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


See also the ODI Survey report issued in January 2013, which is referenced in Appendix A of the Recommended Practice.


The Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) aims at defining standards and/or best practices for the new generation of library discovery services that are based on indexed search. These discovery services are primarily based upon indexes derived from journals, ebooks and other electronic information of a scholarly nature. The content comes from a range of information providers and products--commercial, open access, institutional, etc. Given the growing interest and activity in the interactions between information providers and discovery services, a more standard set of practices is required for the ways that content is represented in discovery services and for the interactions between the creators of these services and the information providers whose resources they represent. The Recommended Practice was created by members of the ODI Working Group, which sunsetted in June 2014 with the document publication.  The ODI Standing Committee is now responsible for support and promotion of ODI work. 



ODI Formats, Schemas and Transport Mechanisms - for use with ODI Recommended Practice draft for public comments

Press Release - NISO Launches New Open Discovery Initiative to Develop Standards and Recommended Practices for Library Discovery Services Based on Indexed Search (October 25, 2011)
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