[OAI-general] Re: proposed collaboration: google + open citation linking
Wed, 06 Jun 2001 09:31:22 -0700
>Registry grows, it may well be necessary to add a certification
>component to it (lest porn-sites and weight-loss sites decide OAI
>compliance is another way to spam more people).
Yes, this is the point. Users don't really care what format for meta-data a
site is compliant with, but want some validation that the materials there
are "peer reviewed".
>But for now, OAI's main objective is to get the preprints and
>postprints of refereed research up there, archived in OAI-compliant
It seems that from the point of view of a Google user, it doesn't matter
whether they are compliant to your format or not, since Google will do its
>But what OAI will (I hope) never get involved in is the refereeing
>itself. That is not part of the function of providing
>interoperability. It is for the peer-reviewed journals and
>conferences, etc., to do the peer-reviewing and "certification" in
>that sense. OAI just provides the tagging scheme.
But it is the filtering that matters to users, not the tagging.
>I agree completely. First, a "scholarly/scientific google" would be the
>way to go (let's not leave out the nonscientific fields of
>and even there, it would not consist only of the pre- and
>post-refereeing journal articles (but also books, etc., which may be
>neither full-text nor free nor OAI-compliant).
What is the difference between "pre-refereeing" and "anything you want to
stick on the web and claim it is being sent somewhere"? I was assuming
here that the point of having a special category was to have the effect of
refereeing so you could trust the material more. I can't trust something
because someone just says it is "pre-referee" and puts it on some site that
uses some format.