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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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Wednesday, April 30
 

8:00am

Board Meeting
Wednesday April 30, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm
Crystal Ballroom B

11:00am

Registration
Wednesday April 30, 2014 11:00am - 5:30pm
East Promenade

1:00pm

Preconference: Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop (Session 1 of 2)

This workshop provides the basic principles of serials cataloging using RDA and MARC 21 applicable to both original and copy cataloging. The workshop focuses on applying CONSER RDA core elements for serials.

The workshop materials are based on RDA instructions, LC-PCC Policy Statements, and guidelines documented in the CONSER Cataloging Manual for identifying works and expressions, recording attributes of resources, and completing a description of a serial resource. The workshop will cover several aspects of CONSER’s implementation of RDA in the MARC 21 environment, including practices for coding the MARC field 246 for variant titles, fixed fields, and use of relationship designators to record relationships between resources.

Depending on the needs and interests of participants, the presenters will make available online introductory sessions to cover the basics of Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, RDA Toolkit, and the MARC 21 format for bibliographic data as prerequisites to the workshop.

The course is designed for those new to serials: beginning serials catalogers and technicians and monograph catalogers working with serials. Experienced AACR2 serials catalogers wishing to make the transition to RDA are welcome to take this course as a primer to RDA serial cataloging.


Speakers
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Les Hawkins

CONSER Coordinator, Library of Congress
Les Hawkins has been coordinator of the CONSER program at the Library of Congress (LC) since 2003. CONSER is the Cooperative Serials Program of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an authoritative source for bibliographic records, documentation, and training materials for serials cataloging.  Les has been involved with RDA course development and instruction for Library of Congress catalogers as well as RDA serials bridge training... Read More →
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Hien Nguyen

CONSER Specialist, Library of Congress
Hien Nguyen is CONSER Specialist since 2004. Since 2010 she has been involved in preparing and presenting serials cataloging guidelines for RDA. She is a member of an instructional group at the Library of Congress who planned, prepared, and presented RDA training materials for implementation. She serves as a reviewer of PCC RDA name authority records contributed to the LC/NACO Name Authority File and serials bibliographic records for LC RDA... Read More →


Wednesday April 30, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A

1:00pm

Preconference: Building Your Licensing and Negotiation Skills Toolkit

Part I:  E-Resource Licensing: Best Practices

The first part of the pre-conference will explore the role of license agreements in the e-resource environment, and detail best practices for creating agreements that protect the rights of users and libraries.     Following a discussion of the legal framework for licensing, the session leader will walk the attendees through a typical license agreement and discuss the issues that various sections and clauses may present, including those that might be encountered in a consortial vs. single institution environment.   The “Florida Virtual Campus Guidelines for E-Resource Licensing”, developed in conjunction with an intellectual property specialist lawyer at the University of Florida, will serve as a backbone to this discussion.   The session will close with some practicalities for reviewing and editing license agreements, and creating schedules and addenda that cover additional terms and requirements not generally part of a standard agreement.  Attendees are welcome to bring copies of license agreements from their own institutions to work with during the session. 

Part II:  Negotiating License Agreements and Pricing with Confidence

Negotiating license agreements and pricing with publishers and other vendors can be intimidating.  Yet a lack of confidence is your worst enemy when sitting down with a publisher or vendor to negotiate pricing and contract terms.  Part two of the preconference will focus on developing negotiating skills and strategies and the confidence to employ them.  The session will explore the importance of negotiating with the appropriate individual(s), how to establish effective negotiation meeting agendas, and the development of negotiation strategies.  The session leader will offer insight on how to build support for negotiation efforts on your campus, and how to use stakeholders to your best advantage.  The session leader will also consider how the judicious use of language and pertinent data can influence the negotiation process.  Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss various negotiation scenarios. 


Speakers
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Claire Dygert

Assistant Director for Licensing and E-Resources, Florida Virtual Campus
Claire has over sixteen years of experience negotiating license agreements and pricing with publishers and vendors. She currently serves as Assistant Director for Licensing and E-Resources at the Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), an organization that provides service to the Florida State University System (SUS) and Florida College System (FCS). Claire's responsibilities include oversight of the licensing and management of databases funded by FLVC... Read More →


Wednesday April 30, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Crystal Ballroom C
 
Thursday, May 1
 

7:00am

Registration
Thursday May 1, 2014 7:00am - 5:30pm
East Promenade

8:00am

Preconference: Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop (Session 2 of 2)

This workshop provides the basic principles of serials cataloging using RDA and MARC 21 applicable to both original and copy cataloging. The workshop focuses on applying CONSER RDA core elements for serials.

The workshop materials are based on RDA instructions, LC-PCC Policy Statements, and guidelines documented in the CONSER Cataloging Manual for identifying works and expressions, recording attributes of resources, and completing a description of a serial resource. The workshop will cover several aspects of CONSER’s implementation of RDA in the MARC 21 environment, including practices for coding the MARC field 246 for variant titles, fixed fields, and use of relationship designators to record relationships between resources.

Depending on the needs and interests of participants, the presenters will make available online introductory sessions to cover the basics of Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, RDA Toolkit, and the MARC 21 format for bibliographic data as prerequisites to the workshop.

The course is designed for those new to serials: beginning serials catalogers and technicians and monograph catalogers working with serials. Experienced AACR2 serials catalogers wishing to make the transition to RDA are welcome to take this course as a primer to RDA serial cataloging.


Speakers
LH

Les Hawkins

CONSER Coordinator, Library of Congress
Les Hawkins has been coordinator of the CONSER program at the Library of Congress (LC) since 2003. CONSER is the Cooperative Serials Program of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC), an authoritative source for bibliographic records, documentation, and training materials for serials cataloging.  Les has been involved with RDA course development and instruction for Library of Congress catalogers as well as RDA serials bridge training... Read More →
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Hien Nguyen

CONSER Specialist, Library of Congress
Hien Nguyen is CONSER Specialist since 2004. Since 2010 she has been involved in preparing and presenting serials cataloging guidelines for RDA. She is a member of an instructional group at the Library of Congress who planned, prepared, and presented RDA training materials for implementation. She serves as a reviewer of PCC RDA name authority records contributed to the LC/NACO Name Authority File and serials bibliographic records for LC RDA... Read More →


Thursday May 1, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A

8:00am

Preconference: Big Deals and Squeaky Wheels: Taking Stock of your Stats
Angie Rathmel, e-resources librarian (Univ of Kansas) and Lea Currie, head of content development (Univ of Kansas) will lead participants through the tumbleweeds of electronic resources assessment.  Attendees will be able to take stock of the tools and technologies available to assess e-resources for collection decisions, as well as gain hands-on experience in taming this particular assessment frontier.  The combination of presentation and hands-on activities will focus on “big-deal” e-journal packages analysis with some brief attention to methods for assessing individual resources, such as databases and e-books.  Presenters will provide activities for participants to gather good data, choose useful methods for crunching the numbers, and create illuminating visuals for making decisions and telling your story to administrators, faculty, and content providers.  Equipment needed: bring laptop with MS Excel (or comparable spreadsheet program)

Speakers
avatar for Lea Currie

Lea Currie

Head of Content Development, University of Kansas Libraries
Lea Currie has been the head of Content Development at the University of Kansas Libraries since 2008 and employed with the Libraries in other positions since 1999. Lea’s principal role in her current position is to manage the collection development budget, review and analyze collections, and coordinate collection development projects.
avatar for Angela Rathmel

Angela Rathmel

Head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing, University of Kansas
Angie Rathmel is currently head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing at the University of Kansas (KU) Libraries. She previously served as the libraries’ electronic resources librarian, among other positions. Angie oversees workflows related to the libraries’ collection budget, including developing and managing policy for acquisition, licensing, sharing and access of library materials. Angie’s research focuses on the impact of changes in... Read More →


Thursday May 1, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm
Crystal Ballroom C

