[Irtalk] IRSpace - search SA repositories

Ina Smith Ina at assaf.org.za
Fri Dec 19 11:00:38 SAST 2014

Also consider embedding the the IRSpace (Google Custom Search box) as part of your web page. Use the following code:

  (function() {
    var cx = '013518019117943970829:tlw8-sayn_q';
    var gcse = document.createElement('script'); gcse.type = 'text/javascript'; gcse.async = true;
    gcse.src = (document.location.protocol == 'https:' ? 'https:' : 'http:') +
        '//www.google.com/cse/cse.js?cx=' + cx;
    var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(gcse, s);

From: Ina Smith [mailto:Ina at assaf.org.za]
Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:03 PM
To: Jill Claassen
Cc: Hilton Gibson
Subject: RE: IRSpace - search SA repositories

Dear Jill

Many thanks for your e-mail. It is great to hear from you!

There are so many things that play a role when making your repository content highly visible and robot friendly.

Important is that the Google Site Map on DSpace is set up correctly. I cc Hilton should he want to advise.

Re IRSpace: I have added the following URL to the search engine: http://uctscholar.uct.ac.za/ Is this correct?
I have tested all and searched for the following title in your repository, using IRSpace: Tracking Knowledge: Science, Tracking, and Technology

IRSpace managed to find it perfectly, which is the main aim. If the search term openuct is not part of the metadata harvested by Google, then IRSpace won't find it.

Please do not hesitate to stay in touch, and please send all (especially Reggie) my regards.

[cid:image001.png at 01D01B7B.05E22B20]

From: Jill Claassen [mailto:jill.claassen at uct.ac.za]
Sent: 18 December 2014 09:38 AM
To: Ina Smith
Subject: RE: IRSpace - search SA repositories

Hi Ina

Thanks for the reminder about IRSpace. My initial task at UCT Libraries is to see that the IR has been registered and being harvested. I've used the list that Hilton put together on SUN wiki. OpenUCT IR has been registered with Google Scholar and is being indexed by the search engine. However, when I put "openuct" in the search box of IRSpace, then it doesn't appear in the results list. Do you know what the reason for that is?


Jill Claassen

[cid:image002.jpg at 01D01B7B.05E22B20]

University of Cape Town

Manager: Access and Visibility Services

Office 7.06, Level 7, Hlanganani, Rondebosch. 7701
Office: +27 21 650 1263

University Libraries

From: irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za<mailto:irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za> [mailto:irtalk-bounces at lists.lib.sun.ac.za] On Behalf Of Ina Smith
Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 4:55 PM
To: irtalk at lists.lib.sun.ac.za<mailto:irtalk at lists.lib.sun.ac.za>
Subject: [Irtalk] IRSpace - search SA repositories

Dear Colleagues

This search engine exists for quite a while already. Should you want to search across institutional repositories, you are most welcome to make use of IRSpace. Typical Google the search results might not be as clean as expected, but it is worth a try should you need to search across IR's in SA. See http://tinyurl.com/olybu96

Kind regards

Ina Smith
Planning Manager - Scholarly Publishing Unit
(previously Open Scholarship Manager, Stellenbosch University - until 30 September 2014)
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)<http://www.assaf.org.za/>
1st Floor Block A, The Woods
41 De Havilland Crescent, Meiring Naudé Road
Pretoria, South Africa, 0020
-25.746092, 28.274414<https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/De+Havilland+Cres,+Pretoria,+0020/@-25.7453694,28.2727997,18z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x1e9560424c7df843:0x13cba2579ff86323?hl=en>

Tel.: +27 12 349 6641
E-mail: ina at assaf.org.za<mailto:ina at assaf.org.za>
[cid:image003.jpg at 01D01B7B.05E22B20]


This e-mail is subject to the UCT ICT policies and e-mail disclaimer published on our website at http://www.uct.ac.za/about/policies/emaildisclaimer/ or obtainable from +27 21 650 9111. This e-mail is intended only for the person(s) to whom it is addressed. If the e-mail has reached you in error, please notify the author. If you are not the intended recipient of the e-mail you may not use, disclose, copy, redirect or print the content. If this e-mail is not related to the business of UCT it is sent by the sender in the sender's individual capacity.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.lib.sun.ac.za/pipermail/irtalk/attachments/20141219/c89d609e/attachment-0001.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image001.png
Type: image/png
Size: 183716 bytes
Desc: image001.png
URL: <http://lists.lib.sun.ac.za/pipermail/irtalk/attachments/20141219/c89d609e/attachment-0001.png>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image002.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 1263 bytes
Desc: image002.jpg
URL: <http://lists.lib.sun.ac.za/pipermail/irtalk/attachments/20141219/c89d609e/attachment-0002.jpg>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image003.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 6064 bytes
Desc: image003.jpg
URL: <http://lists.lib.sun.ac.za/pipermail/irtalk/attachments/20141219/c89d609e/attachment-0003.jpg>

More information about the IRTalk mailing list