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Oliver Pesch works for EBSCO as a product strategist and has been involved in COUNTER from the beginning. He is the chair of the COUNTER board and was chair of the technical working group that created Release 5. In April 2019, he gave this presentation at the TLA 2019 conference. It covers: A one-minute history of COUNTER […]


Using Release 5 usage reports for strategic decision making

Irene Barbers is the Head of Acquisitions at the Central Library of Forschungszentrum Juelich and a member of the COUNTER Executive Committee. At the recent UKSG Conference, Irene Barbers gave a presentation on about using Release 5 usage reports for strategic decision making. Irene’s slides are below and provide an excellent overview. The Master Reports […]



We are delighted that JSTOR is one of the first content providers to successfully pass a COUNTER Release 5 Audit. This means that JSTOR is full COUNTER compliant! Peter Vlahakis is the Senior Product Manager at ITHAKA and he led the JSTOR implementation of Release 5. We asked him to tell us more about JSTOR […]


Our Annual General Meeting

We will be holding our Annual General Meeting during the UKSG conference. Location: Beckbury 2,Telford International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, TF3 4JH, United Kingdom Date: Monday 8 April Time: 17.10 to 18.00 BST We hope to see many of our members there. If you are unable to join in person, please join us by webinar. […]


View our latest Webinar recording!

STM hosted our latest webinar and has made the recording available In this webinar the presenters: Explain Release 5 Metrics and Reports Show how publishers will count and report a typical user work flow Highlight the key changes between Release 4 and Release 5 usage reports The presenters also demonstrate Distributed Usage Logging (DUL). This […]


COUNTER Release 5

COUNTER Release 5 Compliance and Foundation Classes


Our mini-interview with J-STAGE

We were delighted when Japan’s largest platform for academic e-journals J-STAGE became the first content provider to pass a  COUNTER Release 5 audit. Our Project Director interviewed the team at J-STAGE to ask them about their experience. Here are the questions and answers. Congratulations on being the first publisher to pass a COUNTER Release 5 audit. […]


Metric_Types and Attributes

In COUNTER Release 5 there are fewer Metric Types than in Release 5. For clarity we have changed the names of the Metric Types. We have also added new Attributes which provide more detail about usage. COUNTER Foundation Class 1 It is always difficult to become familiar with new terms, so we have created an online […]



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COUNTER Foundation Classes

Our members told us that they would like online tutorials and so we are creating a series of COUNTER Foundation Classes. Each online class runs for around 10 minutes and deals with an aspect of COUNTER usage data.  Tasha Mellins-Cohen provides the clear voice-over. Listen to Tasha explain metric types and reports: Foundation Class 1: […]


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