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Open Access filtering and restriction

Open-access resources should not need to be selected in a library's Intota instance to reliably indicate that they are accessible to the Summon user.

Currently, when a user checks both the OA filter and the 'include outside sources' box, some resources present in results with the ambiguous message that they are open-access, but are unavailable or only obtainable via ILL (according to what text the library displays in this circumstance.) Users can't know which to believe- is it accessible or not?

Since open-access resources brought into search results come from either a library's Intota selections or the Summon index, it should not be essential to protect Summon users from low-quality OA resources.

I suggest the OA filter's default source should be the Summon index, and an option to restrict results to Intota-selected OA resources should be provided in Summon settings.

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