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

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

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