12:00pm

Vendor Expo
Thursday May 1, 2014 12:00pm - 5:00pm
West Promenade

1:30pm

3:00pm

5:00pm

First Timers Reception
Thursday May 1, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Billy Bob's - Guitar Bar

6:00pm

Opening Session
Thursday May 1, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Billy Bob's

7:30pm

Opening Social
Thursday May 1, 2014 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Billy Bob's
 
Friday, May 2
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Friday May 2, 2014 7:00am - 8:30am
Crystal Ballroom D

7:00am

Registration
Friday May 2, 2014 7:00am - 5:30pm
East Promenade

7:30am

9:00am

Critical Moments: Chance, Choice, and Change in Scholarly Publishing
Ours is an era defined by speed: soundbites, quick transitions, and changing models. We all are both witnesses and participants in the now decades-long digital transformation of the intellectual landscape. The roles, infrastructures, and workflows that long undergirded the creation, dissemination, and preservation of scholarship have been disrupted, leaving open such questions as: what constitutes a “serial” or a “publication”? How is it reviewed and validated? How is it presented and disseminated? Who has access to it, and under what circumstances? And how will it persist? Dr. Katherine Skinner will consider the roles of chance, choice, and change in academic publishing. Using a sociology of culture lens, she will discuss this critical moment in information management and its implications for the future. She will consider current and prospective models for scholarship and knowledge dissemination, as well as the roles that key information stakeholders—academic, non-profit, government, and commercial—may play in the evolution of this field.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Skinner

Katherine Skinner

Executive Director, Educopia Institute
Dr. Katherine Skinner is the Executive Director of the Educopia Institute, a not-for-profit educational organization that hosts inter-institutional, collaborative programs for the production, dissemination, and preservation of digital scholarship. She is the founding program director for the MetaArchive Cooperative, a community-owned and community-governed digital preservation network founded in 2004 that now has more than 50 member... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Crystal Ballroom A/B

10:40am

OA in the library collection: The challenges of identifying and managing open access resources
Librarians, researchers, and the general public have largely embraced the concept of open access (OA). Yet, incorporating OA resources into existing discovery and tracking systems is often a complicated process. Open access material can be delivered through a variety of publishing or archival mechanisms, creating certain challenges, particularly for those managing e-resources. Although an increasing proportion of research output is becoming open access each year, organization and discovery of these resources remains imperfect.

The debate between the relative merits of Green and Gold OA is regularly discussed in academic circles but less attention is devoted towards Hybrid OA and the challenges inherent in this model. Most major publishers offer open access through one or more of these models, but open access metadata standards seem to be lacking among these content providers. The presenters will discuss some of these challenges identified in the literature and through other mechanisms, including data gathered by NISO and an original survey. By identifying these issues, the scholarly communication community can work together to improve discovery for end users.

Slides at http://www.slideshare.net/NASIG/oa-in-library-collection 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Bulock

Chris Bulock

Electronic Resources Librarian, California State University Northridge
Chris has been an Electronic Resources Librarian since 2009, and just moved back to Los Angeles after working at Southern Illinois State University Edwardsville for 5 years. He has written and presented on perpetual access, Open Access, and usage analysis.
avatar for Nathan Hosburgh

Nathan Hosburgh

Discovery & Systems Librarian, Rollins College Olin Library
Rollins College


Friday May 2, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Texas A/B

10:40am

Rounding Up Those Prices: Do you know what you are paying for?
In the rodeo of the electronic world, libraries and agents need to rope in the information to acquire electronic material.  In many cases, you just can't look up pricing on the internet or in a vendor's system.  Quotations from the publishers are sometimes required and for big deals, publisher sales managers get involved with license negotiations. Consortia are now a major presence in negotiating the big deals.  This workshop will discuss pricing options and issues encountered in this serials pricing roundup.  Come join the discussion led by an agent and a consortium negotiator.


Speakers
avatar for Tina Feick

Tina Feick

Director Sales and Marketing, North America, HARRASSOWITZ
Tina held serials librarian positions at the Free Library of Philadelphia and Princeton University. After 10 years, she joined Blackwell's Periodicals Division (Oxford, UK) as the first "Serials Specialist". She is presently Director of Sales and Marketing, North America for Harrassowitz. As a founding member and former President of NASIG, Tina received the first NASIG Champion Award. From ALCTS, Tina was awarded the Ulrich's Serials Librarian... Read More →
avatar for Anne McKee

Anne McKee

Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA)
McKee received her M.L.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington and has had a very diverse career in librarianship. She has been an academic librarian, a sales rep for two subscription agencies and now a consortium officer for the past 15 years. A former President of NASIG, McKee is on the Serials Review Editorial Board, 2 publisher/vendor library advisory boards and strives to balance a busy career with an even busier family including a... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Texas C/D

10:40am

The Impact of Reorganization on Staff: Using the Core Competencies as a Framework for Staff Training and Development
The Colorado State University Libraries Collections and Contracts Division reorganized in July 2012 and was renamed Acquisitions and Metadata Services. This reorganization was necessary to address the gradual attrition due to retirements and the subsequent elimination of many of these positions. In the past, expertise within a given area often resided with one individual, but after the reorganization, it became essential for staff to be cross-trained. With the rapid development of electronic collections, it also became apparent that one or two people could not handle the entire workload.
Training staff requires different approaches based on their experience and skills. There are new staff who have some related experience, but new duties are often unfamiliar. At the same time, there are staff who are transitioning from managing print serials, to assisting with electronic resources. These staff also need guidelines to attain competency with the newly required duties. Even though NASIG's Core Competencies for Electronic Resource Librarians targets professional librarians, they also provide a valuable framework for not only training new staff, but developing competencies in more experienced staff. The Core Competencies also assist electronic resource managers to take stock of their staff's current competencies, evaluate what is needed, and coach staff to acquire new skills, and therefore, continue to develop. This presentation explores how the Core Competencies were used to develop a training program for new staff as well as expanding roles of more seasoned staff.

Speakers
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Rachel Erb

ERM Librarian, Colorado State University Libraries
Rachel A. Erb is the Electronic Resources Management Librarian at Colorado State University. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of electronic resources acquisitions, but specializes in contract negotiation, organizing workflows, and emerging technologies. She has authored several articles, book chapters, and coauthored the book, Technology for Small and One-Person Libraries. Her current research interests are in staff development... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Crystal Ballroom D

10:40am

The Unbearable Insecurity of the Electronic Resources Librarian
This presentation (using Powerpoint) will outline the day to day practicalities of the job of an Electronic Resources Librarian (based on my experience in Dublin City University) in the context of the most recent version of the American Library Association's core competencies for the position. The objective of the talk is to make librarians feel less insecure in their jobs as they attempt to come to grips with the ever changing (technologies, social media, ecopyright etc.) landscape in modern academic libraries. Librarians will be encouraged to comment on their own experiences and how closely they match the speaker's (or not). A debate may ensue regarding just what level of expertise we are supposed to attain in the relative outlined competencies. An open and honest debate may also encourage publishers to come forward with their anxieties regarding ebook licensing, open access business models etc. While the talk is mainly aimed at Librarians, who will be reassured that they are not alone as they attempt to perform at the very best level in their positions and that there is plenty of help out there (from Listservs, usergroups, help documentation etc.), it should also be of interest to publishers and other vendors as they gain an understanding of what it is that librarians (their customers) do all day.

