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Re: IngentaSelect usage stats

Regarding Taylor and Francis journals:

At ALA I was informed at the Ingenta booth that since MetaPress did not
yet supply journal statistics, Taylor and Francis requested of Ingenta
that they not distribute stats for Taylor and Francis journals.  Taylor
and Francis journals are hosted on both Ingenta and MetaPress.

Don Taylor

Donald Taylor
Electronic Resources Librarian      email: dstaylor@sfu.ca
Simon Fraser University Library     ph: 604-291-4930
8888 University Drive                    fax: 604-291-3023
Burnaby, BC, Canada  V5A 1S6

At 06:06 PM 24/07/2003 -0400, you wrote:
I recently downloaded our library's usage statisticss from IngentaSelect
(standard statistics, not the advanced statistics). I had to inquire from
IngentaSelect's help desk why many titles had "n/a" listed instead of a
number or even zero. I was informed that this occurs for titles where the
publisher has not agreed to their journal being included in the
statistical reporting. Here is a breakdown of the number of times various
publishers occured in our statistics:

Taylor & Francis (all imprints): 35
BMJ Publishing: 6
Sage: 3
Oxford University Press: 1
Duke University Press: 1
British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint surgery: 1

Can anyone explain why publishers would not want us to have statistics on how often their journals are used?

Mark Funk
Weill Cornell Medical Library