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NOW AVAILABLE – NISO RP-19-2014, Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery

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WHAT IT IS...

  • A way for libraries to assess content providers’ participation in discovery services
  • A model by which content providers work with discovery service vendors via fair and unbiased linking
  • A technical recommendation for data exchange including data formats, method of delivery, frequency of updates and rights of use

WHY YOU SHOULD USE IT…

  • Simplifies the process of data exchange between participating discovery vendors and publishers
  • Ensures participating discovery vendors are following fair linking practices to participating publishers
  • Mitigates technical and legal issues that might hinder broader participation by content providers or potential discovery service creators

NEW as of February 2015! D2D commissioned white paper on The Future of Library Resource Discovery