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  1. DSpace
  2. DS-396

Provide metatags used by Google Scholar for enhanced indexing


    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Fix Version/s: 1.7.0
    • Component/s: None
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      In August 2009 I posted a query to the DSpace general list about whether or not anyone else had seen strange indexing of items in DSpace (see http://mailman.mit.edu/pipermail/dspace-general/2009-August/002996.html) and MacKenzie Smith posted a follow up that stated she had seen the same things (http://mailman.mit.edu/pipermail/dspace-general/2009-August/002998.html).

      MacKenzie followed up with Anurag Acharya at Google Scholar to inquire about this and he indicated that better support for the Google metatags schema would help mitigate this problem. It looks like the metatags are (though we'd want to confirm this with the Google Scholar team).

      <meta name="citation_journal_title" content="Journal Name">
      <meta name="citation_authors" content="Last Name1, First Name1; Last Name2, First Name2">
      <meta name="citation_title" content="Article Title">
      <meta name="citation_date" content="01/01/2007">
      <meta name="citation_volume" content="10">
      <meta name="citation_issue" content="1">
      <meta name="citation_firstpage" content="1">
      <meta name="citation_lastpage" content="15">
      <meta name="citation_doi" content="10.1074/jbc.M309524200">
      <meta name="citation_pdf_url" content="http://www.publishername.org/10/1/1.pdf">
      <meta name="citation_abstract_html_url" content="http://www.publishername.org/cgi/content/abstract/10/1/1">
      <meta name="citation_fulltext_html_url" content="http://www.publishername.org/cgi/content/full/10/1/1">
      <meta name="dc.Contributor" content="Last Name1, First Name1">
      <meta name="dc.Contributor" content="Last Name2, First Name2">
      <meta name="dc.Title" content="Article Title">
      <meta name="dc.Date" content="01/01/2007">
      <meta name="citation_publisher" content="Publisher Name">

      I realize that supporting this level of granularity puts pressure on how we structure metadata but I believe as a repository manager that it's critical that we get this kind of support for Google Scholar into DSpace out of the box - and hopefully will help minimize the problems that IDEALS has seen.




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              sands Sands Fish
              sshreeves Sarah Shreeves
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