11.4 Creating New Values for Enumerated Elements and AttributesΒΆ

Several report elements and attributes in COUNTER reports include a controlled list of possible values. On occasion, a content provider may want to introduce additional values that better reflects their content and platform. The element value lists can be extended by including additional values in the form of {namespace}:{element value}. An example of a custom Metric_Type could be ebscohost:Total_Linkouts. The following is the list of elements that can be extended in this manner:

  • Data_Type

  • Section_Type

  • Access_Type

  • Access_Method

  • Metric_Type

Note that values for identifier fields (Institution_ID, Publisher_ID, etc.) MUST also include the namespace for these identifiers. For proprietary identifiers that are platform-specific, the platform ID should be used as the namespace.