Following on from the recent webinar entitled Analyzing Open – Gaining Insights into Global OA eBook Usage, we asked our speakers to respond to the unanswered questions posed by attendees via the webinar chat. You can find those questions and answers below. This may be useful for those who missed it or wish to share with colleagues.
OASPA is very grateful to the speakers for all of the work and time they have given to this webinar – in preparation, on the day, and after.
Questions received via the webinar chat channel
Answers from Lara Speicher (LS), Ros Pyne (RP) and Cameron Neylon (CN)
Q. Is there review process and is there an emerging difference (rift) between open and non- open (why would one still use non OA?
CN: It depends on the questions you want to answer. If you’re concerned about reach, you probably shouldn’t adjust. But we also compared logged usage (i.e. licensee IPs) and see a similar-if smaller-increase in usage
Q. Cameron – from which platforms (jstor, doab etc.) did you take the data for your analysis?
RP: Just to clarify: at Springer Nature we do make our OA books available from many third-party platforms – but to simplify the analysis for the project Cameron spoke about we focussed just on downloads from our own publishing platform.