13 Apr 2015

Draft New COUNTER Book Reports for public comment

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Following an investigation carried out on behalf of COUNTER by Information Power Ltd it has been decided to provide three new COUNTER usage reports for books. Draft examples of these three new reports are provided below or linked from here and they will be available on the Usus website until Tuesday 30 June 2015 for
18 Mar 2015

Lorraine Estelle appointed new COUNTER Project Director

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11 March 2015 Lorraine Estelle appointed new COUNTER Project Director The Board of Directors of COUNTER is pleased to announce the appointment of Lorraine Estelle as the new COUNTER Project Director in succession to Peter Shepherd, who will be retiring this summer. Lorraine brings a wealth of valuable, highly relevant experience to the position. She
10 Mar 2015

Update on SUSHI and SUSHI-Lite Initiative

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An update on SUSHI and the SUSHI-Lite initiative was covered in NISO’s March 2015 Open Teleconference. A recording of the teleconference is available at  http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/document.php?document_id=14536&wg_abbrev=education
11 Feb 2015

COUNTER JR1 R3 to R4 conversion template

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A template that provides an easy way to convert a Release 3 JR1 COUNTER report to Release 4 format has been developed by Oliver Pesch of EBSCO Information Services.  It can be found in the Useful Links section of the Usus website.
21 Jan 2015

Could we ever get rid of Usage Statistics? (Winner of the Usus Travel Award)

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Could we ever get rid of Usage Statistics? Nancy Bennett Electronic Resources & Systems Librarian Carroll University For several decades we have experienced an explosion of electronic information accessible via the Internet.  Previously we were tied to our desks if we wanted to view this information, but with the advent of the Kindle, the iPhone,
15 Dec 2014

ALCTS E-forum about Analytics for Electronic Resources

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ALCTS hosted an e-forum about Analytics for Electronic Resources on December 9-10, 2014.  An archive of the conversation can be found at http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/alcts-eforum, and a summary created by the organizers (Jennifer Bazeley, Interim Head, Technical Services, Miami University and George Stachokas, Special Assistant to the Dean for Project Management and Assistant Professor of Library Science,
31 Oct 2014

Compliance Testing and Data Analysis Templates for COUNTER Reports

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A series of templates that provide an easy way to analyze COUNTER reports have been developed by Oliver Pesch of EBSCO Information Services.  The templates identify compliance issues by comparing expected to actual values for date formats, variable names, and more; usage level issues, as calculated through comparisons of monthly usage to annual usage; and
16 Sep 2014

COUNTER-SUSHI Implementation Profile for 2014

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The 2014 edition of the COUNTER-SUSHI Implementation Profile has been published and is posted on the SUSHI webpage (http://www.niso.org/workrooms/sushi/). This document is intended to be the “rule book” for implementing SUSHI to be COUNTER compliant.  A direct link for the document is: http://www.niso.org/publications/rp/rp-14-2014/
17 Jun 2014

Highlights of COUNTER 4

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Release 4 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for e-Resources includes many new reports and changes.  Here are a few highlights: -A requirement that Journal DOI and Book DOI be included in the usage reports. -A requirement that usage of Gold Open Access full-text articles within journals be reported separately in a new report. -An