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.

Google Scholar Takes a Bite out of ResearchGate.net and Academia.edu

On March 23, the Google Scholar team announced on their blog a new contribution to the OA self-archiving scholarly ecosystem. Google has released new functionality to help authors identify which articles are deposited OA in compliance with funder (whether gov or NGO) OA mandates all the while leveraging Google Drive–connected to a Google Scholar author’s profile–into an article self-archiving solution.

A SWOT-styled analysis follows under the fold:

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