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Last updated: November 2014

Announcing Usus a community website on usage

Usus (Latin for usage) is a new, independent, community-run website (http://www.usus.org.uk/) for all those interested in the usage of online content. It is designed to support a productive conversation among librarians, publishers, aggregators, and repository managers so that we can all get the best possible usage reports for our electronic resources.

The Usus website provides:

  • A source of hints and tips on solving known problems
  • A list of vendors with problems that are affecting the credibility and/or usefulness of the COUNTER reports
  • A collection point for suggestions for new COUNTER usage reports and metrics

Supervisory Board

The Usus Supervisory Board will ensure that the website is editorially independent and will serve the needs of the community. Chaired by Anne Osterman, Deputy Director of VIVA (the Virtual Library of Virginia), the members of the Supervisory Board are:

  • Anne Osterman, VIVA, USA (Chair)
  • Simon Bevan, Cranfield University, UK
  • Melissa Blaney, ACS Publications, USA
  • Anna Creech, University of Richmond, USA
  • Lorraine Estelle, JISC, UK
  • Oliver Pesch, EBSCO, USA
  • Kari Schmidt, Montgomery College, USA
  • Mark Tullos, ProQuest, USA

Travel Award

COUNTER will provide a travel award worth 1,000/$1,500 to a librarian who contributes the best opinion piece for the News & Opinions section of the Usus site. The award can be used to travel to the Charleston Conference, UKSG Conference, or Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference. Please send your submissions of 1,000 words or less to usus.stats@gmail.com by December 31, 2014.

For more information, please contact Usus at: usus.stats@gmail.com

Forthcoming Events: -

  • - More to follow -

News Releases

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Research Projects

COUNTER is an active participant in research projects whose objectives are either to improve the quality of online usage statistics or to increase the relevance of usage data in the wider world of scholarly metrics.

Articles and Presentations

Invitation to Institutions in Germany to become COUNTER Members

COUNTER would very much welcome new members from Germany. This letter is an invitation to membership, and highlights the benefits of being a member of COUNTER.

Letter to institutions in Germany

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