GOA8: Second download and datachecks

The folks at DOAJ have been busy! Based on the past couple of years, I’d guessed there would be under 50 new titles added between December 14 and December 31–but when I downloaded the metadata (and add/delete table) again, with the metadata timestamped 1225_1735, there were 72 new journals and six deletions.

I’ve massaged those into shape for the table used for data collection, including adding subjects and segments and normalizing countries. The base table now has 18,765 journals–which is remarkably close to the count DOAJ shows.

I’ll probably do this once more before the final early-January-1st pass, so that there’s not much to do before starting the count.

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