Libraries spend considerable amounts of money licensing different types of online content. So it is important to understand how that content is being used, to ensure that this money is spent as productively as possible.
The COUNTER Code of Practice ensures that librarians are able to compare usage statistics from different vendors; calculate cost-per-use; and make better-informed purchasing decisions.
Libraries and library consortia are invited to support COUNTER by joining as a member.
Library Consortia will find our R5 Harvester a useful tool. This free tool will help small to medium sized consortia gather COUNTER reports for their affiliated libraries. The R5 Harvester uses COUNTER_SUSHI to streamline harvesting COUNTER reports for all member institutions.