The OpenAIRE Research Graph Expansion and the new Content Acquisition Policy: widening the scope

Pedro Príncipe - University of Minho, Paolo Manghi, Alessia Bardi - ISTI - CNR, Jochen Schirrwagen - University of Bielefeld and André Vieira - University of Minho

Abstract:
This poster is about the OpenAIRE Research Graph Expansion and the new Content Acquisition Policy - CAP released in October 2018, which defines the conditions under which metadata of scientific products collected from content providers in OpenAIRE will be considered for inclusion in the OpenAIRE information space.

The OpenAIRE service infrastructure harvests metadata about scholarly communication products (literature, datasets, software, and other research products) and links between such products from a range of institutional or subject repositories, national and institutional research information portals, aggregators, e-journals, data repositories, and software repositories. In addition, it infers links between literature and such products via advanced text and data mining techniques. The resulting information graph (i.e. interlinked sets of objects) is intended to favour monitoring of open science and open science publishing workflows (e.g. science reproducibility and transparent assessment).
The aim is to build a high quality, trusted, public, open science graph on top of which different types of services can be built, for example for monitoring research impact and research assessment.

The new CAP have an important role on the Research Graph expansion, taking into account that defines the conditions under which metadata of scientific products, collected from content providers in OpenAIRE will be considered for inclusion in the information space.

The major update in the new CAP is that metadata describing Open Access and non-Open Access material that will be included and the links to other products, that will be resolved whenever possible (i.e. the provided PIDs have a resolver). Therefore, OpenAIRE is expanding the scope to include non-OA content too. Specifically, OpenAIRE accepts the metadata records of all scientific products whose structure respect the model and semantics as expressed by the OpenAIRE guidelines.

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