NISO Discovery Tools Forum – Early Bird Registration Ends March 12 Cynthia Hodgson 07 Mar 2008 14:57 UTC

Early bird registration for the NISO forum, “Next Generation Discovery:
New Tools, Aging Standards,” ends on March 12. Be sure to register by
then to take advantage of the substantial discounts. NISO members are
eligible for additional discounts.

This two-day event will take place on March 27-28, 2008 at the Friday
Center Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC. One-day registration is
also available.

The forum will focus on the search-driven and network- (or browse)
driven discovery tools and if standards are keeping pace with the next
generation of tools. The speakers and topics for the forum are:

-- Opening Keynote by Richard Akerman, Technology Architect and
Information Security Officer, National Research Council of Canada,
Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information

-- Robert J. Sandusky, (Richard J. Daley Library, University of Illinois
at Chicago) on Deep Indexing and Discovery

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

-- Ralph LeVan (OCLC) on Search Web Services (SWS)

-- Vinod Chachra (VTLS) on Harvesting Data In Multiple Formats For

-- Karen Hawkins (IEEE) on Scitopia

-- Peter Murray (OhioLINK) on Discovery Tools & the OPAC

-- Michael Winkler (University of Pennsylvania Libraries) on PennTags

-- Eric Schnell (The Ohio State University) and-Dave Munger
( on BPR3: Bloggers for Peer-Reviewed Research

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

/Thank you to our generous sponsors: EBSCO Information Services and Ex
Libris are major sponsors of the Discovery Tools forum and Innovative
Interfaces is sponsoring the breaks.

Note: This announcement was cross-posted.

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