Transitioning customer identifiers from siteIDs to BPIDs for COUNTER 4 usage reports
We are happy to share that in early September all customers will transition to only using their BPID as the main customer identifier. Currently, COUNTER 4 nature.com and Scientific American usage is reporting on siteIDs, but as of September the reporting will be based on the customer’s BPID.
The transition of the customer identifier to solely BPIDs, should have no impact on your usage data. For customers using the Springer Nature Librarian Portal you can continue to download your reports as you always have, the only difference is within the nature.com and Scientific American reports you will see your BPID instead of your siteID. For customers using the SUSHI protocol to access usage data, you will also need to use the BPID instead of siteID when requesting usage data.
Diana Petrowicz is an Online Marketing Manager in the Institutional Marketing team, based in the London office. She manages 'The Link' blog, creates web content for the librarian webpage and produces the Library Link newsletter to keep the librarian community updated on trends and news.