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Thursday, 9th April 2015

Directory of Open Access Journals Announces 12 New Developments

By Africa S. Hands

From the DOAJ blog:

We’re coming to the end of a fairly small but significant and, in my opinion, very exciting project that will do the following:

  • improve the visibility of individual articles, both locally in DOAJ and outside in external search engines
  • improve overall discoverability in, and linking from, external databases
  • improve metadata extraction for re-use
  • give visibility to new datasets from the information we are collecting in the new application form with a level of granularity we’ve never had before
  • update the UI and add better browsing
  • add a much needed visualisation for existing continuations and ultimately, the management of new ones
  • reduce DOAJ’s overall response times

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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