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NASIG 29th Annual Conference
Taking Stock and Taming New Frontiers
May 1-4, 2014
Ft. Worth, Texas

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication. NASIG welcomes anyone interested in the serials information chain. Inspired by the United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG), NASIG held its first conference at Bryn Mawr College in June 1986. The annual conference, usually held in late May or June, offers a premier opportunity to meet others representing the diverse interests of the serials community and to hear speakers who are on the cutting edge of scholarly communication.
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Thursday, May 1 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Preconference: Big Deals and Squeaky Wheels: Taking Stock of your Stats

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Angie Rathmel, e-resources librarian (Univ of Kansas) and Lea Currie, head of content development (Univ of Kansas) will lead participants through the tumbleweeds of electronic resources assessment.  Attendees will be able to take stock of the tools and technologies available to assess e-resources for collection decisions, as well as gain hands-on experience in taming this particular assessment frontier.  The combination of presentation and hands-on activities will focus on “big-deal” e-journal packages analysis with some brief attention to methods for assessing individual resources, such as databases and e-books.  Presenters will provide activities for participants to gather good data, choose useful methods for crunching the numbers, and create illuminating visuals for making decisions and telling your story to administrators, faculty, and content providers.  Equipment needed: bring laptop with MS Excel (or comparable spreadsheet program)

Speakers
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Lea Currie

Head of Content Development, University of Kansas Libraries
Lea Currie has been the head of Content Development at the University of Kansas Libraries since 2008 and employed with the Libraries in other positions since 1999. Lea’s principal role in her current position is to manage the collection development budget, review and analyze collections, and coordinate collection development projects.
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Angela Rathmel

Head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing, University of Kansas
Angie Rathmel is currently head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing at the University of Kansas (KU) Libraries. She previously served as the libraries’ electronic resources librarian, among other positions. Angie oversees workflows related to the libraries’ collection budget, including developing and managing policy for acquisition, licensing, sharing and access of library materials. Angie’s research focuses on the impact of changes in... Read More →


Thursday May 1, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Crystal Ballroom C

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