Counting on COUNTER

Welker, Josh
November 2012
Computers in Libraries;Nov2012, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p6
Trade Publication
The article discusses the difficulties experienced by libraries in dealing with usage statistics amidst the availability of the Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources (COUNTER) and the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) protocol. It elaborates on the survey that explored how libraries collect and use statistics revealing vendors' misinterpretation of it. The author cites that libraries are most concerned about cost per use. INSET: Summary of the Recommendations What Can We Do to Get Better Usage.


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