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Thursday, November 5 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
A Conversation with Publishers on NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative

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Several publishers have publicly declared their conformance (see http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/credo-gale-ieee-and-sage-declare-conformance-with-nisos-open-discovery-initiative-300103269.html) with NISO’s Open Discovery Initiative recommended practice (RP-19-2-014). Coverage of licensed content by library discovery systems has not yet reached its full potential, so cross-sector discourse and transparency is needed to ensure librarians have all the information they need to make an informed decisions about the search technologies they provide to patrons. Bring your questions and concerns to this open panel discussion with four publishers about their ODI conformance statements and checklists.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Morse

Laura Morse

Director, Library Systems, Harvard University

Speakers
avatar for Karen McKeown

Karen McKeown

Director Discovery & Analytics, Gale
I lead efforts at Gale, a division of Cengage Learning, centered on making the traditionally library focused resources Gale provides discoverable in the path of intended users - students, faculty and learners. Having a college aged daughter and being a part of a company whose legacy includes both the library and higher education publishing, I am most interested in helping to address cost, access, quality tradeoffs of affordable learning... Read More →
avatar for Julie Zhu

Julie Zhu

Manager, Discovery Service Relations, IEEE



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