7 Mar 2016

COUNTER Provider Discovery Reports Now Available

Posted in COUNTER | By Usus Admin
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
2 Feb 2016

New COUNTER Book Report BR7

Posted in COUNTER | By Usus Admin
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
30 Oct 2015

COUNTER Library Online Survey

Posted in Uncategorized | By Usus Admin
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
24 Aug 2015

COUNTER Community Consultation

Posted in COUNTER | By usus_4_admin
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
10 Jul 2015

Poster about Ebook Usage Data

Posted in Usage Research | By usus_4_admin
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.  
6 Jul 2015

Article about journal use and research output

Posted in Usage Research | By usus_4_admin
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  
22 May 2015

New COUNTER Provider Discovery Reports: Draft available for comment

Posted in COUNTER | By usus_4_admin
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
13 Apr 2015

Draft New COUNTER Book Reports for public comment

Posted in COUNTER, Metrics Development | By usus_4_admin
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