Re: E-journal usage statistics query Peter Picerno 10 Jan 2008 14:46 UTC

Hello Sharon --

The types of statistics which would be useful are: number of searches,
number of downloads, number of 'hits' per title. The format should be
able to be massaged to work in MSExcel or other common formats. There is
an industry standard which exists called "Counter" -- you can find
information about it at:
I'm sure others on this list will have many other ideas to contribute as

Good luck!

Peter Picerno

Sharon Landers wrote:
> Hello. I work for a publisher and we are researching the feasibility of providing
> usage statistics to our institutional subscribers. If anyone is willing and has
> the time to either post a message to this list or send me a direct email with
> your thoughts on what type of information you, as a librarian, would most like
> to receive in a usage statistics report from a publisher, I would greatly
> appreciate your assistance. Please include the type of information you need
> as well as the format in which you need to receive it. Any other thoughts
> would be beneficial as well. We don't currently provide usage statistics, but
> since we are receiving more and more requests to do so, we obviously want to
> provide that service if that is what our subscribers require.
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Sharon Landers

Peter V. Picerno
Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian
Asst. Head of Resource Development
Green Library
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
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