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The NISO Metasearch Activity

Mark H Needleman

Presented at ASIST 2004 Annual Meeting; "Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts" (ASIST AM 04), Providence, Rhode Island, November 13 - 18, 2004


NISO (National Information Standards Organization) has put together a Metasearch activity to bring together experts from the communities involved to examine what standards, protocols and agreements need to be either adopted (if they already exist) or developed (if they donít exist) to make the process of that interaction more efficient for both the Metasearch systems and back end databases and services. Initially the NISO Metasearch Initiative will be focusing on the following areas:

Access Management Collection Description Search and Retrieval

Members of the NISO Metasearch Initiative will describe the background for the initiative, the events that lead up to its being formed and the work going on in each of these three areas

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