ConsortiaManager and CELUS Announce Partnership to Streamline the Analysis of e-Resource Usage Statistics
CELUS, an innovative e-resources usage statistics analytical solution for librarians, is entering the US market with a new partnership announcement. In collaboration with ConsortiaManager, a versatile ERM tool for consortia management, they offer a comprehensive solution to manage the whole e-resources lifecycle, including advanced cost-per-use assessment to track the translation of e-resources investments into community use.
CELUS provides a user-friendly web application for creating custom library and consortial reports, including ACRL IPEDS and ARL reporting. It seamlessly harvests COUNTER-compliant usage data via SUSHI and processes manually uploaded reports from a plethora of non-COUNTER publishers. An overlap analysis feature allows librarians and consortia managers to assess subscription convenience and simulate content availability changes.
What sets CELUS apart is its commitment to compliance with the latest COUNTER standards. CELUS is an active member of COUNTER's Technical Advisory Group, ensuring that it remains at the forefront of industry standards and practices. The CELUS team has also played an instrumental role in developing the interactive Registry of COUNTER-compliant platforms, which streamlines the integration of up-to-date SUSHI parameters.
CELUS is the result of a collaborative effort with CzechELib, the Czech national consortium of academic libraries, which boasts approximately 130 member institutions and an annual e-resources budget of $50 million. This partnership has enriched CELUS with a wealth of experience and expertise in the field.
The CELUS team is excited to meet and engage with the library community at the Charleston Conference 2023, scheduled for November. Visitors can find them at booth #16, where they will be delighted to demonstrate the software's capabilities and discuss how CELUS can revolutionize e-resource management and reporting.