Responsible metrics need transparent data

Rachael Lammey - Head of Community Outreach, Crossref

Event Data (https://www.crossref.org/services/event-data/) is a collaborative initiative by Crossref and DataCite, and meets a growing community need by offering transparency around the way interactions with scholarly research occur online.

Event Data records and stores this activity and make it available as a raw data record for anyone interested in getting a view of how content registered with us transverses the online world. As the data is transparent and traceable, this means everyone will have access to information about the provenance and context of every event we curate in our service.

Event Data does not provide metrics, totals or interpretations; what is does provide is the raw information to help you facilitate your own analysis, giving you the freedom to integrate the data into your own systems which metrics providers, publishers, institutions and systems/platforms are all interested in doing. Paperbuzz (http://paperbuzz.org/) is an early adopter, using our free API to harvest and display the data – we’re looking forward to seeing usage grow and develop both before and after launch.

Room Ochil 1, 2 & 3
Time 14:00 - 15:15
Date Tuesday 5th June, 2018
Theme Open Data & Open Access
Style Pecha Kucha
Speakers Rachael Lammey - Head of Community Outreach, Crossref

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