APPENDIX 3HLOG FILES
Log files were used to monitor usage of the MESL data and to track users for security reasons. Cornell, Illinois and Maryland did not keep log files. Virginia did keep log files, but since the logging software was already on the server prior to the installation of MESL, no additional staff time was required. American was the only university to perform regular analysis of its log data for both Year 1 and Year 2. For this reason American's hours were considerably higher than those of the other universities; they reported 120 hours in this cost center for both Year 1 and Year 2.
Cost of Digital Image Distribution:
Howard Besser & Robert Yamashita