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COUNTER provides the standard that enables the knowledge community to count the use of electronic resources.

Known as the Code of Practice, the standard ensures vendors and publishers can provide their library customers with consistent, credible and comparable usage data.

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For member libraries

For academic libraries, COUNTER ensures reliable and audited usage data for journals, e-books, databases and multimedia resources.


For member publishers & vendors

For publishers and vendors, COUNTER provides a Code of Practice, to ensure that their library customers receive reliable and consistent usage data.

Publishers & Vendors

Compliant publishers & vendors

View a list of COUNTER compliant entities and SUSHI Server Registry.

Registry Of Compliance

Latest News

  • A new release of the COUNTER Code of Practice

    Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. Work has began to simplify the reporting of usage statistics. This will improve compliance, reduce the burden of compliance and make the automated harvesting and manual reporting interfaces much more harmonious.

  • Friendly guide to COUNTER journal reports Arabic language edition

    Friendly Guides for libraries - Arabic editions now available!

    Friendly Guides for libraries - Arabic editions now available! These guides are to assist libraries in getting the most out of their COUNTER usage reports.

  • AR Friendly Guide

    Friendly Guide to COUNTER Arabic Language Edition

    Friendly Guide to COUNTER Arabic Language Edition: This guide is a non-intimidating manual for publishers and vendors implementing COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for the first time, or for more experienced hands, implementing new reports or preparing for COUNTER audit.


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