InfoSharing@PTAR pada kali ini memaparkan perkongsian maklumat berkenaan Project COUNTER dan penggunaan COUNTER Compliant Usage Statistics bagi sumber elektronik. Untuk maklumat lanjut mengenai code of practice, aktiviti dan keahlian COUNTER sila rujuk pautan ini: Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources (COUNTER) Launched in March 2002, COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.
The first COUNTER Code of Practice, covering online journals and databases, was published in 2003. COUNTER coverage was extended further with the launch of the Code of Practice for online books and reference works in 2006. The body of COUNTER compliant usage statistics has steadily grown as more and more vendors have adopted the COUNTER Codes of Practice.
This has contributed to the new discipline of usage bibliometrics and a great deal of work is underway to try to establish .value metrics. associated with usage, in which the COUNTER compliant statistics play an increasingly important role. Librarians are able to compare usage statistics from different vendors; derive useful metrics such as cost-per-use; make better-informed purchasing decisions; plan infrastructure more effectively. Publishers and intermediaries are able to provide data to customers in a format they want; compare the relative usage of different delivery channels; aggregate data for customers using multiple delivery channels; learn more about genuine usage patterns. Sumber: COUNTER. Retrieved 21 May 2013