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COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5

The new Code of Practice is now published. COUNTER’s library, vendor and content provider members have contributed to the development of Release 5 (R5) of the Code of Practice. They have ensured R5 is internally consistent, unambiguous, and flexible, so that it will be easier for publishers to be compliant and so that the Code […]


The Friendly Guide to Release 5 Technical Notes for Providers

This Friendly Technical Guide is for content providers implementing Release 5 of the Code of Practice. It covers the following: TRACKING USAGE Page tags Page tag examples Log files Cookies Abnormal spikes in usage Positive spike in usage Negative spike in usage Searches PROCESSING YOUR DATA What to count What not to count Return codes Sessions […]


The Friendly Guide to Release 5 for providers

Tasha Mellins-Cohen has written The Friendly Guide to Release 5 for Providers, an introduction to the COUNTER Code of Practice, Release 5, for publishers and other providers. The Friendly Guide explains: Release 5 Metrics Master Reports and Standard Views Attributes, elements and other (slightly) techy things Tasha is a member of the COUNTER Executive and organises […]


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