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  2. DS-1483

Store link to "primary bitstream" in citation_pdf_url for Google Scholar (request from Google)

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      This request came out of a discussion I had with Anurag Acharya and Darcy Darpa at Google / Google Scholar.

      Anurag mentioned that the more hints we can provide the Google Scholar crawler around the primary file, the better. Currently, Google Scholar has to make some guesses around what file seems to be the primary file (This may or may not be related to DS-1387 – unconfirmed as of yet).

      Anurag also mentioned that the url in the "citation_pdf_url" NEED NOT BE A PDF. We could just add in logic to ensure the "primary bitstream" (if one is marked as primary) is linked to from that 'citation_pdf_url'.

      So, it may be possible to simplify our logic around what bitstream to link to in the "citation_pdf_url" in the GoogleMetadata class:
      https://github.com/DSpace/DSpace/blob/master/dspace-api/src/main/java/org/dspace/app/util/GoogleMetadata.java#L1001

      This is just an initial idea, but I wanted to track the discussion here.

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              • Assignee:
                schweer Andrea Schweer
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                tdonohue Tim Donohue
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