NISO Forum: Next Generation Discovery: New Tools, Aging Standards Cynthia Hodgson 14 Feb 2008 22:31 UTC

NISO will be hosting a forum on "Next Generation Discovery: New Tools,
Aging Standards" in Chapel Hill, NC on March 27-28, 2008.

Discovering scholarly information and data is essential for research and
use of the content that the information community is producing and
making available. The development of knowledge bases, web systems,
repositories, and other sources for this information brings the need for
effective discovery tools -- search-driven discovery and network (or
browse) driven discovery -- to the forefront. With new tools and systems
emerging, however, are standards keeping pace with the next generation
of tools? What's coming up and where might standards fit to assist in
this arena? The forum will include both a look at the current state of
discovery tools and at new visions of what these tools might look like
in the next several years.

Speakers will include:

-- Robert J. Sandusky, (Assistant University Librarian for Information
Technology, Clinical Associate Professor, Richard J. Daley Library,
University of Illinois at Chicago) on the topic of Deep Indexing and

-- Vinod Chachra (VTLS) on the topic of Harvesting Data In Multiple
Formats For Discovery

-- Mike Teets (OCLC) on the topic of Identities, xISBN, and xISSN

-- Peter Murray (Assistant Director, New Service Development, OhioLINK:
the Ohio Library and Information Network) on the topic of Discovery
Tools & the OPAC

-- Michael Winkler (Director, iTadd, Penn Libraries) on the topic of

-- Eric Schnell (Associate Professor and Assistant Director for
Technology and Digital Initiatives at the Prior Health Sciences Library
at The Ohio State University) and-Dave Munger (Freelance Writer, on the topic of BPR3: Bloggers for Peer-Reviewed
Research Reporting

Registration is now open
The early bird discount closes March 12. NISO members are eligible for
substantial discounts.

Visit the event webpage
( for more
information or contact Karen Wetzel, NISO Standards Program Manager, at

Note: This announcement was cross-posted.

The break sponsor for the Discovery forum is Innovative Interfaces.

And don't forget, registration is still open for "Digital Preservation:
Planning Today for Tomorrow's Resources," to be held March 14, 2008 in
Washington, DC. (
You can get the early bird rate through February 25.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: <>
Phone: 301-654-2512