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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 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Acquisition & management of digital collections at the Library of Congress

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Libraries have been involved heavily in providing digital content to their patrons for many years now, largely through providing access to content hosted by publishers and aggregators. Increasingly however, libraries have been acquiring digital content itself and adding the files to their collections. The Library of Congress, as the national library and the home of the US Copyright Office, is heavily involved in this sort of digital acquisition and management. For example, over the past three years, the Library of Congress has been acquiring e-serials under the terms of the Copyright Law and adding them to its collection. Given the increasing prominence of this sort of activity in the work of libraries, as evidenced by the increased presence of NASIG presentations on this sort of topic over the past few years, it might be useful to share some of the experiences that LOC has had and lessons it has learned in this regard with its colleagues in the library community.


Theron 'Ted' Westervelt

Section Head, Library of Congress
Dr. Westervelt has worked with serials at the Library of Congress since 2001 and currently manages the cataloging and processing of serials acquired via copyright deposit. Since 2009, he has been managing the eDeposit program for Library Services within the Library of Congress. Under this program, the Library is acquiring e-serials for its permanent collection. As a result of his work with eDeposit, Dr Westervelt has been involved more broadly in... Read More →

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
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