Open-Access-Statistics (OA-S) is a joint project adressing these questions. Starting in July 2008 an infrastructure for the standardised accumulation of heterogenous web log data with an emphasis on institutional repositories will be built. In tight cooperation with the Network of Open Access Repositories (OA-N) various added value services will be made available to users.
The German Research Foundation funds OA-S in the start-up phase. Later on the project partners will supply it as a routine service. The initial idea was formulated by DINI (Deutsche Initiative für Netzwerkinformation / German Initiative for Network Information), more precisely by their workgroup Electronic Publishing. OA-Statistics can be seen as part of DINI's initiative to build a network of certified repositories across Germany and is one of three proposals addressing related themes: