Presentation on theme: "The IR on the International Stage Mary Robinson SHERPA, University of Nottingham Embedding Repositories event, University of Lincoln,"— Presentation transcript:
The IR on the International Stage Mary Robinson SHERPA, University of Nottingham Embedding Repositories event, University of Lincoln, 10 th February 2009
The IR in the International Stage Be seen! –Implement OAI-PMH –Registering repositories –Be visible to search engines
Be Seen!: implement OAI-PMH OAI-PMH = Open Archives Initiative-Protocol for Metadata provides an application-independent interoperability framework based on metadata harvesting Also see: DRIVER Guidelines
Be Seen!: registering repositories OpenDOAR- ROAR - Openarchives.org - Your software community –e.g DSpace instances OAIster - BASE - Intute RS - *http://www.rsp.ac.uk/usage/
Be Seen!: be visible to search engines Do Not! –Require all visitors to have a username and password –Set a 'robots.txt' file and/or use 'robots' meta tags in HTML headers that prevent search engine crawling –Restrict access to embargoed and/or other (selected) full texts –Accept poor quality or restrictive PDF files –Hide your OAI Base URL Ensure you have a 'Browse' interface with hyperlinks between pages Avoid awkward URLs - Many harvesters and firewalls will spit out or block: –Numeric URLs - e.g. –URLs that use 'https:' instead of 'http:' –URLs that include unusual port numbers e.g. :47231 *http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/documents/ways-to-screw-up.html See also
A DRIVERs Guide to European Repositories Chapter 3: The Population of Repositories University Institutional Repository- University of Minho, Portugal University school repository & Institutional repository – ECS & University of Southampton, UK Central Archive repository – HAL, France International Research Organisation repository – CERN Subject-specific service drawing from content of institutional repositories- Connecting Africa Service which increases quality of repositories – Cream of Science, The Netherlands.