How can your repository participate?
Aggregation requires standardization on the recording of usage events, exclusion of robot accesses and data exchange mechanisms. The OpenAIRE Guidelines for Usage Statistics v1.0, based on OAI-PMH, specify a common format of usage events and transfer protocol (OAI-PMH) for a straightforward adoption by data providers.
In alignment with the European Act of personal data protection (http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/information_society/l14012_en.htm), the IP address, session-id and in some cases also the C-class Subnet must be pseudonymised before transferring the usage data to the aggregator service.
Repository log file conversion and transfer tools
Below is a list of tools that can help in conversion and transfer of collected usage data:
- SURFshare-sure (Statistics on the Usage of Repositories) provides a software for the conversion of Apache2 log files of repositories into OpenURL Context Object Files and for the OAI-PMH transfer to a log Aggregator, like OpenAIRE's Usage Data Aggregator Service.
- OA-Statistik Data Providers plugins for DSpace, WebDoc and OPUS repositories that convert repository usage data formats into the OpenURL Context format and expose them with OAI-PMH.
Check out regularly for an update of the list of tools.