Speakers
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Stephen Buck

Electronic Resources and Periodicals Librarian, Dublin City University
Stephen Buck is the Electronic Resources and Periodicals Librarian in Dublin City University (DCU). He has worked as a Health Science Librarian and Computer Science/Engineering Librarian in Trinity College Dublin. He has also been a librarian in FS, the Irish National Training and Employment Authority and the Irish representative of CEDEFOP , The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training. In 2012 he won the John Merriman Award... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Citizens A/B

10:40am

Wrangling Metadata from HathiTrust and PubMed to Provide Full-text Linking to The Cornell Veterinarian
In the January 1994 issue of The Cornell Veterinarian editor Maurice E. White wrote:

THIS is the last issue of "The Cornell Veterinarian". The "Cornell Vet" has a proud history, dating back to June, 1911... (p.1)

This presentation will describe Cornell University Library efforts to provide an "afterlife" to The Cornell Veterinarian by leveraging a number of disparate initiatives and metadata sources. While attempting to build article level linking to full-text in HathiTrust (functionality currently unavailable), limitations in the metadata captured during the scanning process were uncovered. The speaker will delineate these metadata findings and provide strategies (some scalable, others highly labor intensive) for gathering the necessary metadata for creating direct links to articles found in HathiTrust.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Folsom

Steven Folsom

Discovery Metadata Librarian, Cornell University Library
Steven Folsom is a metadata librarian overseeing the creation and management of metadata for various Cornell University Library digital platforms. He strategizes on the integration of metadata across systems with the ultimate goal of improving discovery and access of information resources.


Friday May 2, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Citizens C

11:45am

Business Meeting
Discussion of the Print Core Competencies.

Friday May 2, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

12:15pm

Lunch (on your own)
Friday May 2, 2014 12:15pm - 1:10pm
TBD

1:10pm

Are we there yet? : Moving to an e-only collection development policy for books
Online journals have been the preferred format for several years, with most academic libraries favoring online access to print subscriptions. However, the move towards an online-preferred collection development policy for books has not quite reached the same saturation, despite the popularity of options such as DDA and PDA. This session will review the literature on reasons for moving to an online-preferred collection development policy for all resources, including books, and provide information on user preferences, technological and platform hurdles to overcome, and information on current collection development policies for e-books.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Moore

Kate Moore

Coordinator of Electronic Resources, Indiana University Southeast
Kate Moore earned her MLS in 2009 from Indiana University. She began her career in electronic resource management at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana in 2009, and is an Assistant Librarian and Coordinator of Electronic Resources there.


Friday May 2, 2014 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Crystal Ballroom D

1:10pm

Can you be a PESCaterian among the Fort Worth Stockyards
Of course you can, but you don't have to eat only fish what you have to do is follow the progress of the Protocol for Exchanging Serial Content working group! PESC is a NISO Working group approved in May, 2013, that will recommend a practice for the exchange of serial/periodical content. The nineteen member group, led by co-chairs from LC and NIH, had their first meeting in September 2013, and began by sharing packaging and submission guidelines and determining a number of subgroups to focus on various issues within the recommended practice. The PESC Working group will have been meeting for about 9 months by the time of the NASIG conference, and it will be a great opportunity to present the groups' progress to the attendees. Libraries, archives, indexing services, content aggregators, publishers, and content creators all need to exchange serial data and work with digital files of serials. These may be text based, image based, text with images, or some other combination. The file formats may be XML, EPUB, HTML, PDF, ONIX, etc. And the recipient of the files needs to be able to accommodate the various data and formats if they are to incorporate that serial content into their product or service. Having a recommended practice will improve the interactions between and among these constituents, resulting in a better end-result.
Several other NISO and ISO committees and working groups are related in some way to PESC, including ISO/IEC CD 21320-1 (Information technology Document Container File) and NISO's Supplementary Materials for Journal Articles. The session will examine the overlap, discuss the plans to ensure that the recommendations aren't contradictory, and look at the next steps as PESC works towards their 18 month goal to deliver the recommendation. Questions and comments from the audience will be encouraged.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Kaplan

Laurie Kaplan

Sr. Project Manager, ProQuest
Laurie Kaplan, as Director of Editorial Operations at ProQuest, facilitates efforts of the international database and the Serials Provider Relations teams. Throughout her career of over a decade at ProQuest, Laurie has successfully directed the international data team responsible for Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Ulrich’s Web, and the multinational databases in 360 Core. Prior to joining ProQuest, Laurie worked in legal directory... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Citizens A/B

1:10pm

Hybrid journals: Ensuring systematic and standard discoverability of the latest Open Access articles
An important current challenge for research information providers is ensuring the automated discovery of Open Access (OA) content in hybrid journals [1, 2, 3]. Until now there has been no discovery service able to systematically identify the crucially important free full-text availability of OA articles regardless of where and how such articles have been published (i.e. in fully Open Access journals and hybrid journals [4,5,6]. The urgent solution to this challenge has been recognised through the creation of various initiatives and task forces initiated by national and worldwide institutions [7, 8 , 9]. A solution is important because hybrid journals are proliferating. Nearly all of the major publishers now provide such journals in order to take advantage of recent changes in research funder requirements, and to be competitive in the new OA business model. By working with a sample of eight important publishers and by using standard elements that are in agreement with the task force instigated by NISO to resolve this issue in a standardised manner, we have prototyped a new systematic identification of that essential information by embedding article-level OA metadata in Table of Content (TOC) RSS feeds. Our research has found that this is an efficient method for enabling M2M discovery of OA content. In this work we present the initial results obtained, the impact produced by our proposal in the systematic discoverability of OA content from those eight publishers' hybrid journals, and a demonstration of subject clustering of aggregated OA articles within a freely available journal current awareness service - JournalTOCs.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

Innovation Advocate, CETIS (Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards)
Brian joined Cetis in 2013 as Innovation Advocate. Brian previously worked at UKOLN as UK Web Focus from 1996-2013. Brian has worked across the UK higher education sector, having previously worked in IT service departments at the universities of Loughborough, Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle.Brian has embraced use of the social web to support his open practices which includes his UK Web Focus blog and his @briankelly Twitter account. As well as... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Texas A/B

1:10pm

Taming Mobile Applications
It has been predicted that by 2016, 9 out of 10 college students will own a smartphone. In order to connect with students where they are most likely beginning their information searches, it increasingly important for libraries to make library collections discoverable via a mobile platform and to create an effective mobile search environment for library resources. This program would highlight some of the mobile applications available for and in use by libraries. Examples of library-oriented applications include Browzine and Boopsie, as well as commercially available apps from vendors such as ebrary.

This program could be presented in a couple of different ways. One option is to present various mobile applications in a more informational fashion: highlighting various mobile services, describing how they services are set up, detailing the services they provide, and providing examples of institutions that are currently using them.

Another option would be to make this more of a case study, focusing on my own institution's implementations of Browzine and Boopsie. (We set up Browzine this fall, and will be implementing Boopsie in the spring.) Such a presentation could address the institutional needs that lead us to the acquisition of these services, the ins and outs of the implementation, any challenges involved in the set up, marketing and user education, how the applications were received and used once they were set up, and whether or not we saw a change in use statistics after implementation.

Speakers
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Cris Ferguson

Director of Technical Services, Murray State University


Friday May 2, 2014 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Texas C/D

2:25pm

Vendor Lightning Talks
NASIG's vendors will have a chance to present updates and new products of interest to NASIG attendees.  The publishers/vendors participating this year include:

  • ACS
  • De Gruyter
  • EBSCO
  • JoVE
  • NA Publishing
  • Swets
  • and more to come!

Moderators
avatar for Anna Creech

Anna Creech

Head, Resource Acquisition and Delivery, University of Richmond
Anna Creech is the Head of Resource Acquisition and Delivery at the University of Richmond, which is a fancy way of saying she’s in charge of the department that buys all the (library) things. With a background as a serials and electronic resources librarian, she has a strong interest in scholarly electronic content and data standards, as well as a slightly unhealthy obsession with spreadsheets.

Friday May 2, 2014 2:25pm - 3:25pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

3:40pm

Cost-per-use vs. Hours-per-report: Usage reporting and the value of staff time

Cost-per-use for electronic journals has become a common standard for judging the value of individual titles, but the reports needed to make such judgments can be complex to create. Different options exist for collecting, collating and reporting the necessary data. This session will look at the costs estimated for the in-house process followed at the University of Mississippi, and how those costs in personnel time compared to pricing from outside vendors. It will also report on a survey of other libraries that use outside vendors to judge the perceived value of those services.


