Executive Director, OA Book Usage Data Trust
University of North Texas
This talk updates the community on continuing discussions about the potential for a national cyberinfrastructure to support the exchange and processing of sensitive and proprietary usage and impact metrics generated by US-based research publishers and distributors. Services provision usage data for open scholarship, yet opportunities exist to improve the granularity and quality of usage data by moving from the data harvesting economy toward a future supported by shared open infrastructures, secure data brokerage, machine-based dataflows, and third-party auditing. Following up on a workshop and session at the CNI Spring 2023 Membership Meeting, this presentation will highlight new research underway to inform the need for national infrastructure for public access usage and impact reporting. Specifically, it will highlight: a) the comparative analyses of the usage and impact data supply chains for articles, data, and books; b) the study of usage and impact-related vocabularies across multi-disciplinary scholarship outputs, and c) community principle development to guide the trusted public/private exchange of usage data at scale.
Report from the April workshop: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8335916
Spring 2023 Membership Meeting Briefing: https://www.cni.org/topics/ci/workshop-report-out-national-infrastructure-for-public-access-usage-and-impact-reporting