February 26th, 2013

Scholarly iQ Welcomes Academic Charts Online

Scholarly iQ is pleased to announce Academic Charts Online, the new database of popular music chart data, as the latest client to sign up for COUNTER and SUSHI reporting, and online business analytics from Scholarly iQ.

Scholarly iQ, the leader in trusted, independent reporting, analytics and data management services for the academic publishing industry is delighted to be working with Academic Charts Online. This is the new database of International Popular Music charts, powerful analytics, sound samples and innovative functionality launched worldwide in 2012 and gaining traction at major customers including Stanford, Columbia, Princeton and many more.

In today’s challenging economic market, the provision of trusted, accountable usage statistics is vital to demonstrate and communicate business value to subscribing institutions. The COUNTER standard is the agreed international set of standards and protocols governing the recording and exchange of such online usage data.

Scholarly iQ is providing and supporting Academic Charts Online’s COUNTER reporting requirements, including provision of SUSHI services and librarian reporting portals per institution, enabling customers to readily access their own usage statistics verified to industry standards.

In addition Scholarly iQ provides advanced behavioural analytics fully integrated with COUNTER statistics to help Academic Charts Online continue to develop its portfolio and platform for clients.

Gary Van Overborg, CEO and Founder, Scholarly iQ, said: "The academic publishing market is fast becoming increasingly online and data driven. The COUNTER standard provides trust and accountability in understanding the business value of digital products. It is tremendously encouraging to see a new business such as Academic Charts Online supporting the industry’s COUNTER standards and providing transparency to subscribing clients. This trusted data will also provide Academic Charts Online with meaningful insight into user behaviour and the performance of these digital products which is vital. We are delighted to be working with Academic Charts Online at such an exciting time as the new service is launched worldwide."

Roger Press, CEO, Academic Charts Online added: "Scholarly iQ brings a unique experience of academic publishing, industry standards and online business analytics. This innovative new database ACO: International Popular Music provides scholars with a lens on the musical achievements of musicians, songwriters and composers across countries and cultures. It is of wide relevance to music librarians, business schools, cultural studies and modern history courses. The provision of data from Scholarly iQ will meet our need to provide accountability of usage statistics to our subscribers and provide our internal teams with meaningful, trusted insight. This will help us make data driven decisions that will help manage and develop the business for improved user experience and engagement with Academic Charts Online products."



About Scholarly iQ
Scholarly iQ provides independent, trusted eBusiness solutions to the academic publishing market. Leaders in usage reporting since 2002, SiQ services integrate and deliver meaningful data accurately and on time for better business decisions.

SiQ leverages leading technologies and has a solid team of professionals in online publishing, web analytics, database integration, and web site development, providing legendary client support 24x7 with energy, enthusiasm and commitment. This combination ensures that SiQ continuously provide exemplary customer centric solutions with industry leading people, processes and technologies.

In addition, SiQ actively supports the academic publishing market as a whole through community participation including NISO’s SUSHI Developers Group and Business Information Topic Committee ( , the Society for Scholarly Publishing (, UKSG ( and COUNTER’s International Advisory Board (

About Academic Charts Online
Academic Charts Online was launched in June 2012 by Academic Rights Press as a new and unparalleled database of popular music chart data. From the US, UK, Europe, South America and Asia, ACO delivers access to an authoritative database under exclusive academic license from Billboard, the Official Charts Company and many more. It features powerful analytics, sound samples, and innovative yet intuitive functionality for scholars to research over 60 years of chart data.

For more information please contact:
Stuart Maxwell at Scholarly iQ / +44 7580 723230

Andrew Hall at Academic Rights Press Ltd. / +44 20 3303 0345