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2020-2022

Developing a Pilot Data Trust for Open Access Ebook Usage (subcontract)

Exploring Open Access Ebook Usage

This project will put into action the recommendations of the white paper “Exploring Open Access Ebook Usage,” published by the Book Industry Study Group in May 2019 with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, by building a pilot data trust for usage data on open access (OA) monographs. As an international cooperative managed by the community of stakeholders in scholarly communications and operating a secure data repository and member dashboards, this data trust will be designed to align with the priorities of authors and institutions while respecting emerging ethical norms in the use of metrics.

For more information, see the narrative of the grant proposal.

As a partner on this project, Educopia will facilitate development of a governance structure and legal architecture for the data trust and employ the community liaison.

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Advisory Board:
Jon Elwell (EBSCO/GOBI)
Jill Emery (Portland State University Library and COUNTER)
Eelco Ferwerda (OAPEN, OASPA, and OPERAS)
Andrew Joseph (Wits University Press)
Jo Lambert (JISC)
Roxanne Missingham  (ANU Press)
Dr. Samuel Moore (Coventry University and Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM))
Marcus Parker (IntechOpen)
Peter Potter (Virginia Tech and Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem (TOME))
Ros Pyne (Springer Nature)
Wendy Queen (Project MUSE)
Gimena del Rio Riande (IIBICRIT, CONICET)
Brian Scrivener (University of Calgary Press)
John Sherer (University of North Carolina Press)
Charles Watkinson (University of Michigan Press)

Technical Advisors:
Javier Arias (Open Book Publishers)
Susan Doerr (University of Minnesota Press)
Paul Groth (University of Amsterdam)
Stefanie Haustein (University of Ottawa)
Michael Taylor (Digital Science and University of Wolverhampton)
Francesco de Virgilio (Ubiquity Press)