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 module is now available.
Books: Understanding metrics and standard views
This first module is designed to help librarians to understand the usage statistics for books.
- Item Metrics
- Title Metrics
- Calculating cost per use
- Hourly sessions
- Automatic time-outs
You can download the PDF