WorldShare Metadata Collection Manager: Google Scholar settings

Libraries can increase the discoverability of their resources by surfacing holdings in Google Scholar’s search results. The WorldCat knowledge base makes this possible using OCLC’s OpenURL link resolver (included with either an OCLC WorldShare® License Manager, WorldShare® Management Services, WorldCat® Discovery Services, or a WorldCat® Local subscription). For more information on library links in Google Scholar visit http://scholar.google.com/intl/en/scholar/libraries.html

If you have switched to the WorldCat knowledge base after using a different product for Google Scholar linking, please contact your previous vendor and ask them to remove your old Google Scholar record and registration.  Once your previous vendor makes changes on their end, Google Scholar's automatic update process should normally pick it up within a week or two.  

Step. 1: Configure institution-level settings

Settings in "Library Holdings"

Use options in Library Holdings to configure the settings that apply across all of you collections.

Log in to the WorldShare interface at your library's URL:
http://yourlibrary.share.workdcat.org
Go to the Metadata tab -- Manage Collections -- Library Holdings

Expand the Google Scholar dropdown and select "Yes" to expand the related fields.

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You will need to enter or verify information for the following fields:  

Library Display Name: This is the display name users will see when they search for their library in the Google Scholar library links settings.  This information comes from the WorldCat Registry and is not editable in the knowledge base interface. If you wish to change the library display name, see the institution-level settings document, (coming soon) the Refresh from Registry (button).    

Keywords: You may enter up to five space delimited keywords that are different from the library name (“library” is implied, so you need not include it) to help end users find their library in the Google Scholar library links settings.  These are optional, but recommended if your library display name is different from the name by which your users know your library.

 

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Contact name & Contact email: We require these for technical support purposes only and they are not made publically available.

Fulltext link label & Print link label: These fields allow you to choose what text labels will display in the Google Scholar results to access your institution's link to full text and print option. Some libraries choose to have different text for electronic and print items, but you can enter the same text for each.

 

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OpenURL base URL: This the resolver that points to your library's WorldCat knowledge base.  The knowledge base can only export holdings to Google Scholar when the WorldCat knowleddge base is the source for your library's OpenURL resolver.  If your library wants Google Scholar to point to a non-OCLC openURL resolver, then the Goolge Scholar harvesting will be done from that service's site.

Your institution's base URL should take the form of http://[library].on.worldcat.org/atoztitles/link.

Simply add /link to the end of your A-Z journal list URL. However, if your base URL takes the form of http://[library].worldcat.org/openurlresolver your institution is using the previous version of OCLC's OpenURL link resolver (version 1.0) and should migrate to version 2.1.  See box below for instructions:

Some current users will have version 1.0 and others will have 2.1. Determine your current version of link resolver:

If you have version 1.0 with "openurlresolver" in the URL, follow these steps to migrate to to version 2.1:

  • Make a selection between version 1.0 and version 2.1 from the above list
  • Ensure you save the page prior to exiting OCLC Service Configuration
    Please Note: Libraries who subscribe to License Manager but not to WorldCat Discovery have only the option to save version 2.1 of the link resolver
  • If you need help, please contact OCLC support with your institution and registry ID and a description the issue encountered
  • Share your new base URL with all vendors who pass OpenURL queries to your WorldCat knowledge base
  • If you previously completed the Google Scholar settings in order to make full-text links to your library’s resources available via Google Scholar searches, you’ll need to update your URL in the settings. 

OpenURL options: You can choose which types of OpenURL requests you will accept and must choose at least one.  The types enabled determine what items end users will be able to access.  For example, choosing only DOI will result in requests including only a DOI; so if an item does not have a DOI associated with it in the knowledge base, an end user will not get a link to that item.  Enabling all will provide the most possible links.  All options are supported by the OCLC link resolver and users are encouraged to use them all.

Patron IP required:  This setting determines when and who sees a link to your items depending on where they are located.   Selecting 'Yes' means that only users who are using Google Scholar from a computer within the IP ranges you set will see a link to your items and be able to select your library in the Google Scholar library links settings.  For this reason, the default for this setting is 'No,' which we recommend.

Library IP range(s):  This field sets the IP ranges associated with your institution.  Google Scholar uses these IP ranges to automatically show links for patrons who are accessing Google Scholar from within these ranges. You can add ranges by clicking the + to the right of the field.  Be sure to enter the start and end of the IP ranges represented by a dash between them. (See screenshot below) Once you have completed these fields, click Save. If you do not set this value, users must manually select your library from Google Scholar library link settings in order for links to your resources to appear in results lists.

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Once you have configured the module

Links will appear within 1-2 weeks after configured, depending on Google Scholar's harvesting schedule. 

If you have switched to the WorldCat knowledge base after using a different product for Google Scholar linking, please contact your previous vendor and ask them to remove your old Google Scholar record and registration.  Once your previous vendor makes changes on their end, Google Scholar's automatic update process should normally pick it up within a week or two.  

Step 2. Edit the default setting per collection if desired

In Step 1 (above), you enabled Google Scholar across all of your collections by selecting “Yes” for the institution-level setting. If the following defaults are appropriate across your collections, then you do NOT need to visit and edit collection-level settings.

Collection-level setting defaults for Google Scholar:
Full-text and print collections: Enabled (set to “Use institution setting”)
eBook collections: Disabled (set to “Disabled for this collection”)

Log in to the WorldShare interface at your library’s URL: https://yourlibrary.share.worldcat.org
Go to: WorldShare interface--Metadata tab—within Manage Collections, perform a search in the field. Open the collection.

Expand Holdings and MARC Records dropdown and edit the Export Google Scholar setting.

Save your changes.

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How to remove links in Google Scholar

To remove links sent from WorldCat knowledge base collections, disable the setting for a collection in the collection-level settings or disable the institution-level setting to remove links from all of your collections. It can take around 2 weeks for Google to remove your links.