Speakers
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Christina Torbert

Head of Continuing Resources, University of Mississippi
Christina Torbert is the Head of Continuing Resources at the University of Mississippi, a position she has held for ten years. She has worked in several small, specialized academic libraries during her 25 years in libraries, but she has always worked with serials.


Friday May 2, 2014 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Citizens A/B

3:40pm

Meeting the E-Resources Challenge through Collaboration: An OCLC perspective on effective management, access and delivery of electronic collections
Libraries have been evolving their methods and approaches to managing the increasing range and number of electronic collections; however, much of the technology that has been developed to support this evolution involves the use of closed, disparate systems that each supports a single aspect of electronic resource management. At this session, OCLC staff and experts from member libraries will look at specific challenges of the e-resource management life cycle and share their perspectives about the opportunities to simplify and streamline processes at each step of the workflowselect, acquire, describe, discover, access and renew.

Particular focus will be given to the potential for libraries (and providers) to share data, tools and processes within OCLC's suite of WorldShare applications. These include: working with publishers to provide comprehensive, timely, good quality, reusable metadata to drive the discovery and usage of electronic resources; providing APIs that foster the development of functional enhancements that benefit everyone; working with a range of partners to embed metadata about, and drive discovery of, library collections in the sites and tools where users start their search.

OCLC is a worldwide cooperative of more than 16,000 libraries, archives and museums, working with members to provide a range of cloud-based, cooperative services that manage the complete library management life cycleOCLC WorldShare. OCLC's unique community-led approach to cataloging has resulted in widespread acknowledgment of the richness and accuracy of libraries' metadata. We are now applying this approach to the description, management and discovery of electronic resources.

By offering applications that address acquisitions, link resolution, authentication, license management, discovery, metadata synchronization and analyticson an open, shared platformOCLC is working with libraries to share the work of managing and delivering licensed resources with services that streamline and automate critical functions at every step of the library's workflow.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Collins

Maria Collins

Head, Acquisitions and Discovery, North Carolina State University
avatar for Rene Erlandson

Rene Erlandson

Director, Virtual Services, The University of Nebraska Omaha’s Criss Library
University of Nebraska Omaha
avatar for Jill Fluvog

Jill Fluvog

Director of eSolutions, OCLC
Jill is the Director of eSolutions at OCLC, where she is overseeing projects on improving how library's electronic resources are managed by all of OCLC services. Jill has a history of leading new initiatives to success. She was formerly a member of the WorldShare Management Services team during its years of planning, pilots and early adoption, as well as its first general release. Jill also was a principal member of the CONTENTdm Digital... Read More →
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Dawn Hale

Head of Technical Services, Johns Hopkins University
Dawn is the Head of Technical Services at the Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University where she oversees the library’s eresources  management and access.  Prior to joining  Johns Hopkins,  she held   appointments at  New York University and Teachers College Library, Columbia University. Dawn is currently on the Editorial Board of the ALCTS Monographs Series, the OCLC Research Library... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Pace

Andrew Pace

Executive Director for Networked Library Services, OCLC
Andrew is Executive Director for Networked Library Services at OCLC, where he is leading projects to move library management services to the network level. He was formerly Head of Information Technology at North Carolina State University Libraries, where he spent nine years participating in several digital library projects. Andrew is also a past president of LITA, the Library and Information Technology Association, a division of the ALA, and... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Texas C/D

3:40pm

The Power of Sharing Linked Data: Giving the Web What It Wants
The Web is changing. Search engines are placing more emphasis on identified entities and the relationships between them - so called Semantic Search. Google, Bing, Yahoo! and others are at different stages in the implementation of Knowledge Graph functionality. Wikidata is applying structured data techniques to organizing the world's information.

Against that background, the library community can capitalize on these developments to ensure that our resources are visible in the emerging Web of Data, significantly enhancing their discoverability. To achieve this there needs to be fundamental changes in the way libraries, and their systems, share information about what they hold and what they license. No longer can we expect library data to be treated as a special case. No longer can we expect our users to find our library discovery interface as a prerequisite to discovering our library's resources. If we want our resources to appear in the daily search workflow of our users, we need to be represented in the tools they use for everything else.

Using linked data principles to share information from individual libraries, using general-purpose vocabularies such as Schema.org, will mean that the search engines will be aware of what we have to offer and where to guide users to access it. By giving the Web what it wants in the way that it wants it, libraries will be able to use the Web to inform their users, relieving them of the need to use a library specific interface to discover library resources.

Richard will explore early examples of these techniques and what libraries and system suppliers will need to consider to take advantage of these trends in the future.

He will then lead an open discussion on the many concerns, issues, challenges, opportunities and benefits that naturally emerge from proposing fundamental changes such as these.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Wallis

Richard Wallis

Technology Evangelist, OCLC
Richard Wallis, distinguished thought leader in Semantic Web and Linked Data, joined OCLC in 2012 as Technology Evangelist to focus and share Linked Data developments. He has been at the forefront of the emergence of these technologies in the information world for over 20 years. He is Chair of the W3C Schema Bib Extend Community Group and evangelist for the adoption of Linked Data in libraries and wider Web. He has an international reputation for... Read More →


Friday May 2, 2014 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Texas A/B

3:40pm

Why can't students get the sources they need? Results from a real electronic resource availability study
Availability studies estimate the proportion of items in a collection that library users can access. This traditional research method can help librarians find and fix the most significant access problems with electronic resources, and connect patrons with information through better collection development and acquisitions decisions.

To date, all electronic resource availability studies have been "simulated" studies, in which a librarian tests access to a sample of items. Simulated availability studies identify technical problems with electronic resources, but don't address how database interface design or insufficient library research skills could prevent a student from successfully obtaining a desired item.

This study represents the first known attempt at a "real" electronic resource availability study, in which recruited students generate and test the sample. It uses quantitative methods to estimate overall resource availability, and a cognitive walkthrough (a usability research method) to compare the way Redlands students actually retrieve full text against an ideal process articulated by Redlands librarians.

The study's conclusions can be used to benchmark studies of e-resource availability at other campuses, provide input into database interface design and improve library instruction concerning electronic resources.

Speakers
avatar for Sanjeet Mann

Sanjeet Mann

Arts & Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Redlands
Sanjeet Mann is Arts and Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Redlands, where he coordinates library systems and technology and works with the Art, Creative Writing, Music and Theatre departments.


Friday May 2, 2014 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Crystal Ballroom D

5:00pm

Creating New Spaces for Our Future: A Weeding Workflow
The Briscoe Library weeded over 700 journal titles from the print collection to recreate/repurpose library space, which resulted in combining two floors of the print collection into one.  This poster details the decision process, workflow, and management of weeding a large print collection over a short period of time.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Whitmire

Dana Whitmire

Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio


Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

5:00pm

E-Content Statistics Schedule: Manage the Chaos of Gathering Usage Stats
In my first few months as the new E-Content Analysis and Assessment Librarian, I became overwhelmed by the amount of data I was pulling and distraught over how to organize the many reports I was to provide to the librarians.  It became apparent to me that I would need to timeline the reports. Not only would this help me organize all the work I was doing, but more importantly help the library to review stats more efficiently. The objective of this snapshot will be to showcase the schedule and share our methods for organizing usage data.

Speakers
avatar for Lanette Garza

Lanette Garza

E-Content Analysis & Assessment Librarian, Trinity University
Trinity University


Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

5:00pm

Great Ideas Showcase
The Great Ideas Showcase will provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas, new workflows, and new applications of technology in an interactive and informal setting.  Great Ideas can be demonstrated in a variety of ways – posters, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc.  Participants will be given a table to showcase their idea as attendees mingle amongst the tables. 

Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

5:00pm

Share With Your Friends - Resources in Common
The UT Health Science Center San Antonio, in partnership with UT System and Texas A&M System libraries, now share resources with the completion of the Joint Library Facility on the Texas A&M Riverside campus.  This statewide off-site storage facility allows libraries to continue reaching goals for the future while keeping individual collections unique.  This poster details the decision process and workflow of weeding with a different purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Whitmire

Dana Whitmire

Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio


Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

5:00pm

Surviving the Winter of Our Discontent: Making the Early English Books Series Discoverable at MSU Libraries
When multiple departments at Mississippi State University began asking for titles out of the Early English Books microfilm series, it became apparent that there was a strong need for this series to be cataloged—but how? With the daunting task of cataloging thousands of reels of microfilm with numerous titles on each reel, catalogers at MSU developed a master file using MarcEditor and used batch editing to speed up the process by around 900% when compared with the cataloging time from retrieving records individually from OCLC. This poster will discuss the process and benefits of this continuing project.

Speakers
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Melody Dale

Assistant Professor/Serials Cataloger, Mississippi State University


Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

5:00pm

Expanding Technicians' Work Beyond the ILS
Silos are not limited to big departments.  When I started at UB, the two technical services technicians did either acquisitions or physical processing of new materials, but not both.  Their work was limited by system – if it wasn’t in the ILS, someone else did it.  Following the principle of “whoever has the item/information completes the work”, technicians now add items to WorldCat Lists and create invoices for gifts as part of cataloging; do physical processing of standing orders as part of acquisitions; and are learning to maintain journal holdings in Serials Solutions and E-books in SFX.

Speakers
avatar for Betty Landesman

Betty Landesman

Betty Landesman has held positions in technical services and electronic resources management in a variety of academic and special libraries, and is co-chair of the NISO Content and Collection Management Topic Committee with Marti Heyman. She is a long-time Charleston, NASIG, and ER&L attendee and presenter on the topic of standards.


Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

5:00pm

Keep On Knockin' But You Can't Come In: Access Denials and E-Journal Selection
In 2012, librarians at UNC-Chapel Hill examined journal activity reports for titles with one of their Big Deal publishers to determine if there was an evident demand for journals we weren't entitled to access. Based upon this data, we exercised our "swap allowance" to gain access to the most highly sought after titles. This session will present before and after snapshots of usage after a full year of subscription access.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Kilb

Megan Kilb

E-Resources Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill
Megan Kilb is the E-Resources Librarian in the University Library's E-Resources & Serials Management Department at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a B.A. in History from Furman University and her M.S.L.S. from SILS at UNC-Chapel Hill. She's worked in e-resources acquisitions in one capacity or another since 2007.


Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

5:00pm

Snapshot Sessions
The Snapshot Sessions will consist of a number of 5-7 minute presentations in which presenters quickly describe a project, workflow, or idea of interest to NASIG attendees.  The Snapshot Sessions will be moderated by PPC member Kittie Henderson. 

Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

5:00pm

Taming Print Journal Collections... To Boldly Weed Where No One Has Weeded Before
Over the past few years, Bucknell University’s Bertrand Library has made many changes to evolve our services, physical library space, and collections in response to changing expectations and needs of our researchers.  Our Collection Development team was charged with a task to develop a plan that would holistically examine our print journal collection and forecast what would be required for a single-effort de-accessioning project, aiming to weed our print journal collection by 50% or more.  I will present our planning process, criteria, and grand reconceptualization for the space.

Speakers
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Kathryn Dalius

Serials Specialist, Bucknell University
Seeking tips about weeding print journals....


Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

5:00pm

Transfer Working Group Update
This snapshot session will include a brief description of Transfer (a UKSG initiative) and will update attendees on the work of the Transfer Working Group and the Code of Practice, Version 3.0.  Best practice guidelines when there is a transfer of journal content between parties, are still critical to ensuring that journal content remains accessible.  We’ll cover every Transfer related matter we can fit in 5 minutes – including the Transfer Alerting Service.

Speakers
avatar for Dani Roach

Dani Roach

Head of Serials & Electronic Resource Acquisitions, University of St. Thomas


Friday May 2, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

6:00pm

Shuttle to Stock Yards
Shuttles will be available for attendees to go from Hilton to historic Fort Worth Stock Yards, from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Buses will pick up on Main Street, on the southeast side of the hotel and drop off at 130 E. Exchange Ave, in the Stock Yards.

Friday May 2, 2014 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Main Curbside at Hilton Fort Worth

6:30pm

Dine-Arounds
Friday May 2, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
TBD

9:00pm

Late Night Social
Friday May 2, 2014 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Continental & Texas A/B
 
Saturday, May 3
 

5:45am

Fun Run
Saturday May 3, 2014 5:45am - 7:00am
TBD

7:00am

Breakfast
Saturday May 3, 2014 7:00am - 8:30am
Crystal Ballroom D

7:00am

Registration
Saturday May 3, 2014 7:00am - 5:30pm
East Promenade

7:30am

9:00am

From a System of Journals to a Web of Objects

A lot has happened since scholarly journals made their way onto the web, about two decades ago. Increasingly the research process, not just research communication, is web-based. Articles, books are no longer the only objects relevant to research communication. Objects created and used as part of the research endeavor do not have the same sense of fixity that traditional publications had. And, machines are joining humans as creators and consumers of research objects. The presentation will observe these ongoing changes and will explore some of the possible consequences for networked, digital research communication.


Speakers
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Herbert Van de Sompel

Prototyping Team Leader, Research Library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory
Herbert Van de Sompel graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science at Ghent University (Belgium), and in 2000 obtained a Ph.D. in Communication Science there. For many years, he headed Library Automation at Ghent University. After leaving Ghent in 2000, he was Visiting Professor in Computer Science at Cornell University, and Director of e-Strategy and Programmes at the British Library. | Currently, he is the team leader of the Prototyping... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Crystal Ballroom A/B

10:40am

Actions and Updates on the Standards and Best Practices Front
This program will provide an update on several NISO projects potentially of interest to serials librarians, including PIE-J (Presentation and Identification of E-Journals), ODI (Open Discovery Initiative), KBART (KnowledgeBases and Related Tools), and OAMI (Open Access Metadata and Indicators). The projects are at different stages in their creation, publication and revision lifecycles, but all require community understanding and input. Participants will receive practical information on how the initiatives affect their daily work and how their experiences can shape the creation and uptake of consensus-based community standards in the library and information industry.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Kaplan

Laurie Kaplan

Sr. Project Manager, ProQuest
Laurie Kaplan, as Director of Editorial Operations at ProQuest, facilitates efforts of the international database and the Serials Provider Relations teams. Throughout her career of over a decade at ProQuest, Laurie has successfully directed the international data team responsible for Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory, Ulrich’s Web, and the multinational databases in 360 Core. Prior to joining ProQuest, Laurie worked in legal directory... Read More →
avatar for Nettie Lagace

Nettie Lagace

Associate Director for Programs, NISO - National Information Standards Organization
Nettie Lagace is the Associate Director for Programs at NISO, where she is responsible for facilitating the work of NISO's topic committees and development groups for standards and best practices, and working with the community to encourage broad adoption of this consensus work. Prior to joining NISO in 2011, Nettie worked at Ex Libris, where she served for 11 years in a number of library and information provider-facing roles, most recently... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Texas A/B

10:40am

Converting Your e-Resource Records to RDA
Why wait? Convert your e-resource bibliographic records to RDA. Library vendors can help convert your existing catalog records. In-house options are also available. The Library of Congress has updated thousands of authority records to RDA headings. Combine your RDA conversion project with authority control processing to maximize your effort. Some additional steps for the project may include use of ILS global update functions and load table profiles.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Guajardo

Richard Guajardo

Head of Resource Discovery Systems, University of Houston
Richard provides oversight for electronic resources management, resource discovery tools, and the library services platform. He is currently webmaster for ALCTS's Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access (CC:DA), and is past-chair of ALCTS's Collection Management & Electronic Resources Interest Group. He previously was chair of ALA's GODORT Cataloging Committee and the ALCTS Cataloging Form and Function Interest Group. | Richard earned his... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Citizens A/B

10:40am

The Licensing Lifecycle: From Negotiation to Compliance

The license negotiated at the beginning of the electronic resource life cycle impacts access to the resource throughout the life cycle. To simplify the negotiating process, ensure that terms favorable to the library are included in the license and that the license complies with Texas A&M University(TAMU) and State of Texas regulations, the library developed a licensing   checklist. As a way to make completed licenses more accessible, TAMU uses the electronic resources management system CORAL to store license documents and terms. This presentation will look at the TAMU’s licensing process, the creation and evolution of TAMU’s licensing checklist and how CORAL is used to share license details. Despite our best efforts, the occasional license breach does occur and so this presentation will also look at some examples of breaches and the steps TAMU takes to resolve these breaches so that access can be restored as quickly as possible.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Hartnett

Eric Hartnett

Electronic Resources Librarian, Texas A&M University
Texas A&M University
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Jane Smith

Coordinator of Electronic Resources, Texas A&M University
Jane Smith is the Coordinator of Electronic Resources at Texas A&M University.


