InfoToday 2003
The Global Conference and Exhibition on Electronic Information & Knowledge Management
InfoToday 2003
Special Briefings

Tuesday, May 6th
COUNTER BRIEFINGS — Reliable and Consistent Electronic Journal Use Statistics
Co-Sponsored by COUNTER: Counting Online Use Of Networked Library Resources and Scholarly Communication Institute
Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University

COUNTER for Publishers and Intermediaries — 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$65 registration fee. (Click here to register.)

COUNTER for Librarians 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Open to all InfoToday 2003 conference attendees, exhibitors, and exhibit hall attendees.

Reliable usage statistics have long been a Holy Grail for librarians and publishers alike. Plan now to attend one of these special briefings to hear about significant progress on this issue of great interest to the library community. As of January 2003, the first standardized and widely-supported code of practice for reliable, consistent, and audited use statistics for online journals and other resources, the COUNTER Code of Practice, has been distributed to the publishing and library communities. What are the implications? COUNTER serves librarians, vendors, and intermediaries by facilitating the recording and exchange of online usage statistics. To have their usage statistics and reports designated “COUNTER-compliant,” vendors must provide usage statistics that conform to the Code of Practice. Publishers, intermediaries, and librarians will want to familiarize themselves with this code, which is being widely adopted by major publishers, and is supported by many major U.S. and U.K. organizations, including the Association of American Publishers, Association of Research Libraries, National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, National Information Standards Organization, and many others.

Michael Koenig, Dean, Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University

Peter Shepherd, COUNTER
David Goodman, Princeton University & Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University
Representatives from the publishing and library communities to be announced.


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