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The Next Generation of Access:
OpenURL and Metasearch

October 29 & 30, 2003 in Washington, DC
OpenURL - Wednesday October 29, 2003
Metasearch - Thursday October 30, 2003

ABOUT THE MEETINGS

On October 29 and 30, 2003 NISO held two one-day conferences about the two leading standards initiatives that promise to re-shape information access for all actors in the information delivery equation -- publisher, aggregator, librarian, student, scholar and author. Both meetings were held at the conference center at the American Geophysical Union in Washington, DC.

Day 1: The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution

Directed to librarians, publishers and vendors, this workshop provided information on how the Open URL standard and other linking initiatives support a rich linking environment that enhances the value and usability of information products. The workshop explained link resolvers and knowledge databases, and the respective roles of content providers, librarians and vendors in implementing the current standard. An update from NISO members on new standards and guidelines explained how you can plan for future enhancements and suggested how you can encourage and participate in new developments.

Day 2: Metasearch: What It Is Now, What It Could Be, and How Standards Can Help Us Get There

For the expert or novice, this workshop offered a deeper understanding of the metasearch services now on the market and provided an overview of pending developments. Presenters included ILMS vendors, online service providers and metasearch producers, as well as librarians. The implementation process and impact on the library and its users was discussed. NISO members involved in new metasearch standards initiatives described how their efforts to produce guidelines, identify best practices and develop new standards will help address current concerns.

AGENDA

Day 1: The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution

Agenda for Day 1, The OpenURL and OpenURL Framework: Demystifying Link Resolution

Presentations from the OpenURL Workshop:

Day 2: Metasearch: What It Is Now, What It Could Be, and How Standards Can Help Us Get There

Agenda for Day 2, Metasearch: What It Is Now, What It Could Be, and How Standards Can Help Us Get There

Presentations from the Metasearch Workshop:

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