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ACM Announces Advanced Web Analytics Software for Library Community

Scholarly iQ Partnership to Provide Easy Access to Usage Data, COUNTER Reports for Corporate and Academic Librarians

The Association for Computing Machinery
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession

Contact: Virginia Gold

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NEW YORK – June 15, 2009 –ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) announced today that it is providing its corporate and academic library customers with an enhanced Web analytics platform to  measure the usage of the ACM Digital Library (DL) full-text and bibliographic database. The new platform, provided by Scholarly iQ, enables librarians to access past and current usage statistics and receive timely, accurate COUNTER usage reports that comply with the industry standard for measuring online usage of scholarly journals.  The platform, to be introduced in July, also includes an automated request and response model known as SUSHI, which utilizes a Web services framework to increase the flexibility of library access to ACM’s electronic resource usage data. 

            “This next generation platform is a major advance for ACM Digital Library users who rely on its vast information resources to support their research and educational programs,” said Scott Delman, ACM Group Publisher.  “Librarians will be able to log in to a leading-edge self-service platform through an intuitive Web portal, create custom reports that comply with COUNTER Release 3 standards, and automate the downloading and delivery of this information to stakeholders within the library system.” 

            Scholarly iQ CEO and founder Gary Van Overborg said he looked forward to the partnership with ACM to satisfy its DL user requirements. “We are pleased to play a role in ACM’s ongoing investment in the content, features, performance, and worldwide reach of its DL with Web analytics technology that improves the quality of online usage reporting for publishers and librarians,” he said. 

            The ACM Digital Library comprises an online collection of more than two million pages of full-text articles from ACM publications as well as one of the most comprehensive bibliographic databases in the computing field.  The ACM DL includes an index of more than 7 million references, 1.25 million citations, and over 500,000 journal articles. ACM’s full-text database consists of many of the highest impact titles in the computing field dating back to 1954, and includes content from ACM’s wide range of journals, magazines, conference proceedings, ACM Special Interest Group (SIG) newsletters, technical reports, and multimedia files. 


About ACM

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, uniting computing educators, researchers and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources and address the field’s challenges. ACM strengthens the computing profession’s collective voice through strong leadership, promotion of the highest standards, and recognition of technical excellence. ACM supports the professional growth of its members by providing opportunities for life-long learning, career development, and professional networking.  


About Scholarly iQ

Scholarly iQ  provides solutions that dramatically improve the quality of online usage reporting for publishers and librarians. The Scholarly iQ suite has become the gold standard for custom, on time and complete eBusiness solutions.  Scholarly iQ serves over 30 Publishers to provide timely and accurate COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) compliant reports to their multiple thousands of subscribing institutions. Scholarly iQ participates in the SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative) Developers Group.


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