The Library History Buff
Promoting the appreciation, enjoyment, and preservation of library history
Facts about The Library History Buff Web Site
The Library History Buff Web site was established in March 2005. It was preceded by the Librariana Web site ( http://my.execpc.com/~nixlt/ ) which was established in October 2002. Both were established by Larry T. Nix.
The Librarians' Index to the Internet (LII)
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Web Site Statistics for Previous 12 month period as of March 31, 2009
Page Requests: 219, 915 (this is a record for the site).
Distinct Hosts Served: 48,789 (the record for the site was 50,090 for the period Feb. 1, 2008 to Jan. 31, 2009).
Total number of pages on site: 122
Number of pages with at least 6,000 requests: (4)
Number of pages with at least 5,000 requests: (5)
Number of pages with at least 4,000 requests: (7)
Number of pages with at least 3,000 requests: (16)
Number of pages with at least 2,000 requests: (29)
Number of pages with at least 1,000 requests: (74)
Most requested pages (excluding the home page and the introductory pages to major categories) in order of the number of requests received:
Card catalog cabinets (14,995)
Carnegie Libraries (5,843)
Evolution of the Card Catalog (4,658)
Booklovers Library (3,912)
National Library Week (3,911)
Peterborough Town Library (3,815)
Library Catalog Cards (3,804)
Library People on Stamps (World) (3,785)
U.S. library history links (3,450)
Boston Public Library (3,354)
Library Postcards (3,293)
Archives and Archivists on Stamps (3,159)
Public library stamp (2,726)
Library Cover Stories 2007 (2,472)
LHB Website Fun Facts - (2,433)
ALA and WWI (2,433)
Library Bureau (2,274)
Library Postal Cards (2,225)
Benjamin Franklin (2,210)
Librarian on a Stamp (2,148)
Library Cover Stories 2008 (2144)
Tabard Inn Library (2,004)
Google Statistics (on April 1, 2009)
Search "library history". Results: The site is #1 of 1,480,000
Search "librariana". Results: The site is #2 of 16,900
Search "history buff ". Results: The site is #5 of 557,000
Web Site Statistics for 2008
The month of July 2008 was the most successful month ever for the website. The 100 plus pages on the site were requested a total of 20,579 times. In addition July 31, 2008 was the most active day of 2008 with 1,207 pages requested.
There were requests 215,018 for pages (page views) in 2008, an average of 17,918 per month . This was a 41% increase over the 152,391 page requests in 2007.
There were 49,679 distinct hosts served in 2008. This was a 38% increase over the 35,966 distinct hosts served in 2007.
See how the website looked in the past using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
See the Alexa web ranking for The Library History Buff.
This site created and maintained
Larry T. Nix
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Last updated: 04-01-09 © 2005-2009 Larry T. Nix
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