A report describing the meeting of a representative group of publishers and librarians to discuss ebook usage statistics in London on 7th July 2016.
User accesses database Academic Search Complete User searches for ‘benefit cuts’ and ‘united kingdom’ 113 search results are retrieved User looks at first 10 records User then undertakes several different actions with these results: Number Action Result Click or Record view 5. User decides that they will read the first 3 articles without looking […]
Are you a member of COUNTER? If so please participate in our short member satisfaction survey. Your anonymous answers will help us learn what we do well, what needs improvement, and what ideas you have. It should take about 10 minutes of your time.
A group of librarians and consortium, publisher and vendor representatives established Usus in 2014. It provides advice on how to best use COUNTER reports, known problems with COUNTER reports, and new developments with COUNTER usage statistics. The Charleston Advisor awarded it “Best Effort” last year in its Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Although Usus is supported […]
Our quick guide to Result Clicks and Record Views.
Alison Bobal and Jill Emery have written about their project to explore the data provided in the COUNTER JR1-GOA reports.
This post answers the questions that we did not have time to address in the recent UKSG webinar for librarians about COUNTER
In response to our survey last year, librarians told us it would be helpful to have guides to explain how COUNTER reports work. We are delighted that Mitchell Dunkley, a Principal Information Assistant for De Montfort University (DMU) Library & Learning Services, has written three guides for libraries.
The Code of Practice for Usage Factors (UF) is a useful tool openly available for use by any publisher who wishes to implement it. The implementation of the Usage Factor could benefit publishers, especially those with large numbers of journals outside of the core STM research areas, where there is no reliable, universal measure of journal impact, because citation-based measures are either inadequate or non-existent for these fields.
COUNTER is inviting librarians to attend this lively lunch to inform the development of Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice and priorities for the organisations.