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Marketing Resources and Data Planet News for Libraries: Usage Statistics Reporting Practices

Tools to help libraries communicate about the Data Planet statistical repository with their communities.

Usage Reporting Practices

Data Planet provides usage statistics compliant with the COUNTER Release 5 Code of Practice. For further information on COUNTER 5, please see COUNTER’s Friendly Guide to Release 5 for Librarians.           

Site administrators may access usage statistics on demand via SecureCenter.

Should you have further questions or you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at onlinesupport@sagepub.co.uk.

COUNTER 5 Compliant Reports

Platform Reports

Report Name Short Description Abbreviation (for SUSHI) Details Host Types
Platform Report 1 Usage by Month and Platform PR1 Provide summary usage of the most common metric types for searches, requests and access denied All
Expanded Platform Report Activity by Month and Platform PRx Flexible and detailed reporting on metrics captured and summarized at the platform level All

Database Reports

Report Name Short Description Abbreviation (for SUSHI) Details Host Types
Database Report 1 Usage by Month and Database/Collection DR1 Reports on key Search and Request metrics needed to evaluate the effectiveness of a database or collection.
  • A&I Database
  • Aggregated Full Content
  • Multimedia (collections)
Database Report 2 Access Denied by Month/Collection DR2 Reports on Access Denied activity for databases where users were denied access because simultaneous-use licenses were exceeded or their institution did not have a license for the database.
  • A&I Database
  • Aggregated Full Content
Expanded Database Report Activity by Month and Database/Collection DRx Flexible and detailed reporting on metrics captured and summarized at the database/collection level.
  • A&I Database
  • Aggregated Full Content
  • Multimedia (collections)

COUNTER 4 Compliant Statistics

Usage Statistic Definition
Result Clicks A click originating from a set of a set of search results, from browsing the database, or from a click on another database record. (Note that in Data Planet, a Result Click and a Record View are the same.)
Record Views A successful request for a database view (for example, a chart/map/graph/trend) that has originated from a set of search results, from browsing the database, or from a click on another database record.
Searches (Regular) A user-driven intellectual query, either by submitting a query using the search forms (Quick Search, Advanced Search, or State or International Statistical Overviews) or by making a selection via browsing.
Access Denied (No License) User is denied access to Data Planet because the user or the user's institution does not have access rights. Note that in Data Planet access to content items is governed by the platform license.

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