The CDL has recently become a member of Project COUNTER (http://www.projectcounter.org/), which is working to improve the quality and consistence of usage reporting in libraries.

Producers and purchasers of online information products have parallel interests in measuring and reporting the use of online resources in a consistent way.  As librarians, we want to better understand how the information we buy from a variety of sources is being used, while publishers want to know how the information products they disseminate are being accessed.

In order to meet these objectives, Project COUNTER has developed a code of practice to guide the recording and exchange of online usage data.

With its membership, the CDL will participate in the advancement of the project and can now comment directly on the further development of these guidelines.