[Eril-l] Counter R5 and CPU

Tom Francis [tbf] tbf at aber.ac.uk
Thu May 2 09:03:02 PDT 2019

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for sharing the link to the presentation, I found it very helpful. One thing I’m a little concerned about, now I have a better grasp of what all the R5 reports do (late to the party, I know) is that they all seem to exclude GOA usage. That’s great for working out the cost per download - but I’d still like to know if OA content is being used. E.g., running the R4 JR1 reports with and without GOA usage recently has demonstrated that over 30% of the downloads from one publisher last year was for OA content. This is a stick I will use to attack them with come renewal season when they present me with the usual x% price increase; I can say “hang about, you should knock a third off because a third of our downloads from you has been for stuff that’s free.” It won’t work, but I’ll give it a go anyway…

Is there a R5 that will tell us GOA usage?



Tom Francis

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From: Eril-l <eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org> On Behalf Of Mueth, Sarah
Sent: 29 April 2019 23:44
To: Kness, Kelsey <KKness at twu.edu>
Cc: eril-l at lists.eril-l.org
Subject: Re: [Eril-l] Counter R5 and CPU


I haven’t read it in its entirety yet but this looks like it could help answer your question: https://www.projectcounter.org/using-release-5-usage-reports-for-strategic-decision-making/<https://eur02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.projectcounter.org%2Fusing-release-5-usage-reports-for-strategic-decision-making%2F&data=02%7C01%7C%7C71361af335864c2dd2a708d6ccf447a1%7Cd47b090e3f5a4ca084d09f89d269f175%7C0%7C0%7C636921746927574783&sdata=K9n5cbXeoa79ga5CHT9CulIROAjiauoCgrwo8svnf0A%3D&reserved=0>

On Apr 29, 2019, at 4:51 PM, Kness, Kelsey <KKness at twu.edu<mailto:KKness at twu.edu>> wrote:
Good afternoon all,
I am wondering what COUNTER R5 metric has been chosen as “the one” to compute cost per use? Then also, if “the one” is n/a, what’s the second option?
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