Incubating New Standards Initiatives: A Report From the First NISO Thought Leader Meeting: Against the Grain

By Todd Carpenter.Reports on NISO's first Thought Leader meeting on the theme of institutional repository (IR)systems that was held in Washington D.C. in February 2008. Thought Leader meetings bring together experts in a particular area to discuss issues and barriers and to identify opportunities where NISO can provide standards-based solutions. One of the top recommendations from the first meeting was that that a NISO working group be charged with developing a common deposit mechanism "tool" that would allow institutional repositories to capture objects as close to their creation point as possible.