Publisher Census Data Reports

VitalSource Publisher Census Data Reports help publisher sales admins to understand VitalSource Inclusive Access (IA) and Equitable Access (EA) activity during rush, using real time data.

VitalSource provides publisher admins with three informative and actionable census reports:

      1. The Census Data report.
      2. The Opt-Out Report.
      3. The Access Codes report.

In this documentation, we will discuss:

      1. How and when publishers can expect to receive the reports.
      2. Each type of report and its purpose.
      3. How to understand the reports.

Note: Sample reports are available to download on this page. 

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How and when can publishers expect to receive the reports?

Currently, publishers receive a link to the reports via email. Note: The link is valid for seven days.
To request a new report, or to update the contacts the files are sent to, please email

The link to the reports is provided monthly and arrives on the invoice date. The invoice date can be found in the IA Enrollment Report.

What are each of the reports and its purpose?



How can a publisher understand the report?

Publishers can use the Glossary below to get more information on the information contained in the reports.  



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