JUSP data now available through Innovative's ERM

Innovative Interfaces customers will be pleased to know that the Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) is now available for data harvesting through Innovative's ERM product, which integrates with the company's Millennium ILS and Sierra Library Services Platform. We have collaborated to provide users with quality assured JUSP data with convenient access through their own ERM.

The JISC-funded JUSP service was built in response to demand from the UK HE community. At a time of economic constraint it is essential that libraries can evaluate usage, and make a compelling case about the value of journal subscriptions, and COUNTER compliant data is vital in making such a case. However, obtaining and analysing COUNTER compliant data can be extremely labour intensive with each library having to visit each publisher's website and download their COUNTER Compliant statistics. The Portal provides a single point of access for journal usage statistics. JUSP initially focused on NESLi2 publishers but its remit has since been extended to include a wider range of publishers whose content is important to researchers in the UK's higher education community. The Portal uses the SUSHI (Standardised Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) protocol to collect the COUNTER compliant statistics, which are then displayed to each institution in an easy to read way. A particular benefit of using JUSP is that data is quality assured and checked at the point of aggregation and any anomalies referred back to publishers to be corrected at source.

About JUSP

The JUSP service is being developed in the UK by Jisc Collections, Mimas at the University of Manchester, Evidence Base at Birmingham City University and Cranfield University. JUSP is supported by Jisc. For more information about the project please visit the service website http://jusp.jisc.ac.uk or contact Jo Lambert Jo.Lambert@manchester.ac.uk

About NESLi2

NESLi is the national initiative for licensing online journals on behalf of the higher and further education and research communities in the UK. NESLi2 was established in 2004 as a successor to earlier consortial initiatives that emerged with the arrival of online journals in the mid-1990s. The content from 17 leading scholarly publishers is covered by NESLi2 agreements which typically span 1-3 years in duration and over 7,000 online journals are available to authorised users. Financial savings on the content purchased, as a result of focused negotiations by our staff, amounted to £13.5 million in 2010 and we estimate that NESLi2 has saved the community over £40 million since its inception in 2004. The content itself is made accessible directly from publishers' bespoke web platforms

About Innovative Interfaces

Innovative (www.iii.com) creates cutting-edge products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and the freedom to implement solutions that best meet their specific needs. The company's versatile and market-leading solutions include: the Sierra Services Platform, the Millennium ILS, the Encore Synergy discovery application, Electronic Resource Management, and INN-Reach resource sharing. An established company with a vision for the future, Innovative connects with thousands of libraries of all types in over 50 countries. Innovative.s commitment to service is reflected by its 24/7/365 Help Desk, Innovative University, and the CSDirect Web support center. The company is located in Emeryville, California with offices around the world.