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Because You're You: Factors Influencing Item Selection in a Digital Sheet Music Collection 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2015-01-15)
The purpose of this study was to examine factors influencing user selection of individual works in a collection of digitized sheet music. Google Analytics page view data were grouped by source (directing link) and correlated ...

Because You’re You: Factors Influencing Selection in a Digital Sheet Music Collection 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
For this study, we used Google Analytics to evaluate factors influencing user selection of specific works in a collection of digitized sheet music. These factors were: participation in a collaborative index (Sheet Music ...

Comparing Apples to Apples? Examining User Behavior for an Open-Access ETDs Collection vs. ProQuest 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2015-01-15)
Many institutions that maintain their own open-access repository for Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) also deposit ETDs into the vendor database ProQuest Theses & Dissertations. Since ETDs are the products of ...

Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Differences in Behavior for Local and Non-Local Users 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2015-01-15)
This study examines two research questions: (1) How do users in different locations find Auburn University Electronic Theses and Dissertations? (2) Do users in different locations interact differently with the collection ...

Embargo Periods: How Do They Affect the Use of Electronic Theses and Dissertations? 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2015-01-15)
Embargo periods for Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETDs) collections are usually discussed from the point of view of publishers and/or submitters, not that of digital library end-users. This poster examines the impact ...

Profiling Digital Collection Users: Using Google Analytics to Learn More about Users of an ETDs Collection 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
This poster presents preliminary Google Analytics usage data for a collection of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). Correlation of page views with page type, user location, and source (referring link) shows that, ...

Search Engine Queries Used to Locate Electronic Theses and Dissertations: Differences for Local and Non-Local Users 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2015-01-15)
This study examines two research questions: (1) What search engine queries lead users to the Auburn University Electronic Theses and Dissertations (AUETDs) collection? (2) Do these queries vary for users in different ...

Using Google Analytics to Examine Use Patterns for a Collection of Electronic Theses and Dissertations 

Coates, Midge; Coates, Mildred (2014-06-13)
This poster presents an examination of use patterns for a dSpace collection of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) using Google Analytics. During the one-year study period: (1) in-state patrons used university Web ...