7 Processing Rules for Underlying COUNTER Reporting Data
Usage data collected by report providers for the usage reports to be sent to customers should meet the basic requirement that only intended usage is recorded and that all requests that are not intended by the user are removed.
Because the way usage records are generated can differ across platforms, it is impractical to describe all the possible filters and techniques used to clean up the data. This Code of Practice, therefore, specifies only the requirements to be met by the data to be used for building the usage reports.
- 7.1 HTTP Status Codes
- 7.2 Double-Click Filtering
- 7.3 Counting Unique Items
- 7.4 Counting Unique Titles
- 7.5 Attributing Usage when Item Appears in More Than One Database
- 7.6 Searches
- 7.7 Federated Searches
- 7.8 Internet Robots and Crawlers
- 7.9 Tools and Features that Enable Bulk Downloading
- 7.10 Text and Data Mining
- 7.11 Restating Data
- 7.12 Abnormal Spikes in Usage