Usage Reports


To evaluate the use of e-resources the international COUNTER protocol (Release 5) is applied. It requires:

  • adoption of the standard Journal Requests (Excluding OA_Gold) (TR_J1) when reporting on the use of e-journals: number of successful full-text non-gold open access articles requests by month and title of journals;
  • adoption of the standard Book Requests (Excluding OA_Gold) (TR_B1) when reporting on the use of e-books: number of successfully requested non-gold open access full-texts (books or book sections) by month and book title.
  • adoption of the standard Database Search and Item Usage (DR_D1) when reporting on the use of databases: number of searches, number of clicks on the search results and number of records viewed by month and by database.