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OA Usage Reporting - Understanding stakeholder needs and advancing trust through shared infrastructure

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NISO Plus 2023 was a virtual global event which happened around the world on February 14-16, 2023. Building on our track record of engagement and conversation, we brought the same quality of content from 2020-2022 to our 2023 gathering. Dozens of amazing speakers and keynotes from across the globe share their knowledge and expertise on important topics for the information community.
The complexity of usage reporting for Open Access content continues to grow, particularly with content syndication to organizations like ScienceDirect and ResearchGate, which deliver content across multiple platforms at an unprecedented scale.  What kind of usage data do diverse stakeholders (including libraries, publishers, authors, and editors) need?  Can the work done to support OA book usage data analytics use cases inform OA article and data use cases? What standards and policies are required to ensure the usage data is accurate and meaningful?  What infrastructure is needed to collect and disseminate this data effectively and efficiently?

This session brings together different perspectives to consider these questions: an OA publisher, a research infrastructure, an emerging usage data trust, and a usage analytics service provider. We’ll walk through what’s known, and then start to unpack the questions for which we don’t yet have answers. Our goal is to inform community understanding of the challenges ahead and, hopefully, start to lay the groundwork for constructive policies and shared solutions.
This presentation was provided by Iain Hrynaszkiewicz of Open Research Solutions during the two-day "NISO Tech Summit: Reflections Upon The Year of Open Science." Day one was held on October 25, 2023.
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