04 March 2015 Blogs, Academic, Community College, Government, K-12, Public, Faculty, Librarian, Student/Researcher

ProQuest platform is COUNTER compliant for 2015

Standardized usage data helps libraries understand user needs, demonstrate effectiveness of e-resources and make informed collection development decisions

Standardized usage data is essential for libraries to understand user needs, demonstrate the effectiveness of their e-resources and for making better informed collection development decisions.

Along these lines, we are happy to report that the ProQuest platform (https://www.proquest.com) has been issued its COUNTER compliancy for 2015.To maintain COUNTER compliancy, vendors must be independently audited annually.

Specifically, the ProQuest platform is certified in the following COUNTER reports:

Journal reports

►    JR1
►    JR1 GOA
►    JR2
►    JR5

Database reports

►    DB1
►    DB2
►    PR1

Book reports*

►    BR2
►    BR3


►    MR1

*Reports BR1, BR4, and BR5 were not certified because they apply to complete book content, whereas ProQuest platform includes book content in chapter or comparable forms.
Learn more
Detailed information on the ProQuest platform’s COUNTER usage reports is available in this Support Center article. Additionally, you can learn more about the Project COUNTER initiative at http://projectcounter.org.

If you have any questions on ProQuest's COUNTER reporting capabilities, please contact ProQuest Technical Support for assistance.