OpenAIRE Guide for Usage Statistics
Usage Statistics about items and content providers support the assessment of their popularity and use. They are an important complement to other kinds of metrics.
OpenAIRE Usage Statistics aims to gather usage events about metadata views and downloads of items from participating content providers.
By utilizing open standards and protocols reliable, consolidated and comparable usage reports are generated that are conformant to the COUNTER Code of Practice.
There are two technical options two participate in the Usage Statistics service:
- push mode - usage events are sent from the content provider to the OpenAIRE Piwki server by help of a tracking API
- pull mode - usage reports are generated by the content provider or a usage statistics aggregations service and can be retrieved via the SUSHI-API.
The OpenAIRE Usage Statistics service will be released together with the content provider dashboard. The concept of the service is described in the report "OpenAIRE2020 - Usage Statistics Services".