10 Mar 2015

Update on SUSHI and SUSHI-Lite Initiative

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An update on SUSHI and the SUSHI-Lite initiative was covered in NISO’s March 2015 Open Teleconference. A recording of the teleconference is available at  http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/document.php?document_id=14536&wg_abbrev=education
11 Feb 2015

COUNTER JR1 R3 to R4 conversion template

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A template that provides an easy way to convert a Release 3 JR1 COUNTER report to Release 4 format has been developed by Oliver Pesch of EBSCO Information Services.  It can be found in the Useful Links section of the Usus website.
21 Jan 2015

Could we ever get rid of Usage Statistics? (Winner of the Usus Travel Award)

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Could we ever get rid of Usage Statistics? Nancy Bennett Electronic Resources & Systems Librarian Carroll University For several decades we have experienced an explosion of electronic information accessible via the Internet.  Previously we were tied to our desks if we wanted to view this information, but with the advent of the Kindle, the iPhone,
15 Dec 2014

ALCTS E-forum about Analytics for Electronic Resources

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ALCTS hosted an e-forum about Analytics for Electronic Resources on December 9-10, 2014.  An archive of the conversation can be found at http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/alcts-eforum, and a summary created by the organizers (Jennifer Bazeley, Interim Head, Technical Services, Miami University and George Stachokas, Special Assistant to the Dean for Project Management and Assistant Professor of Library Science,
31 Oct 2014

Compliance Testing and Data Analysis Templates for COUNTER Reports

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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
16 Sep 2014

Elsevier’s Metrics Development Program: Call for proposal submission

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From: http://emdp.elsevier.com/:  “In order to answer the increasing need for innovative approaches to scientific indicators and metrics development, Elsevier is launching ‘The Metrics Development Program’. The program aims to advance research in this area by providing collaborative infrastructure and funding.”  “Individuals or research groups conducting primary research or developing software tools and algorithms aimed at
16 Sep 2014

COUNTER-SUSHI Implementation Profile for 2014

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The 2014 edition of the COUNTER-SUSHI Implementation Profile has been published and is posted on the SUSHI webpage (http://www.niso.org/workrooms/sushi/). This document is intended to be the “rule book” for implementing SUSHI to be COUNTER compliant.  A direct link for the document is: http://www.niso.org/publications/rp/rp-14-2014/
23 Jul 2014

NISO Open Teleconference about Altmetrics on September 8, 2014

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The monthly NISO Open Teleconference (free and open to interested participants) for September will be a conversation with Todd Carpenter, Executive Director of NISO, about the NISO Altmetrics Initiative.  More information is available here:  http://www.niso.org/news/events/2014/telecon/.