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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-GB link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>Hi Matt,<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>Thanks for forwarding this on – it’s interesting (and worrying / a bit silly / stupid).<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>(2) - As a consortium, we’re pretty much screwed.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>(5) - I wonder what they make of ‘eprints’ [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eprint] vs ‘ePrints’?<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>I’ll be bending their ear about these proposals!<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>Cheers,<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'>John<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#1F497D'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><div><div style='border:none;border-top:solid #B5C4DF 1.0pt;padding:3.0pt 0cm 0cm 0cm'><p class=MsoNormal><b><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif";mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>From:</span></b><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif";mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'> eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk] <b>On Behalf Of </b>Matthew Brady<br><b>Sent:</b> 03 September 2014 23:56<br><b>To:</b> eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk<br><b>Subject:</b> [EP-tech] This might not work they way they hope...<o:p></o:p></span></p></div></div><p class=MsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Hi All,<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I picked this up from another list I am subscribed to, and thought I would share, as some of these will impact ePrint systems….&nbsp; The list member noticed it on one of their DSpace lists that they are subscribed to,<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;“&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; A </span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif";color:black'>proposal from the Webometrics team to change the criteria for including or excluding IR's in the list and for modifying some of the ranking criteria.</span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif";color:black'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Main proposed changes are:</span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:0cm;margin-right:17.85pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:150%;background:#E5E5E5;vertical-align:baseline'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>1.</span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:7.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp; &nbsp;Calculation of Scholar indicator will&nbsp;<strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>no longer be filtered by pdf.</span></strong></span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:0cm;margin-right:17.85pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:150%;background:#E5E5E5;vertical-align:baseline'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>2.</span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:7.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Institutional repositories that don’t use the<strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>&nbsp;institutional domain</span></strong>&nbsp;will be excluded.</span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:0cm;margin-right:17.85pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:150%;background:#E5E5E5;vertical-align:baseline'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>3.</span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:7.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Pseudo-institutional repositories of&nbsp;<strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>academic subunits</span></strong>&nbsp;will be excluded.</span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:0cm;margin-right:17.85pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:150%;background:#E5E5E5;vertical-align:baseline'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>4.</span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:7.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Repositories using&nbsp;<strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>ports</span></strong>&nbsp;others than 80 or 8080</span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:0cm;margin-right:17.85pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:150%;background:#E5E5E5;vertical-align:baseline'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>5.</span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:7.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Institutional repositories that use the&nbsp;<strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>name of the software</span></strong>&nbsp;in the host name will be excluded.</span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:0cm;margin-right:17.85pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:150%;background:#E5E5E5;vertical-align:baseline'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>6.</span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:7.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Institutional repositories that use&nbsp;<strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>more than 4 directory levels</span></strong>&nbsp;for the URL address of the full texts will be excluded.</span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:0cm;margin-right:17.85pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:150%;background:#E5E5E5;vertical-align:baseline'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>7.</span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:7.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Institutional repositories that use&nbsp;<strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>more than 3 different numeric (or useless) codes</span></strong>&nbsp;in their URLs will be excluded.</span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:0cm;margin-right:17.85pt;margin-bottom:0cm;margin-left:36.0pt;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:150%;background:#E5E5E5;vertical-align:baseline'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>8.</span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:7.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:9.0pt;line-height:150%;color:#333333'>&nbsp;&nbsp; Repositories with more than<strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>&nbsp;50%</span></strong>&nbsp;of the records not linking<strong><span style='font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"'>&nbsp;OA full text versions</span></strong>, except those CRIS disguised as repositories</span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='mso-fareast-language:EN-AU'><img width=1 height=1 id="Picture_x0020_1" src="cid:image001.gif@01CFC822.2CB3FC30" alt="https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif"></span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;text-indent:36.0pt'><span lang=EN-AU style='color:black'>Some of these will obviously be controversial so please note that Webometrics are open to input on the proposal until the next ranking update in Jan 2015.&nbsp;</span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-AU style='color:black'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; More detail at&nbsp;<a href="http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/node/26" target="_blank">http://repositories.webometrics.info/en/node/26</a></span><span lang=EN-AU> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;”<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>I don’t know if they are trying to deliberately game the system, but I don’t like the idea of a ‘ranking’ system for IR’s where you arbitrarily exclude certain players for nonsensical reasons.</span><span lang=EN-AU><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Cheers, <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Matt<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><b><span lang=EN-AU style='font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:gray;mso-fareast-language:EN-AU'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal><span lang=EN-AU><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p><pre><span lang=EN-AU><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></pre><pre><span lang=EN-AU>_____________________________________________________________<o:p></o:p></span></pre><pre><span lang=EN-AU>This email (including any attached files) is confidential and is for the intended recipient(s) only. If you received this email by mistake, please, as a courtesy, tell the sender, then delete this email.<o:p></o:p></span></pre><pre><span lang=EN-AU><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></pre><pre><span lang=EN-AU>The views and opinions are the originator's and do not necessarily reflect those of the University of Southern Queensland. Although all reasonable precautions were taken to ensure that this email contained no viruses at the time it was sent we accept no liability for any losses arising from its receipt.<o:p></o:p></span></pre><pre><span lang=EN-AU><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></pre><pre><span lang=EN-AU>The University of Southern Queensland is a registered provider of education with the Australian Government.<o:p></o:p></span></pre><pre><span lang=EN-AU>(CRICOS Institution Code QLD 00244B / NSW 02225M, TEQSA PRV12081 )<o:p></o:p></span></pre></div></body></html>