Google Scholar Indexing for Repositories: Best Practices and Fixes for Common Indexing Problems

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 10 a.m. PT – 1 p.m. ET
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CARL’S Open Repositories Working Group is pleased to offer this opportunity to the Canadian repository community to connect with Google Scholar’s Monica Westin and to hear first-hand how this tool communicates with and harvests data from repositories.

This presentation begins with an overview of how the Google Scholar indexing system works and what is needed for repositories to be included. Next, common repository indexing problems will be described, along with how to identify and fix them. Along the way, best practices to avoid common problems will be outlined. The presentation will end with a demonstration of how to check your repository’s coverage in Scholar and information about where you can find Google Scholar resources and troubleshooting guidelines. There should be plenty of time for questions and discussion at the end.

Ms. Westin requests that you submit any questions you may have at least one week in advance of the webinar so that she may do the necessary research to answer these. You may submit your questions to Lise Brin, Program Officer at CARL () who will be communicating these to Ms. Westin.

Monica Westin leads outreach and partnerships for Google Scholar. She previously managed the University of California’s eScholarship repository and library publishing program. She is completing her MLIS from San Jose State University and volunteers in the metadata group at the Law Library of Congress. When not thinking about machine-readable metadata, she edits Wikipedia, reads speculative fiction, and hikes in the Bay Area with her husband and dog.