We use Google Analytics in a site that is EAD driven via Fedora.  The GA calls are provided by the application that produces html pages at the component level. 

I'm not sure if it's quite what you have in mind though - it's not presented as a finding aid. But it is indeed EAD underneath, so I'll mention it.


Bill Parod

On Jun 22, 2010, at 1:01 PM, Nathan Tallman wrote:

Happy Tuesday Everyone,

Just wondering if anyone has tried using Google Analytics with their finding aids.  I was thinking it would be easy enough to insert the necessary code in the stylesheet template and then you'd would be able to get some good data on finding aid use, as well as user browser/network/hardware capabilities.  

When I started my current position, I implemented Analytics on several pages of our website.  Our public finding aids are all HTML at the moment and I didn't want to hand edit each individual document, so chose not to implement Analytics in finding aids for the time being.  We've recently started an EAD project thought and this idea came back to me.

If you have implemented Google Analytics for your finding aids, I'd love to hear about it!


Bill Parod

Library Technology Division - Enterprise Systems
Northwestern University Library 
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