% of Full Text Downloads Open Access
This is a summary calculation (discussed in detail on the "Full Text Downloads" tab) of the % of downloads that were of articles that are open access. All of these downloads represent Version of Record (VoR) Open Access articles. Third Iron services can provide linking to Accepted Manuscript versions as well within certain contexts but for this metric only Version of Record is considered. This is thus designed to provide a "true equivalency" between the amount of content that requires a subscription versus that which does not.
Google Scholar searches enhanced
The affiliation of a user to a particular library's link resolver links in Google Scholar requires the user to either by doing a search from within an organization's IP range *or* to sign into Google and then manually affiliate themselves to a particular institution by using the Settings function and searching for their organization. A user with LibKey Nomad installed and set for their Library does not need to do either of these things! Nomad will automatically associate them with their library so that link resolver links appear with Google Scholar search results. This metric tracks the number of searches in which this operation takes place, thereby enhancing the Google Scholar experience by providing holdings and linking information specific to your library within the display.
In-Context Linking from LibKey Services
This metric is tallied every time a user clicks on an in-context link from a LibKey Service which results in a linkage to BrowZine. In most services this is called "View Issue Contents" or "View full Issue". This functionality brings context an article level intelligence to searching contexts (discovery systems, indexes, etc.) and allows the user to browse articles published at the same time in the same issue as the article of interest.
With BrowZine, users may create their own bookshelves to easily find, follow, and read their favorite journal titles. The numbers reported in My Bookshelf indicate how many times a user has clicked on a journal saved to My Bookshelf in order to view the tables of contents along with the ISSN/EISSN of those titles. Note this data is not a metric of the number of times that journal appears on all user's bookshelves, but instead indicates interactions with that content in the BrowZine environment. When the metric instead says the journal is "(Assorted Journals)" this indicates that a My Bookshelf interaction occurred that affects multiple journals - such as renaming a bookshelf or moving a journal from one bookshelf to another.
Full Text Downloads
This tab also features Open access data broken down by journal. The summary % is also repeated from the summary tab. This detail provides a real-world assessment about a particular library's usage of open access articles from each journal to help inform patterns of user behavior and collection development decisions. All open access figures presented are for Version of Record open access only. Third Iron services can provide linking to Accepted Manuscript versions as well within certain contexts but for this metric only Version of Record is considered. This is thus designed to provide a "true equivalency" between the amount of content that requires a subscription versus that which does not.
Additionally, this open access detail reveals an additional benefit to LibKey link resolution: journals may appear in this list that are outside of a library's subscription! This is because even if there is no known subscription to a title, LibKey's unique article level intelligence identifies that a particular article has a Version of Record available and so instantly links the user in a seamless manner. The net result of this is an expanded set of content for users!