Hi All - This has been a long time issue we have dealt with, and I thought I would ask if there is a better/more efficient solution than what we currently do (and keep in mind, our submission process is entirely automated)
We frequently have cases where we are not able to submit a DOI for a Co-access book because of an exclusion/inclusion of a book subtitle.
For example, we have a book (e-isbn = 9781610758062):
title = Fishing Arkansas,
subtitle = A Year-Round Guide to Angling Adventures in the Natural State
On our site we display book titles as “title: subtitle” - in this case:
Fishing Arkansas: A Year-Round Guide to Angling Adventures in the Natural State
And this is how we submit our DOIs
In this particular case, the DOI was already submitted, but with the title of just “Fishing Arkansas” so the result is:
ISBN “9781610758062” has already been assigned, ISBN assigned to other title: Fishing Arkansas/9781610758062Relations processed: 1
It is almost a flip of the coin if subtitle is or is not included in our Co-Access partnership.
The way we handle it, is that we start by including Title: subtitle, but then if that fails we try with just title. This is done programmatically so it is a bit convoluted and not ideal from a maintenance standpoint.
Is there any better way to do this? I suppose I could look up the title before I attempt to submit it, but I was hoping to avoid this type of step.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.