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SUSHI (Z39.93) Standing Committee

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The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.93) defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data utilizing a Web services framework. It is intended to replace the time-consuming user-mediated collection of usage data reports.

The protocol was designed to be both generalized and extensible, meaning it could be used to retrieve a variety of usage reports. An extension designed specifically to work with COUNTER reports is provided with the standard, as these are expected to be the most frequently retrieved usage reports.

The SUSHI Standing Committee provides maintenance support for the standard. To read the SUSHI abstract or download a copy of the standard, visit www.niso.org/standards/z39-93-2007. For information on SUSHI schemas, please visit http://www.niso.org/schemas/sushi/. To view registry information, press coverage, FAQ information, and other reference material, visit http://www.niso.org/workrooms/sushi.