PDA Series: A Practical Guide to COUNTER Release 5

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Presenter: Heather Getsay, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice is the newest standard for counting usage for electronic resources. New releases of COUNTER are intended to improve reporting, and can include changes in usage metrics and types of reports offered. Librarians need to understand changes from previous to new releases in order to effectively interpret usage data. This session examines the specific metrics and reports included in COUNTER Release 5, and offers a look at how Release 5 compares to Release 4. The goal is to provide a practical guide for understanding COUNTER Release 5, as well as overall challenges and opportunities with interpreting usage reports.

Heather Getsay is Resource Acquisitions Librarian and Assistant Professor at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. She serves as subject librarian for the departments of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Homeland and Corporate Security Studies, Political Science, and Social Work. She is co-author of the book Measuring the Validity of Usage Reports Provided by E-Book Vendors: Emerging Research and Opportunities.

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Sponsored by ASERL.