Why Aren’t More Legal Information Vendors COUNTER Compliant?

Online usage standards promulgated by Project COUNTER should make it possible for librarians to make more informed acquisitions and retention decisions based on usage data that is reliable and comparable across databases and vendors. But standards are worthless unless they are adopted and adhered to by the appropriate vendors.  To date, while many vendors of science and bio-medical information are COUNTER compliant, most legal information vendors are not.  The Register of COUNTER compliant vendors can be found here. I’d love to hear from a few vendors about why they have or have not become COUNTER compliant. A step-by-step guide for vendors to COUNTER Compliance is here.

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