Usage statistics by district and region - reported by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC)
HOW DO I GET STATISTICS FOR ALL TEXQUEST RESOURCES?
The State Library maintains ChalkDUST where you can download and manipulate statistics for all TexQuest Resources.
WHERE ARE THE TSLAC TUTORIALS ON HOW TO USE CHALKDUST?
ARE USAGE STATISTICS AVAILABLE FOR THE NEW TEXQUEST RESOURCES ADDED IN 2019?
The new 2019 TexQuest resources include Gale OneFile: High School (formerly Infotrac Student Edition) and Infobase Learn360.
ARE THERE ANY CHANGES TO THE TEXQUEST RESOURCES?
A1: The Britannica eBooks subscription ended June 14, 2019.
A2: The following new Gale product name changes went into effect in July 2019. ChalkDUST will list these resources with both the new and former Gale product names.
Gale Product Names Update
WHAT WILL I NEED TO RETRIEVE MY USAGE STATISTICS?
You will need:
1) This URL: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/texquest/chalkdust/
2) Your 6-digit district TEA ID number or 9-digit campus TEA ID number
3) A spreadsheet program such as Excel, able to read comma-delimited files.
4) This free MS Excel Reader -- however functionality is limited.
5) Google Sheets is a free application that also has some spreadsheet functionality
WHAT IF I DON'T KNOW MY 6-DIGIT DISTRICT OR 9-DIGIT CAMPUS TEA-ID NUMBER?
COMMA-DELIMITED FILES? WHAT'S THAT?
Comma-delimited (csv) files are plain text files that can be opened by almost any computer with either a spreadsheet application or a text editor. Unlike a web-page-viewable report, these files permit easy sorting and formatting to meet your needs.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RECORD VIEWS AND RESULT CLICKS?
A "Record View" is a very specific transaction where the user has viewed the detailed metadata record from a given database - e.g. to see the abstract and subject headings, etc. A record view could occur from a user clicking on the result list, or navigating detailed records or even linking in from another site - it is about viewing the detailed record.
A "Result Click" is about the activity that happens on the search result list and it is tracking any click the user might have made on a result from a given database. Some examples of Result Clicks are: a user clicks the "findIt@my library" link; the user clicks to view full text; the user clicks to see the full record; the user clicks to "request article via ILL"; etc. In each case, the user has expressed interest in the result by clicking on something - and since that expression of interest can be attributed to the database that contained the metadata it also serves to indicate the value of the database.
WHAT ARE THE FULL TEXT DOCUMENTS STATISTICS ON CHALKDUST?
ChalkDUST includes Full Text Documents usage statistics from Britannica, EBSCO, Gale, ProQuest, and TeachingBooks. ChalkDUST’s Full Text Document statistics include the following breakouts: eBooks and anything that is not a citation or abstract, which may include full text articles, images, maps, video, podcasts, other media, and reference content.
HOW DO I VIEW STATS FOR A PARTICULAR MONTH OR FOR A PARTICULAR DATABASE? HOW DO I DERIVE SUBTOTALS AND TOTALS?
The ChalkDUST application provides you with information in spreadsheet format to permit maximum flexibility for your needs. Use the "SORT" or "FILTER" functions on your spreadsheet application to view customized reports. The flexibility of these reports is only limited by your creativity with Microsoft Excel (or your favorite spreadsheet application).