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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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Friday, May 2 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Critical Moments: Chance, Choice, and Change in Scholarly Publishing

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Ours is an era defined by speed: soundbites, quick transitions, and changing models. We all are both witnesses and participants in the now decades-long digital transformation of the intellectual landscape. The roles, infrastructures, and workflows that long undergirded the creation, dissemination, and preservation of scholarship have been disrupted, leaving open such questions as: what constitutes a “serial” or a “publication”? How is it reviewed and validated? How is it presented and disseminated? Who has access to it, and under what circumstances? And how will it persist? Dr. Katherine Skinner will consider the roles of chance, choice, and change in academic publishing. Using a sociology of culture lens, she will discuss this critical moment in information management and its implications for the future. She will consider current and prospective models for scholarship and knowledge dissemination, as well as the roles that key information stakeholders—academic, non-profit, government, and commercial—may play in the evolution of this field.

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Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, Educopia Institute
Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that hosts inter-institutional, collaborative programs for the production, dissemination, and preservation of digital scholarship. She is the founding program director for the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and community-governed digital preservation network founded in 2004 that now has more than 50 member... Read More →

Friday May 2, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Crystal Ballroom A/B

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