The Distributed Usage Logging working group is the community group driving the Distributed Usage Logging project, a planned initiative between COUNTER, Crossref members, and scholarly technology & service providers. This group is exploring how to provide a peer-to-peer channel for the secure exchange and processing of COUNTER-compliant private usage records from hosting platforms to publishers. This will allow members to capture usage across a distributed environment. All data provided back to the original publisher is anonymized, preserving individual user privacy.
The objectives of the Distributed Usage Logging working group is to address the following:
The DUL working group is currently testing a proof of concept for the registration and discovery of logging end-point for a DOI, including token and message envelope that allows the transaction to be identified, tracked and audited. The working group includes a cross-section of reference manager and reading environment tools (Mendeley and Digital Science’s tools: ReadCube, Papers, and Dimensions) as well as a mix of publishers and platform providers (Elsevier, Springer Nature, De Gruyter, Pub Factory, APS, Wiley, ACS, Atypon).
The group comprises some of our members as well as some third party platforms who are actively interested in participating in a secure exchange of usage records.
Chair: Chris Shillum, Elsevier
Facilitator: Christine Buske, Crossref
Please contact Christine Buske with any questions or to apply to join the working group.