The purpose of this LibGuide is for ProQuest customers to have a specific place to have their COUNTER questions addressed regarding the various platforms at ProQuest as well as to provide a general understanding of COUNTER and its various nuances.
To that end, users of this guide will be able to
COUNTER 5 is available for the ProQuest, Alexander Street and Ebook Central platforms. COUNTER 5 reports are not yet included for Congressional products but COUNTER 4 and proprietary ProQuest reports remain available.
A requirement of the COUNTER Code of Practice is that content providers offer libraries access to the current year PLUS the prior 24 months of usage (or from the date the provider first became compliant, whichever is later)
The COUNTER 5 Code of Practice is a complex document with multiple audiences (librarians, providers, etc). Here are some key points for the Electronic Resource Librarian or those retrieving COUNTER 5 reports.
The Code of Practice helps ensure librarians have access to CONSISTENT, COMPARABLE AND CREDIBLE usage reporting for their online scholarly information. See Section 1.1.2 for the Scope of the Code of Practice.
Searching the Code: to make finding what you need in the Code of Practice easy, use the Search the Code of Practice box. For example, a search for SUSHI gives approximately 10 results:
Training modules enable the learner to differentiate and create COUNTER reports on ProQuest platforms. Each video is 5-6 minutes long.
address practical COUNTER 5 applications for ProQuest platforms. Each runs about 30 minutes.