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National College of Ireland

NCI LIBRARY

Library Reports: Discovery Services

Introduction

From 2018 on, there has been continued year-on-year increase in usage and engagement with EDS Discovery. This is apparent from the usage charts below giving details of sessions and searches for EDS Discovery from 2018 to 2021. 

From 2014 until 2016 there was a year-on-year increase in usage and engagement with the Summon discovery product. For the first 6 months of 2017 usage was up too. In July 2017 we changed to EDS discovery interface and usage and engagement increased even more. The first 6 months of EDS saw more user sessions logged than any full year in total of Summon.

Number of Sessions 2018 - 2021

2018

2019

2020

2021

Total

103430

115301

128152

116709

Number of Sessions 2014 - 2017

 

2014 (Summon)

2015 (Summon)

2016 (Summon)

2017 (Summon)

2017 (EDS)

Total

12872

23264

37114

24018

42755

Number of Searches 2018 - 2021

2018

2019

2020

2021

Total

254854

292654

306868

285429

Number Of Searches 2014 - 2017

 

2014 (Summon)

2015 (Summon)

2016 (Summon)

2017 (Summon)

2017 (EDS)

Total

89040

164413

232832

151107

101703