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Friendly Guides updated for Release 5.0.2

The Friendly Guides (English language versions) are updated for this release of the COUNTER Code of Practice.

Friendly Guide for Providers Friendly Technical Notes for Providers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Friendly Guide for Providers                   Friendly Technical Notes                      The Friendly Guide for Librarians

 

Release 5 Manual for Librarians

This is a modular manual for librarians. It explains in non-technical terms the metrics used in the COUNTER Code of Practice.

In the manual you will see:

  • the key metrics that show user activity on a platform
  • most importantly, how to calculate usage per book or per journal
  • the main COUNTER reports and how to use them
  • how to track trends by comparing the correct figures between Release 4 and Release 5 reports

We will publish the manual in modular form, and the first four modules are now available.

Books: Understanding metrics and standard views

This first module is designed to help librarians to understand the usage statistics for books.

It explains:

  • Item Metrics
  • Title Metrics
  • Calculating cost per use
  • Reports
  • Hourly sessions
  • Automatic time-outs

You can download the English language PDF

You can download the Japanese language PDF

Journals: Understanding metrics and standard views

This second module is designed to help librarians to understand the usage statistics for journals.

It explains:

  • Item Metrics
  • Calculating cost per use
  • Reports
  • Sessions
  • Trend data
  • Open Access usage

You can download the English language PDF

You can download the Japanese language PDF


Comparing Counts between
Release 4 and Release 5

This third module summarizes the key
changes in reports between Release 4
and Release 5 of the COUNTER
standard.

We look at examples of the new
Release 5 Standard Views, and
compare them to the corresponding
Release 4 reports. This will highlight
the new metric types so that you can
see how they affect cost-per-use
calculations, and how they offer new
possibilities for usage analysis.

You can download the PDF

Database Reports

 

This fourth module describes how COUNTER measures usage of database, and the difference between usage of Abstracting & Indexing data bases with usage of full content databases.

It explains:

  • Metrics
  • Different Types of Databases
  • Searches
  • Sessions
  • The Database Master Report and its Standard Views
  • Comparing between Release 4 and Release 5

You can download the PDF

 

 

Friendly Guides to Release 5.0.1

THE FRIENDLY GUIDE TO RELEASE 5 FOR PROVIDERS
This is a non-intimidating manual for publishers and vendors implementing COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for the first time.

THE FRIENDLY GUIDE TO RELEASE 5: TECHNICAL NOTES FOR PROVIDERS
This is a practical resource for content providers implementing Release 5.

Preparing for COUNTER Release 5 compliance
This guide is especially aimed at Content Providers (publishers and vendors) preparing to comply with the COUNTER Code of Practice for the first time.

Introduction to COUNTER SUSHI for vendors, librarians, and consortia

This guide explains SUSHI, which is the method for automatic retrieval of COUNTER usage reports.

GUIDE PRATIQUE DE LA VERSION 5 POUR LES FOURNISSEURS
Ce guide vise à présenter simplement aux éditeurs et aux fournisseurs le Code de bonnes pratiques COUNTER dans sa version 5. Le document associé Guide pratique de la version 5: notes techniques pour les fournisseurs couvre les aspects de mise en oeuvre et le processus d’audit dans cette version. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter le texte intégral du Code de bonnes pratiques.

GUIDE PRATIQUE DE LA VERSION 5 NOTES TECHNIQUES POUR LES FOURNISSEURS
Ce guide vise à présenter simplement la mise en oeuvre de la norme COUNTER aux éditeurs et autres fournisseurs; il ne constitue pas un document de spécifications pour le développement informatique. Il accompagne le Guide de la version 5 pour les fournisseurs, qui explicite les notions de mesure, d’attribut et de rapport propres à cette version de COUNTER.
Pour de plus amples informations sur la mise en oeuvre, veuillez consulter le Code de bonnes pratiques COUNTER, version 5, annexe D: directives de mise en oeuvre.

Friendly Guides for Librarians

THE FRIENDLY GUIDE TO RELEASE 5 FOR LIBRARIANS
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 5 counterparts. You will also find several user scenarios, that come together in a set of COUNTER Release 5 reports.

We are grateful to Wiley for creating this Japanese language edition of our Friendly Guide for Librarians.

 

Introduction to COUNTER SUSHI for vendors, librarians, and consortia

This guide explains SUSHI, which is the method for automatic retrieval of COUNTER usage reports.

 

GUIDE PRATIQUE DE LA VERSION 5 POUR LES BIBLIOTHÈQUES
Ce guide s’adresse aux bibliothèques et aux autres intervenants. Son objectif est de présenter de manière accessible le code de bonnes pratiques de la version 5 de COUNTER. Il est la contrepartie du Guide pratique de la version 5 pour les fournisseurs.

GUÍA AMISTOSA DE LA VERSIÓN 5 PARA BIBLIOTECARIOS
Escrito por Tasha Mellins-Cohen, esta guía ayudará a los bibliotecarios a prepararse para la publicación 5 del Código de Práctica del Contraste. Esta publicación proporciona una gran cantidad de información sobre las nuevas Métricas, Informes Maestros y Vistas Estándar. También proporciona una sección útil que relaciona los informes clave de la versión 4 con sus homólogos de la versión 5. También encontrará varios escenarios de usuario, que se reúnen en un conjunto de informes de la versión 5 del COUNTER.

 
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