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  • Jon Cameron
  • Randy Kuehn (Systems Librarian at LouisLouisville)

  • Robin Pike (U MarylandUMD)
  • Jon Dunn


  • Analytics in Avalon

    • How do you use analytics on your sites? Has it been useful or frustrating? Is there anything the Avalon team could do to make analytics easier or more helpful? Attendees are invited to share and discuss how they use analytics in Avalon or other institutional sites or services.

Meeting Notes

Gaps and needs that we're not getting out of our current setup.

IU uses Google Analytics, we'd like to use Matomo.

Randy : Dondoesn't have it set up, but the plan is to use Google Analytics. They hired someone to do stats for the libraries, and that person is putting together a data warehouse of sorts. They're looking for anything that can integrate with data warehouse type stuff.


JWD: David Schober suggests an approach of making a change to the code that configures the web page code, and then one would be able to filter within the strings within the title. How can we send additional information to Matomo that will help send additional metadata.?

Infrastructure: at IU, we don't have a data warehouse for the library. IU as a whole has moved past the data warehouse as a concept to focus more on the reporting dashboards. has all of the reports and dashboards, and Jon's dream is that we have this data in Matomo, and write some code to pull the data from Matomo using Denodo, to Tableau. We're working on that for a lot of physical library stats, in terms of pulling counter data. The next step is to get our repository usage.

Randy: Denodo is not open source, . It's a  commercial tool .which IU has site-licensed it.

Randy would be interested in testing out Matomo. He hasn't done anything with it so far. Most of everything he deals with now is based on Rails.