[Tdwg-guid] Interest in versions - evidence from IPNI logs
S.Hinchcliffe at kew.org
Tue Jun 20 11:01:55 CEST 2006
As promised I've had a look at the ipni logs to see whether people
are interested in particular versions of records or not.
At the moment, the logs don't record that information directly, but I
can see whether a user has clicked on the link to see the history of
a record (a pre-requisite for clicking on an older version). I
eliminated obvious crawlers and looked at just one server's queries
for the week of 4th - 10th June, comparing the number of drill downs
(into an individual record) with the number of history requests.
Basically there were just under 5000 drill downs, of which 570 (10%)
were followed by history requests, which was a slightly higher
percentage than I was expecting. Some of these may simply be idle
clickers looking out of curiosity, of course, but it does suggest
that while most people aren't interested in versions, there is a
significant minority who may have a need/interest/desire to see
specific versions of records.
*** Sally Hinchcliffe
*** Computer section, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
*** tel: +44 (0)20 8332 5708
*** S.Hinchcliffe at rbgkew.org.uk
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