31 Oct 2014

Compliance Testing and Data Analysis Templates for COUNTER Reports

Posted in COUNTER | By usus_4_admin

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 invalid ISSNs.  The templates use color coding and data summarization to make the errors easy to find.  Templates are currently available for JR1 and DB1 reports and can be found in the Useful Links section of the Usus website.