• Getting the best out of data for small monograph presses: A case study of UCL press

    Author(s):
    Tama Leaver, Cameron Neylon (see profile) , Alkim Ozaygen, Lucy Montgomery (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Altmetrics, Bibliometrics, Publishing, Scholarly communication
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    business intelligence, monographs, university press, usage
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6H49K
    Abstract:
    Digital developments in scholarly publishing are giving rise to new data sources with the potential to provide insight into how OA monographs are being used and to support strategic decision-making by publishers. However, small OA monograph publishers face practical challenges in identifying relevant data, as well as in capturing, managing and interpreting it. This case study of UCL Press reports on a collaborative research project that sought to address some of these challenges. The project involved UCL Press, Knowledge Unlatched Research and the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University in Australia (CCAT). Our goal was to identify the extent to which data that can be easily accessed by a small OA monograph press can be combined with low-cost tools for its analysis in order to provide useful insight into development and strategy; and to identify practical steps that can be taken by small OA monograph publishers to ensure that they are making the most of the data that they have access to.
    Notes:
    Submitted to the Journal of Electronic Publishing
    Metadata:
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 weeks ago
    License:
    Attribution

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