Join JUSP for UK academic libraries

JUSP is free to join for all UK higher and further education institutions and research councils. We gather data on behalf of libraries, making it quick and easy to measure the usage of electronic journals, books and databases.

If your organisation is outside of the UK HE and FE sector, contact our JUSPConsult service to find out about our consultancy and advisory services for online content usage data management.

Is JUSP right for me?

We welcome all UK higher and further education institutions and research councils to JUSP. We recognise that smaller specialist institutions may not take any major deals or may just have one or two, but we collect usage statistics for individual subscribed titles for libraries who do not take a deal and welcome suggestions for publishers to be added to our priority list.

We recommend that you check the list of participating publishers and our guide to help you decide whether JUSP is right for your institution. If you have any queries, please contact and we will be happy to discuss these with you.

Our member libraries benefit from an easy to use tool that fits seamlessly into library workflows and speeds up the process of decision making and reporting. Find out more about how some of our users are using JUSP through our use cases and case studies.

What is the process for institutions joining JUSP?

Joining JUSP is a quick and simple process.

Step one: Log in to the Jisc Collections website and accept the JUSP agreement - you'll need to add the agreement to the basket and 'accept agreement' to complete the checkout process. If you do not see the option to 'add to basket' or 'accept agreement', it may be that you do not have the relevant permissions and will need to speak with your institution's account owner.

Step two: The JUSP team will be in contact with you to find out which participating publishers you use for journals, books and databases. Once we have received your list of publishers, we will send you an email with your login details and our process on data collection for each publishers (in some cases we may need to request further details such as an account number and SUSHI credentials), and add you JUSP libraries mailing list.

How is access controlled and who can see what?

Access is managed so that only members of staff authorised by the institution are able to access their institution's usage statistics.

Institutions using Shibboleth or OpenAthens and listed on the UK Access Management Federation have two options for managing access:

  • use of an eduPersonEntitlement value released by the Identity Provider (the institution) to grant access. More information is available at
  • use a secondary allocated username and password assigned to your institution when it joined JUSP. Following Shibboleth or OpenAthens authentication, a pop-up box will appear requesting these JUSP-assigned login details.

For institutions not currently using Shibboleth or OpenAthens or not listed in the UK Access Management Federation we can provide you with a login and an alternative route to access when you sign up.