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EBSCOadmin column headings for the various Standard Reports (Database Usage Report, Interface Usage Report, Title Usage Report, etc.) are defined as follows:

  • Abstract Requests: Counted when a user views detailed record of an article, or hovers over the article preview feature of an article in a result list.

  • Article Title: Title of article for which usage is being reported.

  • Audiobook Requests: A full-text metric type. Only included when Detailed metric view has been selected on the reporting screen and when Audiobook Requests are greater than zero.

  • Browser: Name of browser used to successfully authenticate.

  • Browser Version: Version or subversion of browser used to successfully authenticate.

  • Client IP: Detected IP Address of user who successfully authenticated.

  • Customer: Name of the Customer for which usage is being reported.

  • Customer ID: Customer ID of the Customer for which usage is being reported.

  • CustomLink Linkout Requests: Logs number of linkouts via CustomLinks. CustomLinks are a feature of EBSCOhost that allow users to link from an EBSCOhost search result to related information on another web site.

  • Database: Name of the Database for which usage is being reported.

  • Database Code: Code of the Database (or Database shortname) for which usage is being reported.

  • Database Content Type: Content Type value assigned to the Database for which usage is being reported.

  • Database Sessions: Number of times a database was accessed as a part of a session. Calculated at the product level as opposed to Interface level sessions. For example, if your institution has 20 databases in their profile, but a user only searches two of them in a visit, each of those two databases logs a Database Session Count, but the other 18 databases would not.

  • Device: Name of mobile device used to successfully authenticate. Applies to mobile devices only (devices where primary data connection is wireless e.g. mobile phone, smartphone, tablet).

  • eBook Download Requests: A full-text metric type. Only included when Detailed metric view has been selected on the reporting screen and when eBook Download Requests are greater than zero.

  • eBook Online Requests: A full-text metric type. Only included when Detailed metric view has been selected on the reporting screen and when eBook Online Requests are greater than zero.

  • Federated and Automated Search Clicks: Search clicks conducted by a federated search engine where the search activity is not one to one with user intended search action (z39.50, EIT).

  • Federated and Automated Searches: Searches conducted on a discovery service or by a federated search engine where multiple databases are searched without user selection of databases. This metric only applies to usage tracked at the database level and is not represented at the platform level.

  • Flipster Download Requests: A full-text metric type. Only included when Detailed metric view has been selected on the reporting screen and when Flipster Download Requests are greater than zero.

  • Flipster Online Requests: A full-text metric type. Only included when Detailed metric view has been selected on the reporting screen and when Flipster Online Requests are greater than zero.

  • Group Name: User Group Name of the Customer account for which usage is being reported.

  • HTML Full-Text Requests: A full-text metric type. Only included when Detailed metric view has been selected on the reporting screen and when HTML Full-Text Requests are greater than zero.

  • Interface ID: ID of Interface for which usage is being reported.

  • Interface Name: Name of the Interface for which usage is being reported.

  • Interface Sessions: This counts the number of times an interface was accessed by an authenticated user.

  • Interface Version: Version of Interface for which usage is being reported.

  • ISBN: International Standard Book Number for which usage is being reported.

  • Link Type: Type of link included in Link Activity report. For Link-out reports, the link type specifies if the link-out was generated from a smartlink, customlink, or Times Cited link. For Link-in reports, the link type specifies the target of the link such as an article, a query, or a journal.

  • Link-in Count: Included in Link Activity reports. This is the count of link-ins by link type for selected report criteria.

  • Link-out Count: Included in Link Activity reports. This is the count of link-outs by link type for selected report criteria.

  • Link-Out Destination: Specifies the destination of the link-out. For customlink link-outs, this will be the customlink link name configured in EBSCOadmin. For smartlink link-outs, this will be the type of smartlink clicked (e.g. EBSCOhost, EJS, Crossref).

  • Login Count: A login represents a user authentication into an EBSCO product. Login count is different than session count. In a typical scenario, there should only be one login; there could be one or more sessions, depending on how many different interfaces are accessed.

  • Login Method: Authentication method used by user to successfully authenticate.

  • Multimedia Requests: A full-text metric type. Only included when Detailed metric view has been selected on the reporting screen and when Requests are greater than zero. These include image, video, and audio.

  • Online ISSN: International Standard Serial Number assigned to the online instance of a serial publication for which usage is being reported.

  • Operating System: Name of operating system used to successfully authenticate.

  • OS (Operating System) Version: Version or subversion of operating system used to successfully authenticate.

  • PDF Full-Text Requests: A full-text metric type. Only included when Detailed metric view has been selected on the reporting screen and when PDF Full-Text Requests are greater than zero.

  • Personal User: Personal user value tied to user for which usage is being reported.

  • Print ISSN: International Standard Serial Number assigned to the print instance of a serial publication for which usage is being reported.

  • Profile Name: Profile Name of the Customer account for which usage is being reported.

  • Proprietary Identifier: KBID of Title for which usage is being reported. (Holdings Management)

  • Publisher: Publisher of title for which usage is being reported.

  • Regular Search Clicks : Count of user initiated platform level search clicks where results are one to one with users intended search action. Can include search clicks from federated search engines where search activity is one to one with user intended action (EDS API).

  • Regular Searches: Number of searches conducted against a user-selected database where results are returned to the user on the host user interface. The user is responsible for selecting the databases or set of data to be searched. This metric only applies to usage tracked at the database level.

  • Resource Type: Resource Type value assigned to the Title for which usage is being reported. (example: book, journal, etc.)

  • SmartLink Linkout Requests: A linkout metric type. SmartLinks allow users to link from an article citation in one EBSCOhost database to the full text of that same article in another EBSCOhost database or journal subscriptions purchased via EBSCO Subscriptions Service.

  • Subject: Subject of title for which usage is being reported.

  • Title: Title of book or journal for which usage is being reported.

  • Total Full-Text Requests: Count of total full-text requests that apply to selected report criteria (sum of HTML, PDF, eBook Online, eBook Download, Audiobook, Flipster Online, Flipster Download, Multimedia).

  • Total Linkout Requests: Count of total Linkout requests that apply to selected report criteria regardless of linkout type (sum of smartlinks, customlinks, times cited).

  • Total Requests: Count represents all user activity related to retrieving or viewing, or linking out from a record (Sum of total full-text requests, abstract requests, total linkouts).

  • Total Search Clicks: Count of platform level search clicks recorded any time a user launches a search. Regardless if one database is searched, or many, only one search click is recorded for the search action.

  • Total Searches: Count of searches recorded for each database searched during a search click (Regular Searches + Federated and Automated Searches).

  • Turnaways: Number of times where access was denied to a database or publication because the licensed simultaneous user limit for the user’s institution was exceeded.

  • User Defined Fields (1 and 2): Available for consortium sites only. This tracks activity by assigned User Defined Fields.

Note: A user who leaves the site or terminal for more than 30 minutes has to log in again, (unless the session timeout allowance is longer than the 30 minute default) which influences the number of logins, although they are not necessarily a new user.

 

See also:

What is the difference between sessions and logins in the EBSCOhost Usage Statistics generated in EBSCOadmin?