COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) has developed two new types of reports that are available for public comment: three draft book-usage reports are available for comment until Tuesday, June 30, 2015, and four draft provider-discovery reports are available for comment until Friday, July 31, 2015.
Following an investigation carried out on behalf of COUNTER by Information Power Ltd., COUNTER has developed three new usage reports for books. Draft examples of these reports are available for download until Tuesday, June 30. COUNTER encourages all interested parties to review the documents and submit comments. For more information and to comment, see the April 13 news item on the Usus website, “Draft New COUNTER Book Reports for Public Comment.”
Many librarians view effective content discovery by their users as one of the most important areas of concern. With a discovery service, the publisher or content provider is no longer in control of the search experience and needs to know if users are finding their content. To help answer questions like this, COUNTER, with input from the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) Open Discovery Initiative (ODI), has developed a series of reports that will offer content providers insights into how their data is being used. Draft examples of these reports are available for download until Friday, July 31. COUNTER encourages all interested parties to review the documents and submit comments. For more information and to comment, see the May 22 news item on the Usus website, “New COUNTER Provider Discovery Reports: Draft Available for Comment.”
COUNTER is a multi-agency international initiative whose objective is to develop a set of internationally accepted, extendible Codes of Practice that allows the usage of online information products and services to be measured more consistently. ARL is a member of COUNTER.