October 21, 2021

Journal Article: “Open Access Metadata for Journals in Directory of Open Access Journals: Who, How, and What Scheme?”

The following full text article appears in the latest issue of the Student Research Journal published by the School of Information, San Jose St. University.

Title

Open Access Metadata for Journals in Directory of Open Access Journals: Who, How, and What Scheme?

Author

Lisa E. Cheby
San Jose State University

Source

Student Research Journal, School of Information, San Jose St. University
Vol. 6, Iss. 1 (2016)

Abstract

Open access (OA) is a form of publication that allows some level of free access to scholarly publications. The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a repository to which OA journals may apply and upload content to increase discoverability. OA also refers to metadata that is freely available for harvesting. In making metadata open access, standards for schemes and protocols are needed to facilitate interoperability. For open access journals, such as those listed in the DOAJ, providing open access metadata in a form that promotes interoperability is essential for discoverability of their content. This paper investigates what standards exist or are emerging, who within journals is creating the metadata for DOAJ journals, and how are those journals and DOAJ sharing the metadata for articles. Moreover, since creating metadata requires specialized knowledge of both librarians and programmers, it is imperative that journals wanting to publish with OA metadata formulate plans to coordinate these experts and to be sure their efforts are compatible with current standards and protocols.

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