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Core problem:

Some providers offer only limited portions of the print version’s content online, or publishers may only provide limited content to aggregators. As a result, whole articles within the stated holdings range may be missing. In other cases, aggregated content is represented as complete at the title level and includes all text, but lacks tables, figures, notes, or some other integral part of the article.

User impact:

Individuals fail to obtain some or all of the content they are expecting to find; in cases of incomplete articles, they may not realize they do not have all that is offered by the original content provider.


Content providers should indicate what kind of content is being offered. A set of terms to describe coverage is given in Section