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Title Jenny Walker: Advancing Discovery Services: The NISO Open Discovery Initiative (22 June 2012): Pr...
Name Jenny Walker: Advancing Discovery Services: The NISO Open Discovery Initiative (22 June 2012): Pr... (4MB)
Description Advancing Discovery Services: The NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI)
Jenny Walker, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ex Libris, and co-chair NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI)

“Web-scale” library discovery services, based on a central index of content, were first introduced three years ago, aiming to help library users efficiently explore the vast scholarly information landscape available to them and find the most relevant, credible, quality information that deserves their time and attention. While the initial focus of such services was on access to journal articles, significant numbers of ebooks are now included in the indexes.

As discovery services develop and are widely deployed, particularly by academic libraries around the world, some issues and concerns have been raised by the various stakeholders. For example, libraries have expressed difficulty in understanding the breadth and depth of the content indexed in the different services, discovery service vendors would like to streamline some of the interactions with the information providers, and information providers are anxious to ensure that their content is indexed and presented appropriately. The NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI), with members from all representative groups, was launched early this year to address some of these issues. This session will report on the work of this group.

This session will also provide the perspective of Ex Libris, one of the vendors offering such a discovery service.
Document State Final (Released for distribution.)
Group / Folder Education Committee / 2012 Events / 2012 ALA Annual / NISO-BISG Forum
Submitter By Tom Koenig on Wednesday, 27 June 2012 02:09pm
Public URL http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/document.php?document_id=8728&wg_abbrev=education