This request came out of a discussion I had with Anurag Acharya and Darcy Darpa at Google / Google Scholar.
Anurag mentioned that often the Google harvesters seem to need to do a lot of "paging / clicking" in order to find new items in a DSpace instance. This can cause both a performance hit in DSpace (as the crawler keeps requesting pages), and also can result in delays where items may not appear in Google for some time (if the crawler gives up or moves on before it ever finds the item).
Anurag mentioned that it'd be much easier (both on DSpace performance and on the Google crawlers), if DSpace provided some way to easily locate recently added items.
This could be something like a "Browse Recently Added Items" (i.e. browse by dc.date.accessioned), or similar. It was noted that EPrints has such a feature (called "Latest Additions"). For example, see their demo site:
It's also worth noting this could just be as simple as adding a "More...." Option to our existing "Recently Added" list (of 5 items), so that you can see other recently added items.