New Preprint: “The Open-Factor: Toward Impact-Aligned Measures of Open-Access Ebook Usage” (Preprint)
The following preprint was recently posted to Humanities Commons
Free Ebook Foundation
via Humanities Commons
A statistical analysis of usage data for open-access ebooks from two different publishers and from a free ebook distribution platform indicates that open-access ebook usage is distributed following log-normal statistics. Using a quantity related to the logarithm of download counts, dubbed the “open-factor”, will measure impact in better alignment with the goals of open-access ebook publishing.
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Update (April 3, 2019) Blog Post About Article by Eric Hellman (via Go To Hellman)
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.