Publishers regularly provide reports that document use of paid content. Libraries use these reports to assess the value of subscriptions. Libraries are increasingly contracting for publishing services and with that has come a desire to assess those investments. Beyond descriptive data on how much is published, what additional data might publishers provide? How might usage data be linked with other data sources to illuminate scholarship engagement and author impact?
As publishing and usage data are linked and aggregated, issues emerge related to privacy and ethics, data management, security, and appropriate use. Questions emerge: What personally identifiable data about authors are collected during publication processes? Are data tied with an identifier such as ORCID? Should identifiers be used for analysis across platforms? What data might be collected about readers of open content? As a community, how do we govern who has access to such data, both about individuals and in aggregate? || Speakers: Christina Drummond, Lisa Hinchliffe, Joe Karaganis