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View BadgerLink, Resource Sharing (WISCAT), Wisconsin Document Depository, or Wisconsin Digital Archives statistics.

BadgerLink

Database usage has been historically tracked by searches, sessions, and pageviews. However, most of these metrics are no longer supported by COUNTER-compliant vendors.

The BadgerLink Usage Statistics table continues to include this data, even though it doesn't tell the whole story. The new Successful Retrievals column reflects a combination of metrics showing the "number of full-content units or descriptive records examined, downloaded, or otherwise supplied to a user."

See the BadgerLink website for additional information.

BadgerLink Usage Statistics

  Searches Sessions** Pageviews Successful Retrievals
2017 104,048,222 1,545,381 10,230,712 12,599,558
2016 112,645,487 1,860,494 11,572,283 11,995,892
2015 109,182,064 2,548,005 13,711,527 11,677,580
2014 121,380,641 79,878,515 12,365,513 10,935,337
2013* 130,270,878 78,854,527 7,515,164 --
2012 95,540,101 57,590,786 12,655,185 --

*An error in Encyclopedia Britannica reporting has been corrected, resulting in lower counts for their resources, particularly Pageviews.

**The Release 4 COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources (used by EBSCO, Gale, and TeachingBooks.net) no longer reports session counts.

Resource Sharing

WISCAT - Statewide Interlibrary Loan Activity

  • Borrower requests are the total number of requests entered into the WISCAT system.
  • Lending requests are the total number of requests sent to individual libraries to be filled.
  • Filled requests are the total completed requests.
  • Fill rate calculation is based upon the following formula: Filled Requests / Borrower Requests.
  • RL&LL Referrals are requests managed by Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning Interlibrary Loan Staff.
WISCAT Statistics
Year           Borrower Requests Lending Requests Filled Requests Fill Rate RL&LL Referrals
2017 186,253 298,640 175,011 94% 19,138
2016 192,214 318,321 180,175 94% 23,176
2015 195,719 333,430 180,194 92% 25,609
2014 179,966 350,551 162,137 90% 27,420
2013 165,447 337,266 150,736 91% 24,546
2012 175,599 374,363 157,096 89% 25,641
2011 174,952 379,927 155,130 89% 25,163

Wisconsin Document Depository

These statistics report the number of state documents distributed to designated depository libraries in both print and electronic formats. Electronic documents are accessed through the Wisconsin Digital Archives.

Wisconsin Document Depository Statistics
Year Print Electronic Total
2016 282 4,110 4,392
2015 431 2,600 3,031
2014 417 1,049 1,466
2013 451 753 1,204

Wisconsin Digital Archives

  • Collection visits are the number of people on an annual basis who come to the Wisconsin Digital Archives to use the collection.
  • Documents viewed are the total number of times a document in the Wisconsin Digital Archives is opened by someone. In 2015, this total was equivalent to someone accessing almost 5 documents every time they visited the collection.
Wisconsin Digital Archives Statistics
Year Collection Visits Documents Viewed
2016 10,577 46,348
2015 13,746 62,806
2014 15,503 69,287
2013 13,063 30,010