonchon, though. Merry said she was interested. - Meg VMeg
There's a Bonchon on Fifth Avenue and 33rd or 32nd. Lunch there soon? - Stephen Francoeur
Zamms
I was gonna do stuff but then beer happened.
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @fakelibstats: There is a 100% chance that the librarian has already heard your joke about the Dewey Decimal System
Starmama
#SaturdayFF In elementary I used to go to my friend Joanne's house to walk to school together in the morning. They were Chinese & ate ramen noodles for breakfast. Her mama always asked me did I eat yet, I would lie & say no because those noodles were hella good!
Back then you could only get ramen at Asian grocery stores, the packages didn't even have English words on them. Mrs Lam must've thought my mama never fed me :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Johnny
With the right amount of moustache wax, I could almost rock a Yukon Cornelius cosplay. http://t.co/9JfvAhTUpF
With the right amount of moustache wax, I could almost rock a Yukon Cornelius cosplay. http://t.co/9JfvAhTUpF
Akiva
Rodfather.
Comments disabled = winning - Marie
X-posted to RODFEST - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Zamms
YOU GUYS, I AM NOW MARRIED TO A DOCTOR!!!!!!!!
woot!!! - Derrick
WOOOOOOOOO - lris
*dances and hugs everyone* - lris
Gratz! Trophy husband status achieved. :) - Lnorigb from FFHound!
Turn your head and cough? - Johnny from iPhone
Hey, I don't talk about our personal life in public, Johnny... oh wait, I saw what you did there... - Zamms
Does your wife know about this? - Steele Lawman
*rimshot* - Zamms
shut the front door! (tell her congrats) - Meg VMeg
I will! I will also shut the front door. - Zamms
GREAT NEWS!!!!... um, so i have this pain on my left side? - MoTO Moca Blend
Yeah, and I've got this rash... - Melly
Were these ailments caused by the social networking between Broadway producers, directors, and writers? - Zamms
By "social networking" you mean what exactly? - MoTO Moca Blend
In the sociological sense, not the interwebs sense. - Zamms
"Ooh babe, that's SO GOOD! Hey, while you're down there... does that look infected to you?" #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon <Ducks & runs> - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Ducks and Runs are also #ThingsNOTtoDoOnYourHoneymoon - Zamms
Truth. - Jkram|ɯɐɹʞſ from Android
Paul Buchheit
Young, Black and Frisked by the N.Y.P.D. - http://www.nytimes.com/2011...
Young, Black and Frisked by the N.Y.P.D.
"These experiences changed the way I felt about the police. After the third incident I worried when police cars drove by; I was afraid I would be stopped and searched or that something worse would happen. I dress better if I go downtown. I don’t hang out with friends outside my neighborhood in Harlem as much as I used to. Essentially, I incorporated into my daily life the sense that I might find myself up against a wall or on the ground with an officer’s gun at my head. For a black man in his 20s like me, it’s just a fact of life in New York. Here are a few other facts: last year, the N.Y.P.D. recorded more than 600,000 stops; 84 percent of those stopped were blacks or Latinos. Police are far more likely to use force when stopping blacks or Latinos than whites. In half the stops police cite the vague “furtive movements” as the reason for the stop. Maybe black and brown people just look more furtive, whatever that means. These stops are part of a larger, more widespread problem — a... more... - Paul Buchheit from Bookmarklet
Horribly sad. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's institutionalized racism. It's when you cross the street with your kids because you see a black or brown guy walking towards you, regardless of how he's dressed or what he's doing. When you lock your car doors because the color of the neighborhood changes, regardless of the economic stature of the area. You see 3 or more black or brown guys hanging out and call them "thugs" or... more... - Anika
:( - Amit Patel
the gun-at-head part can't be legal, can it? - Big Joe Silence
nice - Mariya Khan
Considering that only about 5% of stops (regardless of color) result in arrests, it's hard to imagine how they even justify this practice. - Gabe
ok ok ok - Ruslan Zakirov
Why people put so much emphasis on complexion, which is just a wrapper of a beautiful soul. If you abuse someone because of his color, you are abusing god, because god resides in every human heart.. - Ajay Agrawal
Shevonne
My coworkers threw me a goodbye happy hour. They will be the only part I miss about this project
Zamms
Dinner of champions.
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But what is Kieran having? - Derrick
Applesauce, blueberries, strawberries, a banana, more food pending... - Zamms
Naturally. - Derrick
Tortilla chips now. - Zamms
holly #ravingfangirl
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