DUL Project working group

The distributed usage logging (DUL) working group ran until 2020 and was the community group driving the distributed usage logging project.

The objectives of the DUL working group were to address the following:

  • Define a way for DOIs to advertise endpoints to which event data may be submitted, including a mechanism to specify the payload schemas that the endpoint accepts.
  • Pilot the transmission of COUNTER-usage events from platforms providing direct access to full text to publishers responsible for that full text, using the above mechanism, in a secure manner
  • Work out the “rules of the game” for the COUNTER use cases, including message semantics, responsibility for anti-gaming mechanism, etc.

What we’re working on

The working group has now retired.

Group members

The group comprised some of our members as well as some third party platforms who were actively interested in participating in a secure exchange of usage records.

Facilitator: Martyn Rittman, Crossref

  • Esther Heuver, Elsevier (Chair)
  • Paul Dlug, American Physical Society
  • Lorraine Estelle, Project COUNTER
  • John Chodacki, California Digital Library
  • Paul Needham, Cranfield University
  • Johannes Buchmann, De Gruyter
  • Nicko Goncharoff, Digital Science
  • Oliver Pesch, EBSCO
  • Ian Hayes, Atypon
  • Tom Beyer, PubFactory
  • Maciej Rymarz, Mendeley
  • Robert McGrath, ReadCube
  • Kimberly Tryka, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • John Connolly, Springer Nature
  • Jo Cross, Taylor & Francis
  • Clara Brown, United States Geological Survey
  • Greg Hargrave, Wiley
  • Stuart Maxwell, Scholarly iQ
  • Aaron Wood, American Psychological Association

Please contact Martyn Rittman with any questions.

Page owner: Martyn Rittman   |   Last updated 2021-November-24