Enhancing Citation-only Repositories with Digital Object Identifiers, OpenURL and Memento Links
Presentation given at the 11th International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2016) at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. The Bioethics Research Library had a legacy LiveLink system of more than 300,000 citations representing a comprehensive index of diverse bioethics literature from 1974-2009. We wanted to update the citations with links to external systems and support open scholarship through hosting a free research index, similar to PubMed and PhilPapers.org, to enhance the value for researchers. Our approach was to add the collection to our DSpace IR and enhance the citations with DOI, OpenURL, and Memento links. We created a script to lookup Digital Object Identifiers assigned by publishers and to generate OpenURL links to WorldCat’s link resolver registry. Links in the citations were updated to use Memento, integrating with the Wayback Machine. The result of this effort is a collection that promotes discovery of content independent of access to that content and to provide a research index as an interoperable, linked platform. In conclusion, we found that the decision to enhance and migrate the citations to DSpace to be valuable for researchers. It has assisted with the discovery of literature and has resulted in an increase in requests for content in the research index. The citation collections also represent the highest used resource in our institutional repository, Digital Georgetown.
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