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 email@example.com.
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
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