Hello all:

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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