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Information Discovery & Interchange Topic Committee

Committee Description

The NISO Information Discovery & Interchange Topic Committee was renewed by the NISO Board of Directors in June 2017 (and was originally formed as the Discovery to Delivery Topic Committee in early 2007 in response to a strategic restructuring).  As part of NISO's organizational structure, topic committees that bring together leaders in specific subjects have been created to provide direction to the organization for standards development in those umbrella topic areas. The Discovery & Interchange Topic Committee focuses on issues regarding the finding and distribution of information by and to users, including indexed discovery services, linked data, OpenURL, interface design, web services, etc.

The topic committee is charged with the following tasks:

  • Track standards development within NISO and in other standards organizations related to the topic
  • Identify where new standards may provide solutions in their specific area
  • Convene Thought Leader meetings to incubate new standards activities
  • Create and provide guidance and oversight to standards working groups under their purview
  • Manage the five-year reaffirmation process for approved standards
  • The work of this group is complemented by NISO's Information Policy & Analysis Topic Committee, Information Creation & Curation Topic Committee, and Architecture Committee



Robert Boissy
Jan Waterhouse


Mark Dehmlow
Rachel Fadlon
Natalie MacDonald
Peter Murray
Matthew Ragucci
Doralyn Rossmann
Christine Stohn

Board liaison: Rhonda Ross
NISO staff: Todd Carpenter, Nettie LagaceKeondra Bailey, Kimberly Graham

The following NISO standards and recommended practices fall under the Information Discovery & Interchange Topic Committee.

Active Groups:

Standards and Recommended Practices:

Inactive/Completed Groups:

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