Recommended Practices: Discovery Services
[August 30, 2013]
National Federation of Advanced Information Services
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Abstract: The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) believes that the ease of discovery, access, and use of trustworthy, high-quality information benefits not only its member organizations, but also the global community of information seekers. NFAIS encourages the development of any new technologies, such as Discovery Services, that are intended to support such an objective. However, the relative newness of these services has generated questions and concerns among Content Owners and Librarians regarding how they meet search and retrieval needs and expectations. These recommended practices have been developed to assist those who choose to use this distribution channel by providing guidelines that will help
maintain an equitable balance of the interests of all participants in the information distribution process.