Swets has announced that, working as part of the Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI), it has successfully completed integration tests of its Electronic Resource Management statistics with two ILS vendors, Innovative Interfaces and Ex Libris. The Statistics transferred in these tests were all compliant with the COUNTER format. SUSHI is an initiative created by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) that aims to solve the challenge of how librarians can track usage of online content. SUSHI aims to provide a protocol that will enable libraries to retrieve and analyze that information in a standard data container.
(www.swets.com; www.exlibrisgroup.com; www.niso.org)