BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, U.S.A., June 13, 2006 - In partnership with MPS Technologies, EBSCO Information Services is pleased to announce the availability of ScholarlyStats, a usage statistics management portal providing library administrators with a single point of access to all of their vendor usage stats.
ScholarlyStats provides the library with a suite of monthly usage reports. These reports are based on the standards of the COUNTER Code of Practice. Collectively the reports measure not only the activity of library resources, but also research trends, including the total number of journals accessed, total use by platform, average use by platform, most and least used journals and more. Usage data for EBSCO's e-journal and database products is included within ScholarlyStats.
Jayne Marks, CEO at MPS Technologies said "ScholarlyStats is a unique service with a rapidly growing user base and we are delighted to be working with EBSCO to make this more broadly available, to help libraries with the collection and analysis of their usage statistics."
About MPS Technologies and ScholarlyStats
MPS Technologies provides a range of technology-driven services specifically designed to support libraries and publishers. These services include web analytics, fulfillment services and content delivery.
ScholarlyStats provides libraries across the globe with consolidated vendor usage statistics. ScholarlyStats collects, standardizes and consolidates journal and database usage reports, providing libraries with a single point of access to their valuable usage data. For more information, please visit www.mpstechnologies.com or www.scholarlystats.com.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services provides services for e-journal, e-package and print subscriptions, a suite of e-resource management tools, full-text and secondary databases and related services for all types of libraries and research organizations.
As the "e" agent of the industry, more than half of the subscriptions handled by EBSCO have an electronic component. EBSCO's comprehensive solutions include proven systems to consolidate ordering, invoicing, claiming and renewals as well as assistance with licensing and registration requirements for our e-journal and e-package customers worldwide. EBSCO's 32 Regional Offices, located in 20 countries around the world, serve customers in more than 200 countries and are staffed by information professionals who speak the local language and understand the particular challenges faced by librarians in their areas.
In its seventh decade of business, EBSCO upholds relationships with more than 78,000 publishers globally. These publisher relationships uniquely position us to streamline many aspects of the e-resource life cycle. EBSCO maintains a Dun & Bradstreet financial strength rating of 5A1, the highest awarded, which underscores the importance we place on providing outstanding, ethical service.