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Trace Statistics

Below are some illustrative statistics that demonstrate the growth in popularity of Trace since its inception: Since becoming public in August of 2009, the use of Trace for research and discovery has steadily increased. The number of articles has steadily increased, as well as the number of times these items that have been accessed. As visitors to Trace have increased, so have the number of articles and items that have been added to Trace. Below shows the growth of the Trace collection since its inception in June of 2009: Additionally, the chart below shows where users of Trace are coming from. Google has been an excellent resource in the search and discovery of Trace, providing broad access to the scholarly works of UT professors and researchers.

There is a very even split between the three major sources of Trace visitors. Search engines like Google provide the most, with referring sites and direct navigation to Trace following closely behind. From the referring websites, the largest is Google, giving the amount of traffic to Trace provided by Google to be quite substantial. As the major search engine for the public, having Trace articles and items indexed by Google makes them very discoverable, leading to greater readership and dissemination. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Contacts Trace - trace@nullutk.edu Trace Administrator - Seth Jordan, sjordan@nullutk.edu Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Research Services - Holly Mercer, hollymercer@nullutk.edu For further information on a particular topic, you may contact the appropriate librarian liaison from the following page: Subject Liaison Librarian

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