BOLLEN, Johan, VAN DE SOMPEL, Herbert, ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries(6 ; Chapel Hill NC, ; 2006), Association for Computing Machinery, and IEEE Computer Society
6th ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2006 (opening information horizons). :298-307
Bibliothèque électronique, Electronic library, Biblioteca electronica, Evaluation, Evaluación, Partage des ressources, Resource sharing, Partición recursos, Résultat, Result, Resultado, Système information, Information system, Sistema información, Architecture de l'information, OAI (Open Archives Initiative), Sciences exactes et technologie, Exact sciences and technology, Sciences et techniques communes, Sciences and techniques of general use, Sciences de l'information. Documentation, Information science. Documentation, Sciences de l'information et des bibliothèques. Etude d'ensemble, Library and information science. General aspects, Etudes d'utilisateurs et d'utilisation. Besoins d'information, Use and user studies. Information needs, Sciences de l'information et de la communication, Information and communication sciences, and Documentation
Although recording of usage data is common in scholarly information services, its exploitation for the creation of value-added services remains limited due to concerns regarding, among others, user privacy, data validity, and the lack of accepted standards for the representation, sharing and aggregation of usage data. This paper presents a technical, standards-based architecture for sharing usage information, which we have designed and implemented. In this architecture, OpenURL-compliant linking servers aggregate usage information of a specific user community as it navigates the distributed information environment that it has access to. This usage information is made OAI-PMH harvestable so that usage information exposed by many linking servers can be aggregated to facilitate the creation of value-added services with a reach beyond that of a single community or a single information service. This paper also discusses issues that were encountered when implementing the proposed approach, and it presents preliminary results obtained from analyzing a usage data set containing about 3,500,000 requests aggregated by a federation of linking servers at the California State University system over a 20 month period.