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Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum: Activity, Users, Statistics
Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum: Activity, Users, Statistics

Author(s): Margaret Dimitrova, Konstantin Rangochev, Maxim Goynov, Iskra Hristova-Shomova
Subject(s): Museology & Heritage Studies
Published by: Институт по математика и информатика - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Digital Libraries; Electronic Encyclopedia; Services; Content Analysis; Saints;

Summary/Abstract: Encyclopaedia slavica sanctorum (eslavsanct.net) is designed as a complex heterogenous multimedia product. It is part of the project Encyclopaedia Slavica Sanctorum: Saints and Holy Places in Bulgaria (in electronic and Guthenberg versions). Until 2013, its web-based platform for online management and presentation of structured digital content has been prepared and numerous materials have been input. The platform is developed using the server technologies PHP, MySQL and HTML, JavaScript, CSS on the client side. The search in the e-ESS can be made by different parameters (12, or combinations of parameters), such as saints’ or feasts’ names, type of sainthood, types of texts dedicated to the saints, dates of saints’ commemorations, and several others. Both guests and registered users can search in the e-ESS but the latter have access to much more information including the publications of original sources. The e-platform allows for making statistics of what have been searched and read. The software used for content and access analysis is BI tool QlikView. As an analysis services provider, it is connected to the e-ESS objects repository and tracking services by a preliminary created data warehouse. The data warehouse is updated automatically, achieving real time analytics solution. The paper discusses some of the statistics results of the use of the e-ESS: the activities of the editors, users, and guests, the types of searches, the most often viewed object, such as the date of January 1 and the article on St. Basil the Great which is one of the richest encyclopaedia articles and includes both matadata and original sources published, both from medieval Slavonic manuscripts and popular culture records.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: III
  • Page Range: 81-90
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English