Discovery Services: NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative Working Group Releases Survey Report
The following report was released earlier this week by NISO (National Information Standards Organization). Its complete title is, ODI Survey Report: Reflections and Perspectives on Discovery Services.
From the Introduction:
The ODI working group was formed in late 2011 and held its first meeting in January 2012. This fall, the ODI dispatched a survey of librarians, content providers, and discovery service providers to learn more about the current state of satisfaction with these new research tools and to measure the value of various requirements in cross-sector practice. The survey addressed current levels of scholarly metadata delivery / indexing, technical successes / opportunities in these data exchanges, and potential benefits of greater development / distribution of discovery tool usage data.
From September 11 through October 4, 2012, more than 2,000 individuals were contacted by ODI members and NISO staff to recruit participation in this survey (drawing on NISO’s Newsline email list and registrants of 17 industry mailing lists). Cross-sector contributors were targeted for participation, drawing primarily on those based in the United Stated and the United Kingdom. A total of 871 completed survey responses were logged: 782 identified as librarians; 74 identified as publishers; and 15 identified as discovery service providers.
Read the Full Text Report (28 pages; PDF)
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.