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The COUNTER Code of Practice for Books and Reference Works – a primer

By Peter T. Shepherd and Hazel Woodward

Abstract

Release 1 of the COUNTER Code of Practice for Books and Reference Works was published in 2006 and provides an international standard for vendor recording and reporting of the usage of e-books and reference works. By July 2009, 23 vendors were compliant with this Code of Practice. It has much in common with the well-established COUNTER Code of Practice for Journals and Databases but it also has a number of important features that take into account the greater diversity of e-books. This article provides a guide to the Code of Practice for both vendors and librarians, and addresses compliance issues relevant to both groups

Publisher: United Kingdom Serials Group
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1629/22S39
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk:1826/4011
Provided by: Cranfield CERES
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