Updated Splunk Submission
* Jim LeFager, firstname.lastname@example.org, DePaul University Library
DePaul University Library recently took over monitoring and maintaining of the library EZproxy servers this past year and using Splunk, a machine data analysis tool, we are able to gather information and statistics on our electronic resource usage in addition to monitoring the servers.
Splunk is a tool that can collect, analyze, and visualize log files and other machine data in real time and this has allowed for gathering realtime usage statistics for our electronic resources allowing us to filter by multiple facets including IP Range, Group Membership (student, faculty), so that we can see who is accessing our resources and from where. Splunk allows our library to query our data and create rich custom dashboards as well as create alerts that can be triggered when certain conditions are met, such as error codes, which can send an email alert to a group of users. We will be leveraging Splunk to monitor all library web applications going forward.
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