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One of the differences between Local and Discovery is how usage statistics are kept. In Discovery these are tracked through Google Analytics. Once this is setup we can run a lot of these reports on our end for you (for example, our dashboard LibGuide: https://libguides.palni.edu/analytics/dashboards/discovery. Of course you can always go in and look at this data yourself as well. :)
Here are the steps to setup this for WC Discovery, this should only take a few minutes. The following link provides more details about using Google Analytics: https://help.oclc.org/Librarian_Toolbox/OCLC_Service_Configuration/WorldCat_Discovery_and_WorldCat_Local/100Google_Analytics_WorldCat_Discovery_only
- Go to https://www.google.com/analytics/.
- Sign up for Google Analytics and get the Universal Analytics Tracking ID for your site.
- If you have an existing account, it is recommended that you create a new account for use with WorldCat Discovery.
- If you are currently using Google Classic Analytics, you will need to create an Analytics Account for use with WorldCat Discovery.
To enable Google Analytics:
- Go to OCLC Configuration.
- Under WorldCat Discovery and WorldCat Local select Google Analytics (WorldCat Discovery only)
- Enter your Google Analytics Tracker ID into the text field.
- Click Save Changes.
- Go to Google Analytics to see the data collected for WorldCat Discovery.
To setup search terms in Analtyics, please complete the following:
- Login to Google Analytics. https://analytics.google.com/
- In the lower left hand corner, select the Admin sprocket icon.
- Select the account and property for WorldCat Discovery in the left and center column.
- In the right hand column, select the link View Settings.
- At the bottom of this page, look for the heading Site Search Settings.
- Switch Site search Tracking to ON.
- In the Query parameter box, add: queryString
- Switch Site search categories to ON.
- In the Category parameter box, add: databaseList then select "Strip category parameters out of URL"
- Click Save.
The last piece is to share your Google Analytics with our shared PALNI analytics accounts.
- Login to Google Analytics (https://analytics.google.com)
- In the lower left hand corner, select the link Admin
- On this page will be three columns, under the left column (labeled "Account") select the link User Management.
- At the bottom of the right hand column is a box labeled "Add permissions for:". Add firstname.lastname@example.org with Read & Analyze permissions.
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