Springer launched a new free analytics tool, Realtime.springer.com, which provides multiple visualizations of the usage generated by Springer's online products, including journals, books, images, and protocols.
Realtime aggregates the raw data on downloads of Springer journal articles and book chapters in real time and displays them in a variety of interactive visualizations. A search feature also shows a chart of the downloads and a Top Five Most Downloaded list for every journal or book.
The results provide information on how intensively content is used. Authors and editors can gain insight into what topics are trending at the moment. Librarians get a clear overview of where Springer content is used in the many fields.
Realtime receives input from the information platform SpringerLink with nearly 5 million documents from about 41,000 ebooks, 1,160 book series, 2,524 journals, and 173 e-reference works.