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Crystal Ballroom D

10:40am

To Boldly Go Where Few Have Gone Before: Global eResource Management in the Cloud
Staff in libraries around the world locally track serials and e-resources in an effort to provide users with access to information. What is subscribed to; which titles are available through which publishers/aggregators; and dates local users have access to. Libraries invest considerable resources maintaining bibliographic, license and coverage information. Have you ever wondered if it is feasible to share bibliographic records and license records with other libraries? What if publishers and vendors updated title lists and coverage details?

In 2012, the University of Nebraska Omaha decided to implement a cloud-based discovery platform that manages collection materials in a global environmentWorldShare Management System (WMS) & WorldCat Local (WCL). There is no longer a catalog, only local access to global records. Attend this session to learn how UNO transitioned from a traditional ERMs to global e-resource management. Find out what it means to have real-time metadata updates, coverage data and title lists updated by publishers/vendors and how to reap the benefits of global license record templates. This session will also discuss the lessons learned and best practices for preparing library staff for this radical shift in e-resource management as we boldly go where few have gone before.

Speakers
avatar for Rene Erlandson

Rene Erlandson

Director, Virtual Services, The University of Nebraska Omaha’s Criss Library
University of Nebraska Omaha
avatar for Jeff Kuskie

Jeff Kuskie

Electronic Resources Manager, University of Nebraska Omaha
University of Nebraska Omaha


Saturday May 3, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Texas C/D

11:40am

Lunch
Boxed lunches are available for purchase during the registration process.  Boxed lunches are $15.  You may choose between veggie wrap, turkey and Swiss on croissant, or ham and provolone.

Saturday May 3, 2014 11:40am - 1:10pm
Hilton Ft. Worth Ft. Worth

12:00pm

Informal Discussion Groups
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

1:10pm

Core Competencies to the Rescue: Taking Stock and Protecting Institutional Knowledge
The Electronic Resources and Serials Services Department at Auburn University was searching for a way to take stock of skills held and missing and focus on key areas of training needed by the group. The unit has adopted the "Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians" as a way to systematically tame these and other issues. The presenters will describe how we use the Core Competencies to: conduct a self-assessment of skills by unit members; identify competencies where proficiency is lacking; prioritize training for department members; and to organize measures to protect the future from any potential loss of staff or institutional knowledge.

Speakers
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Shade Aladebumoye

Library Associate for Serials, Auburn University
Shade Aladebumoye is the Library Associate for Serials and has been at Auburn University Libraries since 1995. She manages the ordering and invoicing of serials in all formats, oversees bindery operations and has expanded her role to include electronic resource trouble-shooting.
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Nadine P. Ellero

Head of Technical Services, Auburn University
Nadine P. Ellero is Head of Technical Services at Auburn University Libraries, in Auburn, Alabama. Before Auburn, she was the Intellectual Access/Metadata Services Librarian at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library at the University of Virginia (1990-2011).   Nadine presently serves on the Editorial Board of Library Resources & Technical Services and Co-Coordinator for the ALCTS e-Forums. Her professional interests include... Read More →
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Paula Sullenger

Head of the Electronic Resources and Serials Services Department, Auburn University
Paula Sullenger has been at Auburn University since 1992, serving in a variety of serials-related positions. She is currently Head of the Electronic Resources and Serials Services Department.


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Texas C/D

1:10pm

Gap Analysis by Subject Area of the University of Houston Main Campus Library Collection
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.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Bronicki

Jackie Bronicki

Assessment & Statistics, University of Houston
University of Houston
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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.
avatar for Cherie Turner

Cherie Turner

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

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
Citizens C

1:10pm

Print Core Competencies Task Force
Members of the Core Competencies Task Force will lead a discussion of core competencies for print serials management. We especially seek feedback on our draft document, Core Competencies for Print Serials Management, which we'll share with NASIG prior to the conference. This draft will supplement the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians and was created using the same methodology. We look forward to a lively discussion!

Speakers
avatar for Eugenia Beh

Eugenia Beh

Electronic Resources Librarian, MIT
Eugenia Beh is the Electronic Resources Librarian at the MIT Libraries. She currently serves as a Member-At-Large on the NASIG Executive Board and is the ALCTS representative to the ALA Legislation Assembly.
avatar for Susan Davis

Susan Davis

Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resource, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources and long-time NASIG member.
avatar for Sanjeet Mann

Sanjeet Mann

Arts & Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Redlands
Sanjeet Mann is Arts and Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Redlands, where he coordinates library systems and technology and works with the Art, Creative Writing, Music and Theatre departments.
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Taryn Resnick

Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Taryn Resnick is the Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Previously, she was an Associate Professor and the Electronic Resources Librarian at the Medical Sciences Library at Texas A&M University.  In addition to membership on the Core Competencies Task Force since 2011, Ms. Resnick’s NASIG service includes co-chair and chair of the Mentoring Committee and, currently, the... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Citizens A/B

1:10pm

The Quick & the Dirty: Database Overlap at the Journal Title Level
Given the decreasing budgets for collections at many libraries, librarians are looking at abstracting and indexing (A&I) resources and full-text databases with a more skeptic eye. In addition to traditional evaluation measures, such as costs, usage and faculty input, we looked at the overlap of indexing and/or full-text coverage. Those who have conducted such overlap studies have approached it at either the journal or article level. Article-level overlap studies demonstrate coverage of selected articles in the databases under study. Conversely, journal-level studies examine the extent of indexing of journals among the selected databases. Both methods are very time-consuming and require extensive resources. A simplification of the journal-level method is to compare lists of journals indexed. Two tools, Cufts and JISC's Academic Database Assessment Tool (ADAT) are very useful for this purpose, but do not include all databases. Many databases need to be manually collected. This presentation will describe the background to such a project, the specific tools and procedures used, how the results were used to address budget reductions, and the limitations of the results. Members of the audience will be able to consider using this method for evaluating their own abstract and index databases for budgetary purposes.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Harker

Karen Harker

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

Graduate Library Assistant at the Collection Development Department, University of North Texas
Graduate student of the College of Information, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas and currently working as a Graduate Library Assistant at the Collection Development Department of UNT Libraries. Background in accounting and auditing, is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Interests are in information organization (cataloging and metadata), digital libraries, user behavior, and electronic resource usage.


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Texas A/B

1:10pm

Yer Doin it Wrong: How NOT to Interact with Vendors, Publishers, or Librarians
"Hey, large, multi-national STM publisher, why CAN'T I get your content for free?" "Little Lady, I'll just pat you on the head while ignoring everything you say." "But the XYZ consortium bought this without questioning why only pink-haired zebras are allowed to access the content." Sure, these are tongue-in-cheek characterizations, but these remarks are not too far off from what the presenters have heard or experienced over the years.

Please join these three nontraditional career path librarians as they candidly share how to communicate, interact, and negotiate with all constituents of the information resources chain. Learn why it is important to approach communication and interaction as a win-win synergy that can successfully create dynamic partnerships and, yes, even develop friendships with "the other side." Be prepared for a frank, open discussion where you may be surprised and even a little shocked at the turn interactions and negotiations have taken in the past. Please bring along at least one anonymous example of what you consider to be a poor interaction/communication in the past, from either side of the fence. We anticipate a lively and educational conversation!

