COUNTER Case Studies


COUNTER is a non-profit organization supported by a global community of library, publisher and vendor members. COUNTER provides the Code of Practice that enables publishers and vendors to report usage of their electronic resources in a consistent way. This enables libraries to compare data received from different publishers and vendors.

Evidence Base were commissioned to produce case studies of academic libraries and content and platform providers’ use of COUNTER data.


The case studies were produced through a series of interviews and document analysis. Examples of case studies:

The value of COUNTER Data to content and platform providers (PDF)

Presenting COUNTER data to assess big deals at the University of Liverpool (PDF)


The case studies have helped COUNTER and its community to further understand how a range of stakeholders engage with the COUNTER Code of Practice and COUNTER data.