Meetings

Upcoming events

Webcast in May or June – more details will follow

Past events

IG Meeting – Usage Data and Beyond @ COAR Annual Meeting 2016

Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 10:00 – 12:00 h

Location: Vienna University Library, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna
Venues: Kleiner Kursraum

Webcast in March 2016

The call took place on March 23rd at 3pm (CET).

The agenda for the meeting:

  • Short status of usage data initiatives
  • Paper: Current State of Metrics for Repositories
  • Next steps / Meeting in Vienna

You will find the presentation here.

You will find the record of the webcast here (password protected).

Webcast in November 2015

The call took place on November 24th at 3pm (CEST).

The agenda for the meeting:

  • Status of usage data initiatives (IRUS-UK, RCAAP, OpenAIRE)
  • Paper: Current State of Metrics for Repositories
  • Next steps / Meeting in Vienna

You will find the presentation here.

Webcast in September 2015

The call took place on September 1st at 3pm (CEST (UTC+2)).

The agenda for the meeting:

  • Status of usage data initiatives (IRUS-UK, OA-Statistics, RCAAP)
  • Filter of non-human access – report of COUNTER group
  • Status update of international working groups (NISO)
  • Next steps

You will find the presentation here.

You will find the record of the webcast here (password protected).

Webcast in July 2015

The call took place on July 14th at 3pm (CEST (UTC+2)).

The agenda for the meeting:

  • Introduction and welcome of new members
  • Status of usage data initiatives (IRUS-UK, OA-Statistics, OpenAIRE, Minho)
  • Filter of non-human access – report of COUNTER group
  • Next steps in our group

You will find the presentation here.

You will find the record of the webcast here (password protected).

Breakfast Club – Open Metrics (April 14th)

COAR-SPARC Conference 2015

The COAR-SPARC conference in Porto this year started for me (Daniel Beucke) with the breakfast club meeting on Tuesday morning which, to my surprise, took place without breakfast!

I moderated the table with the topic “Open Metrics”, where about ten interested people from different countries and with varied work experience took part in the discussion. The participants took great interest in the subject and we started by defining several terms such as open metrics, altmetrics, article-level metrics, usage data, etc. We agreed there is a lack of standard definitions for these terms, which I noted for future work for our COAR interest group.

We came to the conclusion that open metrics still requires a sustainable and reliable infrastructure to collect, aggregate and offer usage data (views and downloads) for repositories. This could be an international service that collects all the metrics from national service providers. While such an infrastructure is currently lacking, the participants all agreed on the urgent need for such an international service.

IG Meeting – Usage Data and Beyond (April 16th)

COAR-SPARC Conference 2015

The meeting of the interest group “Usage Data and Beyond” took place on Thursday afternoon, after two inspiring days of the COAR-SPARC conference. The meeting was open to all interested participants and so we had a two hour meeting with about ten attendees.

After a short round of introductions, Daniel Beucke (one of the group leaders) gave an overview of the interest group’s recent results and continuing work. Daniel reported fantastic results from IRUS-UK, who now have about 80 repositories offering standardised usage data for their repositories, and developments from OA-Statistics, who have built an infrastructure for collecting usage data for German repositories.

After the introduction we started by discussing possible further steps for the interest group.  There was a huge demand for a common approach to purge non-human access from the usage data. Daniel reported about the activities of COUNTER, who have already assembled a working group on this topic. Paul Needham (the other interest group leader) is involved in this group.

Another agreed outcome of our IG meeting was the commitment to update the COAR website to make it a unified source of information about usage data and associated topics like altmetrics.

Webcast in May 2014

The meeting was held on May 7th at 5 p.m. (CEST).

The agenda for the meeting:

  • Updates on IRUS-UK and OA-Statistics
  • Distribution of further work
  • Preparing of the COAR Annual Meeting

You will find the presentation here.

Webcast in March 2014

The meeting was held on March 19th, 2014 at 17:00 CET.

The agenda for the meeting:

  • Short Introduction to the group (purpose and objectives)
  • Update on IRUS-UK
  • Next steps and preparation of work plan
  • Possible meeting in Athens (COAR Annual Meeting)

You will find the presentation here.

You will find the record of the webcast here (password protected).

Introductory Webcast

The webcast was held on September 24, 2013 at 15:00 CET. Daniel, lead of Interest Group, provided a brief introduction to the current usage data landscape for repositories and discussed the objectives of the Interest Group. You will find the presentation here.

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