Open Access, Academia.edu, and why I’m all-in on Zenodo.org | Pocket Change

lterrat's bookmarks 2017-01-24

Summary:

"Migrating from Academia.edu to Zenodo.org

I fully advocate leaving Academia.edu, but what purpose does it serve to simply delete your account? You are removing publications that are, in the very least, freely and openly available at the moment. Essentially, the best decision is to migrate documents to Zenodo.org, and allow at least one week for Google to fully index migrated content before deleting the Academia.edu account. My MA thesis entitled 'Recent Advances in Roman Numismatics,' about the application of Linked Open Data methodologies toward Roman numismatics with Nomisma.org and Online Coins of the Roman Empire, had been available in both the ANS Digital Library and Academia.edu as of January 28, 2016. Due to our superior use of microdata and full-text indexing, the ANS Digital Library version surpassed Academia days after it was published. I uploaded my thesis to Zenodo.org January 29, 2016, and it was already on the first page of Google three days later.

Many of us have uploaded a substantial number of documents to Academia.edu, and it might be tedious to re-upload these documents into a new system, especially with regard to re-entering publication metadata. I have sought to rectify this by facilitating a more efficient migration system. I have developed a framework that is capable of parsing metadata from an Academia.edu profile (although not all publications are listed when the profile page loads), accepting re-uploaded documents (since these cannot be extracted from Academia.edu directly), and uploading these contents into Zenodo.org. This framework itself is open source and available on Github. I will save the technical discussion for different venue."

Link:

http://numismatics.org/pocketchange/open-access-academia-edu-and-why-im-all-in-on-zenodo-org/

From feeds:

Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » lterrat's bookmarks
Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » peter.suber's bookmarks

Tags:

oa.new oa.comment oa.zenodo oa.academia.edu oa.authors oa.recommendations oa.green oa.repositories

Date tagged:

01/24/2017, 13:24

Date published:

01/24/2017, 10:27