Monday, January 4, 2010

Research Archives: Web Statistics 2009

Following the lead of my predecessor and colleague Chuck Jones, I have compiled some web stats for pages from the Oriental Institute website which are relevant to the Research Archives. The Research Archives homepage was visited 17,411 times, the 28th most frequently visited page of the Oriental Institute website. However, if you combine this with the 975 visits to its .shtml companion here, the combined total of 18, 386 visits would make it the 26th most frequently visited page of the Oriental Institute website (just shy of the top 25).

There are several interesting items to note. The pdf of Ilya Yakubovich's dissertation was visited an astounding 1574 times in 2009. However, the html page which contains the link to this pdf was visited only 574 times. Clearly visitors are using a direct link to the pdf almost three times as often – either via the Research Archives Online Catalog, another link aggregator, or personal communication (e.g. email). In addition to the popularity of the online dissertations, dissertation proposals remain a popular item. At the moment, there is no direct link on the website to these pages and visitors must find them through online search engines. In the future this will change. A page for dissertation proposals will be added as well as new proposals (in pdf format) for which there are already several willing participants. The Annual Report for 2007-2008 received the most hits, but the popularity of the remaining Annual Reports is inverse to their chronological order.

(Note: there were many popular pages relevant to the archived posts of the ANE-Listserve which were removed from the following lists)

The thirty most frequently visited pages of the Research Archives:
  1. Research Archives Homepage, 17411 visits
  2. Dissertations from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, 2517 visits
  3. Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Ilya Yakubovich. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, June 2008, 1574 visits
  4. Research Archives Acquisitions Lists, 1473 visits
  5. Research Archives Homepage, 17411 visits
  6. Research Archives Annual Reports, 754 visits
  7. Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Ilya Yakubovich. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, June 2008, 574 visits
  8. A Structural Analysis of Ben Sira 40:11- 44:15: A Dissertation Proposal Presented to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Eric Reymond, 519 visits
  9. Archaeology and Historical Problems of the Second Intermediate Period: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Bruce Williams. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, December 1975, 497 visits
  10. Research Archives Introduction & Guide, 414 visits
  11. Research Archives Acquisitions Lists from 2009, 403 visits
  12. Plant Ornament: Its Origin and Development in the Ancient Near East: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Helene J. Kantor. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, March 1945, 396 visits
  13. Archaeological Texts and Contexts on the Red Sea: The Sheikh’s House at Quseir al-Qadim: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Katherine Strange Burke. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, June 2007, 389 visits
  14. The Socioeconomic Organization of the Metalworkers During the Late Bronze Period at Ugarit: A Dissertation Proposal Presented to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Jill Ashley Fine, August 1997, 364 visits
  15. The Sacrificial Economy: On The Management Of Sacrificial Sheep And Goats At The Neo-Babylonian/Achaemenid Eanna Temple Of Uruk (c. 625-520 BC): A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Michael Kozuh. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, March 2006, 214 visits
  16. The Architecture of Defense: Fortified Settlements Of The Levant During The Middle Bronze Age: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Aaron Alexander Burke. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, June 2004, 339 visits
  17. Mood and Modality in Hurrian: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Dennis R. M. Campbell. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, March 2007, 345 visits
  18. Urbanism and Society in the Third Millennium Upper Khabur Basin: A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Division of the Humanities in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, By Jason Alik Ur, Chicago, Illinois, December 2004, 296 visits
  19. The Architecture of Defense: Fortified Settlements Of The Levant During The Middle Bronze Age: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Aaron Alexander Burke. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, June 2004, 272 visits
  20. Research Archives Acquisitions List – June 2009, 272 visits
  21. Research Archives Acquisitions Lists for 2008, 261 visits
  22. Research Archives Acquisitions List – January 2009, 250 visits
  23. The Sacrificial Economy: On The Management Of Sacrificial Sheep And Goats At The Neo-Babylonian/Achaemenid Eanna Temple Of Uruk (c. 625-520 BC): A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Michael Kozuh. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, March 2006, 214 visits
  24. Urbanism and Society in the Third Millennium Upper Khabur Basin: A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Division of the Humanities in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, By Jason Alik Ur, Chicago, Illinois, December 2004, 213 visits
  25. Research Archives Acquisitions List – February 2009, 213 visits
  26. Research Archives Acquisitions List – April 2009, 193 visits
  27. Mood and Modality in Hurrian: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Dennis R. M. Campbell. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, March 2007, 190 visits
  28. Research Archives Acquisitions List – March 2009, 168 visits
  29. Research Archives Acquisitions List – May 2009, 159 visits
  30. Research Archives Adopt-a-Journal Campaign, 149 visits


