Answered By: Jeff Purdue Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016 Views: 28
These are provided to us by the publishers and vendors and are then normalized and combined with other data to give us the cost-per-use figure that we rely upon for making decisions about subscriptions and cancellations. We will consider a minimum of two years’ worth of statistics in making decisions based on cost-per-use. It is important to note that, since publishers and vendors know that libraries make decisions about what to cancel based on cost-per-use, it is in their best interest to accurately report this data. Almost all publishers and vendors follow the international standard known as COUNTER.