Re: Google's Scholarly Search Service and Institutional OA Self-Archiving

From: Imre Simon <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 23:04:22 +0000

Regarding my original mail to this forum, copied to Google, I received
the following answer. I think that others might be interested in this
information and that is why I am posting a copy.


Imre Simon

    Subject: Re: [#17165681] To what extent does google scholar include
    papers in OAI-compliant repositories?
    Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 19:15:13 -0800
    From: Google Scholar <>
    To: Imre Simon <>

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Imre Simon wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I am just wondering if someone could tell me when a paper resident in
> an OAI-compliant repository will be included in google scholar, with
> an explicit pointer to the paper in the compliant repository?
> As far as I could discover empirically scholar does not harvest from
> citeseer. Is this correct?
> I also found that two papers in a (now defunct) eprints server had
> different destinations in scholar: one of them is included while the
> other one is not. What does it take for a self-archived paper to be
> included in google scholar?
> Further, I also found that scholar includes some papers it finds on
> the net while it does not include other papers found on the same site.
> Again, what does it take for a paper found on the net (and present in
> the main google archives) to be included in google scholar?
> Since previous discussions on this list seemed to assume silently that
> every self-archived paper is included in scholar I thought it would
> be interesting to discover, with some precision, to what extent this
> hypothesis is correct or not.
> I did not find precise statements on Google clarifying any of the
> above questions. I am copying <> on this
> message.
> Cheers, Imre Simon
Received on Fri Dec 03 2004 - 23:04:22 GMT

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