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March 26th, 2018

SiQ and PSI Partner for Reporting the Great Unknown

SiQ and PSI Integrate COUNTER Analytics with IP Registry to Resolve Unknown Usage Issues

San Antionio, TX: SiQ and PSI are delighted to release a new integration of IP Registry data to COUNTER and publisher usage reporting and analytics, significantly resolving the issue in attributing institutional usage to unknown or expired sets of IP ranges.

Usage metrics are some of the most trusted and common measurements used to demonstrate the value relationship between authors, publishers, funders, librarians and researchers, however the provision of such measurements relies on the availability of associated data to match the usage to institutions. This is particularly challenging for Open Access publishers, repositories and for ‘Unknown’ usage where the publisher does not have database entries to match usage identifiers to identifiable institutions.

SiQ, leaders in providing COUNTER compliant usage reporting for over 15 years, has partnered with PSI to overcome this challenge and deliver COUNTER R5 reporting using PSI’s IP Registry database to assign institutional usage by IP address. theIPregistry.org is the only pre-populated IP Registry containing over 1.5 Billion fully vetted and verified IP addresses for over 60,000 libraries. theIPregistry.org contains data from over 170 publishers and has been tested by libraries all around the world.

“This collaboration between SiQ and PSI provides enormous potential for all publishers to attribute usage to, and understand engagement with previously unidentifiable accounts.

The combination of PSI’s unrivalled dataset and SiQ’s analytics services will transform how publishers identify opportunities and deliver new evidence based acquisition programs.”
- Stuart Maxwell, VP, SiQ.

The service integrates theIPregistry.org data with COUNTER compliant usage data to enable reporting and analysis for previously unidentifiable institutions. These reports are delivered in the next generation of COUNTER 5 standard reporting, and via flexible publisher analytics to support internal business intelligence to report trusted, valued data and insight to further business stakeholders. The underlying business intelligence analytics provides click-level usage data that is configurable for reporting against any and all available dimensions including article, item, author, funder, source, topic, location, technical etc as well as attribution to institutional data in the IP Registry.

The COUNTER standard is recognised as the trusted, comparable, independent currency for usage reporting and SiQ has been supporting publishers in meeting these requirements and more since the inception of COUNTER. In addition to providing publishers with reporting supported by this official stamp of trust, including through independent audit, SiQ makes this data available throughout their organisation and to other stakeholders so that insights and decisions can be made on accountable and consistent data.
Please contact us at stuart.maxwell@scholarlyiq.com or andrew@publishersolutionsint.com if you would like more information about how SiQ and PSI can deliver you industry compliant, advanced analytics with verified usage attribution, even for institutional users that may not be currently included in your customer dataset.

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 (www.niso.org) , the Society for Scholarly Publishing (www.sspnet.org), UKSG (www.uksg.org) and COUNTER’s International Advisory Board (www.projectcounter.org). For more information, contact us.

About PSI
PSI is an independent third-party, which enables libraries, publishers and membership societies to work together securely and confidentially towards the common goals of eliminating subscription abuse, eradicating IP misuse, and combating cybercrime. 

PSI is the developer of both theIPregistry.org and IP-intrusion.org. With theIPregistry.org publishers and libraries can save time and streamline processes, eliminate errors, improve the reliability of usage metrics and ensure the right content is accessible to the right users. With IP-Intrusion.org publishers, and soon libraries, can join the community driven fight against cybercrime.
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PSI is the brainchild of two veterans of the publishing world who hold over 40 years of STM publishing experience. It was while working for major publishers that they recognised the extent of IP misuse and subscription abuse, the damage it was causing to the community as a whole, and the need to identify a viable means of addressing these issues. Since then they have recognised the unique position that PSI finds itself in to encourage collaboration, communication and innovation among the various stakeholders of the academic library and publishing world for the benefit of the whole community.
Learn more here.