[LIS-Forum] Google Scholar will be MORE THAN Open J-Gate / OAIster etc

Saiful Amin mail2saiful at gmail.com
Mon Mar 6 14:38:35 IST 2006


Greetings!

Do you know you can integrate Google Scholar with OpenURL resolvers
[1]? Institutions can take greater benefit from services like Google
Scholar if they subscribe to an OpenURL link resolver [2][3] like
Resource Linker [4]. The users will be saved the time of searching the
citation in local holdings, since the OpenURL referrer will allow them
to directly go into the full-text or to a DDS based on the preferences
set by the library.

With an OpenURL link resolver a library can provide seamless
integration of bibliographic databases with the full-text collections
subscribed. OpenURL resolvers also support linking to open access
journals listed in DOAJ.

[1] http://www.ualberta.ca/~pbinkley/gso/, http://www.openly.com/openurlref/
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenURL
[3] http://www.openly.com/1cate/basics.html
[4] http://www.resourcelinker.com/

Regards,
Saiful

On 3/4/06, JK Vijayakumar <vjkjk at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Colleagues,
>
> I agree with Mr. Dash. Scholars are looking for a "Search Place", where they can search for all information. Google Scholar is negotiating with Journal Publishers for getting into their server, and harvest their ToC, Abstract and reference parts of each article. When GS comes out with its full version, any one can search for Scholarly literature, from the vast array of Free and Paidjournals, at the same time andat single place. The beauty of its Citation search adds GS's expectedacceptance among Academia. Still it in its Beta. Remember that, we do not have a free service sofar, to do so.
>
> After retrieving the bibliographic Results, next step is to look forfulltext. If it is an Open Access journal, we can freely download them. What will happen to Paid articles. Here again, Google Scholar is started Document Delivery, and they already made arrangements with british library. See the press release at http://www.bl.uk/news/2006/pressrelease20060302.html http://www.bl.uk/news/2006/pressrelease20060302.html
> . They will be collaborating with other Doc Delivery systems in near future.
>
> What will be its effect on Libraries? We will be getting a new free service, to which we used to pay huge amounts to Online Database providers. In near future thesepeople will be forced to collaborate with GS, and Libraries will be benefited in great deal.
>
> We should understand that, the world wide resistance to Google from librarians are coming down, after their major projects like Google Scholar. As long as it is FREE, we will be benfitted. As librarians, our job is to support it, and lobby for its "FREE" status for ever. GS will be more than, what we have today.
>
> Vijayakumar J. K
>
> "Sh. Jitendra N. Dash" <jn_dash at yahoo.co.in>
> wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> I found the following write-up by Mr. Singh is intersting but he avoided the strong point of Google Scholar(GS), free citation retrieval search engine. Presently there is no search engine which provides citation(s) to scholarly papers freely. I found our scientists group is interested with GS,also I found citations are reliable.GS provides link to PubMed, free/open access journal, pay-based journals, books etc. Its features are discussed in peer reviewed journals like Nature.So,if GS will provide link only to free/open access journals papers then how users will come to know there citations in the journals which are subscribed in our libraries. Proper search technique retrieves relevant results.
> But one of the nagative points is GS was updated first time after six month of its initial launch (Nov, 2004) which is discussed. We may hope its present beta version may be evolved to a relevant search engine for scholars, specially in the areas where scholars are struggling for resources.
> Regards,
> JN Dash
> NII, New Delhi
> Sukhdev Singh
> wrote:
> This morning was frustating with Google Scholar.
> I just wanted to get hold of some scholary literature on "Methods for
> Benchmarking Organisations". So, opened up Google Scholar
> and fired the first term - "benchmarking".
> Good - 149,000 hits to good quality looking literature. So, started
> clicking by one by one to see the hits. But, what is this?!! Almost
> every click was asking me to pay somewhere 20 to 40 Dollars to have
> the access to full text. Obiously - this is the locked up knowledge
> for me. What is the use of these wonderful hits to high quality
> literature when I can not view them.
> Next I opened up Open J-Gate
> and fired
> the same term "benchmarking". Had to wait for the results. Ultimately
> got the result - 216 hits. This served my purpose. Not that these
> pointed to high quality papers. But I got what I wanted in return for
> what I could afford to pay for. No wasting of time in clicking and
> waiting to learn that I can't afford to buy the stuff.
> Later found that OAIster
> gave 1674 hits for the same term. But then, all Open/Free Access
> literature may not be OAI compliant.
> Why can't Google creates a service for just Open/Free Access Scholary
> Literature and name it as OpenScholar?. Its better technology can help
> small mortals like me.
> Sukhdev Singh, NIC.
> http://openmed.nic.in
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