IUPUI ScholarWorks: Chasing 30,000 Pageviews per Month

IUPUI ScholarWorks is an institutional repository. It's also a website ... which means that people come looking for our site with keyword searches, direct links, social media sharing and all the other awesome sauce that makes the Internet a busy place. November is a busy month for academic searches on the Internet; students are digging up sources for their end of the semester projects and (just maybe) people are eager to wash down an over-sized, Thanksgiving meal with an academic whitepaper, journal article or a dissertation in pharmacology--who knows. At any rate, November 2015 was the busiest month on record for pageviews (a.k.a. "hits") at IUPUI ScholarWorks. ScholarWorks pages were visited 28,520 times last month. That's about 3,000 views above our current monthly average.

What were people looking for? A little bit of everything; stem cell research, Cronbach's alpha, and medical ethics issues are frequent keywords. These topics are also reflected in the 10-most viewed items in ScholarWorks for November 2015:

Calculating, Interpreting, And Reporting Cronbach’s Alpha Reliability Coefficient For Likert-Type Scales (1024 pageviews) http://hdl.handle.net/1805/344
Ethical Issues in Human Stem Cell Research (561 pageviews) http://hdl.handle.net/1805/23
Women Give 2015 (283 pageviews) http://hdl.handle.net/1805/7425
Procreation, Power, and Personal Autonomy: Feminist Reflections, Unfinished Manuscript, 1985-2014 (131 pageviews) http://hdl.handle.net/1805/7231
Defining death: a report on the medical, legal and ethical issues in the determination of death (119 pageviews) http://hdl.handle.net/1805/707
A Service-Learning Curriculum for Faculty (106 pageviews) http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4591
Ethical and Policy Issues in Research Involving Human Participants (101 pageviews) http://hdl.handle.net/1805/25
The Oregon death with dignity act (99 pageviews) http://hdl.handle.net/1805/724
Where Do Men and Women Give? Gender Differences in the Motivations and Purposes for Charitable Giving (99 pageviews) http://hdl.handle.net/1805/6985
Combination of OHA Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (91 pageviews) http://hdl.handle.net/1805/1185

November 2015 was a great month for web traffic at IUPUI ScholarWorks, but given that we continue to add interesting content to the site--I'm betting we top 30,000 views per month in April 2016. We'll see.

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Updated Mar 27, 2016 by Scholarly Communications Librarian