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NISO Discovery Tools Forum – Early Bird Discount Extended to March 19 Cynthia Hodgson 13 Mar 2008 14:00 UTC

Early bird discounted registration for the NISO forum, “Next Generation
Discovery: New Tools, Aging Standards,” has been extended to March 19.
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 regisration is also

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

-- John G. Dove (Credo Reference) on The Future of Reference in an
Online World

-- 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