[LINK] ACS Digital Library Indexed

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Thu Dec 7 10:10:21 AEDT 2006

I wrote Wed, 22 Nov 2006 21:31:00 +1100:
>Thanks for all the comments and suggestions. The first 
>electronic  edition of AJIS is now on-line at
><http://dl.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis/issue/view/1>. ...

This morning I registered the AJIS with three indexing services. 
These communicate via XML formatted data and Web Services interfaces:

* OAI: The Public Knowledge Project's Open Archives Harvester 
<http://pkp.sfu.ca/?q=harvester>. This is an Open Archives Initiative 
(OAI)-compliant archive <http://www.openarchives.org/> of 
publications metadata. When indexed it should be possible to search 
for articles in AJIS from OAI systems around the world 
<http://www.openarchives.org/Register/BrowseSites>. I am not sure how 
long it will take for the metadata to be indexed.

* Google Scholar Gateway Plugin: This is an extra feature for the OJS 
system <http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs_plugins> which provides an interface to 
allow Google to collect information about the journal papers. Google 
Scholar is a speclai part of Google's search system for academic 
publising <http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/about.html>.

* CrossRef: CrossRef <http://crossref.org> is a service which 
provides a lookup (resolver) for the Digital Object Identifiers 
(DOIs) of each paper. DOIs are short, easy to reference identifiers 
for each paper. For example the DOI for Roger Clarke's paper is:


That is:

         10.3127 ACS (Publisher)
         ajis            AJIS (Journal)
         v14i1           Volume 14 Number 1
         .12             Paper number 12

When entered in the CrossRef resolver <http://crossref.org> this 
produces the URL of the paper 

For the DOIs OJS generates an XML file listing all the papers. Unlike 
the OAI and Google Scholar interfaces which are "live" and once set 
up just work; for each issue of each journal a batch file of DOI 
metadata has to be manually loaded to the CrossRef system. While this 
is not difficult, hopefully OJS will provide an automated interface 
in the future.

Here is what the entry for Roger Clarke's paper looks like:

<journal_article publication_type="full_text">
   <title>Key Aspects of the History of the Information Systems 
Discipline in Australia</title>
   <person_name contributor_role="author" sequence="first">
  <publication_date media_type="online">

If that all sounds complicated, it is. But apart from uploading one 
DOI file each time there is a new edition of the journal, everything 
should be automatic.

ps: For the philosophy behind all this, see my ANU talk 

Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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