The NISO Open Discovery Initiative would like to better understand the current discovery landscape and help libraries move their discovery ecosystems forward. To that end, we are seeking broad input from librarians about their experiences with web-scale discovery and any concerns that might be addressed through future recommendations by the Open Discovery Initiative.
If you are involved in discovery services we request that you respond to our survey. The survey results will provide essential information to the workgroup as it develops recommended practices related to discovery services. A full report on the findings of this survey will be made available on the NISO website later this year.
We anticipate that the survey will take about 10 minutes to complete:
More about the NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI)
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. It released a Recommended Practice, RP-19-2014, to help establish baseline information about the content and metadata included in discovery services and offered by a range of content providers.
In addition, if you are interested in keeping up to date with ODI, please sign up to our Interest mailing list - http://www.niso.org/lists/opendiscovery
Laura Morse for the ODI Standing Committee