The Tool

We’ve posted a public version of the early version of our tool for measuring your investments in Open. Feel free to make a copy of it to calculate your local institutional investments.

If you need help in using it, contact Michael Roy (mdroy@middlebury.edu ).

To get a sense of where we are heading with this, you can read a draft specification that we’ve written for a system more robust than a google spreadsheet.

The List

We now have a list of over 150 possible ways to invest in Open, and preliminary data from 35 libraries as to how they invest in these.

We also have questions:

  • How do we maintain this list?
  • For any given investment opportunity, what additional information would be useful?
  • Are there items missing from the list?
  • What items on the list should not be included as an investment in Open? And who gets to answer this important question?