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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Really excellent and fascinating interview-style overview of the partnership of Montana State and ShareYourPaper to expedite and automate the processes of depositing university scholarship, checking legal rights, and entering metadata. We in the CSU have already had a few meetings with Joe McArthur at ShareYourPaper / OpenAccessButton, and an integration is now at #7 in our list of ScholarWorks development priorities. Thank you for your leadership and excellent work, Leila and Joe!
My schedule yesterday (April 21st) included hosting a really excellent meeting with Joe McArthur (lead developer of OpenAccessButton and ShareYourPaper.org), Sheila Rabun (ORCID rep. for Lyrasis) and Shawna Sadler (ORCID Engagement Manager for the Americas).
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