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Our Annual General Meeting 2020

We scheduled our Annual General Meeting 2020 to take place on Monday 30 March at the UKSG Conference. However, this conference is now cancelled and so we will reschedule our Annual General Meeting 2020 as a virtual event.

We will be contacting all our members shortly with a new date and access details for the virtual Annual General Meeting.


Our agenda

  • Acceptance of the Directors’ Report for 2019
  • Acceptance of the accounts for Counter Online Metrics for 2019
  • Presentation by Jo Lambert ‘Working with Release 5 – a report from the coalface’
  • Appointment of Director Elisabeth Ling for a further three years
  • Appointment of three new Directors
  • Appointment of our auditors



More about the nominated directors:

Elisabeth Ling has been a Director of COUNTER for three years. Elisabeth is SVP Analytics for Research Products at Elsevier, leading a team of Web Analysts and Data Scientists to support Elsevier’s Research data-driven product management function. Elisabeth also leads the product management of Research Metrics, encompassing metrics such as CiteScore.


Irene Barbers is a librarian at the Central Library of Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany. In her role as Head of Acquisitions, Irene is responsible for Electronic Resource Management and Collection Development. Additionally, she is leading a project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to establish an Open Access Monitor for Germany to support the transition of the publishing system towards an open access system. Irene is a member of the COUNTER Executive Committee and has contributed to the development of the current release of the Code of Practice. She has been giving talks on Release 5 on various occasions like conferences and webinars.

Heather Loehr is the Electronic Resources Librarian and Coordinator of Library Instruction at Hanover College. She serves as Coordinator of the Analytics Administration Team for the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana, providing support for analytics, data gathering, and reporting for a consortium of 24 small private college, university, and seminary libraries. She holds a Master of Library Science from Indiana University – Bloomington.


Jo Lambert is Service Manager for shared analytics services, the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics (IRUS-UK) at Jisc, a UK registered charity that champions the use of digital technologies in education and research. Used primarily by Jisc member organisations in the UK, Jo has also supported the extension of JUSP and IRUS by working with organisations internationally.

With a background in information services and project and service management, Jo is interested in working alongside HE and FE communities to develop practical, evidence-based shared analytics projects and services that meet community needs and support organisations in their decision making. Jo is a member of the CC PLUS Advisory Board, the Usus Supervisory Board and the Advisory Board of the Mellon-funded, Developing a Data Trust for Open Access Ebook Usage.

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If you are unable to attend in person or virtually, you can nominate a proxy to represent you. Please use our Proxy Form.

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