Cites & Insights Readership, part 2

How about article readership–that is, articles viewed independently as HTML files rather than as parts of issues?

Page views in 2012

The recent view numbers (January 1-July 8, 2012) are interesting, and maybe a little surprising (or not). Nineteen articles have been viewed at least 450 times in the first half of 2012:

Articles 2012 Title
v7i2c.htm 1,003 Perspective: Conference Speaking: I Have a Little List
v9i10c.htm 844 Perspective: Academic Library Blogging: A Limited Update
v6i10a.htm 710 Perspective: Looking at Liblogs: The Great Middle
v8i4c.htm 604 Old Media/New Media Perspective: Thinking About Kindle and Ebooks
v9i2a.htm 560 A was for AAC: A Discursive Glossary, Rethought and Expanded
v12i3a.htm 552 Public Library Closures: On Not Dropping Like Flies
v8i1c.htm 537 Perspective: Discovering Books: OCA & GBS Retrospective
v12i1b.htm 521 Making it Work: It’s Academic (or not)
v11i7b.htm 515 Copyright Comments: Public Domain
v9i9b.htm 514 Offtopic Perspective: 50 Movie Comedy Classics, Part 1
v9i4a.htm 512 Perspective: The Google Books Search Settlement
v10i3a.htm 503 Making it Work: Philosophy and Future
v9i3c.htm 494 Interesting & Peculiar Products
v6i12d.htm 483 Open Access Perspective, Part II: Pioneer OA Journals: Preliminary Additions from DOAJ
v8i4b.htm 468 Library Access to Scholarship
v8i9b.htm 467 Perspective: Updating the Book Discovery Projects
v12i1a.htm 464 Bibs & Blather
v12i1c.htm 458 Offtopic Perspective: 50 Movie Box Office Gold, Part 1
v9i12a.htm 455 Library Access to Scholarship

I’m a little surprised that the first one–now five years old–is the most popular article this year. (I’m a little surprised by the first five in general.)

Worth noting: v8i11c is an earlier item on Google Books, as is v8i9b (and, of course, v9i4a). You folks should look forward to the August 2012 C&I.

I’m pleased to see that old movie reviews continue to be popular–and if I’d extended the table two more rows, you’d see The Back from March 2012 at 444, so I guess I’ll keep doing the snarky stuff as well.

Page views total

What about total pageviews–noting that early volumes of C&I didn’t have HTML separates? Twenty-two articles have at least 6,000 pageviews to date:

Articles Total Title
v6i2a.htm 20,895 Library 2.0 and “Library 2.0”
v6i10a.htm 15,564 Perspective: Looking at Liblogs: The Great Middle
v7i2c.htm 15,165 Perspective: Conference Speaking: I Have a Little List
v5i10b.htm 15,057 Perspective: Investigating the Biblioblogosphere
v5i13a.htm 11,482 Perspective: Life Trumps Blogging
v7i1b.htm 8,532 Perspective: Book Searching: OCA/GBS Update
v5i5a.htm 7,669 Bibs & Blather
v6i12d.htm 7,275 Open Access Perspective, Part II: Pioneer OA Journals: Preliminary Additions from DOAJ
v6i4a.htm 7,133 Perspective: Folksonomy and Dichotomy
v8i4c.htm 6,904 Old Media/New Media Perspective: Thinking About Kindle and Ebooks
v6i6a.htm 6,866 Perspective: Discovering Books
v7i9a.htm 6,860 Perspective: On the Literature
v6i3a.htm 6,707 Followup Perspective: Beyond Library 2.0 and “Library 2.0”
v6i12a.htm 6,640 Open Access Perspective Part I: Pioneer Journals: The Arc of Enthusiasm, Five Years Later
v6i13a.htm 6,456 Net Media Perspective: What About Wikipedia?
v6i3e.htm 6,440 (C)2 Perspective: What NC Means to Me
v6i4d.htm 6,353 PC Progress, October 2005-February 2006
v5i14a.htm 6,269 Perspective: OCA and GLP 1: Ebooks, Etext, Libraries and the Commons
v6i5a.htm 6,188 Perspectives: Seventyfive Facets
v6i8e.htm 6,069 (C)3 Perspective: Finding a Balance 2: Signs of Imbalance
v6i1c.htm 6,012 Interesting & Peculiar Products
v6i1e.htm 6,002 (C)2 Perspective: Will Fair Use Survive?

