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How will duplicates be handled? For example, if my organization has a rare book that we've digitized and harvested, what happens if another institution harvests that same book?

The Gateway has built in de-duplication functionality based on the unique URL for your digital items. The Gateway will not allow the addition of new records when it finds other records in WorldCat that already contain the URL of your digital content. This means that your data will not be duplicated, even if you have shared it with other aggregators.