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Last Updated: July 17, 2024

SUSHI Usage Reports

This document will guide you through a brief overview of SUSHI. It will also show you how to connect to SUSHI reports for Gale, A Cengage Learning Company.


What is SUSHI?

The Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) Protocol standard defines an automated request and response model for the harvesting of electronic resource usage data utilizing a Web services framework. It is intended to replace the time-consuming, user-mediated collection of usage data reports.


Gale SUSHI Web Service - 

You will need the information below to connect through your SUSHI client:

  • Destination (URL) = 
  • Requestor ID  = Your library's Gale Admin Username
  • Customer ID  = A prefix and your library's location ID (for example, loc|locationID or lib|libraryid)
    • The prefix (for example, loc|) is required.


You can use to gain access to your Gale Admin account and find the username to use for the requestor ID.

For more information about COUNTER SUSHI protocol, please visit

For more information about Gale usage reporting, please see the Gale Usage Reporting Overview.

Additional Questions:


Please contact Technical Support: [email protected]

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