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The Friendly Guide to Release 5 for Providers

Transition Timeline

"E-book usage: counting the challenges and opportunities" (Insights article)

"A welcome human touch in a digital age." - Jane Benjamin, University of South Wales

"This was an excellent introduction to the COUNTER 5 release." - Beth Johns, Saginaw Valley State University

"COUNTER R5 webinar was extremely useful. A very accessible overview of the new release, key changes and things to be aware of. It was well publicized and I believe there was good attendance - certainly there was high engagement with many attendees posting relevant and useful questions. Thank you and well done to all involved." - Fiona Tinto, University of Strathcyde

"A very clear overview, suitable for those who work with COUNTER reports on a regular basis and those wishing to increase their awareness and understanding." - Tom Bishop, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

98% of survey respondents would recommend this webinar.

This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to expert speakers with the added benefit of no travelling required. All registrants receive a link to a recording of the webinar so they can listen again at a convenient time.

This is a free webinar.



In July, COUNTER will publish the Release 5 of the Code of Practice. This webinar will describe the new master reports which are at the heart of the new Code of Practice. It will explain the metrics and attributes and the standard views from the master reports. Finally, it will explain the timeline for publisher compliance and the tools and guides which will enable content providers and librarians prepare for the effective date for Release 5.

Date: Thursday 13 July 2017
Time: 1300 BST (British Summer Time)
Duration: 45-60 minutes including Q&A



Lorraine Estelle
 Read a short biography of Lorraine Estelle. Lorraine Estelle is the COUNTER Project Director. Launched in March 2002, COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way. 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 new business models for electronic information resources and has directed the development of a number of national shared services including Jisc Collections and the Journals Usage Statistics Portal. She is also editor of Insights: the UKSG journal.



An understanding of the new approach in Release 5, the report formats and metrics.

Subject level and previous knowledge required:

Introductory and non-intensive, no previous knowledge or experience required.



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