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1 The IR on the International Stage Mary Robinson SHERPA, University of Nottingham Embedding Repositories event, University of Lincoln, 10 th February 2009

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3 The IR in the International Stage Be seen! –Implement OAI-PMH –Registering repositories –Be visible to search engines

4 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

5 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/

6 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

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21 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.

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