Friday, December 17, 2010

FirstSearch database reports now COUNTER-compliant

OCLC FirstSearch database reports are now COUNTER-compliant, having passed a standards compliance audit for Counting Online Usage for Networked Electronic Resources (COUNTER). OCLC has provided usage statistics for FirstSearch databases for many years. In response to requests from member libraries, OCLC COUNTER reports are now available to help members more easily meet certain requirements within their institutions. COUNTER provides usage statistics reports that allow libraries to compare database usage across vendor platforms in a consistent, credible and compatible manner. OCLC’s COUNTER reports measure journal use within databases, including download methods, database use at the session and search level, turn-aways and service use. 

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