Most vendors provide usage data to NC LIVE on a monthly basis, but they are often in different formats and include different measures of usage. Further, the statistics provided by NC LIVE reflect only usage of NC LIVE resources, not additional databases your library may subscribe to for each vendor (e.g., we report only North American Women's Letters and Diaries data for Alexander Street Press--NC LIVE does not have access to, and does not report statistics for, other Alexander Street Press databases your library may have access to). NC LIVE standardizes vendor usage data by using four NC LIVE measures: Searches, Sessions, FT-Views and Abstracts. Each of these measures is defined below. Vendor-specific definitions are included in the table below.
Search: Most often represents the number of times a user submitted search terms to a form; discovery tools, federated search tools, and bundled databases can distort a unique count.
- Databases with federated search tools are handled differently to avoid overcounting of search totals.
- ProQuest: Total searches only includes the source labelled "ProQuest unique searches" (which de-deplicates searches across ProQuest products) and a few additional separate databases that aren't part of the federated search. These sources are noted on usage reports and on the list below.
- Bibliolabs: Home Grown search totals used as total for vendor.
Session: An identifiable sequence of requests from a single IP address; time constraint varies by vendor.
- If N/A is listed, then the vendor is COUNTER 4 compliant and session data is not reported.
FT-View: The number of articles, e-books, audio/video/map/image, or other individual full-content elements examined, downloaded, or otherwise delivered to a user.
Abstract: The number of abstracts or record summary pages examined, downloaded, or otherwise delivered to a user; distinct from receiving full text content. This measure is combined with FT-Views and reported as AbsPlusViews.
|ABC-CLIO||ABC-CLIO E-book Collection||Searches Run||Sessions Run||Successful Title Requests*||Same as FT-Views|
|Alexander Street Press||North American Women's Letters and Diaries||Searches||Sessions||Pages*||Same as FT-Views|
|BiblioLabs||Biblio Core Collection||Searches||N/A||Successful Title Requests + Sucessful Multimedia Full Content Requests*||Record Views + Successful Title Requests + Sucessful Multimedia Full Content Requests|
|BiblioLabs||Home Grown eBooks Collection||Searches||N/A||Successful Title Requests*||Record Views + Successful Title Requests|
|Chadwyck-Healey||All Titles||Regular Searches||Sessions||Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|CQ Press||CQ Researcher Online||N/A||Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|Credo||Credo Reference||Searches||Sessions||Entries Viewed*||Smae as Entries Viewed|
|Data-Axle||Data-Axle Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)||Searches||Logins||Total Detail Records Viewed + Total Records Printed + Total Records Downloaded*||Total Detail Records Viewed + Total Records Printed + Total Records Downloaded|
|EBSCOhost||CINAHL Plus with Full Text||Total Searches||Database Sessions||Total Full Text Requests*||Abstracts Requests+ Total Full Text Requests|
|EBSCOhost||eBooks on EBSCOhost||Searches||Sessions||Total Full Text*||Abstracts + Total Full Text|
|EBSCOhost||LearningExpress Library and PrepSTEP||N/A||SessionsNew||Tests Added + Tutorials Added + eBooks Added + ComputerCourses Added*||Tests Added + Tutorials Added + eBooks Added + ComputerCourses Added|
|EBSCOhost||MasterFile Premier||Total Searches||Database Sessions||Total Full Text Requests*||Abstracts Requests+ Total Full Text Requests|
|EBSCOhost||NoveList Plus||Total Searches||Database Sessions||Total Full Text Requests||Abstracts Requests+ Total Full Text Requests*|
|Gale||Gale Ebooks||Regular Searches||N/A||Total Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|Gale||Gale Literature Resource Center||Regular Searches||N/A||Total Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|InfoBase||Ferguson's Career Guidance Center||Regular Searches||N/A||Total Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|InfoBase||Films on Demand Video Collection||Regular Searches||N/A||Total Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|InfoBase||Just for Kids||Regular Searches||N/A||Total Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|Midwest Tape||hoopla Audiobooks||N/A||N/A||Audiobook Circulations*||Audiobook Circulations|
|Midwest Tape||hoopla Ebooks||N/A||N/A||Ebook Circulations*||Ebook Circulations|
|Morningstar||All Titles||N/A||Logins||Pageviews*||Same as FT-Views|
|ProQuest Company||ProQuest Central Databases||Regular Searches||N/A||Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|ProQuest Company(1)||Agriculture and Environmental Science Collection||Regular Searches||N/A||Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|ProQuest Company(2)||Digital Sanborn Maps North Carolina||N/A||Sessions||Pages Viewed*||Pages Viewed|
|ProQuest Company(2)||Ebook Central Academic and Public Library Complete||N/A||Number of rows per institution in the "Usage Report" spreadsheet||Number of rows per institution in the "Usage Report" spreadsheet*||Same as FT-Views|
|ProQuest Company(2)||eLibrary||Regular Searches||N/A||Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|ProQuest Company(1)||Entrepreneurship Database||Regular Searches||N/A||Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|ProQuest Company(2)||HeritageQuest||Searches||Sessions||Citation Abstract*||Any Full Text + Citation Abstract|
|ProQuest Company(2)||Historic North Caorlina Digital Newspapers||Regular Searches||N/A||N/A||Result Clicks + Record Views*|
|ProQuest Company(2)||SIRS Issues Researcher, SIRS Discoverer||Regular Searches||N/A||Item Requests*||Total Item Investigations|
|Transparent Language||Transparent Language||N/A||Total Sessions||Total Circulations*||Total Circulations|
(1) These ProQuest databases are not included in ProQuest Central searches by default, but all are searchable at search.proquest.com. Unique searches for all sources in this interface are included on usage reports as "ProQuest unique searches".
(2) These ProQuest databases are searched on entirely separate interfaces from other ProQuest products.
(*) Indicates the measure that NC LIVE uses to determine cost-per-use and other calculations.