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COUNTER Newsletter, August 2022

19 August 2022

It’s been a while since our last newsletter but the COUNTER team have been beavering away, primarily on a major update to the Code of Practice – read more about that below. 

This newsletter is designed to help you stay up to date with all things usage, so I’d love to hear from you if you have news to include, events to promote, questions you’d like answered, or anything else.

All the best – Tasha

Community Consultation for COUNTER Release 5.1

You have hopefully seen the news about the consultation process for COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5.1. In case you missed it, there’s more information on our website.

We’ve also made a video that presents the proposed changes and answers all of the questions that have been raised during the first month of the consultation. It’s available on the Media Library now.

Please get involved with the consultation by responding to us in any of the ways we’ve made available to you:

The consultation is open until Monday the 5th of September 2022. It is quite long but there is no need to answer in detail, or indeed to answer every question.

COUNTER in the Community

In the next few months our Project Director, Tasha Mellins-Cohen, will be speaking at two events.

  • At the one-day Road to Open Meta conference, in September 2022, she’ll be talking about about usage metrics for books. You can register at
  • In November, she’ll be at the 2022 Charleston Conference covering usage metrics as a measure of impact. Registration is open at

Also in November, Tasha will be chairing the UKSG November conference. This digital event takes place over two days and is focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Find out more and register at

New Membership System

You’ll notice that this newsletter looks rather different from previous editions: that’s because we’ve brought together our membership, email marketing and event management systems together into a single service called GlueUp. For those receiving this message by email, you’ll find an unsubscribe link at the bottom.

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