SCONUL is supporting the call for library content providers to expedite the transition to Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice.
Release 5 reduces the complexity of the Code of Practice and offers a number of improvements:
- greater consistency in report layout and between different formats
- more consistency in vocabulary and terminology
- fewer reports and metric types but greater flexibility to compare and combine
- flexibility to access standard reports that meet common use cases in addition to reports that can be filtered to meet highly specific use cases.
The call is available here.