Research Archives Acquisitions Lists
  1. Research Archives Acquisitions List – June 2009, 272 visits
  2. Research Archives Acquisitions List – January 2009, 250 visits
  3. Research Archives Acquisitions List – February 2009, 213 visits
  4. Research Archives Acquisitions List – April 2009, 193 visits
  5. Research Archives Acquisitions List – March 2009, 168 visits
  6. Research Archives Acquisitions List – May 2009, 159 visits
  7. Research Archives Acquisitions List – August 2009, 131 visits
  8. Research Archives Acquisitions List – July 2009, 117 visits
  9. Research Archives Acquisitions List – September 2009, 104 visits
  10. Research Archives Acquisitions List – October 2009, 33 visits


Research Archives Annual Reports
  1. Research Archives Annual Report 2007-2008, 136 visits
  2. Research Archives Annual Report 2002-2003, 112 visits
  3. Research Archives Annual Report 2003-2004, 53 visits
  4. Research Archives Annual Report 2004-2005, 47 visits
  5. Research Archives Annual Report 2005-2006, 45 visits
  6. Research Archives Annual Report 2006-2007, 44 visits


Dissertations of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago
  1. Sociolinguistics of the Luvian Language: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Ilya Yakubovich. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, June 2008, 1574 visits

  2. The Architecture of Defense: Fortified Settlements Of The Levant During The Middle Bronze Age: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Aaron Alexander Burke. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, June 2004, 272 visits

  3. The Sacrificial Economy: On The Management Of Sacrificial Sheep And Goats At The Neo-Babylonian/Achaemenid Eanna Temple Of Uruk (c. 625-520 BC): A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Michael Kozuh. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, March 2006, 214 visits

  4. Urbanism and Society in the Third Millennium Upper Khabur Basin: A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Division of the Humanities in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, By Jason Alik Ur, Chicago, Illinois, December 2004, 213 visits
  5. Mood and Modality in Hurrian: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Dennis R. M. Campbell. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, March 2007, 190 visits
  6. Archaeological Texts and Contexts on the Red Sea: The Sheikh’s House at Quseir al-Qadim: A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by Katherine Strange Burke. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, June 2007, 124 visits
  7. The Spaces Between The Teeth: Environment, Settlement, And Interaction On The Islamic-Byzantine Frontier. A Dissertation Submitted to The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations by A. Asa Eger. The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago, August 2008, 73 visits

4 comments:

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

Outstanding, Foy!

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

I had not actually noticed before, Foy, that if you go to:
https://oi.uchicago.edu/OI/DEPT/RA/Research_Arch.html
You can see the entire Research Archives website as it was before the conversion (curiously ossified at about the time I left the OI), complete with all the things which no longer have links from the new Research Archives website.

Foy said...

Thanks Chuck. I have noticed these old RA pages before, but I only found them through online searches. Playing around with the URL a bit can bring up various pages. I think John had planned to convert some one day, but mostly I believe it was left so that links to certain pages would remain active even if the content on the page was faulty or dated.

Charles Ellwood Jones said...

There is a nice historical record of the Research Archives web presence on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:
http://web.archive.org/web/*/oi.uchicago.edu/OI/DEPT/RA/Research_Arch.html

Earlier configurations of the website with names such as: sippar-orinst.uchicago.edu are not archived online as far as I know.