COUNTER release 5 is scheduled to replace COUNTER release 4 by January 2019. In preparation for this change, Project COUNTER has issued The friendly guide to release 5 for librarians.
COUNTER release 5 represents a revision of the COUNTER code of practice to better reflect changing reporting needs. Types of reports have been simplified to both assist providers in becoming COUNTER compliant and provide librarians with "usage statistics that are credible, consistent and comparable." Page 19 of the guide provides a table comparing Release 5 reports with covered Release 4 reports. Several sample usage scenarios are provided.
The COUNTER code of practice provides consistent guidelines for
publishers reporting electronic resource usage, assisting librarians in
evaluation of their usage.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
1. Introduce yourself (name & position).
Hello, my name is Lindsey Carpino and I am the Digital Resource Analyst at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago, IL. I am newer to the Tech Services side as in the more recent past I was on the research team here at Sidley. I also have academic law librarianship experience as a Reference Assistant at both Loyola University Chicago School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law Pritzker Legal Research Center.
2. Does your job title actually describe what you do? Why/why not?
I would say yes and no. While I do organize and provide access to our electronic resources, I do so much more than that. I also work on updating our practice collaboration sites, helped with the redesign of our new library intranet page, collaborate with IT in developing a database for all of our resources, assist with resource access issues and more.
3. What are you reading right now?
I just read The Mothers by Brit Bennett for my book club. I am looking forward to reading All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin, who is my favorite author. Emily is a lawyer turned novelist. Maybe one day she will feature a law librarian as a character.
4. If you could work in any library (either a type of library or a specific one), what would it be? Why?
I really think law librarianship is the perfect fit for me since I have both a J.D. and M.L.I.S. If I did not have this background, I would be interested in working in an art museum library like the Art Institute of Chicago. In college, I studied political science and art history and went toward the law side. I continue to have a love of art.
5. You suddenly have a free day at work, what project would you work on?
So many projects, so little time ☺ if I had a free day at work, I would devote even more time to going through our resource database.