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Friday, July 22, 2005

Google News crawls OA repositories

Stuart Yeates, Google News picks up eprint repositories, Open Source in Higher and Further Education, July 21, 2005.
This may be old news to those in the eprints world, but Google News is automatically picking up new deposits in at least some repositories. This morning I googled for news on virtual learning and up came this from the University of Southampton eprints server.

Comment. This is news to me. I knew that Google Scholar crawled OA repositories but not that Google News did so too. I wonder how many OA repositories it crawls, how many more it plans to add, and how it selects the lucky ones. To nominate your repository for inclusion, send an email to Google News at