Representatives of International Academic Library Community Publish “COUNTER Release 5 Transition: A Community Call for Compliance”
From the “Call” Document (via SCONUL):
We write as representatives of the international academic library community to urge library content providers to prioritise and expedite a transition to Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice, which became effective in January 2019.
COUNTER’s members contributed to the development of Release 5 (R5) of the COUNTER Code of Practice, which enables content providers to produce consistent, comparable and credible usage data for online content. This allows librarians and others to compare the usage data they receive, and to understand and demonstrate the value of the electronic resources to which they subscribe.
Those providers offering usage data solely under Release 4 of the Code of Practice are no longer COUNTER compliant. Compliant COUNTER Release 5 providers are listed on the COUNTER website. As a community that licenses content from a wide range of providers, COUNTER Release 5 compliance by all our providers is critical to informing decisions and stewardship of our funds.
Read the Complete Call for Compliance, Review List of Signatories
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.