Why are Bloomsbury usage statistics changing to COUNTER 5?
The COUNTER Code of Practice is the industry-standard format for usage reporting of electronic resources. Bloomsbury products are COUNTER-compliant. Release 5 is the current Code of Practice and the requirement for COUNTER compliance.
Where I can find more information about the COUNTER Release 5 usage reports?
COUNTER has produced The Friendly Guide to Release 5 for Librarians and COUNTER Foundations Classes. You can also read Release 5 of the Code of Practice in full on the COUNTER website.
What is the difference between COUNTER 5 reports and COUNTER 4 reports?
The COUNTER Code of Practice includes an appendix: Changes from Previous Releases which shows how the reports have changed and which reports have been eliminated.
Can I still access COUNTER 4 reports?
In addition to COUNTER 5 reports, Bloomsbury will continue to provide COUNTER 4 reports until December 2022.
Where I can access my COUNTER reports?
COUNTER 4 and COUNTER 5 reports are available to subscribing institutions via our Administrator Portal (username and password required). If you need an username and password please contact us.
Can I use SUSHI?
Yes, subscribing institutions can use our SUSHI service for automated retrieval of COUNTER 4 and COUNTER 5 usage statistics. Please contact us to request your credentials and information on using this service.
Which COUNTER reports are available?
For COUNTER 5, the following reports are available:
Platform Master report - PR
Platform Usage – PR_P1
Title Master Report- TR
Book Requests (excluding "OA_Gold") - TR_B1
Book Access Denied - TR_B2
Book Usage by Access Type - TR_B3
Item Master Report - IR
Multimedia Item Requests - IR_M1
COUNTER 5 reports collect data from March 2020.
For COUNTER 4, the following reports are available:
Platform Report 1 - PR1
Database Report 1 - DB1
Database Report 2 - DB2
Book Report 2 - BR2
Book Report 3 - BR3
Multimedia Report 1 - MR1
COUNTER 4 reports will continue to collect data without interruption until December 2022.
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