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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
Planning for the Budget-ocalypse: The Evolution of a Serials/ER Cancellation Methodology

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The University of North Texas Libraries are funded almost entirely by undergraduate student use fees. As the undergraduate enrollment has plateaued in recent years, the libraries' have not been able to keep up with rising costs, resulting in a series of cuts to the materials budget totaling nearly $4 million. While some of these cuts took the form of reductions in firm orders and dissolution of approval plans, for the past three years the bulk have come from cancellations of serials and electronic resources. With each year's cuts, the UNT Collection Development department has been forced to modify and refine their deselection process. This presentation will show the development of UNT's strategy for determining cancellations using a variety of methods (overlap analysis, usage statistics, faculty input) and tools (EBSCO Usage Consolidation, Serials Solutions 360).

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Todd Enoch

Head of Serials and Electronic Resources, University of North Texas
Todd Enoch obtained his MLS in 2005 from the University of North Texas while working in their library as a staff member, first in Cataloging and later in Serials. In February 2006, Todd was hired as a librarian at UNT, and has been working as the Head of Serials and Electronic Resources since 2008.
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Karen Harker

Collection Assessment Librarian, University of North Texas
University of North Texas

Saturday May 3, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Texas C/D

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