Add Unpaywall database to the Summon index
Unpaywall is a service which harvests Open Access content directly from over 50,000 repositories. It's rapidly becoming the leading source of information about legal OA content across the web.
Unpaywall offer a 'database snapshot', a complete dump of everything we know about every Open Access DOI that exists.
I think it would be a great idea for Summon to incorporate this data in its index. It would allow a much greater level of direct linking to Open Access content for all Summon users.
(It's already possible to integrate Unpaywall's API with 360link for individual, article-by-article requests.)
Links directly to PDFs from Unpaywall are included in the November 2019 quarterly release. In 2020 we will expand on this functionality to include facet support and reporting.
Ken Varnum commented
Will the UnPaywall-provided links be available via the Summon API?
Ian Jacklin commented
I agree this would be a great addition to Summon, I have colleagues asking me about this
Anita Laamanen commented
Useful, indeed. I hope ExLibris could put effort on this.
This would be an excellent addition to Summon
Mark Swaisland commented
I think this would be very useful
Andy Herzog commented
Kathryn Silberger commented
I think this would be a significant addition to Summon. I hope Ex Libris pursues this.