Quantitative Reporting on Digital Collections

Sponsored by Accessible Archives and Unlimited Priorities
Recorded on 04/18/2018

Posted in Collection Development and Management


COUNTER reports provide consistent, meaningful insight into database, ebook, journal, chapter, and article use. They’re an essential tool for collection evaluation and for demonstrating the library’s value to faculty and administrators. Join ACRL and Choice to learn how you can—as a collection development, acquisitions, e-resources librarian, or administrator—provide insight into your library’s collections. We will also look ahead to the upcoming Code of Practice (COP) 5, slated for release in January 2019. You’ll learn about the key differences between COP 4 and COP 5, and get a behind-the-scenes look at current and upcoming reporting from a publisher in the process of updating their systems to achieve the simplification integral to COP 5.

Attendees will learn:

  • Collection evaluation methods using COUNTER reports
  • What’s new in the Code of Practice 5, and how it impacts you
  • How reporting is changing and why
  • How one publisher is making the change to COP 5
  • A behind-the-scenes look at publisher-compliance and how it translates into better reporting, easier workflows, and added value


Lorraine Estelle

Lorraine Estelle is the COUNTER Project Director, where she is committed to improving the utility of usage metrics. Lorraine is experienced in the information industry with a background in libraries, consortia, shared services, vendors and publishers. She has managed and conducted a wide range of projects, with an interest in new business models for electronic information resources. She directed the development of several national shared services in the UK including Jisc Collections and the Journals Usage Statistics Portal. Lorraine is also co-editor of Insights: the UKSG Journal, and a member of the UKSG main committee.

Stuart Maxwell

As Vice President of Business Development for Scholarly iQ, Stuart Maxwell is responsible for shaping the client, sales and marketing strategies for the academic publishing market’s leading data management, integration and analytics specialist Scholarly iQ (www.scholarlyiq.com).

With over 10 years in digital media, Stuart has worked with leading analytics companies Omniture and comScore and was instrumental in the set-up of the validation and auditing requirements for Project COUNTER during his time at ABCe. Stuart brings the experience of a broad range of clients together, from leading media organisations such as BBC and News International through to academic publishers including American Institute of Physics and Elsevier.