[Air-L] Antw: Re: Inclusion of short links in academic publications?

Denise N. Rall denrall at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 25 20:33:39 PDT 2011

Dear Johan  -

At my uni, they move the papers into a digital repository called bpress. There are digital repositories on the market as well.

Each paper included contains the last draft the researcher submitted for publication which avoids copyright tangles (apparently). Other works included on the page are cleared for copyright by our library staff.

bpress generates its own statistics on how many times each reference (paper or thesis, etc.) has been accessed. So one always knows how many times the paper has been accessed. So do the administrators.

Cheers, Denise

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--- On Sat, 23/7/11, Joseph Reagle <joseph.2011 at reagle.org> wrote:

> From: Joseph Reagle <joseph.2011 at reagle.org>
> Subject: Re: [Air-L] Antw: Re: Inclusion of short links in academic publications?
> To: "Johann Hoechtl" <Johann.Hoechtl at donau-uni.ac.at>
> Cc: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
> Received: Saturday, 23 July, 2011, 1:03 AM
> On Friday, July 22, 2011, Johann
> Hoechtl wrote:
> > If you are the one who created the shortlinks, it's
> likely that you have the ability to track how many times it
> was clicked (if you register at the shortening service)
> OK, understood.
> > * If you happen to publish a paper in a (closed)
> journal you are able to interpolate a figure how often your
> submission was read (if there is a statistical figure how
> many paper readers actually follow references, footnotes or
> plain internet links). Did the reviewers took a deep look
> into your references? From that you can derive a, admittedly
> problematic, cost-value ratio of the journal.
> Ah, I was thinking the primary thing I'd want to know was
> how many people read my paper but that's not something I'd
> have access to. But I can see your interpolation point
> though I'd be cognizant that (again) there are many services
> out there.
> As to other reasons (usefulness of my sources, and
> countries and such), those haven't been too compelling to
> me, and I'll note that this might steal page rank link juice
> -- since references to things will now have multiples URLs.
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