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Electronic Resources Usage Reports  

Last Updated: Jan 20, 2017 URL: Print Guide Email Alerts
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Vendor Usage Reports

This guide focuses on usage statistics produced by vendors of electronic resources. It, therefore, excludes statistics that are generated by systems hosted in-house -- e.g., Millennium reports Opens in new window such as WAM (proxy), catalog searches, Inn-Reach, etc., as well as circulation, gate counts, head counts, etc. LibGuides and Google Analytics will be treated in separate guides. 

  • COUNTER reports are located: 
    M:\Library\Common\Statistics\Electronic Resources\COUNTER usage statistics
  • Non-COUNTER reports are located: 
    M:\Library\Common\Statistics\Electronic Resources\Non-COUNTER

Aggregate Usage Reports

We've been aggregating vendor reports into annual reports.

  • JR1 Aggregate DataM:\Library\Common\Statistics\Electronic Resources\Reports\JR1 Aggregate Data
    • Combines individual title reports from across all the vendors to give full picture of usage for a given title.
  • Usage SummariesM:\Library\Common\Statistics\Electronic Resources\Reports\Usage Summaries
    • Combines yearly summary statistics for searches and full-text usage across all platforms and all formats.
    • Includes both COUNTER and non-COUNTER statistics, the latter normalized as best as possible. 
    • Full-text reports, such as JR1, BR2, etc., only include the annual summary for the platform, rather than usage at the individual title level.
  • Book Usage Aggregate – M:\Library\Common\Statistics\Electronic Resources\Reports\Usage Summaries\Book Usage Aggregate
    • Pull BR1 and BR2, as well as some non-COUNTER usage data from the "Usage Summary" reports and aggregates that into a multi-year report.

COUNTER Report Types


  • Journal Report 1 (JR1) – Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal (Standard)
    • JR1-GOA – Number of Successful Gold Open Access Full-Text Article Requests by Month and Journal (Standard)
    • JR1a – Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests from an Archive by Month and Journal (Optional)
  • Journal Report 2 (JR2) – Access Denied to Full-Text Articles by Month, Journal and Category (Standard)
  • Journal Report 3 (JR3) – Number of Successful Item Requests by Month, Journal and Page-type (Optional)
  • Journal Report 4 (JR4) – Total Searches Run By Month and Collection (Optional)
  • Journal Report 5 (JR5) – Number of Successful Full-Text Article Requests by Yearof-Publication (YOP) and Journal (Standard)


  • Book Report 1 (BR1) – Number of Successful Title Requests by Month and Title (Standard)
  • Book Report 2 (BR2) – Number of Successful Section Requests by Month and Title (Standard)
    • Clarification from COUNTER: BR1 was designed for books that can ONLY be downloaded as a single PDF file (usually older titles that have been scanned or captured in this way). All other titles should be covered in BR2. 
    • As an example, if a book has 10 chapters that can be downloaded individually and the user CHOOSES to download them as a full set, then 10 uses should be recorded in BR2.
  • Book Report 3 (BR3) – Access Denied to Content Items by Month, Title and Category (Standard)
  • Book Report 4 (BR4) – Access Denied to Content items by Month, Platform and Category (Standard)
  • Book Report 5 (BR5) – Total Searches by Month and Title (Standard)


  • Platform Report 1 (PR1)– Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Platform (Standard)
    • PR1 generally replaces JR4, BR5, and DB3. 
  • Database Report 1 (DB1) – Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Database (Standard)
  • Database Report 2 (DB2) – Access Denied by Month, Database and Category (Standard)
  • Database Report 3 (DB3) – Total Searches and Sessions by Month and Service (Deprecated, R3)


  • Multimedia Report 1 (MR1) – Number of Successful Full Multimedia Content Unit Requests by Month and Collection (Standard)
  • Multimedia Report 2 (MR2) – Number of Successful Full Multimedia Content Unit Requests by Month, Collection and Item Type (Optional)
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