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We are very pleased to publish this guide. There is demand for our guides in all languages, so we are grateful to @MagalyBascones  who has kindly translated the guide into Spanish.


Job Opportunity

COUNTER Technical Support Specialist and Helpdesk   About the role This role is focused on supporting Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. It’s a diverse role and is a great opportunity to get wide-ranging experience of usage metrics and SUSHI.  You’ll be working closely with and supporting our volunteer TAG and COUNTER community […]


COUNTER Foundation Class 7: Journal Reports

This online tutorial explains the new Release 5 journal reports and how to use them.


French Editions of the COUNTER Foundation Classes

French language editions of COUNTER Foundation Classes


French edition of the Code of Practice Release 5

French Code of Practice Release 5


COUNTER Foundation Class 6: Database Reports

COUNTER Foundation Class 6: Database Reports


COUNTER R5 Validation Tool

COUNTER Release 5 Validation Tool


The International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE) compliant with COUNTER Release 5

IAEE COUNTER Release 5 compliant.


Oliver Pesch works for EBSCO as a product strategist and has been involved in COUNTER from the beginning. He is the chair of the COUNTER board and was chair of the technical working group that created Release 5. In April 2019, he gave this presentation at the TLA 2019 conference. It covers: A one-minute history of COUNTER […]


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