Executive Director – OA Book Usage Data Trust
University of North Texas
While application programming interfaces have made it easier for libraries, publishers, and information services to access, use, and innovate with open access (OA) usage data at scale, time and legal resources are required to ensure systematic usage data reuse or repurposing is both ethical and permissible according to contractual agreements. This talk will review how the next phase of OA Book Usage Data Trust work, funded by the Mellon Foundation, is helping to streamline OA book impact reporting. Christina Drummond will describe the upcoming community development of usage data-sharing rules to inform data trust participation agreements and clarify expectations around book usage data security, processing, and reuse. This presentation builds upon the project briefing shared at Spring 2021 CNI Member Meeting.