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Next Generation Discovery Tools: New Tools, Aging Standards

March 27-28, 2008
Chapel Hill, NC

Friday Center, Chapel Hill

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About the Forum

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) will host the two-day forum, "Next Generation Discovery: New Tools, Aging Standards," to be held March 27-28, 2008 in Chapel Hill, NC. 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 -- search-driven discovery and network (or browse) driven discovery -- tools 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.


Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Notify the NISO Office if you have any dietary restrictions (301-654-2512).

NISO Voting Members and Library Standards Alliance members receive substantial discounts.

Early Bird
Rate ends 3/19/08
Regular On Site One-Day Registration
Member $400 $475 $550 $260
Nonmember $500 $625



  • Early bird rates are offered until March 19, 2008.
  • Registration closes March 21, 2008. After that date call the NISO office to arrange on-site registration. A processing fee of $50 will be added to each on-site registration.
  • Cancellations made by March 17, 2008 will receive a full refund less a $50 processing fee. After that date, there are no refunds.

Special Offer: Libraries registering three (3) individuals from the same organization will receive a free Library Standards Alliance (LSA) membership. For LSA member information, visit the Library Standards Alliance webpage.

Location Information

Courtyard by Marriott - Chapel Hill
100 Marriott Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Reservations: 919-883-0700
Hotel Fax: 919-883-0701
Toll Free: 888-236-2427
Directions & Parking: http://www.courtyardchapelhill.com/location.php

Hotel Rate
Reservations can be made at the Courtyard by Marriott at Chapel Hill by calling 919-883-0700 and referencing the NISO forum to receive the discounted rate of $129 + tax per night for Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday, March 27, 2008. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, March 5th to receive this rate. After that time, reservations will be based on available space and at the regular rate.

Forum Location
Friday Center Conference Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

The Friday Center is located approximately one block from the hotel. Simply exit the hotel and turn left on Friday Center Drive; the Center is on your right.