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 (Userid) = Your libraries Gale Admin login ID
  • Customer Reference Name (Password) = Your libraries Gale Admin Password
  • Customer Reference ID (Where Id) = Your libraries location ID.  ex. loc=[locationID]

More information on the SUSHI standard can be found at the NISO web site at