As Coherent does not yet have a library administration portal, we provide COUNTER5 reports through SUSHI using the service provider LibLynx.
There are three steps to providing COUNTER reports via SUSHI for a customer:
Enabling SUSHI credentials
Coherent Digital support does this on the LibLynx dashboard
Sharing those credentials with the customer
This can be done via a Zoho template
Making requests using the SUSHI credentials.
The customer does this with the credentials we provide using a SUSHI harvesting tool.
Accessing SUSHI requires a per-customer login to an API. So the three key pieces of information are the API URL, the Customer ID and and Requestor ID.
Go to COUNTER -> SUSHI Credentials. Search for the customer name and open it up.
The reports we provide are COUNTER5, Here is what an example URL looks like for a platform report (/reports/pr)
Additional options for which data columns to include are defined by the SUSHI standard.
Here is a list of supported reports:
Platform Master Report (PR), example.
Platform Usage (PR_P1), example.
Database Master Report (DB), example.
Database Search and Item Usage (DR_D1), example.
Item Report (IR), example.
Multimedia Item Report, (IR_M1), example.
LibLynx has a report URL builder located here (password required):
Here you can select the report option and the columns available to make custom requests.
Librarians can be given logins to the LibLynx information for their account, but this is generally unnecessary as we can provide the information to them.
More info is available from the LibLynx Guide on SUSHI (password required). And from the COUNTER 5 site section on SUSHI.
The COUNTER website provides a SUSHI Harvest tool customers can download. There is a version for consortia to allow them to handle multi-site downloads.