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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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Sunday, May 4 • 10:40am - 11:40am
Taming the Information Frontier

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At least seven years had passed since subject librarians at Santa Clara University Library (SCUL) had performed a comprehensive review of their information resources, including journal subscriptions. Institutional changes, including a new Cataloging and Metadata Librarian and University Librarian, as well as a new Strategic Plan, contributed to High Noon being declared. Roping together duty and determination, subject librarians, technical services staff, and EBSCO representatives worked together to tame the Wild West landscape and bring order to the new frontier.

As with many libraries, while collection analysis and development were stated priorities at SCUL, the ongoing process had been postponed year after year after year. The annual cattle drive of serial renewals had proceeded with little or no review, averting the perceived impact of a stampede of cancellations and/or format changes but not maximizing collection enhancement opportunities.

During a routine meeting with an EBSCO Account Service Manager, a discussion of various EBSCONet reports became the catalyst and foundation for SCUL's Journal Subscription Review Project.

Within 45 minutes, 15 minutes left for questions and answers, Jane Skoric, senior assistant librarian at Santa Clara University, and Carol Seiler, Account Serivces Manager with EBSCO Information Services, will offer an engaging presentation outlining a specific project which began late June 2013.

The presentation will include:
* A brief introduction to the SCU library and the relationship with EBSCO
* An overview of the project
* The goals of the project
* Project timeline
* The process of the project
* An evaluation of the project
* Next steps

Each section will include the library's perspective, as well as the vendor's perspective.

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Carol Seiler

Account Services Manager, EBSCO
Carol Seiler has an MLS from Texas Woman’s University, earned at a time when the internet was young and the web barely existed. She started her career in libraries as a cataloger and now has worked in almost all areas of the library. She has primarily worked as an academic/medical librarian but did time as a public librarian as well as a Trainer for All Things Technical Services for a consortia. Carol has been with EBSCO Information Services... Read More →

Jane Skoric

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Santa Clara University
Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Santa Clara University Library

Sunday May 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Texas C/D

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