[Web4lib] NISO Webinar on SUSHI: Beyond Trial Into Real Use

Cynthia Hodgson chodgson at niso.org
Tue Sep 9 13:20:21 EDT 2008

NISO will be offering a webinar on October 2, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 
(eastern time) on SUSHI: Beyond Trial Into Real Use.

*Description: *

After a very successful trial use period, The Standardized Usage 
Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol was officially 
published as a standard in 2007 (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2007). SUSHI defines 
an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic 
resource usage data, using a Web services framework. It is intended to 
replace the time-consuming user-mediated collection of usage data 
reports. The protocol was designed to be both generalized and 
extensible, meaning it could be used to retrieve a variety of usage 
reports. An extension designed specifically to work with COUNTER reports 
is provided with the standard, as these are expected to be the most 
frequently retrieved usage reports.

This webinar will provide the latest information on using and adopting 
this extensible, lightweight standard.

Ex Libris is generously sponsoring this webinar.

*Intended Audience:*

This webinar is for librarians, publishers, content providers, content 
aggregators, and ERM system providers who are interested in implementing 


Adam Chandler (Coordinator, Service Design Group, Cornell University 
Library, and
Co-Chair, SUSHI Maintenance Advisory Group) will bring a technical 
perspective and discuss the relationship between SUSHI and COUNTER and 
possible next steps for this standard./


Hana Levay (Information Resources Librarian, Collection Management 
Services, University of Washington Libraries) will give a real-library 
perspective, sharing with the audience one example of how SUSHI was not 
only implemented at the University of Washington, but how it is being 
applied in a real way, including:

* Setting up SUSHI (in this case, using III)
* The kinds of reports being supplied via SUSHI
* Common issues
* Integrating usage statistics into collection development assessment 
tool via an ERM
* Cost per use
* Examples of how usage reports are being used in decision making

*Information and Registration:*

Please visit the event website 
(http://www.niso.org/news/events/2008/webinars/sushi) for more 
information and to register. ALCTS members may register at the NISO 
member rate.

This is the fourth webinar in the series on Demystifying Standards. The 
slides and Q&A from the introductory webinar are available online 
(http://www.niso.org/news/events/2008/webinars/alcts08/) for those who 
wish to review them.

The slides and Q&A from the second webinar, OpenURL: Link Resolution 
That Users Will Love, are available online at 

The third webinar, ONIX for Publications Licenses (ONIX-PL): Simplifying 
License Expression 
(http://www.niso.org/news/events/news/events/2008/webinars/onixpl) will 
be held September 10, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (eastern time); 
registration is open until noon on September 10.


This message was cross-posted.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: chodgson at niso.org <mailto:chodgson at niso.org>
Phone: 301-654-2512

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