22nd March 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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 24×7 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.
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.
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.
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Oxford, UK 27th June 2016
Publisher Solutions International Ltd (PSI) launch The IP Registry, which will solve major authentication problems experienced by publishers and libraries.
PSI, the organisation which helps publishers eliminate subscription fraud and IP misuse, today announced the launch of a global registry of IP addresses.
On average, 58% of IP ranges held by publishers are inaccurate, PSI have found. Because of this, a significant amount of content is open to unlicensed access, and libraries and publishers are likely to receive inaccurate usage statistics. Until now, the systems for keeping the IP ranges accurate and up to date have been cumbersome, time-consuming and inefficient for everyone involved.
The IP Registry will make it easier for libraries to communicate any changes in their authentication details to all publishers who sign up to use the service, saving them significant time and reducing errors. The registry already contains 1.5 billion validated IP addresses for over 60,000 content licensing organisations worldwide.
Andrew Pitts, Managing Director of PSI, said “We are the experts in this field as we have been working for over 10 years with leading publishers to identify IP misuse and abuse, cleaning up their authentication databases as we go along. As a result, we have a database of clean and accurate IP details for institutions all over the world. Given IP addresses are still the major method of authentication within in our community we know that this service will benefit publishers and their customers enormously. “
Diane Costello, Executive Officer, Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL), when asked to comment on the original idea said “This product should be an acquisition librarian’s dream come true. PSI is constructing a reliable index of institutions’ IP addresses which we will also keep up to date. This will save both publishers and their subscribing libraries a whole lot of trouble. From the library perspective, every time their institution updates their IP addresses, the librarian must notify all those publishers and platform vendors with whom they have an electronic relationship. Now, with The IP Registry, they need only need to do it once.”
Keith Abbott, Special Projects Manager, John Wiley & Sons commented “PSI has been a tremendous resource for us and our industry peers in identifying and preventing the continuation of subscription fraud around the world. More recently, their ability to use aggregated publisher data to perform a global IP address clean-up has been extremely valuable and has provided us with the information needed to develop a more accurate data set in which we now and will continue to have significant confidence.”
PSI is inviting libraries and publishers to find out more and register their interest in the product at www.theipregistry.org. PSI will be available at all major events through 2016, and are inviting people to contact them to make an appointment to meet and discuss the registry.
Publisher Solutions International, Ltd. (PSI) is an independent third-party, which enables publishers and membership societies to work together securely and confidentially towards the common goal of eliminating subscription abuse and IP misuse.
PSI is the brainchild of two veterans of the publishing world who hold over 30 years of STM publishing experience. It was during their work for major publishers that they recognised the extent of IP misuse and subscription abuse, the damage it was causing, and the need to identify a viable means of putting a stop to it.
About The IP Registry
The IP Registry is a single repository of the validated IP addresses for over 60,000 content licensing organisations worldwide, accessible by both publishers and libraries and maintained for the benefit of the whole scholarly communication community by PSI, based in Oxford, UK and Boston, USA.
Contact Andrew Pitts for more information:
Telephone: +44 (0)1865 849 514