Dear NISO community,


NISO will hold its next open teleconference in our monthly series this coming Monday, November 18th at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.  


The topic for the November call will be the Open Discovery Initiative, for which a draft recommended practice is available for comment through November 18 at  More information on this Working Group in general can be found at


The Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) aims at defining 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, this group is interested in establishing a more standard set of practices 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.


Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant and Co-chair of the ODI Working Group will be presenting on the current status of the work and available to answer any questions. 


The call is free and anyone is welcome to participate.  To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and enter the code: 17800743#. All calls are held from 3-4 p.m. Eastern time. 


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. Following the featured discussion, there is also an opportunity for the NISO community to bring up any issue or topic of interest.  This is an excellent time for you to raise any concerns, project ideas, or suggestions of focus for NISO in the coming year.  


If you are unable to join us, 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:


We hope that you can join us.





Nettie Lagace

Associate Director for Programs

National Information Standards Organization (NISO) 

3600 Clipper Mill Road, Suite 302 

Baltimore, MD 21211

Mobile: 617-863-0501

Fax: 410-685-5278

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