How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Put a Google Analytics tag on the online resource button

We've been asked to demonstrate whether there is any link between eResource usage and the Reading List System.
While we can, with some work, demonstrate correlation, the general upward trend in eResource usage means we are ubable to definitively claim causation.
If the 'online resource' button had a google analytics tag, allowing us to view not only how many times students look at lists but also how many times students are clicking on online resources from the list, we would be better placed to demonstrate value for money to university leadership.

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      • Hazel Rothera commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There's been no update on the comments below from myself and Rachel, dating back to last April. Could we have an update/clarification on a) whether Dashboard/Analytics in New List View does count clicks from "View Online" and b) if not, whether this can be prioritised?

        We are starting to get questions, in the current financial climate, from University leaders about the value of Aspire and like Maria, we are really handicapped in demonstrating the value of it by the fact that a great deal of our users' likely engagement (by clicking on Online Resource/View Online blue buttons) isn't being measured by Dashboard/Analytics.

      • Hazel Rothera commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I thought I had picked up from somewhere that in New List View, the Dashboard *is* going to count clicks through from "View Online" - have I got that wrong??

      • R Bramley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Here at Sussex we're very interested in making more effective use of the 'blue' button' (old list view) or 'View Online' link (new list view) and the potential reporting solutions and analytics data it could provide.

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