Swets, Project Muse and OUP now participating in the Journal Usage Statistics Portal

The JUSP consortium is delighted to announce that Oxford University Press, Project MUSE/The Johns Hopkins University Press and Swets have confirmed their participation in the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP). Alongside the ability to view their use of titles in a current NESLi2 deal separately from use of titles in a backfile or archive collection libraries will soon be able to get a truer picture of their overall journals usage.

More than ever institutions are being asked to demonstrate the value and use of their resources. It has, however been time-consuming for librarians to obtain meaningful usage data from publishers of electronic journals. The Journal Usage Statistics Portal aims to provide a "one-stop shop" where libraries go to view and download their own usage reports from NESLi2 publishers, a move welcomed by libraries that currently have to go into each publisher's password protected administration sites separately. The portal makes it possible for libraries to compare their usage of different NESLi2 publisher deals, to look at trends over time and to complete their annual SCONUL returns from NESLi2 publishers.

"We recognise the importance of this type of data collection in helping the community improve their digital management decision making process and welcome the opportunity to contribute."
Carole Pickaver, Head of Library Services at the University of Kent

"(OUP) is very pleased to have been involved in the successful portal pilot and is excited by the aggregated content concept that the initiative aims to deliver. Usage stats are becoming an increasingly important tool for librarians in judging the value of subscribed content and OUP is committed to making such statistics easily accessible in order to benefit both library and publisher understandings of journals usage."
Colin Meddings, Senior Library Marketing Manager at Oxford University Press

"Swets is delighted to support JISC with data for use within their usage statistics portal. Librarians require up-to-date, thorough and reliable information on the usage of their collections to help make informed collection decisions and we look forward to supporting all JISC customers with the information they need to remain in complete control of their holdings."
Tamsyn Wymer, Swets' UK Commercial Director

"We understand the critical importance of comprehensive usage information for libraries' use in many strategic and practical decisions. We are pleased to participate in an initiative to make the delivery and analysis of this data more efficient for our customers."
Dean Smith, Director of Project MUSE