Wednesday, September 1, 2010

H. W. Wilson continues to be COUNTER compliant

WilsonWeb has yet again been certified as compliant with the Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources (COUNTER) Code of Practice for Journal and Database Reports. According to a recent annual audit by media auditing firm BPA Worldwide, WilsonWeb's usage reports meet the latest standards in both content and format, so librarians and administrators can be confident that they are getting the highest quality statistical information when they consult WilsonWeb reports.

In addition to Wilson’s selection of “standard” International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) compliant usage reports, the online COUNTER usage reports listed below are also provided to its customers, including Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) capability.

DB1 = Database Report 1: Total Searches and Sessions by Month and Database
DB2 = Database Report 2: Turnaways by Month and Database
DB3 = Database Report 3: Total Searches and Sessions by Month and Service
JR1 = Journal Report 1: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal
CR1 = Consortium Report 1: Number of Successful Full-Text Journal Article or Book Chapter Requests by
                Month (XML only)
CR2 = Consortium Report 2: Total Searches by Month and Database (XML only)

The SUSHI protocol standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2007) defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data utilizing a Web services framework.  It is intended to ease the collection of various vendor usage reports for libraries, through the defined formatting of usage data reports.  WilsonWeb’s Usage Statistics Module now includes a “SUSHI Settings” page, giving libraries the ability to access their WilsonWeb Usage Statistics using the SUSHI protocol.  Also on that Settings page, administrators will enter a Single IP or range of IP addresses for connecting to WilsonWeb SUSHI service.

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