[Eril-l] Inconsistencies in COUNTER reports over time

Yvonne Caldwell yjcaldwell at okanagan.bc.ca
Mon Sep 14 10:12:02 PDT 2020

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From: Eril-l [eril-l-bounces at lists.eril-l.org] on behalf of Waters, Thomas [twaters1 at brenau.edu]
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2020 10:24 AM
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Subject: [Eril-l] Inconsistencies in COUNTER reports over time

Has anyone noticed inconsistencies in the usage data from their COUNTER 5 reports? I'm finding (for multiple major platforms) that if I re-download the same report that I saved already from earlier in the year, the numbers are often lower in the more recent download.

It would be nice to know the reason this is happening. Did some usage disappear when titles were removed from the platform? Have the vendors made changes to their reporting?

If you've encountered this problem as well, which usage totals do you use -- the earlier reports, or the more recent reports?

Thanks for any insight that you can provide.

Thomas Waters, MA, MLIS
Technical Services Librarian
Assistant Professor
Trustee Library of Brenau University

500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
twaters1 at brenau.edu<mailto:twaters1 at brenau.edu>

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