Google Scholar: Inclusion Guidelines for Webmasters

Google Scholar hat “Inclusion Guidelines for Webmasters” veröffentlicht. Wer sein Repository ordentlich in Google Scholar gelistet haben möchte, hat sich an Googles “Standards” zu halten. Konkret heißt es:

If you’re a university repository, we recommend that you use the latest version of Eprints (, Digital Commons (, or DSpace ( software to host your papers. If you use a less common hosting product or service, or an older version of these, please read the rest of this document and make sure that your website meets our technical guidelines.

Liebe Bibliothekswesen, tragt bitte in alle künftigen Anforderungskataloge für Softwareanschaffungen unbedingt ein, ob die Software Google behagen würde!

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If you’re a search engine giant and you want to monetarize the scientific work of other people, we recommend that you use the latest version of any open harvesting protocol, for example OAI-PMH to collect the metadata of our papers. If you try to establish your own rules, have fun with your customers who wonder about crappy metadata.

Kann doch nicht so schwer sein…