News and ActivitiesLast updated: December 2013
COUNTER Travel Awards
The winners of the COUNTER Travel Awards for 2014 are Kelsey Brett ( University of Houston, USA) and Miriam Lorenz ( University of Applied Science, Cologne, Germany). COUNTER congratulates both winners!
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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. Below are listed research projects in which COUNTER is currently involved, together with links to further information on these projects.
PIRUS2: Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics
PIRUS 2, supported by JISC, the United Kingdom Joint Information Systems Committee, is a co-operative project involving publishers and repositories, which will develop a set of standards, protocols and processes to enable publishers, repositories and other organizations to generate and share authoritative, trustworthy usage statistics for the individual articles and other items that they host.
PIRUS 2 builds on the standards already established by COUNTER and on the results of the original PIRUS project, which demonstrated that it is technically feasible to create record and consolidate usage statistics for individual articles using data from repositories and publishers, despite the diversity of organizational and technical environments in which they operate.
The PIRUS2 project was completed in May 2011, and the full report is available here .
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