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Two-Part Webinar on COUNTER and Usage Data on May 6 and 13 Cynthia Hodgson 15 Apr 2009 23:23 UTC

NISO and COUNTER will jointly be holding a two-part webinar on COUNTER
and Usage Data on the first and second Wednesdays in May.

Part 1 on May 6, 2009 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) is "A How-To
Guide to COUNTER" that will introduce librarians to COUNTER reports,
definitions, and formats. Last summer COUNTER released the third version
of the "Code of Practice for Journals and Databases," which has an
August 31, 2009 deadline for implementation. In addition to providing
new consortium reports, the new release requires data providers to offer
reports in XML format and to support the SUSHI protocol for automating
the retrieval of COUNTER reports. Speakers for Part 1 are:

-- Peter Shepherd, Project Director, Project COUNTER

-- Tansy Matthews, Associate Director, VIVA, George Mason University

-- Marthyn Borghuis, Senior Manager, Elsevier Usage Research Department,

-- Susan Golden, Products Manager, Serials Solutions

Part 2 on May 13, 2009 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) on "New
Applications of Usage Data" will explore broader issues surrounding the
applications of usage data reports, the transfer of usage data via
SUSHI, and developing issues related to e-books and multimedia. Speakers
for Part 2 are:

-- Peter Bienfield, Public Library of Science

-- John McDonald, Libraries of the Claremont Colleges

-- Peter Shepherd, Project COUNTER

You may register for either or both webinars. Registration is per site
(access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded
archive of the webinar. NISO and NASIG members receive a discounted
member rate. There is also a 25% discount for anyone registering for
both webinars. A student discount is also available. If you are unable
to participate in person, registering will still provide you with access
to the recorded version of the webinar to watch at your own convenience.

For more information and to register, visit the event webpages:

Part 1: A How-To Guide to COUNTER:

Part 2: New Applications of Usage Data:

Swets Information Services is generously sponsoring this two-part webinar.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512