October 5, 2009, Wiesbaden, Germany: HARRASSOWITZ, a major supplier of electronic subscription products and e-books as well as print resources, has announced the availability of its E-Stats for Libraries service, providing consolidated usage statistics from COUNTER-compliant online providers.
This new service harvests your library’s usage statistics from publishers’ websites and consolidates them into a single COUNTER-style report and, most significantly, adds acquisitions information, including cost, for each subscription managed by HARRASSOWITZ.
Developed in consultation with library customers, HARRASSOWITZ E-Stats reports provide COUNTER-style Excel spreadsheets including statistics from multiple platforms. Acquisitions information, including PO number, fund codes, and current order status, is supplied for all resources handled by HARRASSOWITZ. Cost data, both the base price and the amount invoiced, are also added, along with annotations indicating when a title has been ordered as part of a package or combination, giving the library the best possible picture of the cost per resource, even when the resource is part of a package or combination. The consolidated report also helps libraries identify overlapping subscriptions that can occur when an organization subscribes to multiple packages.
Separate reports are available for journals, databases and e-books.
Libraries may also request the addition of acquisitions and cost data to their COUNTER reports that have been previously consolidated either by themselves or by another service.
Tina Feick, Director of Sales and Marketing for HARRASSOWITZ, stated, "HARRASSOWITZ is pleased to be at the cutting edge of e-resource management by combining usage statistics with acquisitions and cost data. We believe that libraries will find this immensely useful when making their collection development decisions."
HARRASSOWITZ (www.harrassowitz.de) is a global full-service subscription agent and bookseller headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany, specializing in service to academic and research libraries. HARRASSOWITZ has been in continuous operation since 1872.