NISO to Offer Webinars on SUSHI (Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting

Host:	National Information Standards Organization ( 

Times, Themes, Audiences: 
	May 17, 2006 - 11-12:00 EDT 
	Introduction to Librarians and Content Providers
	Maximum registrations accepted: 100

	May 24, 2006 - 11-12:00 EDT
	The Technology Unveiled
	Maximum registrations accepted: 100

	Date to be determined - 11-12:00 EDT
	Interactive sessions for developers implementing clients in JAVA
and/or .NET, and a 	server in JAVA and/or .NET

Cost: 	Free to participants pre-registered by May 10 for the first webinar
and May 17 for the second.
	Free to participants pre-registered one week in advance of the third
webinar, which will be announced at least three weeks in advance.
	$25 for participants registering after those dates 

**Each Webinar offers different content. 
Interested parties must register separately for each event**

		Please note: Maximum registrations accepted for the first
two events is 100.

Background on SUSHI: The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative
(SUSHI) is a NISO working group that is developing an automated request and
response protocol for moving Project COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of
Networked Electronic Resources) Code of Practice usage statistics from
providers to library electronic repositories. SUSHI will help libraries make
better decisions by reducing the administrative overhead of using Project
COUNTER statistics. Project COUNTER was launched in 2002 to help librarians
and publishers in the recording and exchange of usage statistics for
electronic resources, initially journals and databases. By following
COUNTER's Code of Practice, vendors can provide library customers with Excel
or CSV (comma delimited) files of usage data using COUNTER's standardized
formats and data elements. The result is a consistent, credible, and
compatible set of usage data from multiple content providers.

Cynthia Hodgson
National Information Standards Organization
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: 301-654-2512