Publishers of [OA] journals can provide article-level data to the DOAJ, opening those articles up to discovery through the DOAJ interface. One can provide this data to the DOAJ through a form (entering the title, authors, abstract, keywords, etc., for each article, one at a time) or by uploading data that conforms to the DOAJ acticle XML schema.
Enter the DOAJ Export plugin
Eric built a Perl module to grab the necessary info from the Code4Lib Journalís database and present it in this format. This functionality seemed to belong in a WordPress plugin, so I set out to convert Ericís script into the plugin before you today....
Jonathan Rochkind spells out the implications in a comment:
This is a great feature, for those using WordPress as a host for an open access journal, like the Code4Lib Journal.
Itís important to note that one important benefit of including article-level metadata in DOAJ is that the metadata will also end up in the indexes of anyone that harvests from DOAJ with OAI-PMH. OAISter is one great example.
Peter Suber at 11/04/2008 12:25:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.