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COUNTER Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics release 1

There is a need for the consistent and credible reporting of research data usage. Such usage metrics are required as an important component in understanding how publicly available research data are being reused. To address this need, COUNTER and members of the Make Data Count team (California Digital Library, DataCite, and DataONE) collaborated in drafting […]


Report on the COUNTER Annual Satisfaction Survey

Each year, COUNTER runs a satisfaction survey and invites all members of the COUNTER community to take part. The survey results inform our operational plan for the forthcoming year. This year, 19% of responses to our survey were from the UK and 44% from the USA. Other responses came from stakeholders in Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, […]


Friendly Guides

COUNTER’s collaboration with many partners around the world to produce Friendly Guides.


COUNTER 5 en bibliothèques : introduction à la 5ème version du Code of practice

La 5ème et nouvelle version Code of practice de COUNTER, contient de nouveaux rapports et de nouveaux types de données qui représenteront l’utilisation d’une ressource numérique d’une manière beaucoup plus précise qu’auparavant. En janvier 2019, tous les éditeurs et fournisseurs devront se conformer à cette nouvelle version. Dans ce webinaire, nous examinerons les nouveaux types de données, […]


Release 5 Webinar Recordings

Here are two recordings of recent webinars about Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. This webinar in English is for librarians and was presented by two librarians with a wealth of experience in the use of COUNTER Usage statistics. Jill Emery is the Collection Development Librarian at Portland State University Library and has […]


Quantitative Reporting on Digital Collections

COUNTER reports provide consistent, meaningful insight into database, ebook, journal, chapter, and article use. They’re an essential tool for collection evaluation and for demonstrating the library’s value to faculty and administrators. The recording of our webinar facilitated by ACRL and Choice is now available from The webinar shows how you can – as a collection development, acquisitions, […]


Friendly Guide to Release 5 for Librarians

Hot of the press, written by Tasha Mellins-Cohen, this guide will help librarians prepare for Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. This publication provides a wealth of information about the new Metrics, Master Reports and Standard Views. It also provides a helpful section which maps the key Release 4 reports to their Release […]


Request for proposals for the development of tools for the COUNTER community

Request for Proposals: Tools to support the COUNTER community


Annual General Meeting

For members of COUNTER Our Annual General Meeting provides the opportunity to meet some of the COUNTER volunteers and directors. The meeting will take place during the UKSG Conference in Glasgow. Please make a note in your diaries: Monday 9 April from 17.10 to 18.30 BST in Dochart 1 in the Loch Suite (Upper Level) at […]


COUNTER Release 5 Webinar for Publishers

Being COUNTER compliant means following the strict Code of Practice developed by the COUNTER. All data processes and reporting follow defined standards to deliver to library customers the accurate reports they require for analysis and decision making. In January 2019, all publishers and vendors are required to comply with the new Release of the Code […]


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