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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Philip M.
dc.contributor.authorSolla, Leah
dc.identifier.citationJASIST, (54):11, 2003 p.1062-1068.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study reports an analysis of American Chemical Society electronic journal downloads at Cornell University by individual IP addresses. While the majority of users (IPs) limited themselves to a small number of both journals and article downloads, a small minority of heavy users had a large effect on total journal downloads. There was a very strong relationship between the number of article downloads and the number of users, implying that a user-population can be estimated by just knowing the total use of a journal. Aggregate users (i.e. Library Proxy Server and public library computers) can be regarded as a sample of the entire user population. Analysis of article downloads by format (PDF vs HTML) suggests that individuals are using the system like a networked photocopier, for the purposes of creating print-on-demand copies of articles.en_US
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dc.subjectusage analysisen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Chemical Societyen_US
dc.subjectIP addressen_US
dc.titleAn IP-level analysis of usage statistics for electronic journals in chemistry: Making inferences about user-behavior.en_US

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