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How can I access eBook title usage reports using EBSCOadmin?

If you have purchased EBSCO eBooks, you can access eBook title usage reports using the EBSCOadmin Reports and Statistics feature.

To run an eBook Title Usage Report:

  1. Click Reports & Statistics in the tool bar at the top of the screen.

  2. Click eBook Title Usage Report in the eBooks section.

    The eBook Title Usage Report screen is displayed.

    eBook Title Usage report screen

  3. Site - Select to include statistics for All sites or select a specific site. (Consortia only)

  4. Reporting Period - Select the month and year for which you want to run the report. (Reporting period can be from 1-12 months; up to three years of details are available.)

  5. Title Usage - Select to display all titles, only titles that have usage, or only titles that have no usage in the selected reporting period.

  6. Delivery Options - Select to Download the report when it is complete from the Download Reports tab or choose the E-mail option to fill in your e-mail address, a subject line, frequency (one-time or scheduled monthly) and the desired Format (MS Excel or tab delimited).

  7. Click Create Report for Download. The system indicates that your report is being created and when finished, it will be available from the Download Reports tab.

  8. Click the Download Reports tab and then click the Export link for your report.

    A dialog box appears. You can save the report to your hard drive as an .xlsx file, or select to open it with Excel.

 

eBook Title Usage Report Fields:

  • Book ID: EBSCO's internal identification number

  • Title: Title of eBook

  • Publication Date: Year of publication

  • Publisher: Publisher of eBook

  • pISBN: International Standard Book Number of the title. (Print Version)

  • eISBN: International Standard Book Number of the title. (Electronic Version)

  • Author: Author of eBook

  • LC Subclass: The Library of Congress subject class and subclass assigned to eBook.

  • LCC: The Library of Congress call number assigned to eBook.

  • LCSH: The Library of Congress subject heading assigned to eBook.

  • BISAC: Categorization based on subject headings developed by the Book Industry Systems Advisory Committee of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.

  • Lang: Language of the eBook

  • Format: Available Format(s) of the eBook - PDF and/or EPUB.

  • Access Model:  Model used to purchase the eBook. (e.g.: 1B1U = One Book One User; CAM = Concurrent Access Model)

  • Purchase Type: Purchase method used to acquire the eBook. (e.g.: DDA Trigger - Purchase triggered by Demand-Driven Access setting)

  • Copies Available: Total number of copies of the eBook available to users of your institution.

  • Remaining CAM Uses: The number of remaining Concurrent Access Model uses for the eBook until it is reset to the maximum number on the refill date.

  • Refill Date: The date that the number of Concurrent Access Model uses is reset to the maximum available. (Anniversary of the purchase date)

  • Date Purchased: Purchase date of the eBook.

  • Subscription Begin Date: Subscription begin date of the subscribed eBook.

  • Price: Cost of eBook

  • DRM-free: Indicates if the eBook is free of Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions. (True = No DRM Restrictions are in place; False = DRM Restrictions are in place)

  • Total Accesses: The sum of eBook online views, downloads, and chapter downloads for the selected date range of the report.

  • Chapter Downloads: The number of times a user has downloaded a chapter of the eBook using the Chapter Download feature.

  • Full Downloads: Total number of downloads of a complete eBook for the selected date range of the report.

  • Online Views: Total number of online views of a complete eBook for the selected date range of the report.

  • Print Requests: Total number of times a page or page range was printed from an eBook for the selected date range of the report.

  • Email Requests: Total number of times a page or page range was printed from an eBook for the selected date range of the report.

  • Save Requests: Total number of times a page or page range was printed from an eBook for the selected date range of the report.

  • Turnaways:  Number of times where access was denied to the eBook because the number of available copies of the title was exceeded.

  • Active Holds: Number of holds currently placed on the eBook by patrons because all available copies of the eBook are in use by other patrons.

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

  • Custom Link: Counted when a user links out from an eBook record by clicking on a custom link from the detailed record or result list.