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Citoid should load citation data from local authorities sources
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The automatically generated citations by Citoid (searched e.g. by ISBN/ISSN/URL) contain multiple errors and mistakes these days. In multiple languages, like Czech and Japanese, the loaded information (like title, author, publisher, etc.) contains an English transcription instead of the local script or worse: ? instead of non-english characters.

Errors like these look like they are loaded from some non-local database/source. WorldCat is used for ISBN, it would make sense to prefer result from local authorities for local books ISBNs. Probably EBSCO database could provide a disambiguation for Citoid engine.

URL searches should use better algorithm for generating an entry from the website content and metadata too.