November 16 5:00 PM UTC
OAeBU Effort Update: Building a Global Data Trust for OA eBook Usage Data
Trusted, holistic views of OA eBook usage is necessary for both reporting and analytics. Since 2015, a global network of OA-focused publishers, platforms, services, scholars and libraries have worked through the OA eBook Usage Data Trust to study the complex challenges facing the aggregation and benchmarking of OA eBook usage metrics across open and proprietary data sources.
The OA eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust is now transitioning from an academic research project into a hosted program staffed by a Secretariat and governed by diverse stakeholders hailing from across scholarly communications. Join us in this session to learn about: 1) our findings related to the sharing, aggregation, and reuse of OA eBook usage data across the OA publishing supply chain, 2) how the OAeBU Data Trust as a developing International Data Space (IDS) for OA usage data aims to make the aggregation and benchmarking of OA eBook usage data simpler through economies of scale and streamlined data stewardship, and 3) the reasons why the OAeBU Data Trust will provision aggregate and benchmarking data but not provide data dashboards or visualizations.