Speakers
avatar for Katy Ginanni

Katy Ginanni

Acquisitions Librarian, Western Carolina University
Katy Ginanni's jobs in life have included swimming instructor and lifeguard; artist's model; serials acquisitions and electronic resources for several academic libraries; account services, training, and sales manager for a subscription agent; Peace Corps Volunteer; bartender; and, most recently, collection development. She holds an M.L.S. from Vanderbilt University and is currently the acquisitions librarian at Western Carolina University. She is... Read More →
avatar for Anne McKee

Anne McKee

Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA)
McKee received her M.L.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington and has had a very diverse career in librarianship. She has been an academic librarian, a sales rep for two subscription agencies and now a consortium officer for the past 15 years. A former President of NASIG, McKee is on the Serials Review Editorial Board, 2 publisher/vendor library advisory boards and strives to balance a busy career with an even busier family including a... Read More →
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Jenni Wilson

Sr. Library Sales Manager, SAGE Publications
Jenni Wilson received her MSLIS from The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. After graduating from U of I she worked for a year in the geology and petroleum engineering library in Houston, TX. But upon returning to Chicago, from whence she came, she started working on the vendor side, including stints with Turner Subscriptions, Readmore, Blackwell’s Information Services, and Swets. Jenni has spent the last 9 years working for... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Crystal Ballroom D

2:30pm

10,000 Libraries, 4 Years: A Large-Scale Study of Ebook Usage and How You Can Use the Data to Move Forward
Join Michael Levine-Clark and Kari Paulson to examine 4 years of data from ebrary and EBL covering well over a half a million titles. We'll show broad usage patterns across 10,000+ libraries globally and establish benchmarks useful to libraries and consortia for local planning.

This is never-before-shared data from ebrary and EBL. The data will be thoroughly analyzed in a forthcoming white paper, and we will ask for audience input to help us further shape that study.

Introduction
Summary of findings:
   Levels of usage by subject area
   Trends by date of publication
   Patterns by publisher type
Suggestions for further research on the topic (audience participation encouraged)
Q&A

Speakers
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Michael Levine Clark

Dean and Director, University of Denver Libraries
Michael Levine-Clark, the Dean and Director of the University of Denver Libraries, is the recipient of the 2015 HARRASOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. He writes and speaks regularly on strategies for improving academic library collection development practices, including the use of e-books in academic libraries, the development of demand-driven acquisition models, and implications of discovery tool implementation. 
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Kari Paulson

President and GM of the combined ebook business units at ProQuest, ProQuest
Kari Paulson is the Founder and President of EBL Ebook Library, founded in 2004 as a subsidiary of Ebooks Corporation. Following EBL's acquisition by ProQuest in January 2013, Kari became President and GM of the combined ebook business unit at ProQuest, including ebrary. The combination of both platforms will allow Kari to expand ProQuest's ebook delivery and aggregation capabilities worldwide. | | At EBL, Kari oversaw global operations and... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Texas A/B

2:30pm

Acquisition & management of digital collections at the Library of Congress
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.

Speakers
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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
Citizens A/B

2:30pm

Personalizing the Library Service to Improve Scholarly Communication
The library setting has undergone a groundbreaking shift in the way that end-users obtain scholarly information. When it comes to discovering content, librarians have found themselves in an environment where their end-users favor convenience over quality. However, end-users are not always satisfied with the results which stem from free search engines that overlook optimal resources. How can librarians add a personal touch to their library services to improve scholarly information so that quality research is not compromised?

Taylor & Francis recently commissioned follow-up work to our White Paper (presented at the 2013 NASIG Conference in Buffalo, New York) specifically examining how to meet user needs and expectations in the library. Our findings revealed that 65% of survey respondents take a reactive approach to conducting user-research in the library to understand their end-users' resource needs relying on professors or university faculty to approach library staff with requests. A respondent from a recent survey conducted by Taylor & Francis states, "There is a need to promote all of the library services; some users do not know even the most basic services they can use at our library." How can we bridge this gap that exists between the library and the end-user to improve scholarly communication?

Elyse Profera and Renée N. Jefferson, Ph.D, will present best practices around personalizing the overall library experience. Primary research will draw from Taylor & Francis' marketing trends, a case study designed to evaluate marketing strategies used by an academic library, semi-structured interviews, and e-surveys used to conduct formative and summative assessments. The presentation will additionally cover strategies on how publishers can partner with libraries to facilitate scholarly communication amongst end-users.

Speakers
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Renée N. Jefferson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Education, The Citadel: The Military College of South Carolina
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Elyse Profera Waller

Regional Sales Manager, Central U.S., Taylor & Francis Group
Elyse Profera Waller is the Regional Sales Manager for the Central United States for Taylor & Francis Group's e-Journals division. Elyse joined Taylor & Francis Group in July, 2012 as Associate Library Marketing Manager and migrated to the Americas e-Journals Sales team in October, 2014. Elyse has 10+ years of professional experience across marketing, customer relations, and sales within the scholarly information and software industries.


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

2:30pm

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

Speakers
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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

2:30pm

Techniques for Tracking Perpetual Access
I conducted a survey in 2013 to determine whether libraries were tracking their perpetual access entitlements, but it did not thoroughly explore how librarians were managing this process. This program will build on that survey and explore specific techniques for tracking perpetual access. The session will focus on commonly used systems as identified in my survey, including integrated library systems, electronic resource management systems, OpenURL knowledgebases, and spreadsheets. The program will discuss what information should be tracked, how best to leverage different sorts of systems, and how to address challenges identified in previous research. These recommendations will be developed through correspondence and interviews with other professionals, as well as the existing literature and best practices.

Speakers
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Chris Bulock

Electronic Resources Librarian, California State University Northridge
Chris has been an Electronic Resources Librarian since 2009, and just moved back to Los Angeles after working at Southern Illinois State University Edwardsville for 5 years. He has written and presented on perpetual access, Open Access, and usage analysis.


Saturday May 3, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Crystal Ballroom D

3:50pm

Automated creation of analytic catalog records for born-digital journal articles
This presentation will summarize the approach to bibliographic metadata developed at the University of Michigan Library for journal articles published and archived in HathiTrust using the mPach toolset, which allows journal editors to create born-digital open-access journals and create their own metadata as a byproduct of the publishing process.  Specifically, mPach allows a journal editor to convert edited manuscripts from common source formats such as Microsoft Word into JATS (Z39.96-2012) XML and embed structured metadata about the article and journal. Since HathiTrust currently uses MARC as its common-denominator metadata format, JATS metadata are automatically mapped to MARC fields, creating one analytic record per article but without normalizing to follow RDA rules for transcription from primary sources of information or creating entries according to name authorities. For each new journal, a serial record for the journal is created manually by a serials cataloger. This serial record and each analytic record for articles in that journal link to a "collection" for the journal built using the HathiTrust Collections feature.

Speakers
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Kevin S. Hawkins

Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communication, University of North Texas Libraries


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Texas C/D

3:50pm

Confessions of a late bloomer: Use and acceptance of an eBooks program adopted in an undergraduate library
Although eBooks existed in the 1990s, the peak of academic adoption was in the early to mid 2000s. At the beginning of the 2012/2013 academic year, the Franklin & Marshall College Library, which caters to 2400 students, had roughly 500,000 print volumes cataloged. In juxtaposition, the library held only 12 eBooks. By the end of that year, the catalog contained approximately 120,000 eBooks. A majority of these came from Springer, Readex/NewsBank, EBSCO, Coutts, Project MUSE, and JSTOR (both collection purchases and DDA/PDA). Implementation revealed some clear parallels (and some surprises!) to similar experiences with e-journals. This is a relevant comparison for academic eBooks, which are typically used as a chapter-based resource rather than read cover-to-cover.

