The open discovery initiative & promoting transparency in discovery

Geoffrey Morse*, Ken Varnum

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NISO recently updated the Open Discovery Initiative Recommended Practice (, which outlines best practices for working with library discovery services. It defines ways for libraries to assess the level of content provider participation; streamlines the process by which libraries, content providers and discovery service providers work together; defines models for “fair” linking; and suggests usage statistics that should be collected for libraries and for content providers. The recommendations in this document, created by members of the Open Discovery Initiative Standing Committee, enable libraries, discovery service providers, and content providers to work together to the full extent of their abilities - providing the most effective and rich experience to end users.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-97
Number of pages7
JournalInformation Services and Use
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2021


  • Discovery
  • ODI
  • Open discovery initiative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences


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