As Wisconsin's Online Library, BadgerLink provides access to over 60 licensed resources spanning multiple interests and formats. Resources are used at over 850 Wisconsin schools, libraries, and community organizations around the state, and from the comfort of home.
Quantitative data stemming from the licensed resources are one aspect when considering the value of BadgerLink. The sections below provide usage information for the current vendors. Qualitative data is another important aspect, and the BadgerLink Stories provide compelling local use cases, demonstrating the importance of high-quality resources for all ages and learning needs.
If you are a school, library, or community organization and are looking for your BadgerLink usage statistics, contact us to learn more.
BadgerLink Usage Data: Successful Retrievals of Electronic Information
Successful Retrievals reflects a combination of metrics from all BadgerLink vendors, showing the "number of full-content units or descriptive records examined, downloaded, or otherwise supplied to a user."
- 2022 - 7,577,371
- 2021 - 7,884,991
- 2020 - 7,828,056
- 2019 - 9,472,728
What Metrics Are Collected To Determine Successful Retrievals?
All BadgerLink vendors provide a metric that demonstrates retrievals, or the act leading to a retrieval. The chart below shows the best available metric used to determine successful retrievals.
|Britannica Digital Learning (2016 - )||Documents & Media|
|EBSCO (2016 - )||Total Item Investigations|
|HeritageQuest Online (2016 - )||Searches|
|LearningExpress Library (2016 - )||Total # of Resources|
|ProQuest Newspapers.com (Nov 2018 - )||Result Clicks|
|ProQuest U.S. Newsstream (Oct 2018 - 2019)||Result Clicks|
|ProQuest U.S. Newsstream (2020 - )||Total Item Investigations|
|TeachingBooks (2016 - 2019)||Result Clicks|
|TeachingBooks (2020 - )||Total (Item) Investigations|
|Wisconsin Newspaper Association Archive of WI Newspapers (2016 - )||Pageviews|
Public Library Annual Report
The Public Library Annual Report includes a section for tracking the successful retrievals of electronic information within electronic collections, otherwise known as databases or electronic resources. An electronic collection may be funded by the library, or provided through cooperative agreement with other libraries, or through the State Library. BadgerLink resources fall within those provided by the State Library. Details and instructions for completing this section are sent out on a yearly basis to Public Library System Directors, and this data may be found in the yearly Wisconsin Public Library Service Data files.
For more information, see the Wisconsin Libraries for Everyone blog posts: