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Extenza achieves COUNTER compliance

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Extenza e-Publishing Services achieve COUNTER compliance

Extenza, a division of Royal Swets & Zeitlinger, today reveals they have
achieved level 1 compliance with COUNTER�s international e-journal usage
standards. Extenza e-Publishing Services has signed a formal declaration
of compliance with COUNTER, an international initiative, launched in March
2002, which is designed to serve librarians, publishers and intermediaries
by facilitating the recording and exchange of online usage statistics.

Extenza will provide access to a uniform set of usage statistics on its
site, with reports available to both publishers and librarians. Ruth
Jones, General Manager of Extenza e-Publishing Services, reveals, �In a
market environment where usage statistics are being linked directly to
fees, accurate, actionable information is critical. We are firmly
committed to helping both publishers and librarians better understand how
the content is used.�

For librarians, a report is available which can display the usage by
publication as specified by Project Counter Journal Report 1, which lists
details for all current or lapsed subscriptions over a 12-month period. A
simple, single button click enables the output of data in a comma
separated values (CSV) format, enabling users to manipulate the data for
their own purposes on demand. Similarly for publishers the reports
available include usage by publication and usage by customer, which can
both be specified to report over a maximum 12-month period. Selection
criteria can include individual journals for the usage by publication
report and specific institutions or all individual subscribers for the
usage by customer report.

The Project COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic
Resources) Initiative is designed to provide a standardised set of
statistics built to an agreed international code of practice. Peter
Shepherd, COUNTER Project Director, states: �We welcome Extenza to the
list of organisations complying with the code of practice. They add
significantly to the number of journals for which COUNTER-compliant usage
reports are now available and this confirms that we are moving in the
right direction. We look forward to working with Extenza on further

Extenza e-Publishing Services will be at the AAP/PSP
(Professional/Scholarly Publishing) Annual Conference, Washington D.C.,
9�11 February 2004. Publishers should contact Gary Rodrigues, Head of
Sales and Marketing, to arrange a meeting and short demonstration at the
annual conference. �We will be in Booth 6, and would like to talk to
publishers who are considering the step to online, or are actively
considering an alternative to their existing suppliers.�

About Extenza

Extenza provides outsourcing solutions for scholarly and professional
publishers across e-publishing, fulfilment and marketing. It is an
independent business unit of Royal Swets & Zeitlinger, separate from the
other divisions.

Extenza e-Publishing Services provides publishers with a comprehensive
end-to-end conversion and hosting service for e-journals with minimal
operational or technical inconvenience. Services include the conversion of
electronic print files into internet-deliverable content, hosting titles
on a global network of servers, authentication and access control to
publications, PDF and HTML delivery, linking and web-based search
capabilities across abstracts and titles. Find out more by visiting

For more information and to arrange a meeting with Extenza please contact:
Gary Rodrigues
Extenza e-Publishing Services
Tel: +44 (0)1235 857718