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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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Saturday, May 3 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Informal Discussion Groups

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Informal discussions over lunch on a variety of topics.  Box lunches will be available for purchase during registration.

Organization Charts and Roles (Texas A/B)
As a relatively new leader in a technical services division I'm very interested in facilitating conversation on staffing levels, roles and workloads in technical service departments. I'm interested in learning more about the successes and challenges other libraries are facing with their current set up. In particular redistribution of work that may in previous times been regarded as professional level work, ways to communicate and information share across departments, and how to handle training needs. I think this could be a great opportunity to share knowledge and learn what has and hasn't worked for other libraries.
Discussion Group Leader: Annette Day (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Career Path-Making (Crystal Ballroom D)
We as Serials Librarians carefully track our library’s resources and ensure their discoverability in a dynamic and interconnected Web, but how well are we doing this with our personal career tracking and promotion? As authors, do we create ORCID ID’s? Do we market or promote our publications via social networks or do we plod along the traditional trails? Have you added your publications on your LinkedIn profile? What do employers expect? Come and share your experiences and ideas.
Discussion Group Leader: Nadine Ellero (Auburn University Libraries)

How Do I Handle This One? (Citizens A/B)
New to serials and full of questions? Wondering to yourself, how am I supposed to handle this? Wishing that there was an app (or at least some standard procedure) for that? An old hand at serials and have finally figured out a work-around to an irritating problem? Let's all get together for an exchange of problems and maybe even some solutions.
Discussion Group Leaders: Paula Sullenger (Auburn University) & Deberah England (Wright State University)

Ebooks (Continental)
Should you agree to foreign governing law? Will any publisher ever remove a limitation of liability statement? And just what is a financial exigency clause anyway?? Wondering whether or not it's worth the effort to map license terms? If so, what terms should you map? If these kinds of questions are weighing heavily on your mind or you have answers that you have a burning desire to share, please join us for what is sure to be a rousing discussion of license negotiation and mapping.
Discussion Group Leader: Mohamed Berray (Penn State University)

Open Access (Texas C/D)
What commitments should academic libraries take in advancing the Open Access initiative? Which strategies are successful? What does the future hold for open access content as offered by academic libraries?
Discussion Group Leader: Stephanie Viola (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs)

License Negotiation and/or Mapping (Citizens C)
Discussion Group Leader: Tessa Minchew (North Carolina State University)

Core Competencies for Print Serials Management (Crystal Ballroom D)
The Core Competencies Task Force invites your comments on a draft document describing core competencies for print serials management, to be circulated in advance of the conference. This document is an addendum to the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarianship adopted last year by the NASIG Board; it describes skills, knowledge and experience needed to manage print format materials in today's libraries. If you cannot attend our full conference session, this discussion group gives you an additional opportunity to contribute to this project.
Discussion Group Leader: Sanjeet Mann (University of Redlands)

Library Publishing (Crystal Ballroom D)
This would be an opportunity to talk about what we can/should be doing in the area of library journal publishing/hosting, now NASIG members can influence local activities so that serials are treated well, and what constitutes not just publishing but GOOD publishing.
Discussion Group Leader: Wendy Robertson (University of Iowa)

CORAL Users Group (Crystal Ballroom D)
Discussion Group Leaders: Richard Guajardo (University of Houston) & Jeannie Castro (University of Houston)>

Ex Libris Users Group (Crystal Ballroom D)

Saturday May 3, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Crystal D & Citizens A,B,C

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