Some information doesn't want to be free.
July 6, 2010 7:27 AM Subscribe
We have a directory of indexed PDFs of back issues of an academic journal we publish. Can I make it so that Google can see the text (so searchers will see when a journal issue contains the keyword they're looking for), but won't give up the direct link to the full PDF? We sell access to back issues and reprints.
posted by overeducated_alligator to computers & internet (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Can I have my cake and eat it too? I want something similar to the way that Google Books gives tiny teasers, but doesn't let you view the whole thing. As it stands now, Google gives the direct link to the full PDF, so anyone who searches for an article in our back-issues can just download it for free. We only want paid subscribers and libraries to be able to download them, although we want anyone to be able to search and see if they want to order a subscription, reprint or back issue from us directly.