The purpose of this LibGuide is for ProQuest customers to have one specific place to have their questions addressed regarding the use of COUNTER Release 5 for ProQuest products as well as to provide a general understanding of COUNTER 5 and its various nuances which is particular important since COUNTER 5 is significantly more granular than COUNTER 4 and introduced several new metrics.
To that end, this guide combines in one place annotated links to numerous types of resources:
TRAINING MODULES enable the learner to differentiate and create COUNTER reports on ProQuest platforms. Each video is 5-6 minutes long.
WEBINAR RECORDINGS address practical COUNTER 5 applications for ProQuest products. Each runs about 15 - 30 minutes.
The COUNTER format is not a fixed, "set in stone" definition but evolves constantly, even within a major Release version. The most important recent changes are listed below.
Changes in 5.0.2
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 looks like this: