Book-keeper COKI

Curtin U’s Open Knowledge Initiative has $1m to help small open access scholarly publishers

Publishers need data on who is reading their digital publications, and how, not to mention when. But there’s a problem – while commercial publishers can afford all the essential analytics to track monographs – there is no standard system independents can access.

Cue the commendable COKI, which has $1m from the Mellon Foundation to address “the analytics capability gap.”

Which really matters for OA titles, without evidence they are being read funders won’t.