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2014 Prepared Talk Proposals

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This architecture allows us to swap in the technology that best fits each part of the process, and it makes it easier to maintain the system. We use this to integrate and coordinate between tasks handled in Java, Ruby, and Go, and it provides an effective way to interoperate with these programming languages and the respective strengths that they bring to this system.
==Piwik: Open source web analytics==
* Kirk Hess, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (
** (Code4Lib 2012: [| Discovering Digital Library User Behavior with Google Analytics])
While Google Analytics is synonymous with Web Analytics, fortunately today we have many other good options, and one option is Piwik, [|] a simple to install, open-source PHP/MySQL application with a tracking script that will sit alongside Google Analytics tracking the usual clicks, events and variables. In this presentation, I'd like to cover the usual analytics topics and also cover what makes Piwik powerful, such as importing and visualizing web logs from any system to incorporate both past and future data, easily tracking downloads, and the ability to write your own reports or dashboard. The visitor log data is stored securely on your own server so you have control over who looks at the data and how much or how little to keep. With an active and helpful developer community, Piwik has the potential for analytics which makes sense for libraries, not e-commerce.

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