Today, the OA eBook Usage Data Trust effort published a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Organizational Host for the OA eBook Usage (OAeBU) Data Trust’s Secretariat. This RFP is the next step in planning for the Data Trust’s continuity and builds upon the past 18 months of research to define the role a data trust can play in solving the challenges facing today’s OA books usage data ecosystem.
This RFP describes the role an Organizational Host will play in supporting the OAeBU Data Trust Secretariat as it works to implement trusted multi-lateral usage data stewardship
and exchange to support multi-platform, public-private usage data aggregation, benchmarking, and provisioning at scale.
On behalf of our project team and advisors, I ask that you help us to distribute this RFP. Our hope is to identify a committed organizational partner to host the OAeBU Data Trust’s secretariat staff and infrastructure so that we can continue to foster a community-governed Data Trust.
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