When XML Marks the Spot: Machine-readable journal articles for discovery and preservation

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If you work with a campus-based journal program and you're looking to expand the readership and reputation of the articles you publish, adding them to relevant archives and indexes (A&Is) presents a treasure trove of opportunities. A&Is serve as valuable content distribution networks, and inclusion in selective ones is a signal of research quality. You may have heard about XML, one of the primary machine-readable formats academic databases use to ingest content, and wonder if that's something you need to reach your archiving and indexing goals.

This free webinar, co-hosted by Scholastica, UOregon Libraries, and the GWU Masters in Publishing program, offers a crash course in the benefits of XML production and use cases, including:

  • What XML is and the different types required or preferred by academic indexes and archives (with an overview of JATS)
  • How producing metadata and/or full-text articles in XML can unlock discovery and archiving opportunities with examples
  • Additional benefits of XML for journal accessibility as well as publishing program and professional development
  • When XML is needed and when it may not be the best use of journal resources
  • Ways you can produce XML, including an overview of Scholastica’s production service

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