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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 […]


Release 5 What’s New? Webinar recording

COUNTER Release 5 Code of Practice On 15 June, Paul Needham led a webinar about the COUNTER Release 5 Code of Practice. He explained about the four master reports at the heart of Release 5,  the “Standard Views” on the Master Reports, and the new metric types and related attributes. Paul also discussed the timeline for […]


Release 5: Understanding investigations and requests

COUNTER Release 5 Code of Practice: Investigations and Requests


Release 5 what’s new?

Draft 1 of the Code of Practice Release 5 The feedback we received from vendors and libraries in response to Draft 1 has helped us to improve and refine the draft Release 5 Code of Practice. Draft 2 of the Code of Practice Release 5 Our revisions to should not only help content providers implement the new release, […]


Interview with Irene Barbers about Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice

Our Technical Sub-Group has been working hard over the last twelve months to design Release 5 of the Code of Practice. This is an interview with Irene Barbers a member of the Sub-Group. Irene, please tell us about your background as a member of the Technical Sub-Group In my role as Head of Acquisitions in the […]


Interview mit Irene Barbers zu Release 5 des COUNTER Code of Practice

Wie ist Ihr Hintergrund als Mitglied der Entwicklungsgruppe? Als Leiterin des Fachbereichs Literaturerwerbung in der Zentralbibliothek des Forschungszentrums Jülich bin ich für die Weiterentwicklung unseres ERM-Systems sowie für die Implementierung der Nutzungsstatistiken verantwortlich. Seit Anfang 2015 bin ich Mitglied im COUNTER Executive Committee. Mit Beginn der Entwicklung von Release 5 habe ich die Möglichkeit, in […]


Release 5: changes from Draft 1 to Draft 2 of the COUNTER

Engagement with our consultation process, has helped us to improve and refine the draft COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5.


Our survey about COUNTER Release 5 Code of Practice

Thanks to all of you that took  time to complete our survey about the COUNTER Draft Code of Practice Release 5. We have had a good response to the survey, 74.73% responses were from libraries, 6.59% from publisher and vendors and the remaining other respondents were primarily library consortia. What you told us: 70.33% of […]


Friendly Guides for libraries – Chinese editions now available!

These guides are to assist libraries in getting the most out of their COUNTER usage reports. They have been written for COUNTER by Mitchell Dunkley, a Principal Information Assistant for De Montfort University (DMU) Library & Learning Services. COUNTER is grateful to The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) whose sponsorship enabled the translation.


COUNTER Release 5 Code of Practice

The PowerPoint slides from our Webinar on 23rd March are available: COUNTER Release 5 Draft Code of Practice. The slides explain: Why COUNTER Release 5 The Reports Simplified Metric Types and Related Attributes Updated Report Formats New “Expanded Reports” Relating Release 5 metrics to Release 4 equivalents Consortia Support Continuous Maintenance   We look forward to […]


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