B – Full discovery: the publisher’s role

Dove JG. Full discovery: what is the publisher’s role? Learned Publishing 2017;30(1):81-86
(doi: 10.1002/leap.1086)

Efforts over the years to improve content discoverability have made great progress, but an increasing amount of freely available content brings up new issues. Readers of all kinds rely on a variety of ‘discovery pathways’, such as search engines, library systems, and various electronic links, some of which are blind to the content they desire. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO)’s Discovery to Delivery (D2D) Topic Committee has developed a grid comparing various ways in which content is shared with various ways in which users discover such content.This article brings to light a few of the current obstacles and opportunities for innovation by publishers, aggregators, search engines, and library systems.