Hello, everyone…


Just received a friendly reminder from Serials Solutions that the Summon API terms of service forbid crawling…  and VuFind makes the Summon content very crawler-friendly, allowing Google to put a heavy load on the API.


If anyone out there is using VuFind with Summon, I strongly recommend adding a robots.txt to your VuFind server to prevent robots from accessing the /Summon (and, in 2.0, /SummonRecord) directories.  Otherwise, sooner or later, you’re probably going to get contacted by Serials Solutions about unusual traffic to the API!


Please let me know if you need any help setting this up….