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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 • 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Gap Analysis by Subject Area of the University of Houston Main Campus Library Collection

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The University of Houston Main Library collection is a large, multi-format, and ever evolving research collection supporting a large student, faculty and research population. The library is tasked with directly supporting the overall mission of the university which states "The mission of the University of Houston is to offer nationally competitive and internationally recognized opportunities for learning, discovery and engagement to a diverse population of students in a real-world setting. The collection strives to support over 12 academic colleges and an interdisciplinary Honors college as well as a diverse offering of over 120 undergraduate majors. In order to achieve this level of support for the university community, a large collection assessment including data collection from multiple sources is necessary to capture current coverage per subject. A project team was formed and tasked with designing and developing a high-level collection assessment project to assess the breadth and coverage of both print and electronic resources at the University of Houston MD Anderson Library. The collection assessment focuses on developing methodology to best capture current holdings per call number ranges as well as analysis of the holdings. The subject analysis includes gathering data from circulation, usage reports, interlibrary loan database, and the OPAC in order to understand the current strengths and weaknesses of both the print and electronic content per subject area. This data collection constitutes the first phase of the research project and the research team proposes to present some initial findings along with a brief overview of the methodology. Future directions will be presented including our need to validate this data against acquisitions data and interlibrary load data for the past several years to identify potential subject areas that need further collection development.

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Jackie Bronicki

Assessment & Statistics, University of Houston
University of Houston

Irene Ke

Psychology and Social Work Librarian, University of Houston
Irene Ke is the Psychology and Social Work Librarian at the University of Houston. She has 15-year experience working in academic libraries. She is curious about user behavior, interested in library research and passionateabout lifelong learning.
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Cherie Turner

Chemical Sciences Librarian, University of Houston
Cherie Turner is the Chemical Sciences Librarian at the University of Houston.
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Shawn Vaillancourt

Education Librarian, University of Houston
Shawn Vaillancourt is the Education Librarian at the University of Houston.

Saturday May 3, 2014 1:10pm - 2:10pm
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