Google Scholar and Institutional Repositories: Improving IR Discovery
Event Type: Online/web-based
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
About the Event
Kenning Arlitsch and Patrick O’Brien from the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah have been conducting research on search engine optimization for digital repositories, with a special emphasis on institutional repositories (IRs). This work has revealed technical and administrative reasons many institutional repositories have a low indexing ratio in Google Scholar. Working with OCLC and Google Scholar, Kenning and Patrick implemented pilot projects that led to the significant improvement of Google Scholar indexing of a sample set from the University of Utah's Institutional Repository, USpace. The resulting research paper,Invisible Institutional Repositories: Addressing the Low Indexing Ratios of IRs in Google Scholar, appears in the current issue of Library Hi Tech. Join Kenning and Patrick for a fascinating look into this complex issue and learn what you can do about it.
- Gain an understanding that SEO is only partially a technical problem
- Learn why Google Scholar has trouble with IRs
Cost: ACRL member: $50 ALA member: $75 Nonmember: $90 Student: $40