I don’t see a huge number of surprises there–except for v5i5a, Bibs & Blather, which was (as is typical) purely functional: I was explaining a few changes in sections and why I was starting to do HTML separates.

If this list is at all a guide, it says I should continue writing about blogging, Google Books, open access, media and copyright, as well as other things. Well, copyright’s been paid close attention to this year; Google Books will get the year’s longest issue in a week or two; a blogging article will probably be in the September issue. I think OA is now my largest set of Diigo tags, so that will show up–and I’ll never stop writing about media.

There’s one more way of looking at article readership: Adding issue (PDF) downloads to article (HTML) pageviews. That yields a somewhat astonishing 80 articles for which I can assert a combined readership of more than 10,000, way too big a table to include here and including a wild variety of stuff. Even a cutoff of 12,000 or more yields 29 articles–which is long, but maybe not too long.

Total readership including HTML pageviews and PDF downloads

Here it is–“Gtotal” is short for Grand Total. (vlookup makes this table plausible, although nontrivial.)

Articles Gtotal Title
v6i2a.htm 54,059 Library 2.0 and “Library 2.0”
v6i10a.htm 25,181 Perspective: Looking at Liblogs: The Great Middle
v5i10b.htm 24,807 Perspective: Investigating the Biblioblogosphere
v7i2c.htm 20,498 Perspective: Conference Speaking: I Have a Little List
v5i13a.htm 17,071 Perspective: Life Trumps Blogging
v7i1b.htm 16,187 Perspective: Book Searching: OCA/GBS Update
v5i5a.htm 15,502 Bibs & Blather
v5i10d.htm 15,003 (C)2 Perspective: Orphan Works
v6i4a.htm 14,397 Perspective: Folksonomy and Dichotomy
v6i12d.htm 14,345 Open Access Perspective, Part II: Pioneer OA Journals: Preliminary Additions from DOAJ
v6i12a.htm 13,710 Open Access Perspective Part I: Pioneer Journals: The Arc of Enthusiasm, Five Years Later
v6i4d.htm 13,617 PC Progress, October 2005-February 2006
v6i10b.htm 13,529 Bibs & Blather
v4i12a.htm 13,498 Perspective: Wikipedia and Worth
v6i4e.htm 12,976 Offtopic Perspective: 50-Movie All Stars Collection 1
v7i1d.htm 12,892 Finding a Balance: Patrons and the Library
v6i6a.htm 12,883 Perspective: Discovering Books
v7i9a.htm 12,654 Perspective: On the Literature
v4i3c.htm 12,621 PC Progress, July 2003-January 2004
v6i12b.htm 12,588 Old Media/New Media: Books, Bookstores and Ebooks
v5i14a.htm 12,551 Perspective: OCA and GLP 1: Ebooks, Etext, Libraries and the Commons
v6i4b.htm 12,547 The Library Stuff
v4i12b.htm 12,337 Copyright Currents
v4i12c.htm 12,316 Offtopic Perspective: The Rest of the DoubleDoubles
v6i13a.htm 12,173 Net Media Perspective: What About Wikipedia?
v6i4c.htm 12,058 (C)1: Term & Extent
v6i3a.htm 12,052 Followup Perspective: Beyond Library 2.0 and “Library 2.0”
v4i12d.htm 12,037 Interesting & Peculiar Products
v6i9a.htm 12,008 Bibs & Blather

 

 

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