Home | News & Events | Events | 2008 Events | Webinars | NISO Webinar: SUSHI

SUSHI: Beyond Trial into Real Use

October 2, 2008
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

EBSCO logo

Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services

Ex Libris logo
Sponsored by Ex Libris

About the Webinar

After a very successful trial use period, The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol was officially published as a standard in 2007 (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2007). SUSHI defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data, using a Web services framework. It is intended to replace the time-consuming user-mediated collection of usage data reports. In August 2008, a Standing Committee was approved to assume maintenance responsibilities of this standard, including encouraging the further use and adoption of this extensible, lightweight standard.

Adam Chandler, co-chair of the original working group and now of the SUSHI Standing Committee , will introduce this webinar, bringing to the audience a technical perspective and sharing more about the relationship between SUSHI and COUNTER and possible next steps for this standard.

Hana Levay will then give a real-library perspective, sharing with the audience one example of how SUSHI was not only implemented at the University of Washington, but how it is being applied in a real way, including:

Setting up SUSHI (in this case, using III)
The kinds of reports being supplied via SUSHI
Common issues
Integrating usage statistics into collection development assessment tool via an ERM
Cost per use
Examples of how usage reports are being used in decision making


Intended Audience:

This webinar is for librarians, publishers, and content providers who are interested in implementing SUSHI and learning more about how .

Speakers

Adam Chandler
Coordinator, Service Design Group, Cornell University Library, and
Co-Chair, SUSHI Maintenance Advisory Group

Adam will be discussing the underlying technical and political relationship between NISO, SUSHI, and COUNTER, past, present and future.

Hana Levay
Information Resources Librarian, Collection Management Services, University of Washington Libraries
Hana will share with attendees about the application of SUSHI in a real library -- from implementation to the kind of reports SUSHI enables them to receive to how the protocol is creating opportunities for analysis (including how that plays into collection management decision making).


Background

The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol was officially published as a standard in 2007 (ANSI/NISO Z39.93-2007). SUSHI 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 and its roster were officially approved by NISO's Business Information Topic Committee in August 2008.

Maintenance of Z39.93-2007, The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol

The designated Standing Committee is responsible for:

  • Responding to queries on the interpretation of this standard.
  • Reviewing suggestions for the improvement of the standard.
  • Maintaining a current list of inquiries and responses that may be used for potential future enhancements of this standard.
  • Maintaining components of the SUSHI protocol, including WSDL, schema, and website.
  • Ensuring that official SUSHI schemas and related documents are hosted on a high-availability site with persistent URLs suitable for referencing and use by implementations of SUSHI clients and servers.
  • Initiating revisions to the standard as required in order to meet the needs of the SUSHI user community. Such revisions will be done in accordance with NISO's procedures for developing and revising standards.
  • Reaching out to and educating for stakeholders.


Registration

Register online with a credit card at: http://www.regonline.com/sushi

Register by check with this PDF form.

Costs

  • NISO and ALCTS Members: $59
  • Non Members: $79

Additional Information

  • Registration closes at 12:00 pm EST on October 2, 2008.
  • Cancellations made by September 25, 2008 will receive a full refund. After that date, there are no refunds.
  • Registrants will receive detailed instructions about accessing the webinar via email the Monday prior the event.
  • Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar.
  • Webinar presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to the site following the live webinar.
  • System Requirements
    Please note: you will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A portion, and a telephone for the audio portion. To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting: http://www.communiqueconferencing.com/livemeeting_downloads.asp

For questions, email nisohq@niso.org.