Usage Statistics for Oxford Journals Online Collection TUCKER, Amy 17 Jan 2003 17:00 UTC

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Press release
For immediate release 17 January 2003

Oxford University Press (OUP) announces the availability of Usage Statistics
across their Online Journals collection in 2003.

Available both to consortia and individual organisations using one or more
titles from the Oxford Journals Online Collection, the reports can be
accessed online in HTML format or downloaded as .csv files providing easier
manipulation by library administrators.

"We have been pleased to work with some key librarians in order to develop a
set of reports that are applicable to both consortia and individual
organisations," says Richard Gedye, Sales and Marketing Director, "And we
are committed to becoming compliant with the COUNTER Code of Practice* at
the earliest opportunity".

The usage reports include data on downloads over time, title and page type.
Administrators can choose to look at accumulated accesses over time, or view
detailed information on articles and abstracts viewed during a particular

"The new statistics package offers a tremendous benefit for consortia
subscribing to the Oxford Journals Online Collection", says Kathy Perry,
director of the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) consortium. "It enables
us to monitor usage on total articles downloaded across our entire
consortium at both the full consortial level and at the individual
institution level. These statistics will assist us in a number of ways,
including monitoring implementation at the local level and letting our State
legislators and funding agencies know how valuable these journals are to our
students and scholars."

Further information, along with a demonstration of the usage statistics
package is available at

About Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford in
the United Kingdom.  It is the world's largest university press. It
publishes more than 4,500 new books a year, has a presence in over fifty
countries, and employs over 3,700 people worldwide. OUP is also a leading
publisher of academic journals in science, medicine, humanities and the
social sciences.  Its collection of some 170 online journals includes some
of the world's most highly cited and prestigious journals, in a broad range
of disciplines.

* COUNTER is an international initiative whose aim is to create an
internationally accepted, extensible Code of Practice for gathering and
display of online usage statistics. More information is available at

For more information please contact:
Amy Tucker
Library Marketing Manager, Journals
Oxford University Press
Gt Clarendon St
Oxford, OX2 6DP
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 354420
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 353835

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