Reminder: The deadline to submit comments on the NISO draft recommended practice Open Discovery Initiative: Promoting Transparency in Discovery is November 18, 2013.


This draft recommended practice provides specific guidelines for content providers on metadata elements, linking, and technical formats, and for discovery service providers on content listings, linking, file formats, methods of transfer, 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.


It was developed by the NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) Working Group to facilitate increased transparency in the content coverage of index-based discovery services and to recommend consistent methods of content exchange.

To download the draft or submit online comments, visit the Open Discovery Initiative webpage at:


Cynthia Hodgson

Technical Editor / Consultant

National Information Standards Organization

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