Discovery usage statistics

FOI request reference: F0053216
Publication date: July 2018

Request

What are the statistics of using the Discovery system via Internet and onsite in National Archives per monthly from October 2015?

Outcome

Successful

Response

I can confirm that The National Archives holds information relevant to your request.

We are pleased to be able to provide this information to you.

Please find below the requested information.

Month Users     Sessions
Oct-15  500788 665072
Nov-15 501887 677030
Dec-15 426204 560110
Jan-16 517726 693770
Feb-16 531442 703986
Mar-16 525767 694053
Apr-16 477239 625660
May-16 433251 573443
Jun-16 393994 522077
Jul-16 480833 638431
Aug-16 478185 637296
Sep-16 441576 580254
Oct-16 479982 644485
Nov-16 476576 637012
Dec-16 425967 580632
Jan-17 543078 747027
Feb-17 575808 778433
Mar-17 581011 769636
Apr-17 548659 732081
May-17 530402 702473
Jun-17 486320 675702
Jul-17 553862 742014
Aug-17 537591 759892
Sep-17 430035 624336
Oct-17 568808 808893

Nov-17 504009 688378
Dec-17 406670 539767
Jan-18 539483 725459
Feb-18 415373 560105
Mar-18 286154 398534
Apr-18 324560 458887
May-18 407805 549416
Jun-18 411305 537780
Total 15841391 21326463

*Users denotes the number of visitors and Sessions denotes the number of visits

Please note that in January 2016 we changed our analysis software provider and thereafter lost the capability to distinguish between offsite and onsite usage of Discovery. Following the change all previous data was deleted.