refBase and Google Scholar

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2007-12-19
2013-05-28
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Hi,

    Is there any experience in communication between refBase and Google Scholar?

    Can records saved in a refBase be included in Google Scholar automatically?
    If so, what special attention should be given to the data entered in the refBase to boost their worldwide visibility and accessibility?

    On the other hand, is it possible to get information from Google Scholar and save it automatically in a refBase?

    Regards,
    Ewa

     
    • Richard Karnesky

      I contacted them once for my site.  They happily snarf up PDFs that you host:
      http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=site%3Aarc.nucapt.northwestern.edu

      I didn't really keep after them to improve their indexing of my site, though.

      Use their form at:
      http://www.google.com/support/scholar/bin/request.py
      and/or contact them at:
      scholar-publisher AT google.com

      We'd be happy to work with them to make sure they are able to index the results well & they might be more willing to do this as more users request that they index their refbase installations.

      Good Luck!

      --Rick

       
    • Matthias Steffens

      Hi Ewa,

      > Can records saved in a refBase be included in Google Scholar automatically?

      Adding to Rick's advice: we plan to add support for the OAI Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) which Google & Yahoo also support and which may thus increase visibility of refbase databases via search engines. However, it may take some time until this gets implemented.

      http://wiki.refbase.net/index.php/Planned_feature_additions#OAI_Protocol_for_Metadata_Harvesting

      > On the other hand, is it possible to get information from Google Scholar and save it automatically in a refBase?

      I'm not sure whether there's a truly automatic way, but you can export references in Google Scholar in a bibliographic format and import this into your refbase database. To enable export of references from Google Scholar:

      1. Goto your Google Scholar preferences

      2. At the bottom of the prefs page (in the "Bibliography Manager" section), click on the radio button next to "Show links to import citations into"

      3. From the dropdown menu, select either "BibTeX", "EndNote" or "RefMan". The "RefMan" option doesn't require installation of Bibutils for refbase, so is probably the best choice.

      Hope this helps,

      Matthias

       

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