*apologies for cross-posting*
Thought this webinar might be of interest to this list--
Readership statistics are critical measures of impact. However,
distinguishing between computers and human readers of repository content
presents a significant technical challenge to the open access community.
While some bots are out there are crawling your content to get it indexed
in places like Google and other search engines, others are trying to mimic
humans and inflate your download counts.
At bepress, we've been battling to filter out the nefarious invaders for
more than a decade to keep these open access infestation problems away from
Digital Commons repositories. We’d like to invite you to a webinar that
shares how we ensure the reliability of download counts:
Title: Bot Shields: Activate! Ensuring Reliable Repository Download
Date/time: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3730808255839224578
In this webinar, we will share our ongoing and multifaceted approach to
identifying and filtering activity from robot sources for Digital Commons
We hope you can join us!
Director of Outreach and Scholarly Communication
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bepress: the frontier of scholarly publishing since 1999
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