From DOAJ News Post:
Introducing, full data dumps of ALL the metadata in DOAJ, both journals and articles.
So what? Well, let me suggest to you why these are a good thing:
- For the journal metadata, the CSV is really the only easy-to-use format. The journal data dump provides another way to do this.
- The data dumps are updated weekly, so can keep you up-to-date on a reasonably short delay. (There is no change feed, just a full dump.)
- When you want all of the DOAJ data for any reason, you can just take it!
- Deep paging on the search API is no longer permitted – search is for search, not harvesting. The data dump allows you to harvest.
- Whenever you want a subset of the DOAJ data, you can just download the data dump, then filter it locally for your needs. For example, if you are a publisher and you want to see all of your metadata in DOAJ, that is all in this data dump, and you can then filter by ISSN
- You can use it to enhance any local data in your own system or database: you may have basic article metadata in your system, and you want to extend it with DOAJ metadata.
- If you want to aggregate publications data from multiple sources, this is one way of quickly getting that information from DOAJ (versus using OAI-PMH).
- These data dumps are more metadata rich than OAI-PMH
- You may want to use the data for analysis or data mining or other forms of research, or hackathons.
- The data dumps are also useful as a test dataset.
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