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    360 Search: Including Pay-Per-Search Resources

    • Product: 360 Search

    Should I include pay-per-search resources in 360 Search?

    Because 360 Search, as a federated-search service, encourages users to search many resources simultaneously and to refine and execute related searches, we generally do not recommend that our clients include databases with per-search licensing charges in the service.
    In those cases where pay-per-search databases are included in 360 Search you are likely to see your usage spike and, as a result, you may find that the provider is dramatically increasing your charges for them. OCLC is one such provider that often charges for use of their databases on a per-search basis.
    We recommend that 360 Search clients carefully examine their licensing terms for such resources before including them in the service.

    • Date Created: 9-Feb-2014
    • Last Edited Date: 21-Feb-2014
    • Old Article Number: 7452