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Press Release: Swets [November 12, 2009]

SwetsWise Solution Provides COUNTER 3 Compliant Usage Data

Swets is pleased to announce SwetsWise Online Content has been successfully audited for compliancy with Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. This audit means COUNTER 3 compliant data can be downloaded directly within SwetsWise Online Content and is also available for analysis within SwetsWise Selection Support and ScholarlyStats platforms.

"Swets’ drive to simplify the workload and day-to-day processes of its customers is mirrored by COUNTER’s aim to simplify and standardize usage data," states Debbie Dore, Chief Commercial Officer at Swets. "We are proud to be among the first group of organizations supplying COUNTER 3 compliant data because we fully understand the need for such standardized information and how valuable that data can be for our customers."

COUNTER (www.projectcounter.org) provides a set of standards for providing information about usage of online information products. It defines a set of rules for generating the reports and a set of rigorous tests for checking the compliancy of the implementation. Swets utilizes the SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) standard to provide XML usage reports within SwetsWise. This standard has been created by NISO (National Information Standards Organization) and is also known under the name Z39.93 (www.niso.org). SUSHI protocol allows the user to obtain the reports through a Web service in a XML format which must be compliant to defined XML schemas.

COUNTER reports available in SwetsWise Online Content can be downloaded and scheduled. Customers can now download their COUNTER Journal Report 1 direct from SwetsWise Online Content and receive full, COUNTER 3 compliant data valid from October 1, 2009. COUNTER’s Consortium Report 1 has also been added to the existing Journal Reports 1, 3 and 4 already available within SwetsWise Online Content.

About SwetsWise Online Content

SwetsWise Online Content contains the most extensive collection of e-journals currently available, with over than 32 million searchable references and links to fulltext articles. With more than 400 publishers now partnering in the portal and making their content available through it, SwetsWise Online Content has firmly established itself as the electronic gateway of choice among libraries and information centers around the world.

About Swets

Swets is the world's leading subscription services company. We build on more than 105 years of experience to maximize the return on investments in time and money

for clients and publishers in today's complex information marketplace. With clients in over 160 countries and more than twenty offices around the world, Swets is a true "long tail" powerhouse that provides the most comprehensive and sophisticated ecommerce platform currently available in its field.

Swets has been included in E-Content Magazine's "100 Companies that Matter Most in the Digital Content Industry" for the past five years, and is consistently featured in the top 25% of FEM Business' "Top 500 Companies in The Netherlands". We are the only subscription services company that is ISO 9001:2008 certified on a global basis for 10 years running--a testament to our stringent operation and client service procedures.


Summary: Swets announced SwetsWise Online Content has been successfully audited for compliancy with Release 3 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. This audit means COUNTER 3 compliant data can be downloaded directly within SwetsWise Online Content and is also available for analysis within SwetsWise Selection Support and ScholarlyStats platforms.
Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:November 12, 2009
Publisher:Swets
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Company: Swets
Products: SwetsWise
Permalink: https://librarytechnology.org/pr/14369/swetswise-solution-provides-counter-3-compliant-usage-data

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