How will I know which report to run?

Modified on Tue, 07 May 2019 at 11:29 AM

The most significant change to usage reporting under R5 is that you are not limited by standardized, set reports.  For translation to R4 Journals Usage Reports to R5, see the following guide: Transitioning from COUNTER R4 to R5.


The following table outlines changes between the various R4 and R5 reports and includes notes on the data provided with the R5 report


COUNTER R4 report

COUNTER R5 report/status

Comments

Book Report 1: Number of Successful Title Requests by Month and Title

Book Title Report 1: Usage by Month and Book

The unique_item_investigations will provide total activity by book and offers a way to compare usage from sites delivering eBooks as a single document to sites delivering usage by section.

Book Report 2: Number of Successful Section Requests by Month and Title

Book Title Report 1: Usage by Month and Book

The unique_item_investigations will provide total activity by book and offers a way to compare usage from sites delivering eBooks as a single document to sites delivering usage by section.

Expanded Title Report: Activity by Month and Title

Analysis by section type can be obtained on demand from the generic Title Report by limiting to Books and selecting option to show usage broken down by section type.

Book Report 3: Access Denied to Content Items by Month, Title and Category

Book Title Report 2: Access Denied by Month and Book


Book Report 4: Access Denied to Content items by Month, Platform and Category

Platform Report 1: Usage by Month and Platform

Access denied statistics will be included in the standard platform report.

Book Report 5: Total Searches by Month and Title

Eliminated (no equivalent)

For most platforms, attempting to track searches by titles is not reasonable since all titles are included in most searches.

Consortium Report 1: Number of successful full-text journal article or book chapter requests by month and title

Eliminated

Due to their size creating and consuming consortium reports is not practical and thus consortium reports have been eliminated. Instead of a single consortium report, consortium should use SUSHI to harvest individual reports for each member.

Database Report 1: Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Database

Database Report 1: Usage by Month and Database/Collection

Result Clicks and Record Views have been replaced by unique_item_investigations. Metrics for regular searches remains unchanged, federated and automated searches are now reported separately. Report also includes access denied and full text metrics.

Database Report 2: Access Denied by Month, Database and Category

Database Report 2: Access Denied by Month and Database/Collection

Report renamed and updated metric types used

Journal Report 1: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal

Journal Title Report 1: Usage by Month and Journal

Metrics ft_total, ft_html and ft_pdf have been replaced by and items_requested; unique_item_requests. New metrics include unique_item_investigations. Access denied statistics also included.

Journal Report 1 GOA: Number of Successful Gold Open Access Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal

Journal Title Report 1: Usage by Month and Journal

Title Report JTR1 breaks out usage by Access_Type with possible values of OA_Gold, OA_Green, Other_Free_to_Read and Controlled.

Journal Report 1a: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests from an Archive by Month and Journal

Journal Title Report 1: Usage by Month and Journal

Include Year of Publication in report output to view content dated 1998 and prior.

Journal Report 2: Access Denied to Full-Text Articles by Month, Journal and Category

Journal Title Report 2: Access Denied by Month and Journal

Title Report JTR2 includes access denied metrics.

Journal Report 3: Number of Successful Item Requests by Month, Journal and Page-type

Expanded Title Report: Activity by Month and Title

Additional optional metric types can be included in this report.

Journal Report 3 Mobile: Number of Successful Item Requests by Month, Journal and Page-type for usage on a mobile device

Eliminated (no equivalent)

Capturing usage by mobile devices is less relevant with the responsive design of most sites. The variety of “mobile” devices also make it difficult to categorize given today’s smartphones have screen resolutions that exceed those of some desktops.

Journal Report 4: Total Searches Run By Month and Collection

Database Report 1: Usage by Month and Database/Collection

To the extent that a journal collection is organized for searching as a discrete collection (rare), usage would be reported in a Database Report DR1.

Journal Report 5: Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Year-of-Publication (YOP) and Journal

Expanded Title Report: Usage by Month and Title

The Expanded Title Report includes to the option to show usage broken down by YOP and can be limited to Data_Type of Journal.

Multimedia Report 1: Number of Successful Full Multimedia Content Unit Requests by Month and Collection

Database Report 1: Usage by Month and Database/Collection

Multimedia usage, where multimedia is packaged and accessed as separate collections, would be reported using a Database Report DR1 report.

Platform Report 1: Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Platform

Platform Report 1: Usage by Month and Platform

The new PR1 provides usage for additional metric types,....



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