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Statistics about the use of IEKO

   edited by Claudio Gnoli and Edoardo Manelli


Thanks to Digits.net, IEKO uses a visit counter for each article, which is shown in the colophon. This allows to collect statistics about its usage, as described in a Letter to the editor of KO.

The same article explains why such statistics should not be taken as a measure of the overall quality or importance of individual articles, but only as an evaluation of how often certain topics and sectors of KO are searched, checked or used in KO education. A useful picture can be obtained by combining visit data with the categorization of entries in the systematic index, so that the most popular categories can be identified.

All figures below are expressed as average number of visits per day after the article has been published online.

In April 2021, overall visits had been 131,718 (plus a minor fraction before counters were introduced in 2019). Individual pages had been visited 4,30 times per day on average.

The following articles have been visited most often (^ indicates articles that have improved their rank between 2020 and 2021):

 2019  2020  2021  
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      34.60 32.08 Colon Classification
17.36 18.36 18.89 Knowledge pyramid: the DIKW hierarchy                
 6.92  8.29 13.90 Hornbostel-Sachs classification of musical instruments ^
14.83 15.36 13.71 Library and information science (LIS)
            13.53 Hierarchy
11.60 12.56 12.19 Knowledge organization (KO)
11.49 11.34  9.98 Classification
 6.58  6.72  9.09 Citation indexing and indexes ^
 6.13  8.82  8.60 Classification of psychology
 6.17  7.27  7.38 Indexing: concepts and theory
       6.31  7.31 S.R. Ranganathan ^
 6.27  7.00  6.97 Knowledge organization system (KOS)
 6.91  6.83  6.28 Literary warrant

By grouping articles by category and calculating their average visits, the following data are obtained:

 2019   2020  2021   
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13.21  13.96   9.11  AD KO discipline and adjacent disciplines
        3.25   2.46  AH History of classification and KO
               1.07  AM Movements and bodies
 1.68   1.34   2.08  AR Biographical articles
 5.46   5.48   6.05  CC Theoretical concepts
 4.16   4.75   3.20  CS Specific document types, genres and media
 4.98   5.42   5.15  KA KOS general issues
 5.21   4.81   3.31  KD KOS kinds
 1.87   6.16   5.08  KG KOS, specific (general/universal)
 2.85   3.21   3.26  KL KOS, specific (domain specific)
 2.90   3.52   2.99  KN KO in specific domains
 2.87   2.31   2.35  KS Standards and formats for representing data
 4.83   5.18   5.77  P  Knowledge organizing processes
 2.48   2.94   2.66  R  Methods, approaches & philosophies
 2.09   1.41   2.00  T  KO in different contexts and applications

 

© ISKO 2021 : last updated 2021.05.03