Google Scholar: Great at NLP-driven Rapid, Global Indexing; Awful at LOD, Author Engagement, and User-facing Metadata

Just saying, Anurag. Y’all could use some help from librarians who specialize in LOD metadata, academic/library UX, InfoDesign, and InfoLit.

Google Scholar is a barren wasteland in terms of meaningful author- and user-engagement and information literacy. No ORCIDs. No displayed DOIs. No bibtex. Just incomplete and difficult-to-edit metadata and unpredictable link resolution.

My retort: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=dlsBqrAAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Because it’s completely legal and ethical, as well as pretty f*** cool, to hack one’s own Google Scholar account to stage a Linked Open Data protest.

Linked Open Data Protest against ResearchGate.net and Academia.edu

After having spent countless hours curating publication lists and metadata on these platforms and fielding numerous requests from their bots and users to upload content, as a self-motivated academic author I’ve finally decided to reset the nature of my relationship with ResearchGate.net and Academia.edu.

Besides deleting dozens of my publications from these sites, here is the core of my personal Linked Open Data protest:

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