COUNTER - Counting Online Usage of NeTworked Electronic Resources


Last updated: April 2016


COUNTER is supported by a global community of organizational members, including libraries, library consortia, publishers, vendors, and professional associations.

Membership is important because:

COUNTER is a non-profit organization funded through organizational membership fees. To sustain the COUNTER Code of Practice and Registry of compliant vendors and publishers, we rely on membership from the knowledge community.

Members receive these benefits:

  • A role in our governance, through a vote at our annual general meeting and influence through eligibility to join one of our working groups or committees
  • Our quarterly newsletter
  • In 2016, we also aim to develop guides and training for our members

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This is the list of organizations which support us:

Membership of Counter Online Metrics by Category (Industry Organizations, Library Consortia, Libraries, Vendors)

Industry Organizations

Association of College and Research Libraries
Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Association of Research Libraries
Journals Usage Statistics Portal (JUSP)

Library Consortia

Arizona University Libraries Consortium (AULC)
BCI Bureau de cooperation interuniversitaire
BIBSAM National Library of Sweden
California Digital Library
California State University
Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Canadian Research Knowledge Network
CARL (Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries)
CARLI (Consortium of Academic Research Libraries in Illinois)
CAUL (Council of Australian University Librarians)
CONZUL (Council of New Zealand University Librarians)
Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC)
COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries
Danish Agency for Culture
FinELib (Finland)

Florida Center for Library Automation
Forschungzentrum Juelich
Fraunhofer Gessellschaft
GALILEO (GeorgiA LIbrary LEarning Online)
Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund (GBV)
GETSM Library Consortium
Hong Kong JULAC
IRIS (Consortium of Irish University and Research Libraries)
Japan Alliance of University Library Consortia for E-Resources (JUSTICE)
Kentucky Virtual Library
KESLI (Korean Electronic Site License Initiative) Consortia
Konsortium Baden-Wurttemburg
Konsortium der Schweizer Hochschulbibliotheken
National Electronic Information Consortium (Russia)
National & State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) eResources Consortium
Niedersachsen Konsortium
NorthEast Research Libraries
Norwegian Electronic Health Library
Ontario Council for University Libraries
Orbis Cascade Alliance
Qatar National Library
Research Libraries UK
SCELC, Statewide California Electronic Library
Triangle Research Libraries Network
University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions
Utah Academic Libraries Consortium
Virtual Library of Virginia


Aalborg University Library
Aberystwyth University
Anglia Ruskin University
Binghamton University
Birkbeck University of London
Birmingham City University
Bristol Myers Squibb
Cambridge University Library
Cardiff University
Canterbury Christ Church University
Case Western Reserve University - Kelvin Smith Library
Colby College
Cook County Law Library
Coventry University
Cranfield University
Eli Lilly
Emory University
Fu Jen University
Georgetown University
Georgia State University
Gothenburg University, Sweden
Holyoke College
Imperial College
Indiana University Libraries
James Madison University
John Hopkins University
Karolinska Institutet
Keele University
King's College London
Kingston Library
Leeds Metropolitan University
LSE London School of Economics
Louisiana State University Libraries
Manchester Metropolitan University
Max Planck Digital Library
McMaster University
Medical College of Georgia
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Michigan State University Libraries
Newcastle University
New York University
North Western University Library
Notre Dame University Libraries
Nottingham Trent University
Novo Nordisk
Ohio University Libraries
Oxford University Library Services
Penn State University
Purdue University
Radford University
Rockefeller University
Royal Holloway London University
Smith College Libraries
South Bank University
St. George's University of London
The Open University
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
University College London
University Library of Maastricht
University of Amsterdam
University of Abertay Dundee
University of Bath
University of Birmingham
University of Bradford
University of California (UCLA)
University of Central Oklahoma
University of Chicago Libraries
University of Connecticut
University of Denver
University of Exeter
University of Gent
University of Georgia
University of Glasgow
University of Huddersfield
University of Illinois Library
University of Iowa
University of Kent
University of Kentucky Libraries
University of Leeds, Brotherton Library
University of Leicester
University of Lincoln Library
University of Liverpool
University of Michigan Library
University of Minnesota Libraries
University of North Texas
University of Nottingham
University of Pennsylvania
University of Portsmouth
University of Reading
University of Sheffield
University of Sussex
University of Technology, Sydney Library
University of Tennessee
University of Westminster
University of York
Washington State University
Wellcome Library
World Bank/IMF
Yale University library

Smaller Publishers

Academic Journals
Adam Matthew Digital
Begell House
Canadian Science Publishing
Dove Press
ICE Publishing
iG Publishing Pte Ltd
IGI Global
International Association for Energy Economics
Libertas Academica
Rockefeller University Press
SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online
Spandidos Publications Ltd
Squid Solutions
Symposium Journals
Techniques de l'Ingenieur
Vlex Networks SL

Medium Vendors

American Association for the Advancement of Science
Atypon Systems, Inc.
Casalini Libri
Credo Reference
EDP Sciences
Hindawi Publishing Coporation
Il Mulino
McGraw Hill Education
New England Journal of Medicine
ProQuest Ebook Central
Symposium Journals

Large Vendors

ACS Publications
AIP Publishing LLC
American Psychological Association
American Society for Civil Engineers
Annual Reviews
Association for Computing Machinery
Bentham Science Publishers
British Medical Journal
CABI International
Cambridge University Press
Gale Cengage Learning
Georg Thieme Verlag KG
HighWire Press
IOP Publishing (Silver Sponsor)
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Karger AG
Lexis Nexis
MUSE Project (John Hopkins)
Nature Publishing Group
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
PLOS - Public Library of Science
Publishing Technology
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Royal Society of Chemistry
Sage Publications
Scholarly iQ (Gold sponsor)
Semantico Ltd
Scope e-Knowledge Pvt. Ltd
Taylor & Francis Group
Thomson ISI
University of Chicago Press

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