This free tool will help small to medium sized consortia gather COUNTER reports for their affiliated libraries. The R5 Harvester uses COUNTER_SUSHI to streamline harvesting COUNTER reports for all member institutions.
If you can run Microsoft Access 2016 or later, this tool will work. It will be easy to use if you are somewhat familiar (as a user) with how Microsoft Access forms work. This tool automates harvesting reports; however, you will need other tools to analyse them.
Please note that the tool will only work for platforms that comply with COUNTER R5.
EBSCO Information Services led by Oliver Pesch created this tool for the COUNTER community. They have written an easy to follow manual, which explains how to quickly get the Microsoft Access tool up and running and how to use it.
Single site libraries can also use this tool. You will need to set up one library (your library) as an “affiliated library”, and add the Platform records. The api_key needs to be at the “platform” level along with the URL; the Customer ID and Requestor_ID can be added to the record where their “affiliated library” is assigned to the Platform.’
This Microsoft Access project was created by EBSCO Information Services and is being made available to the library community under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Authored by Oliver Pesch