An Introduction to SQL for Librarians

An Introduction to SQL for Librarians By Ruth Kitchen Tillman Why are Librarians Suited to SQL? Because querying information is what we do. You’ve thought “ok this is what I want, now where do I go to get it and what should I put into the fields?” In many cases we’re already doing mediated queries…

Friendly Guide to COUNTER Database Reports

by Mitchell Dunkley, De Montfort University This guide explains COUNTER usage reports for databases and how librarians can use the data to inform decision-making. It covers COUNTER Code of Practice Release 4 (approved December 2013), focusing only on the database reports DR1 and DR2. Available at