IRStats development

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This is IRStats1 documentation. IRStats1 is now out of support. You may have been looking for IRStats2

IRStats Development Goals


  • 'Browse View' style public stats.
  • Non-public stats accessed via screen plugins.
  • Default 'out-the-box' configuration.
  • Generalisation to repository reporting tool. Graphs available on e.g. citation counts.
  • the ability to see users paths through the site.
  • the ability to gather stats about how pages are used in eprints. Example: "how many times is this button used compared to this button" or "does anyone actually use this feature"
  • new view, all-time downloads
  • new view, like top ten table, but not limited to 10 (very useful according to one repository manager)

Back End

  • Full integration with EPrints Configuration.
  • Replacement of ChartDirector with an open-source charting package.
  • Anonymisation of downloaders to comply with privacy legislation.
  • HTML produced with DOM objects (high priority - solves UTF8 issues)
  • Import from apache logs


Things which don't need to go in the first release, but we should keep in mind so we don't make them hard to add later.

  • Recommender - people who downloaded this paper also looked at....


  • removing a document leads to loss of stats. Reported by Graham Stone, Huddersfield.