Following consultation undertaken with vendors, publishers and librarians, COUNTER has created a new optional report, BR7 for recording the usage of e-books. The purpose of this report This new report will reconcile BR1 and BR2, allowing for comparable usage of e-books regardless of the hosting site and unit of delivery by providing a count, by
Counter received responses from libraries across 30 countries to its online survey. A summary of the feedback can be found at: http://www.projectcounter.org/documents/COUNTER_Survey_Library_Results.pdf
Posting on behalf of COUNTER: We aim to improve the usage statistics that consortia and libraries receive from publishers and vendors and would like to hear from them about their requirements and priorities. An online survey is available so that you can tell us your views. The survey will take around half-an-hour to complete. Posted
The following poster http://hdl.handle.net/2142/31329 outlines the systematic study of an academic library ebook collection. It gives attention to the difficulties encountered in gathering and analyzing ebook usage data.
The following article that explores the correlation between journal use and research output of academic institutions in South Korea is freely available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11192-015-1563-0#. Jung Y. et al (2015) Statistical relationships between journal use and research output at academic institutions in South Korea, Scientometrics June 2015, Volume 103, Issue 3, pp 751-777. DOI: 10.1007/s11192-015-1563-0
Many librarians view effective content discovery by their users as one of the most important areas of concern for their libraries. To that end, they are turning to discovery solutions that provide users with a single interface from which to access all of the resources curated by their libraries. It is therefore to the advantage
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
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