“I want to focus on three aspects
Pre print servers”
“EBSCO and BiblioLabs understand that institutions are seeking to balance the desire to share open research produced on their campus with transparency and choice for their students. EBSCO Open Dissertations is free for authors of ETDs as well as the participating institutions and is meant to increase traffic to individual IRs….
The project is open for metadata submissions from research universities and libraries around the world. In its initial developmental phase, OpenDissertations.org includes ETD metadata from the British Library’s EThOS Service, the University of Florida, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the University of Kentucky. More than 20 libraries are expected to participate in the initial product phase….
There are three steps to adding ETDs to EBSCO Open Dissertations:
1. Your ETD metadata is harvested via OAI and integrated into EBSCO’s platform, where pointers send traffic to your IR.
2. EBSCO integrates this data into their current subscriber environments and makes the data available on the open web via opendissertations.org.
3. EBSCO sends you monthly reports on record views and outbound traffic to your IR….”
“The LOC-DB project will develop ready-to-use tools and processes based on the linked-data technology that make it possible for a single library to meaningfully contribute to an open, distributed infrastructure for the cataloguing of citations. The project aims to prove that, by widely automating cataloguing processes, it is possible to add a substantial benefit to academic search tools by regularly capturing citation relations. These data will be made available in the semantic web to make future reuse possible. Moreover, we document effort, number and quality of the data in a well-founded cost-benefit analysis.
The project will use well-known methods of information extraction and adapt them to work for arbitrary layouts of reference lists in electronic and print media. The obtained raw data will be aligned and linked with existing metadata sources. Moreover, it will be shown how these data can be integrated in library catalogues. The system will be deployable to use productively by a single library, but in principle it will also be scalable for using it in a network….”
“Organizations/institutions are a key part of the scholarly communications ecosystem. However, we lack an openly licensed, independently run organizational identifier standard to use for common affiliation and citation use cases….After 9 months, the recommendations are the creation of an open, independent organization/institution identifier registry:
* with capabilities for organizations/institutions to manage their own record,
* seeded with and using open data,
* overseen by an independent governance structure, and
* incubated within a non-profit host organization/institution (providing technical development, operations and other support) during its initial start-up phase….”
“In the spirit of empowering the community, I’ve decided to start showcasing some of the cool arXiv-based projects that we’ve found around the internet. If you’ve found an app, service, widget, visualization, or anything else that uses arXiv content in interesting ways, please let us know about it! You can get in touch via the arXiv-API Google group, or at email@example.com.”
“Metadata 2020 is a collaboration that advocates richer, connected, and reusable, open metadata for all research outputs, which will advance scholarly pursuits for the benefit of society….”Richer metadata fuels discovery and innovation. Connected metadata bridges the gaps between systems and communities. Reusable, open metadata eliminates duplication of effort.” …”
“Helping institutions capture their research articles onto their open repositories….
Publications Router gathers information from content providers such as publishers and passes it on to institutions to help them capture their research articles onto their systems, such as their repositories or CRISs. The system is now open to new institutions….”
“Locate, identify, and cite research data with the leading global provider of DOIs for research data….DataCite is a leading global non-profit organisation that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data. Our goal is to help the research community locate, identify, and cite research data with confidence.
We work on several fronts to achieve this goal. We support the creation and allocation of DOIs and accompanying metadata. We provide services that support the enhanced search and discovery of research content. And we promote data citation and advocacy through our community-building efforts and responsive communication and outreach materials….”