The Book Analytics Dashboard project (2022-2025) - the Mellon Foundation-funded project that is focused on creating a sustainable open access book focused analytics service


The Book Analytics Service, the product whose development from pilot to full service is supported by the BAD project

Curtin Open Knowledge Initiative - a team of data scientists, software developers and researchers at Curtin University, Perth, Australia

COUNTER provides the standard that enables the knowledge community to count the use of electronic resources. To have their usage statistics and reports designated COUNTER compliant, report providers MUST provide usage statistics that conform to the current Code of Practice

Crossref is a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Agency of the International DOI Foundation, that makes metadata available for all DOIs registered with them


A dashboard is an interactive, up-to-date page of visualisations that aggregate and summarise data from different sources. In the context of this documentation and written with a capital letter, “Dashboard” refers specifically to BAS

Data source

A public or pilot project dashboard partner source of data about open access eBooks and their usage, such as views, downloads and online mentions


A book publication made available in electronic or digital form

Google Books provides paid and free (open access) eBooks

A service for capturing and processing institutional repository usage data, making it possible for institutional repositories and platforms to generate COUNTER compliant usage data

Fulcrum is a “community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship”. IRUS provides COUNTER standard usage reports for eBooks hosted on the Fulcrum platform

IRUS provides COUNTER standard usage reports for eBooks hosted on the OAPEN library and platform

A digital library which offers over 7,000 open access eBooks

A dashboarding solution provided by Google

Open Access eBook Usage (2020-2022) - the Mellon Foundation-funded pilot project "Developing a Pilot Data Trust for Open Access Ebook Usage", the precursor project to BAD

OAPEN is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to open access, peer-reviewed books, operating three platforms: OAPEN Library; OAPEN Open Access Books Toolkit; and the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Open Access (OA)

From the Budapest Open Access Initiative

By “open access” to this literature, we mean its free availability on the public internet, permitting any users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

ONIX for Books (ONline Information eXchange) is a standard format that book publishers use to share information about the books that they have published


SSH File Transfer Protocol

A data workflow that fetches and ingests data from a data source. Some telescopes run workflows that process and output data to other places. Workflows are built on top of Apache Airflow's Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG), where a DAG is “a collection of organised tasks that you want to schedule and run”

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