Swets announced today that the latest technical update release for ScholarlyStats has been successfully integrated into the service. This latest release, numbered 1.6, has implemented a range of technical additions into the ScholarlyStats platform, including eBook usage reports, new collection platforms and updated dashboard reports. It also marks the introduction of the new ScholarlyStats brand identity, giving the whole service a new vibrant, clean and striking visual appearance.
Acquired by Swets in October 2007 from MPS Technologies, ScholarlyStats is a sophisticated Web-based portal that eases the burden of collecting, consolidating and analyzing usage statistics from multiple sources. Supplied in COUNTER compliant format, usage reports may be viewed and downloaded by libraries via a single, intuitive interface, thus freeing their staff to focus on other duties and facilitating more accurate collection decisions. MPS Technologies continue to operate ScholarlyStats for Swets and are responsible for the development and technical updates to the service.
"ScholarlyStats has solved many of the hassles librarians have encountered with collecting and analyzing usage statistics," said Thomas Snyder, Chief Commercial Officer at Swets. "Adding eBook reports to the existing journal and database reports will expand the range of the service quite substantially, providing even greater value for the customer."
The technical updates included in Release 1.6 are outlined below:
eBook usage reports
ScholarlyStats already processes four COUNTER compliant reports for journals and databases. Release 1.6 adds two eBook related reports to that list. The COUNTER compliant Book Reports 1 and 2 are available for processing and consolidation for selected platforms.
Together with the Consolidated Book Reports 1 and 2, ScholarlyStats also offers 6 new Book Dashboard Reports for further analysis and decision-making, these include:
- Book Dashboard Report 1: Number of Books by Collection Platform
- Book Dashboard Report 2: Number of Book Requests by Collection Platform
- Book Dashboard Report 3: Number of Section Requests by Collection Platform
- Book Dashboard Report 4: Average Book Use by Collection Platform
- Book Dashboard Report 5: Top Use Books by Collection Platform
- Book Dashboard Report 6: Zero Usage Books Report
More information about the Book Reports 1 and 2 can be found on the website of Project COUNTER: www.projectcounter.org
Updated Dashboard Reports
All Journal and Book Dashboard Reports within ScholarlyStats have been updated to support further analysis of usage data.
When customers open their Consolidated Reports they will see two columns, Platform and Collection Platform. The Platform column shows the provider of the statistics as outlined by the COUNTER standard. As customers sometimes have multiple collections under one platform, with separate usage reports, the Collection Platform column has been added to show each individual collection. This way the customer can easily locate the usage for each collection they have acquired.
The Dashboard Reports are now based on the ScholarlyStats Collection Platform instead of the Platform.
New Collection Platforms
The list of platforms available in ScholarlyStats has been expanded. Existing customers can now also request processing of Book Reports for selected platforms. Customers can check the Collection Platform list on www.scholarlystats.com for further information. More collection platforms will be added during the course of this year.
|Engineering Village||Database Report 1|
|Informaworld||Book Report 1 & 2|
|MetaPress||Book Report 2|
|MyiLibrary||Book Report 2|
|OvidSP||Book Report 1|
|SpringerLink||Book Report 2|
Platform Access Details (PAD) Interface update
Technical updates have been made to the PAD details page and now a customerís entered comments are stored for future reference. By supplying the exact location of the customerís usage reports on the Collection Platformsí interfaces, the ScholarlyStats team can ensure that all of the customerís reports are correctly downloaded.
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