Statistics of data usage

When speciesLink’s new search interface was launched in October 2012 by one of Brazil’s National Institutes of Science and Technology – The Virtual Herbarium of Plants and Fungi (INCT-HVFF, acronym in Portuguese) – a richer set of data access records started to be logged. Thanks to the support of CNPq to INCT-HVFF, this new tool was developed on top of the new log to analyze speciesLink’s data usage. Users can assess data usage for the whole network, for a specific group of collections or for individual collections in real time. Users can also check out system usage for a specific year, month or day.

This is a quantitative analysis, but shows the impact of open data sharing.