How to make repository content indexed and discoverable

Knoth, P., Klein, M., Macgregor, G., Cancellieri, M. and Walk, P. (2024) How to make repository content indexed and discoverable. The 19th International Conference on Open Repositories, Göteborg, Sweden, 03-06 June. (In Press)

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Millions of users access scholarly indexes each month. A solitary repository, if not correctly indexed, will languish alone. According to the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (Rodriguez, 2011), each individual repository is of limited value for research: the real power of Open Access lies in the possibility of connecting and tying together repositories. However, even today, many repositories are not yet configured in a way that would enable their resources to be comprehensively indexed in scholarly infrastructures. Ensuring the discoverability of repository research outputs is crucial for: - Maximizing the impact and reach of scholarly works - Making research visible to the general public - Facilitating research collaborations - Delivering on the open science mission - Enabling systematic literature reviews - Monitoring compliance with funding agency policies - Promoting reproducibility - Fostering innovation We propose a panel session that will provide a set of practical wide-ranging recommendations for repositories to enable, validate and monitor the indexing of their repository content. By implementing the wide-ranging recommendations and principles discussed in this panel session, repositories will be able to markedly improve their content’s discoverability.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords:discoverability, indexing, scholarly search, harvesting, interoperability, aggregation, machine access
Status:In Press
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Macgregor, Dr George
Authors: Knoth, P., Klein, M., Macgregor, G., Cancellieri, M., and Walk, P.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
College/School:University Services > Library and Collection Services > Library

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