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The Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP): Helping Libraries Measure Use and Impact

Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship Volume 24, Number 3, ISSN 1941-126X


The Joint Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP) (, created by five U.K. libraries in 2009, gives participating libraries a single point of access for electronic journal statistics. It provides its more than 160 participants, including 140+ academic libraries in the United Kingdom, as well as 21 publishers and 3 intermediaries, with COUNTER-compliant data, harvested using the SUSHI protocol. Data anomalies are referred back to the publisher for correction prior to releasing to the libraries, so data are quality-assured. Both journal level (JR1 and JR1a) and summary reports are maintained, as well as experimental reports. JUSP benefits publishers, as it provides customers a complete record of usage, including that from intermediaries, and it shows a proactive interest in customer service. Libraries benefit as it saves them time, data are quality-checked, and it allows for evidence-based collection decisions.


Mihlrad, L. (2012). The Journal Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP): Helping Libraries Measure Use and Impact. Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship, 24(3), 229-230. Retrieved January 24, 2020 from .

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