The first NISO open teleconference session for 2017 will be today, on Monday, January 9th at 3:00 PM Eastern time. The topic will be will be the Open Discovery Initiative (ODI), which is a NISO Recommended Practice published in June 2014 and available HERE. The call on Monday is free and anyone is welcome to participate. To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and enter the code: 413 756 9413#. All calls are held from 3-4 p.m. Eastern time.
Support and education activities for ODI are now provided by the ODI Standing Committee, which monitors the industry, uptake of the Recommended Practice, and discusses next steps.
The open teleconference speaker will be Laura Morse, Director, Library Systems at Harvard University Library Technology Services and one of the co-chairs of the ODI Standing Committee.
The Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) Recommended Practice defines 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. Given the growing interest and activity in the interactions between information providers and discovery services, a more standard set of practices is required for the ways that content is represented in discovery services and for the interactions between the creators of these services and the information providers whose resources they represent.
The Recommended Practice includes guidelines to content providers on disclosure of level of participation, the minimum set of metadata elements provided for indexing, linking practices, and technical formats.
Recommendations for discovery service providers address content listings, linking practices, file formats and methods of transfer to be supported, and usage statistics.
The document also provides background information on the evolution of discovery and delivery technology and a standard set of terminology and definitions for this technology area.
The Open Teleconferences are an quick way to get an update on the status of a NISO initiative. The calls are informal and questions and discussion is welcome.
If you are unable to join the teleconference, this call will be recorded and made freely available on the NISO website following the event-as are all of the Open Teleconferences.
For more information or to listen to the previous call discussions, please visit this page.