The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

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An open alternative to Google Scholar

Name: 2013 Beyond the PDF2

We need an open alternative to Google Scholar (like OSM is to GMaps). Imagine OJS/EPrints/DSpace pinging a central server with bibliographic metadata whenever a new article is published (like blogs pinging pingomatic), letting users contribute their own bibliographies. Every article would have a unique ID, enabling easy citation in any setting (a simple API would give citations in any format given the identifier, would also let you look a PDF file based on its hash, like MusicBrainz, or search). The database would be available for bulk download and data mining. Strongly integrated into all OA tools/citation managers, etc.

Stian Håklev


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