We have made updates to our ebook usage reports and Demand-Driven Acquisition triggers to align them with the COUNTER 5 “Total Item Requests” metric and to provide better options for our library participants.

Self-service usage reports with more options

JSTOR’s ebook reports that break out usage by acquisition model are now available via our self-service admin portal alongside the standard COUNTER 5 reports. Plus, we’ve improved the options for report format and delivery. Here’s what’s changed:

  • Chapter views and downloads are combined into the “Total Item Requests” metric
  • You can select a date range instead of automatically receiving all data
  • You can run one-time reports as well as receive regularly scheduled reports via email
  • You can view a summary across all usage models, or select separate reports for DDA, EBA, pick and mix, and Open Access usage
  • Consortia can view data across their membership or break out the usage for each institution

Our Books at JSTOR Reports support page provides more detail about the reports and options available.

DDA triggers now aligned with C5 metrics

We’ve also updated the trigger threshold for our Demand-Driven Acquisition model to use “Total Item Requests” rather than chapter views and downloads. For individual institutions, the threshold is seven item requests; for consortia, the threshold is customized based on the number of participating members.

To determine the new trigger threshold, our team analyzed the historical data across all of our participants and found that seven COUNTER 5 item requests led to an equivalent number of triggers as our previous metrics, with less than a 1% difference between the old and new thresholds. Rest assured that the new threshold will preserve the outstanding value that JSTOR’s Demand-Driven Acquisition has offered to libraries since 2012.

We’ve reached out to our current DDA participants with more details, and encourage you to contact us at participation@jstor.org if you have questions.