[Irtalk] FW: [Icolc] Fwd: Final Report on PIRUS2 - Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics 2 - now published

Van der Westhuizen, Ansie Watkiapj at unisa.ac.za
Thu Oct 13 16:16:03 SAST 2011

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From: Peter Shepherd <pt_shepherd at hotmail.com<mailto:pt_shepherd at hotmail.com>>
Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 9:48 AM
Subject: Final Report on PIRUS2 - Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics 2 - now published
To: LIB-STATS at jiscmail.ac.uk<mailto:LIB-STATS at jiscmail.ac.uk>

Publication of the Final Report of  PIRUS2 - Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics 2

JISC (the UK Joint Information Systems Committee) has funded  PIRUS (Publisher and Institutional Repository Usage Statistics Project )  to develop a COUNTER-compliant standard for usage statistics at the individual article level, which can be implemented by any entity (publisher, aggregator, repository, etc.,) that hosts online journal articles and will enable the usage of research outputs to be recorded, reported and consolidated at a global level in a consistent way. The PIRUS2 project is now complete and the Final Report  is now available on the COUNTER website at: http://www.projectcounter.org/News/Pirus2_oct2011.pdf .

The aim of  PIRUS2 was to take forward the outcomes of the original PIRUS project and build on its recommendations, by developing a prototype service (including technical, organizational and economic models for a Central Clearing House) that will enable publishers, repositories and other organizations to generate and share authoritative, trustworthy usage statistics for the individual articles that they host.

PIRUS2 has achieved its overall aims by delivering a prototype service that meets the following criteria:

*         A workable  technical model, refined from that proposed in the original PIRUS project with more extensive tests with a larger and more diverse data set

*         A practical organizational model based on  co-operation between proven, existing suppliers of data processing, data management and auditing services that meets the requirement for an independent, trusted and reliable service

*         An economic model that provides a cost-effective service and a logical, transparent basis for allocating costs among the different users of the service.

 For more information, please contact:
Peter Shepherd
Project Director - COUNTER
pshepherd at projectCounter.org<mailto:pshepherd at projectCounter.org>

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