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November 6, 2008

NISO SUSHI Schemas Updated to Support Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and Databases. The NISO SUSHI Standing Advisory Committee has announced the approval and final release of the schemas (and related files) providing full support of Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and Databases. Notable in this latest release of the COUNTER Code of Practice is the requirement that content providers implement SUSHI as a means of delivering their reports. With the schemas now finalized, content providers can be confident about setting their development agendas for implementing SUSHI. [Full Announcement].

August 02, 2006

Ex Libris Ex Libris and MPS Technologies perform SUSHI usage data transfer for Yale University Library. The Ex Libris Group and MPS Technologies announce a successful transfer of Yale University usage data between their systems using the automated SUSHI protocol. This test has been made in preparation for future integration of ScholarlyStats usage data into Verde, the Ex Libris ERM system. This will provide Verde libraries with access to a suite of integrated reports combining usage data with other subscription, holdings, and pricing information. [Full Announcement].

April 26, 2006

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Washington State University speeds access to Project Euclid usage stats with Innovative ERM. Innovative Interfaces announced that the Washington State University Libraries using Innovative''s Electronic Resource Management have effortlessly accessed Project Euclid usage statistics, saving time and enhancing their ability to analyze this critical data. Project Euclid, providers of e-resources in mathematics, have made usage statistics available using the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) model. Innovative, along with its library partners Cornell University; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; University of Queensland; University of Technology, Sydney; University of Washington; and Washington State University, has been a leading force in the creation and adoption of this standard for harvesting of electronic resource usage statistics. [Full Announcement].

April 13, 2006

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries achieve real-time download of usage statistics using Innovative's Electronic Resource Management. Innovative Interfaces announced that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries have overcome a major hurdle in managing e-resources by achieving real-time acquisition of user statistics from within the Innovative''s Electronic Resource Management. Using the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) model, staff have downloaded this data from EBSCO in real-time, eliminating the need for obtaining it on a resource-by-resource basis. [Full Announcement].

November 23, 2005

Ex Libris Ex Libris Verde ERM system Successfully tests SUSHI to deliver raw usage statistics. Ex Libris announced successful SUSHI proof-of-concept testing; a significant milestone in the industry effort to automate requests for usage statistics from publishers of electronic resources. SUSHI, the Standards Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative, comprises a small group of ERM vendors, database publishers, and academic members that have come together to develop a standard protocolfor a library’s Electronic Resource Management system that will enable the requesting and delivery of usage statistics from vendors and publishers. When put into production, the SUSHI protocol will help reduce administrative costs associated with statistics collection; and will streamline their inclusion and effective usage in ERM systems. [Full Announcement].

Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Upcoming Release of Electronic Resource Management speeds transfer of usage statistics. Innovative Interfaces announced that Electronic Resource Management Release 2006, the third major release of its market-leading product, will offer libraries the ability to more easily access vendor statistics on e-resource usage by library patrons. Using Web Services to provide easy-to-understand, uniform, and up-to-date information, library staff will be able to make the most informed judgments possible about how they allocate funds to e-resources. [Full Announcement].

November 22, 2005

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services successfully tests Web service for harvesting usage statistics. In collaboration with various members of the National Information Standards Organization, EBSCO Information Services has successfully demonstrated a Web service that will allow simple machine-to-machine transfer of journal-level usage. The initial pilot is part of the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative which continues to evolve with the support of NISO. [Full Announcement].

Swets. Swets and SUSHI take first ground-breaking steps. Swets announced that, working as part of the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative, it is the first subscription agent to have successfully completed integration tests of their Electronic Resource Management statistics with two ILS vendors, Innovative Interfaces and Ex Libris. The Statistics transferred in these tests were all compliant with the internationally recognized COUNTER format. [Full Announcement].