How to make Google Scholar harvest the OMP metadata

We have a OMP running at TU Delft: http://books.bk.tudelft.nl. The OMP press does provide the means to harvest metadata through OAI-PMH: http://books.bk.tudelft.nl/oai . However, Google Scholar is not displaying the results, while it picks up new additions to our OJS journals typically within a week. Any ideas on how to make our books appear on Google Scholar as well?

Hi @Franklinx,

We spoke with Google Scholar a while back about how to support indexing OMP content in Google Scholar and they made some suggestions for how to restructure the reader interface. I’m hopeful we can address this in OMP 1.2.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi Alec
I really hope we will be able to get our ebooks registered in GoogleScholar. I have a lot of researchers asking for that.
Regards
Niels Erik

Hi Alec
Has it been addressed in the OMP 1.2?
Regards
Niels Erik

Hi @nef,

Short answer yes. Long answer, I’m just finishing up a conversation with Google Scholar about officially turning on OMP support; when we wrap up the last few details I’ll post links to a few small patches that you’ll need to apply to OMP 1.2. You’ll probably also need to review your collection to ensure that a few requirements are met e.g. for publication dates. Stay tuned.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Great to hear that.
Regards

@asmecher
Any news concerning the Google Scholar support in OMP?

Hi @nweiher,

We haven’t been able to get confirmation from Google Scholar yet, I’m afraid.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Dear Alec good day,

Doy you have any up about this thread?

Regards,

Cristhian Rey

Hi @Cristhian_Andres_Rey,

No, not yet.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Hi @asmecher,
Any news from Google Scholar on this feature?
Regards,

Hi @Ikhwan_Arief,

I’m afraid not; I’d suggest contacting them directly to inquire.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

Thank you. :slight_smile:

Hi

I have seen that a few years ago Google Scholar did not index OMP, currently it does? If I activate the plugin does it work?

Thank you.

Hi @InfoDocu,

OMP meets the needs of Google Scholar, so yes, as far as I’m aware. If you find that your content is not indexed in Google Scholar, and the OMP Google Scholar plugin is enabled, please follow up with Google Scholar.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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Hi @asmecher, we have double checked with Google Sholar and currently OMP Google Scholar plugin is not working properly. There is an issue with citation_tags at the books’s landing page: https://github.com/pkp/pkp-lib/issues/5686

Arley Soto

Hi @asmecher @asoto and I spoke this morning. They have enabled the “Google Scholar Indexing Plugin” for their OMP site, but this plugin is not creating citation_xx metatags for item-level landing pages.

Ex: view-source:https://librosesmic.com/index.php/editorial/catalog/book/30

The are citation_xx metatags enabled for PDF wrappers, but view-pdf wrappers are not full-fledged article pages and are not indexed by Scholar as articles/books.

This appears to be a bug. Would it be possible to fix this so that the Google Scholar plugin adds citation_xx metatags to the HTML source for item-level landing pages?

Best,
Monica Westin, Google Scholar partnerships lead/ technical program manager

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