Hmmm, the challenge is not reporting on the data
but getting the data into a format that can be reported on.Once that is done, there are many tools
to use, from simple SQL to complex artificial intelligence tools.
Smathers Library, U of Florida: What are the
costs of buying and storing circulating vs noncirculating materials, by
method (approval vs firm order)?
Article describes complex process of extracting
data from NOTIS for analysis by MS Access: S. Su, “Harvesting Information
from a Library Data Warehouse”, Information Technology and Libraries, March
User provided data (be wary of surveys, sites
that ask for personal information)
The computer’s IP address.
The number the site’s server assigns to a
specific user name or password.
The date and time of requests the computer
makes. Most log files are chronological.
The method of the request. This will be GET if
the server sent information to the user, POST if the visitor sent personal
data to the server, or HEAD if the visitor is an automated system checking
whether anything on the site has changed, such as the date.