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Usage metrics - open access and book metrics-NISO Plus


Consistent usage metrics in an open access world

People tend to think about COUNTER reports as one of the inputs information librarians use to evaluate subscription content. In an increasingly open world, COUNTER needs to evolve to address new needs. Lorraine Estelle and Tasha Mellins-Cohen will outline the ways in which consistent, credible, comparable usage data remains relevant in evaluating the investment libraries are making in Open Access journal and book content. They will also discuss what COUNTER has been doing to facilitate OA reporting within the bounds of the existing release, and explore future options for enhanced and extended item-level OA reporting in the upcoming Release 5.1.

From distributed data hoovering to upstream data quality: how International Data Space frameworks and standards may transform book usage metrics

Stakeholders involved in the OA eBook Usage Data Trust will share how the emerging IDS model and data rulebook approach being developed in Europe is informing data trust infrastructure development efforts that aim to improve the exchange and accessibility of trusted usage data for OA ebooks. You will be introduced to the International Data Space concept that has emerged across multiple industries and will then consider what a potential international data space architecture and rule book might look like for scholarly publishing, given the constellation of existing OA metadata and usage data platforms, services, and stakeholders.

NISO Discourse Discussion for this session

Usage metrics for subscription content have been around for quite a while, but metrics for open access content - both books and journals - have proved more challenging. Learn how COUNTER and the OA eBook Usage Data Trust are working to address this.
The NISO Plus conference brings people together from across the global information community to share updates and participate in conversations about our shared challenges and opportunities. The focus is on identifying concrete next steps to improve information flow and interoperability, and help solve existing and potential future problems. Please join us to help address the key issues facing our community of librarians, publishers, researchers, and more — today and tomorrow!
Prior to working with the OA eBook Usage Data Trust effort and Educopia, Ms. Drummond held library faculty and senior research administration roles at UNT. She has developed educational resources and policy analysis reports on data governance and privacy topics as Founding Director of the Technology and Liberty Project at the ACLU of Washington and as Program Manager and Senior Analyst at the Program on Data and Governance at The Ohio State University. As an alum of the NYU GovLab’s Data Stewardship Academy, she maintains a CIPP/US information privacy certification to complement her M.A. in International Science and Technology Policy from GWU. She serves as co-Chair for the Professionalizing Data Stewardship Interest Group at the Research Data Alliance, as an Appointee to the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission’s Regional Data Advisory Committee and as Councilmember for the City of Powell, Ohio (USA).
Christine Stohn is director of product management for discovery and delivery at Ex Libris. Christine has over 25 years of experience in the library and information industry, having worked on the content and data side before joining Ex Libris in 2001. In her current role Christine is focused on strategic data projects and user centered services. She serves as a co-chair of NISO’s Information Discovery & Interchange Topic Committee and is involved in various other NISO initiatives. Christine holds degrees in library sciences, information systems, and history.
After two decades in scholarly publishing Tasha is now an independent publishing consultant. Having worked with society and commercial publishers, Tasha has a deep appreciation for the changing pressures on publishers, funders, researchers and research institutions and uses that to partner with publishers to develop data-driven business models that will allow them to achieve a sustainable transition to open access. Believing that we must take responsibility for the changes we wish to see in our industry, she is an active participant in the scholarly publishing community as a member of the COUNTER Executive Committee, and regularly volunteers time to Jisc, UKSG, OASPA, and other industry bodies.
The working group is formed, the work can begin! In this session we will be providing an update on one of the most anticipated new NISO work items, creating unique package IDs to identify e-resource packages across ERM systems and KnowledgeBases. The project starts with an in-depth analysis of the landscape, documenting use cases, collecting and defining the requirements from each stakeholder and identifying possible issues early on in the process. The goal is to find a workable and practical solution that can be relatively easily applied across the supply chain. As always with NISO projects, this work relies on collaboration and consensus and we need the help of the community to bring this adventure to a successful ending. Come to this session to hear from us but we also want to hear from you! We are looking forward to your questions, comments and ideas.