COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 is now available at https://www.projectcounter.org/code-of-practice-five-sections/abstract/. You can find a Friendly Guide to Release 5 for Providers Technical Notes here: https://www.projectcounter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Tech_Notes_20170710.pdf, and Transition Timeline and Transition Options here: https://www.projectcounter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/transition-timeline-005-1.pdf. A useful article by Tasha Mellins-Cohen about the release can be found here: https://www.researchinformation.info/news/analysis-opinion/counter-code-practice-release-5.
SUSHIStarters Client Version 2 Alpha (Compatible with COUNTER Release 4) This an enhanced and updated version of the SUSHIStarters client originally provided by Jisc a number of years ago. The original version was compatible with COUNTER Release 3. This new version has been updated by Waheed ur Rahman at the Qatar National Library to work
Draft 2 of the Code of Practice Release 5 is now available for review and comment: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cgpiMtDcvsm-P_qU2c1xD6JkNyLK5S-O7bPc-Wh8JCs. Feedback should be to Lorraine Estelle, Director of COUNTER, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a presentation given by Oliver Pesch about COUNTER Release 5 that provides details about the new metric types and more: http://www.vivalib.org/usus/COUNTERR5Consultation20170323.pdf.
The COUNTER Release 5 Draft Code of Practice is now available for the consultation period. Release 5 will become the current Code of Practice with the requirement for COUNTER-compliance effective January 2019. The draft code is at: COUNTER Release 5 Draft Code of Practice The structured survey is at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NZK5H5Y COUNTER also welcomes unstructured feedback
Libraries use COUNTER reports to inform collection building and decision making. They demand that publishers and vendors comply with the COUNTER Code of Practice. Compliance includes the implementation of Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) protocol, which enables libraries to download quality-checked data from many publishers, removing the need to visit numerous web sites. COUNTER
Jisc and the JUSP team recently coordinated a representative group of publishers and librarians to discuss the perils of ebook usage statistics during a meeting in London on 7th July 2016. A report describing the meeting and outlining next steps is available via the JUSP website: http://jusp.mimas.ac.uk/news/JUSP-ebook-discussion-forum-report-20160714.pdf.
COUNTER has released a new series of Provider Discovery reports that parallel existing COUNTER reports on journals, books, databases, and multimedia collections. Rather than report on usage for all content by one customer, the Provider Discovery reports provide usage of one provider’s content for all customers, with columns showing usage by individual customer. More information