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Friday, May 21 • 2:05pm - 3:05pm
What You Can Do to Help Promote Transparency in Discovery and Why

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NISO recently updated the Open Discovery Initiative Recommended Practice (https://www.niso.org/publications/rp-19-2020-odi), which outlines best practices for working with library discovery services. It defines ways for libraries to assess the level of content provider participation; streamlines the process by which libraries, content providers and discovery service providers work together; defines models for “fair” linking; and suggests usage statistics that should be collected for libraries and for content providers. The recommendations in this document, created by members of the Open Discovery Initiative Standing Committee, enable libraries, discovery service providers, and content providers to work together to the full extent of their abilities—providing the most effective and rich experience to end users.

In this presentation, you will learn about the Open Discovery Initiative, what changes were included in the 2020 revision of the ODI Recommended Practice, and delve more deeply into several areas: free-to-read content, fair linking, and the key elements included in the newly added library conformance statements.

You will also learn from a library and publisher perspective of concrete steps you can take to achieve conformity as well as ways to fine tune your processes for increased discoverability of your content.

The publisher perspective will demonstrate what content providers do to conform to the ODI recommendations:
-conduct internal projects to improve metadata and data delivery mechanisms;
-collaborate with discovery service, link resolver and authentication vendors to improve indexing, linking, authentication and reporting;
-work with libraries to guide and troubleshoot configuring library discovery service, link resolver, and authentication tools for subscribed content;
-participate in industry activities to create, update and promote best practices;
-examine and conduct steps to conform to ODI I and ODI II recommendations.

The library perspective will demonstrate how to complete a conformance statement, how to work with discovery and content providers on improving discovery and access, and we will touch on authentication tools for subscribed content.

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Teresa Hazen

Department Head, The University of Arizona
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Julie Zhu

Senior Manager, Discovery Partners, IEEE
Julie Zhu cultivates and manages effective working relationships with Discovery Service, Link Resolver, Proxy Service and Search Engine providers to maximize IEEE content findability, visibility and accessibility in multiple discovery channels. She serves in NISO’s Information Discovery... Read More →

Friday May 21, 2021 2:05pm - 3:05pm EDT
Zoom Room #2