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Strategic use of COUNTER data – library webinar 

We are all aware that we need credible and authoritative data to support library decision- making. COUNTER usage data is an important tool in a library’s data warehouse, not only in calculating cost-per-use and informing cancellation and acquisition decisions. Usage data can also support the value of the library’s investment in content, and it can be used as evidence in publisher negotiations.

In this round table, our expert panel will discuss how they have used COUNTER usage data and their successes. They will also consider what next steps COUNTER should take and how the library community can support them. For example, by calling for greater publisher compliance with the standard, improved interoperability with library management systems, or additional metrics for the monitoring of transformative agreements.


Our expert panel

The panel will be chaired by Anne C. Osterman, Director of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), the consortium of the 71 non-profit college and university libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Anne has a Master’s in Library Science as well as a Master’s in Statistics. Anne will become Chair of the COUNTER Board of Directors in May this year.

Ivy Anderson, Associate Executive Director and Director of Collection Development and Management at California Digital Library. Ivy oversees a broad range of shared collections activities on behalf of CDL and the ten UC campus libraries. Her leadership has seen CDL develop strategies and implement solutions to the complex and emerging issues related to accessing, managing, and disseminating the scholarly record.

Joanna Ball, Head of Roskilde University Library, a service which is delivered in partnership with the Royal Danish Library. She also leads the Royal Danish Library’s Open Science strategic initiative to develop collaborative Open Science services across its three university libraries: Aarhus, Copenhagen and Roskilde. Joanna previously held several roles within UK libraries, most recently Associate Director for Academic Services, Content Delivery and Digital Strategy at the University of Sussex. Joanna is currently Vice Chair of UKSG.

Dr. Amy Devenney, Product Manager, Intelligence at Jisc, where she uses data intelligence to support the sector in achieving its aims around licence negotiations, pure gold, hybrid and green open access.

Jill Morris, Executive Director of the PALCI Consortium (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. Jill has led the cross-consortial open source and grant-funded project, the CC-PLUS initiative funded by IMLS, to build a platform for the harvest, display and analysis of consortium usage statistics.

Time and date

4 June at 4pm BST, 11am EDT.

How to register

Please register to attend this free webinar at We will share joining instructions with you and any colleagues who directly register a few days beforehand.


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