COUNTER is developing a new release, COUNTER 5. COUNTER 5 will have fewer reports, 36 reduced to 15, and fewer metric types, 25 fields reduced to 10, but aims to be more flexible and have more of a focus on demonstrating value in report results.
The current discussion draft Code of Practice for COUNTER 5 was published in January and there will be three consultation webinars during the planned period of feedback and input from January-March 2017.
Interested members of the NASIG community are encouraged to sign up to attend one of the webinars as a way of providing input to COUNTER.
26 January 2017 – Time: 15:00 GMT, 10:00 EST, 07:00 PST, 16:00 CET, 20:30 IST https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BMBJJH3
23 February 2017 – Time 15:00 GMT, 10:00 EST, 07:00 PST, 16:00 CET, 20:30 IST https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BX68LF7
23 March 2017 – Time: 15:00 GMT, 11:00 EDT, 08:00 PDT, 16:00 CET, 20:30 IST https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/B3LR5MQ
Emily Ray, NASIG Standards Committee COUNTER representative