Presentation: Assessing the Value of Open Access Agreements


Staff member
Essential metrics, metadata, and infrastructure to support consortial evaluation of open access agreements

Laura Wong

♦ Product Manager at Jisc
Tasha Mellins-Cohen
♦ Director at COUNTER
♦ Founder and Director at Mellins-Cohen Consulting

In the transition to open access, the analysis of usage statistics becomes less about the titles to which institutions subscribed, and more about understanding usage of articles that institutions are publishing. This brings new metrics and technical challenges for publishers, institutions and consortia, and new interest from funders. COUNTER, OASB, Royal Society of Chemistry and Jisc are exploring how we work with global and article level usage data through practical application of existing standards, datasets, and infrastructure. In this presentation, we will cover the infrastructure and metadata requirements, use cases, and collaborative projects aiming to ease workflow pain points.