Apologies for cross-posting


I’m glad to announce that the RepositóriUM team at Minho University has finished the documentation and packaging off a new Add-on to DSpace, related with Statistics, that we already use in our Repository for 2 months.


This Add-on (see description below) is available at: http://wiki.dspace.org/StatisticsAddOn


The purpose of the Statistics Add-on was to promote RepositóriUM and author self(or mediated)-archiving, by demonstrating the worldwide accessibility and usage (access/downloads) of archived documents. We also wanted to provide usage, content and administrative statistics to IR and community/collection administrators or coordinators.

The Statistics Add-on to the DSpace platform, is responsible for the gathering, processing and presentation of access, content and administrative statistics generated by DSpace usage. It was developed based on the principles and some of the components of the statistics application created and released by ANU.

Despite the fact that the development was made to respond to the specific needs of RepositóriUM, the system is completely adjustable to other environments, because their components can easily be configured, changed or extended, to respond to different information needs.

Important features of the Statistics system:

·         Real time processing of event logs

·         Database based stored mechanism of statistics

·         Real time detection and processing of access country origin

·         Semi-real time detection and exclusion of crawlers

·         Definition of user Access policies at individual statistic and data level

·         Customizable statistics queries

·         Customizable web interface look and feel of each statistic

You can see the implementation of the Add-on in RepositóriUM (https://repositorium.sdum.uminho.pt) where the general (IR level) access/download statistics (https://repositorium.sdum.uminho.pt/sdum/stats?level=general&type=access&group=1&no-form=true&no-menu=true) and individual access/download statistics (eg, http://hdl.handle.net/1822/4803) are publicly available.

Best Regards,


Eloy Rodrigues

Universidade do Minho - Serviços de Documentação

Campus de Gualtar, 4710-057 Braga

Tel: +351 253 60 41 50; Fax - 253 60 41 59

Campus de Azurém, 4800-058 Guimarães

Tel: +351 253 51 01 19; Fax - 253 51 01 17