I see that there was an Andrew Nagy-led breakout on Summon at the con.
Summon is a NGC product with the distinction of using a local copy of
indexes of licensed content (by agreement with Elsevier, JSTOR, et alia)
for federated search - rather than the traditional Z39.50 or API calls
to vendor servers.
Can anyone offer a brief summary of what was discussed? I am
particularly interested in the feasibility of obtaining local indexes
for use in an OSS product.
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