Jenny Walker Jenny Walker

VP Marketing and Business Development, Information Services Division
Ex Libris, Inc (Also, co-chair NISO Metasearch initiative)
313 Washington Street, Suite #308, Newton. MA 02458
Telephone: 617.332.8800 x526
John Durno Email / http://www.exlibrisgroup.com

Jenny Walker is Vice-President Marketing and Business Development for the Information Services Division of Ex Libris (USA) Inc. based in Boston, Massachusetts. In her previous role as Director of Technology Product Management at SilverPlatter, Jenny was involved in the early SFX research work at Ghent University, Belgium, which lead to the development of the OpenURL Framework of Linking and the OpenURL standard itself. Jenny is a member of the NISO Standards Development Committee (SDC) and is co-chair of the NISO Metasearch initiative.

Collaborative efforts towards effective metasearch:
the NISO Metasearch Initiative

Thursday October 14, 2004 1:30pm - 2:15pm

The key stakeholders in the metasearch arena – libraries, content providers and metasearch service providers – are actively collaborating through the NISO Metasearch Initiative towards a set of standards and best practices to deliver effective metasearch services to researchers and other library users. The scope of the Metasearch Initiative reaches beyond the search and retrieve process itself to encompass issues such as Collection Description and Access Management that are also key to successful metasearch. This session will discuss the key issues currently being addressed by the Metasearch committee and will report on the current status. This session will also touch on other metasearch related areas such as Statistics and Metasearch Identification; and will report briefly on the continuing deployment of metasearch tools in libraries around the world.

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