Reading Lists Statistics (January 2017)

In the last few years, Goldsmiths Library has been using its online reading lists system to provide electronic versions of reading lists on behalf of academic staff and departments, displaying real-time availability of books in the library and linking to full-text journal articles and other online content where available. It is also used for linking to scanned chapters/content of essential readings.

Each month, our Reading List Services Officer, Maria O’Hara produces a report of statistics for the previous month. Below are the usage statistics for January 2017.

Google Analytics

A session on Google Analytics is defined as a group of interactions one user takes within a given time frame on your website. Sessions time out after 30 minutes of inactivity.

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Number of Sessions

The number of sessions was again much higher than in January 2015, rising from 10,859 to 19,677 this year. Use of Digitised content remained high.

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Where are our users?

39.8% of January sessions were on-campus.

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Most users were in London or the UK, but not all of them.

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Most Popular Search Terms

1)      PO51010D – 389

2)      ED62025A – 184

3)      PY71072A – 89

4)      ED53029A – 24

5)      AN51001A – 23

Most Popular Scan

…from Biological and Comparative Psychology

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Top Twenty Lists

List Title Jan-17 Department Students
World Politics (Spring Term) 869 Politics 100
UK and European Comparative Governance and Politics 853 Politics 100
Fine Art Critical Studies: Year 1 (Spring) 759 [Art] 120
Fine Art Critical Studies: Year 1 (Autumn) 543 [Art] 34
MC51005B Culture and Cultural Studies (Spring Term) 506 Media & Comms 150
PS50007B: Psychobiology and Cognitive Psychology 374 Psychology 60
Issues in Cultural and Political Economy – PO51017A 361 Politics 60
COLONIALISM AND NON-WESTERN POLITICAL THOUGHT 341 Politics 20
Globalization: Politics, Policy, Critique 340 Cultural Studies 50
Politics of Other Cultures 326 Politics 55
Killing Time 323 Art 32
SO52107A Sociology of Religion in the Modern World 314 Sociology 50
PO52025A An(Other) Japan: Politics, Ideology, Culture 298 Politics 38
 The City and Consumer Culture 274 Media & Comms 34
PO71046A The Politics of Human Rights 251 Politics 16
The Lure of the Ordinary 251 Art 15
DR71093A Practice and Placement Reflection 245 Theatre & Perf 20
Introduction to Political Economy 241 Politics 100
IM51010A Introductory Economics 234 IMS 160
 CU71025A POLICY LAB AND PLACEMENTS 234 Cultural Studies 30
Average 396.85

Overall Reading List Coverage by Department

Department
#Modules
#Lists
% Covered
Anthropology
82
74
90.24%
Visual Cultures
92
59
64.13%
Politics
87
58
66.67%
STACS
125
65
52.00%
Sociology
95
53
55.79%
CELAW
18
9
50.00%
History
113
56
49.56%
Education
94
50
53.19%
English
150
52
34.67%
Design
63
18
28.57%
IMS
46
16
34.78%
Theatre & Perf
83
26
31.33%
ICCE
47
14
29.79%
Cultural Studies
30
10
33.33%
Music
113
27
23.89%
Media & Comms
172
35
20.35%
Psychology
110
22
20.00%
Confuscius
17
3
17.65%
Art
26
1
3.85%
Computing
112
0
0.00%
Total
1675
648
38.69%

If you’d like to see if your reading list is available electronically, either search the reading lists system by either course title or code. Alternatively, it could be linked via the VLE. If you’re a lecturer and you’d like your list added to the reading lists system this year or next, email readinglists@gold.ac.uk in the first instance.

 

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