Your Role in the NISO Open Discovery Initiative


Free Informational Webinar

NISO recently updated the Open Discovery Initiative Recommended Practice, which outlines data exchange including data formats, method of delivery, usage reporting, frequency of updates and rights of use between discovery service providers, content providers and libraries.  The recommendations in this document, created by members of the Open Discovery Initiative Standing Committee, enable libraries, discovery service providers, and content providers to work together to the full extent of their abilities -- providing the most effective and rich experience to end users. 

Join ODI Standing Committee members Ken Varnum and Geoff Morse at 11 am (Eastern Standard, US & Canada) on Monday, November 16, for a 60-minute webinar highlighting the recommended practice and the benefits to all parties who participate. 

Event Sessions

Your Role in the NISO Open Discovery Initiative


Ken Varnum

Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics
University of Michigan Library

Geoffrey Morse

Interim Head of Research Services
Northwestern University Libraries

Resources for Content and Discovery Providers

Content Provider FAQ

Implementation Guide (PDF)

Conformance Checklist Templates & Statements

ODI Completed Statements

Resources for Librarians

Library FAQ and Talking Points

Publishers Discovery Configuration Guides

Library - ODI Conformance Checklist

Your Role in the Open Discovery Initiative

Additional Information

Conference presentation slides and Q&A will be posted to this event webpage following the live conference.

For This Online Event

  • You will need a computer for the presentation and Q&A.
  • Audio is available through the computer (broadcast) and by telephone. We recommend you have a set-up for telephone audio as back-up, even if you plan to use the broadcast audio as the voice over Internet isn't always 100% reliable.

Please check your system in advance to make sure it meets the Zoom platform requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure that your system is properly set up before each webinar begins.