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Support for NISO's Open Discovery Initiative

  • 1.  Support for NISO's Open Discovery Initiative

    Posted Mon January 31, 2022 11:36 AM
    Hello all, 

    The NISO Open Discovery Initiative Standing Committee released an updated version of the ODI Recommended Practice on June 24, 2020.  NISO's Open Discovery Initiative provides technical recommendations for the exchange of data in order to provide a way of assessing content providers' participation in discovery services and to ensure fair and unbiased indexing and linking. The updated Recommended Practice provides a more detailed treatment of Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) content products, and supports better metadata sharing (including information about open access material) and record display, as well as improved tracking of usage statistics and authentication mechanisms. It also includes advice on systems, training, and communication for libraries that configure and upgrade their discovery systems.  

    To demonstrate your organization's support for the Open Discovery Initiative, we would appreciate it if your organization could review the Conformance Statement template for your organization type, publish a completed statement on your website, and send a link to your statement to the ODI Standing Committee.

    For Libraries

    For Content Providers

    For Discovery Providers

    Please contact the ODI Standing Committee for more information or assistance with your conformance statement.

    Nettie Lagace
    Associate Executive Director
    National Information Standards Organization
    Baltimore MD