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….

 

thanks,

Demian