Release 5

Modified on Thu, 29 Feb 2024 at 12:27 AM

Version 5.10.0        2024-02-29


This is an intermediate release bringing a 2023 version of the ACRL IPEDS report. It also brings two new OA (Open Access) tags for titles from the DOAJ and DOAB lists. 

More new features are coming soon in the next release.

Version 5.9.0        2023-12-04


  • organization admins in single-library installations now have the ability to manage their users
  • reharvesting of data is newly possible directly from the harvest dialog
  • several improvements were introduced in reporting - filter values are shown directly in the report list, filters for easier report selection were added, and more
  • the list of non-COUNTER platforms was renamed to non-SUSHI platforms and now includes 74 platforms
  • Come have a chat with us at the ER&L conference 2024 at booth #306!
  • several other smaller improvements and fixes were introduced

Version 5.8.0        2023-11-02


  • support for Kanopy non-COUNTER report was added
  • when tagging title from a file, it is now possible to apply many tags at once by explicitly listing them in the file
  • title lists newly support periodic re-tagging of new titles
  • in reporting it is now possible to filter by tag class - not only by individual tags
  • "last harvestable month" was introduced for SUSHI credentials - Celus will not try to harvest data for months after this date. It is automatically extracted from failed reports and may be set/overridden by the user.
  • links to knowledgebase articles were added to many Celus pages - look for the blue question mark in the lower right corner
  • users can newly see title lists created by other users that are related to tags and tag classes they can assign
  • several other small improvements and fixes were introduced

Version 5.7.0        2023-08-28


  • in tag management, it is now possible to hide some tag classes from being listed together with the tagged items (e.g. in reporting output, "All titles", etc.)
  • in reporting, it is now possible to expand the resulting table to whole screen for easier reading
  • the coverage widget in reporting newly links to the coverage overview page
  • export of reports with titles in rows was made much faster
  • reading of title lists from CSV files containing the BOM was fixed
  • several other small improvements and fixes were introduced

Version 5.6.0        2023-08-03


  • Reporting newly contains a trend analysis mode where you can compare data from two time period
  • Reporting now shows data coverage so that you know how complete the analyzed data are
  • We added topic tags from the Scopus title list to titles in Celus
  • The Celus user interface was slightly cleaned up and improved
  • Come have a chat with us at the Charleston conference 2023 at booth #16 on the Vendor Showcase Day (7 Nov) or schedule a meeting with us
  • Celus is now processing even more non-COUNTER reports: Hanwen, Embase, Calis, Airiti, Lexis Plus and HeinOnline. See the full list of available non-COUNTER reports here
  • user email validation is now enforced before working with the system
  • many other small and larger improvements and fixes

Version 5.5.2        2023-06-12


  • rare bug in reporting which caused some columns to be missing was fixed
  • parsing of COUNTER 4 reports was fixed for specific edge cases
  • the missing Unique_Item_Requests metric was added to the COUNTER 5 TR_J1 report view

Version 5.5.1        2023-05-25


  • The "Titles on multiple platforms" view now shows the span of years of publication from the TR report for each platform and title
  • a bug in title list pagination was fixed - change of filters no longer leads to getting stuck on an empty page

Version 5.5.0        2023-05-16


  • CELUS is now able to process 20 non-COUNTER platform reports – Choice Reviews, DBpia, eHRAF, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Factiva, Harpweek, ITER, Langenscheidt, Mergent, Naxos, New York Times, OCLC, O’Reilly, SciFinder, SciFinder_n, Statista, Swank, Ulrichsweb, UpToDate and Women Writers Online. You can find all the information about this in the non-COUNTER platforms section of our Support portal
  • We added a dedicated page for overview of data coverage throughout the whole system, so you can harvest missing data easily
  • You can now download a template for exporting/importing SUSHI credentials
  • Exports from reporting now include row and column totals
  • You can now export data in Excel format without charts
  • It is now possible to add alternative names to organizations (for consortia)
  • We added a platform filter to the SUSHI management page
  • the `Title overlap` feature newly adds information about the first and last month of available data for each title
  • when deleting SUSHI credentials, it is now possible to delete the related usage data as well

Version 5.4.0        2023-04-13


Version 5.3.0        2023-03-08


  • Overlap analysis – you can now compare titles present in your Celus with an uploaded list of titles. Read more.
  • Celus is now able to generate specialized reports. So far, the ARL report used in the USA and the Rebiun report required by Spanish libraries are implemented. We are currently preparing the ACRL/IPEDS report. Read more about how to use the specialized reports.
  • It is now possible to delete a user-created platform together with all its data.
  • Release dates were added to the changelog and releases pages.


Version 5.2.1        2023-02-02


  • This release brings several bug fixes and optimizations.


Version 5.2.0            2023-01-18


  • the COUNTER registry was integrated into our SUSHI management interface. You can thus easily identify the COUNTER-compliant platforms and get help with filling in the SUSHI credentials
  • the IP addresses of the Celus server are now available on the Troubleshooting page, so that you can easily send them to providers who use IP-based authentication
  • a list of non-COUNTER platforms for which raw data import is available was added
  • a bug in display of coverage data for the whole available time range was fixed
  • several minor bugs were fixed


Version 5.1.1            2023-01-05


  • several minor bugs were fixed
  • speed of several pages was improved (most notably platforms and annotations)


Version 5.1.0        2022-12-19


  • all charts now show the whole selected data range (including months with no data)
  • it is now possible to split the data coverage for one title by platform
  • you can now find more information about the report in the exports list (rows, split-by)
  • your view settings are now stored in the url so you can share your current view and save it
  • when you create new report, the currently selected date range and organization are used as default filters
  • several minor bugs were fixed


Version 5.0.1            2022-11-29


  • several minor bugs were fixed


Version 5.0.0        2022-11-22

New features

  • it is now possible to tag titles, platforms and organizations and filter data by these tags in reporting. Try it out!
  • reporting now includes filtering by whole years and simple charts output
  • when you create a report with platforms in rows, it is automatically made accessible on the platform list page
  • platform detail page now includes data coverage tab
  • you can manually delete exports in reporting, otherwise they will be automatically deleted after seven days
  • you can now import non-COUNTER data from a raw format (experimental feature)
  • we added a "Select all" button to the SUSHI harvesting screen

New features for consortial admins

  • you can now upload data for multiple organizations from one CSV file
  • a list of all organizations under your consortial installations is now available under "Organizations" tab
  • you can import non-COUNTER data for multiple organizations from one CSV file
  • it is now possible to create consortial-wide platform

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