Guides to Visualisations

JUSP uses Tableau (a 3rd party product) to offer a series of data visualisations that give you a new view of your institution's usage data. The visualisations are intended to complement the main JUSP reports and support reporting, decision making and analysis.

How to access

After logging into JUSP, the journal data visualisations can be accessed by clicking on the 'Journal data visualisations' link or image to the right of the 'generate report' menu in the journal portal. To view the book and database visualisations switch to 'books and other' and click on 'Books and other data visualisations'.

A thumbnail and title is shown for each visualisation. Click on the image to view the visualisation for your institution.

Accessing the visualisations

Available visualisations

The Beta release includes around 20 data visualisations representing journal usage and offers views at both publisher and institutional level, and 16 book, database and platform visualisations. The visualisations include both summary and title level data. Development is on-going.

The initial set of journal usage visualisations has been developed based on feedback from the JUSP library community around shared use cases.

The visualisations are grouped into themes:

  • Publisher level visualisations
  • Summary and profiling visualisations
  • Title level visualisations

The books and other visualisations are grouped by report type:

  • Book visualisations
  • Database/Platform visualisations

The book visualisations feature individual supplier usage trends by month and top titles for each book report (BR1, BR2 and BR3) with both calendar and academic year versions. For databases there are individual service/database usage trends by month for both calendar and academic year, as well as service usage and access denials by calendar year. All database and platform reports provide the option to select different metric types (record views, result clicks, searches regular, searches federated).

In most cases there are separate calendar and academic year versions and some have sliding date ranges.

Interacting with the visualisations

Each visualisation has a default view, for example it will show a selected publisher/supplier/service and year. You can change these by using the options to the right of the image. The options available depend on what is being visualised, and also which publishers/suppliers/services we have collected data from for your institution.

Where you are comparing years or trends, you can choose which years are displayed by checking and unchecking the boxes on the right, and most visualisations allow you to easily change between the publishers/suppliers/services shown. Some visualisations have the option to change the number of titles or publishers/suppliers/services displayed.

Hovering your mouse pointer over a data point on the visualisation will show you more detail about that data point. For some visualisations you can toggle the figures on and off.

The 'Reset visualisation' button at the top left will restore the visualisation to its initial state.

Showing functionality

Sharing the visualisations

You can export the image by clicking on Export as PNG. This will open the image in a separate tab where you can right-click and save or copy the image. Alternatively, you can use a screen grab tool to capture all or part of the image.

All the visualisations are based on the available data within JUSP. To view the underlying data you will need to run the associated reports in JUSP.

Video demo

This video demo was taken from a webinar on 1st March 2018 - https://www.screencast.com/t/e8fdgN7otI

Notes about Beta release

We are using Tableau to develop and present these visualisations; occasionally we have experienced error messages that relate to server connectivity or loading, but these can usually be by-passed quite simply by clicking 'Yes' to reset. You may need to do this several times on occasion, or even change visualisation and then return to the one you were attempting.

Sample error message