[SSP-L] NISO Webinar on SUSHI: Beyond Trial Into Real Use Cynthia Hodgson 09 Sep 2008 17:18 UTC

NISO will be offering a webinar on October 2, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
(eastern time) on SUSHI: Beyond Trial Into Real Use.

*Description: *

After a very successful trial use period, The Standardized Usage
Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol was officially
published as a standard in 2007 (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2007). SUSHI defines
an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic
resource usage data, using a Web services framework. It is intended to
replace the time-consuming user-mediated collection of usage data
reports. The protocol was designed to be both generalized and
extensible, meaning it could be used to retrieve a variety of usage
reports. An extension designed specifically to work with COUNTER reports
is provided with the standard, as these are expected to be the most
frequently retrieved usage reports.

This webinar will provide the latest information on using and adopting
this extensible, lightweight standard.

Ex Libris is generously sponsoring this webinar.

*Intended Audience:*

This webinar is for librarians, publishers, content providers, content
aggregators, and ERM system providers who are interested in implementing


Adam Chandler (Coordinator, Service Design Group, Cornell University
Library, and
Co-Chair, SUSHI Maintenance Advisory Group) will bring a technical
perspective and discuss the relationship between SUSHI and COUNTER and
possible next steps for this standard./


Hana Levay (Information Resources Librarian, Collection Management
Services, University of Washington Libraries) will give a real-library
perspective, sharing with the audience one example of how SUSHI was not
only implemented at the University of Washington, but how it is being
applied in a real way, including:

* Setting up SUSHI (in this case, using III)
* The kinds of reports being supplied via SUSHI
* Common issues
* Integrating usage statistics into collection development assessment
tool via an ERM
* Cost per use
* Examples of how usage reports are being used in decision making

*Information and Registration:*

Please visit the event website
(http://www.niso.org/news/events/2008/webinars/sushi) for more
information and to register. ALCTS members may register at the NISO
member rate.

This is the fourth webinar in the series on Demystifying Standards. The
slides and Q&A from the introductory webinar are available online
(http://www.niso.org/news/events/2008/webinars/alcts08/) for those who
wish to review them.

The slides and Q&A from the second webinar, OpenURL: Link Resolution
That Users Will Love, are available online at

The third webinar, ONIX for Publications Licenses (ONIX-PL): Simplifying
License Expression
(http://www.niso.org/news/events/news/events/2008/webinars/onixpl) will
be held September 10, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (eastern time);
registration is open until noon on September 10.

This message was cross-posted.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: chodgson@niso.org <mailto:chodgson@niso.org>
Phone: 301-654-2512

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