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OpenDOAR and ROAR RSP Services Day, Bath, 15 th Jan.2009 Peter Millington SHERPA Technical Development Officer SHERPA, University.

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1 OpenDOAR and ROAR RSP Services Day, Bath, 15 th Jan.2009 Peter Millington SHERPA Technical Development Officer SHERPA, University of Nottingham

2 Outline Overview of open access repository lists –What are they used for? Open access repositories –The context OpenDOARs facilities ROARs facilities Searching the content of OA repositories Mashing up OpenDOAR and ROAR

3 OpenDOAR & ROAR, etc. OpenDOAR – 1300 records –Directory of Open Access Repositories –SHERPA, University of Nottingham ROAR – 1239 records –Registry of Open Access Repositories –EPrints.org, University of Southampton Other OA Repository lists –OAIster– 1066 records –OAI Registered Data Providers– 941 records DOAJ - Directory of Open Access Journals

4 Open Access Repositories Worldwide

5 Growth of OpenDOAR Database

6 Growth of Repository Content

7 Uses of OpenDOAR & ROAR Finding open access repositories Source lists for harvesters –Search services – e.g. Intute RS –Data mining Searching the content of OA repositories Analysis of repositories features Statistics for Open Access advocacy Funding policy decisions Third party mash-ups – e.g. Repository66

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9 OpenDOAR Facilities Listing of OA repositories geographically Searching for OA repositories –By keyword, language, country, software, etc. Charting & Mapping –Statistical charts (16 headings) for any search –Google Maps for any search Searching the content of OA repositories –Using Googles Custom Search Engine Tools –API, Policies Tool, RSS Feed

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18 ROAR Facilities Searching for OA repositories –By keyword, country, software, content type Thumbnail images of home pages Statistical charts –Growth of repository content –Content type statistics Searching the content of OA repositories –Using Googles Custom Search Engine

19 ROAR Repository Growth Chart

20 ROAR Pie Chart

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22 OpenDOAR & ROAR Compared OpenDOARROAR Search by keyword Filter by: Repository type, Software, Country, Language, Content type, Subject area Filter by: Repository type, Software, Country Analytical statisticsContent growth statistics API, Policies ToolCelestial - Harvesting analytics database

23 Collection Approaches OpenDOARROAR Repositories onlyRepositories Some open access journals Must have some open access full texts Allows metadata-only and gated access items Suggestions & Proactive discovery Self-registration only Manual validationTaken on trust + some automated validation

24 Content Searching OpenDOAR & ROAR use Google CSE Uses Googles indexes & technology –Just searches URLs listed in the database Focussed search results –High probability of open access full text items –Unlike Google Scholar & Google per se Benefits for… –Under-resourced institutions –Unaffiliated & off-campus researchers

25 Repository66 Mash-up Developed by Stuart Lewis, Aberystwyth Interactive worldwide repository map –Repository software used –Repository size –Descriptive data Combining… –ROAR data –OpenDOAR data via the API –Coordinates look-up using –Google Maps / Google Earth

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27 Any questions? OpenDOAR –http://www.opendoar.org/http://www.opendoar.org/ ROAR –http://roar.eprints.org/http://roar.eprints.org/ Repository66 –http://www.repository66.org/http://www.repository66.org/


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