What is SUSHI? How does it work to benefit librarians?
SUSHI, launched by the standards organization NISO, is a standard protocol that can be implemented within a library’s electronic resource management (ERM) system to automate the usage statistics collection process. Given the large number of publishers with which a typical library does business, the process of visiting each publisher’s administrative Web site each month to gather usage statistics proves to be a time-consuming and tedious task for the librarians. With the help of SUSHI, this collection of statistics can be automated because SUSHI takes the form of a Web service, which stands as the preferred architecture for exchanging services and data among diverse computer systems.