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|Total||Compated to 2016|
|Print pages read||17126||59.00%|
|Audiobooks & Audio Dramas||66||220.00%|
I past years I’ve included the “page count” for audiobooks. I did not this year hence the significant reduction in that category.
Starting in 2018 I’ll be logging the length of audiobooks and audio dramas.
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Not sure what took so long but FitBit finally e-mailed me an info graphic for my 2015 stats. Better late than never.
Yes folks, here we are again for those of you interested in my reading stats for the previous year. From the looks of it I read a fewer number of titles, and a fewer number of pages than in 2013. I’m mainly blaming the significantly higher number of comics I read this year, which I did not keep track of. However the numbers are up significantly for graphic novels and I read nearly twice as many books by/including female authors over the previous year. My reading habits still lean heavily toward male authors, but I’m aware of the discrepancy. If you’re interested in what books I read, most of them can be found on my Books Read in 2014 Pinterest board. (The 2015 board is up and awaiting its first pin for those wanting to keep track in 2015.)
|Total Books Read||111||94%|
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The visual.ly service now has a service to create an infographic based on your site’s Google Analytics. Once you’ve created the first one you have the ability to have a new one e-mailed to you once a week. Here’s the first one I just created as an example.
Last week Stephen Abram posted these info-graphics about libraries from OCLC:
As Stephen said, “we big”. These numbers are wonderful and impressive. But please, don’t show them as is to your patrons.
Take off your librarian hat and be a patron for a moment. What is a “transaction” in a library? One book checked out? One person checking out several items at once? Is asking where the bathroom is a transaction? Honestly, I’m not sure I know the answer. Never mind the difference between a “transaction” and a “back-office transaction”.
What’s an OPAC? Isn’t an OPAC a database? Are those “Database searches” included in the number of “OPAC searches” or are they separate?
Maybe we as librarians know what all this means (and I’m not even sure we can with these numbers being posted out of context,) but just a bunch of large numbers won’t do you any good unless those reading the numbers actually understand them.
The folks at Royal Pingdom have gathered a bunch of interesting stats about the Internet in the year that has recently passed. Head on over to the full article for all the numbers but here’s a sample of the ones I found particularly interesting:
Ok, I should have posted this a few weeks ago but I’ve been busy. (Can you tell I’m link dumping today?)
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