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Open Discovery Initiative 

 

ODI Survey report now available (January 2013)


BACKGROUND

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, this group is interested in establishing a more standard set of practices 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 ODI working group was formed in late 2011 and held its first meeting in January 2012. As work progresses, these pages will be updated with more information about the specific plans and activities of the group.

 

RESOURCES

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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Work Item Proposal:
http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/document.php?document_id=7175

Group Charge and Work Plan:
http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/document.php?document_id=8129