A group of librarians and consortium, publisher and vendor representatives established Usus in 2014. It provides advice on how to best use COUNTER reports, known problems with COUNTER reports, and new developments with COUNTER usage statistics.
The Charleston Advisor awarded it “Best Effort” last year in its Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
Although Usus is supported by COUNTER, it is editorially independent and is designed to provide a space for all of those engaged in the information ecosystem to discuss electronic resource usage.
Most of all the Usus team is eager to hear from you and help resolve any usage report issues you may encounter. You can send the team your comments and questions via the online form. Users of the Usus website are also encouraged to join the Lib-Stats listserv. The list includes discussion about usage statistics generated from electronic services such as databases, e-journals and e-books.