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OCS indexing and OAIster

Postby dallibs » Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:59 am

I'm trying to figure out whether or not registering a conference for indexing in OCS will result in the conference documents being picked up by OAIster. I seems like this should happen but I notice that items listed on the harvester site (e.g.http://harvesters.sfu.ca/demo/index.php/record/view/3) do not show up when I search OAIster. In fact, very little conference material shows up on OISter. Is this b/c most OCS site simply choose not to have their documents indexed?

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Re: OCS indexing and OAIster

Postby jmacgreg » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:47 pm

Hi Geoff,

There's no particular connection between our own demo harvester and OAIster -- as a matter of fact, we'll eventually be pulling the plug on the demo harvester (and likely replacing it with a moderated, OxS-specific harvester). And I don't think that OAIster has any sort of policy on not accepting conference content.

I'm guessing that your suggestion that conferences just don't register their site has some truth to it -- conferences are seen as more transitory than journals, and I'm not sure that ensuring long-term visibility and access is the highest priority for most conference managers (something we'd like to see change, of course, and which is large part of why we developed OCS in the first place). We know that there are *far* more OJS journals out there than OCS conferences; and we correspondingly see far fewer OCS conferences register their site with us than OJS journals. Again, we do wish that more care was taken to ensure access to scholarly conference research, and hopefully this will be the case in the future.

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