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 
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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
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Phone: 301-654-2512