Re: E-journal usage statistics query Linda Wobbe 10 Jan 2008 16:48 UTC


Please go to the following website to learn about the
COUNTER initiative.

For e-journals, this is the current standards document.

COUNTER-compliant statistics are the only way to go.  This
ensures your data is the same as other publishers.  The
miminum reports we expect are Journal Report 1 and
Database Report 1.

Thank you so much for asking!


On Thu, 10 Jan 2008 08:09:20 -0500
  Sharon Landers <firemom82@AOL.COM> 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
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Sharon Landers

Linda Wobbe
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Saint Mary's College of California
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