Ovid Technologies, a provider of electronic medical, scientific, and academic information research solutions, has announced its new statistical reporting tool, Ovid Stats, for the Ovid Web Gateway interface. Ovid Stats will provide administrators with a reporting tool that allows for usage monitoring of their Ovid databases, books, and journals.
Ovid Stats provides monthly snapshots of sessions, searches, license, and peak usage. Users have the option of choosing between predefined reports or creating custom reports to fit their unique workflow needs. In addition, Ovid Stats includes usage reports for journals and databases that are compliant with the international COUNTER Code of Practice. COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative designed to serve librarians, publishers and intermediaries by standardizing the recording and exchange of online usage statistics for journals and databases. Through COUNTER, users have the benefit of comparing usage statistics from different vendors in order to make better-informed purchasing decisions and plan more effectively.