During adoption, we learned a few lessons to share with NASIG attendees in a session combining presentation and moderated discussion. Specifically, we will present statistics on adoption, a survey showing patron attitudes toward eBooks (compared to print), and best practices for marketing eBooks. We will compare our results to those presented previously by other early adopting institutions (such as Wellesley). A key question to address is whether waiting to adopt this newer technology colored the opinions of patrons more familiar with eBooks in non-academic contexts (e.g. Overdrive, Kindle, etc.)

Discussion Topics:
-- Should we buy eBooks, and what problem(s) do they solve?
-- Do patrons accept eBooks? If not, how can we effect change?
-- What are best approaches to informing patrons of the increasing role of eBooks in our collection development plan?
-- What are sensible approaches to weeding a collection that takes up no physical space?
-- Which models of eBook purchasing and licensing are best for libraries, and how can we influence publishers to meet our needs?
-- Which models of eBook purchasing and licensing are best for library patrons, and how can we influence publishers to meet their needs?

Speakers
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Laura Eiford

Science Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College
Laura is the Science Librarian at Franklin & Marshall College where she works with science faculty and students. She is responsible for the Martin Library of the Sciences and for its the services, facilities, technology, and collections. In addition, she runs usability testing each semester and works with patrons through instruction and reference services. As Head of the F&M Library Twitter Group, she also coordinates library marketing on... Read More →
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Molly Olney-Zide

Content Services Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College, Shadek-Fackenthal Library
Molly has worked as the Content Services Librarian at the Franklin & Marshall College Library (Lancaster, PA) since August 2012. Her responsibilities include overseeing Cataloging, Acquisitions (both print books and electronic resources), Serials, Statistics, and Materials Budgeting. The implementation of a solid eBook collection for the F&M Library was one of Molly's first major projects. Although this e-collection hasn't quite reached... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Citizens C

3:50pm

Lassoing the Licensing Beast: How Electronic Resources Librarians can build competency and advocate for wrangling electronic content licensing.
I argue that the role Electronic Resources Librarians (ERLs) have in licensing electronic content is the most relevant within the ERLs core responsibilities. While ERLs are rarely also lawyers, the role they play in educating stakeholders, negotiating with publishers and vendors, and crafting understanding of licensing terms is integral for the success of a rapidly growing and changing electronic collections environment. Due to this rapidly changing environment, it may be difficult for library science programs to stay current with course offerings in the current licensing best practices, and ERLs often-times have to learn these skills on the job. In this session I will highlight specific examples of library licensing language, including topics such as archival rights, perpetual access, interlibrary loan, and reserves, providing a foundation for the ERL's significant role in electronic content licensing. I will share insight into these examples of how I applied the curriculum I received during library school, on the job training, and unique personal experiences to inform the audience on how to navigate through electronic content licensing. I will demonstrate ways ERLs can continue their education and thus work more closely with stakeholders to foster support for the library's role in licensing. In addition, I will provide some insight as to how ERLs can manage these responsibilities along with the range of day-to-day responsibilities.

Objectives:
1) Provide a framework for understanding the history and justification for the inclusion of licensing in the Core Competencies for ERLs
2) Outline resources for new librarians and students to engage in further education about electronic content licensing
3) Detail a toolkit for educating and advocating for a librarian's role in electronic content licensing

Outcomes:
Attendees will walk away with knowledge on how to build their licensing competency and advocate for the ERLs role in electronic content licensing.

Speakers
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Shannon Regan

Licensed Content Librarian, Mercer University
Shannon Regan is currently the Licensed Content Librarian for the Mercer University Libraries in Georgia. She gained valuable on-the-job training as the Electronic Resources Specialist at the George Mason University Libraries. Her interest in electronic resources licensing began while working on a photographic digitization project at the Oakmont Carnegie Library while attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh.


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Texas A/B

3:50pm

Mapping the Final Frontier: Publishers' Experiences Launching Open Access Journals in the Burgeoning Mixed-access Economy
The open access landscape has very few roadmaps to guide publishers. Numerous OA journals have launched in the past 6 months, each with different strategies, scopes, audiences, and business models. Join ACS Publications, Nature Publishing Group, and IEEE as they walk through the lessons learned from the process of launching OA journals at their respective organizations. The American Chemical Society's newest journal, ACS Central Science, is the ACS' first attempt at a purely open access journal that has no author fees or subscription fees. The challenges of launching a new publishing model with a new business model have been a vital learning experience as ACS enters this new frontier. VP of New Business Development, Dr. Kevin Davies, will walk through the journal launch process, the impact of shifting to an OA model, the business considerations, and successes/challenges to date in this interactive session. Dr. James Butcher, Associate Director for Open Publishing at Nature Publishing Group, oversees the development of Nature Communications and Scientific Reports and will share how his work with these two journals has challenged NPG to think in new ways about the future of publishing in an open access economy. IEEE's Karen Hawkins is Senior Director, Product Design and manages all new product introductions including IEEE's OA publishing. This panel will be moderated by John Mihalick of ACS Publications. Join them as they share their experiences.

Speakers
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James Butcher, PhD

Associate Director, Open Publishing, Nature Publishing Group
James Butcher started his career in publishing in 2000, when he joined The Lancet as a Senior Editor. A year later he was appointed the launch Editor of The Lancet Neurology, which under his editorship became the highest impact factor neurology journal within 3 years. After a brief period at PLoS Medicine, he rejoined The Lancet as Executive Editor working with the management team to define the journals' long term strategic vision. James joined... Read More →
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Dr. Kevin Davies

Publisher of Chemical & Engineering News, American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications
Kevin Davies PhD is a editor, author and publisher with more than 20 years' experience in science publishing. He is the founding editor of Nature Genetics and former editor-in-chief of Cell Press (following its acquisition in 2000 by Elsevier). He is the author of three popular science books, including "Cracking the Genome" and most recently "The $1,000 Genome" (Free Press, 2010). Before joining the ACS in 2013, Kevin was the founding editor of... Read More →
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Karen Hawkins

Senior Director, Product Design, IEEE
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John Mihalick

American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Chemical Society


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Continental Room

3:50pm

ORCID Identifiers: Planned and Potential Uses by Associations, Publishers, and Librarians
ORCID is an international, interdisciplinary, non-profit organization with a twofold goal: provide an open registry of unique identifiers for researchers and work with the scholarly community to ensure that this persistent identifier is embedded in research workflows and becomes a core part of the metadata associated with works and activities. ORCID allows researchers to link their ORCID identifier (a unique 16-digit number) to publications and activities, helping them claim their works and solve the name ambiguity problem in research and scholarly communications. In concert with persistent identifiers for research works (such as DOIs), ORCID makes research more discoverable, reduces time spent entering data by extending interoperability across siloed research information systems, and supports more efficient and accurate analysis and reporting.

Since its launch in October 2012, the ORCID registry has grown steadily and organizations within the publishing, funding, and academic research communities have integrated the ORCID identifier into their workflows. This presentation will provide an overview of ORCID and examples of how organizations are integrating ORCID iDs into their systems. The Modern Language Association is exploring how best to integrate ORCID iDs into the publication process and into its member services. Librarians are well-positioned to partner with new and established scholars in accurately capturing their record of scholarship, and to work with internal partners such as research offices and graduate schools. As a member of the University of North Carolina system, East Carolina University researchers are interested in the potential for ORCID profiles to supplement information in the statewide profile system REACH NC. Texas A&M University is one of nine institutions recently selected to participate in an ORCID Adoption and Integration Program (funded by the Sloan Foundation) for their proposal to integrate ORCID iDs into their open-source Vireo ETD management system, the university's institutional repository, and their VIVO profile system.

Speakers
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Barbara Chen

Director of Bibliographic Information Services and Editor of the MLA International Bibliography, Modern Language Association
Barbara Chen is Director of Bibliographic Information Services and Editor of the MLA International Bibliography at the Modern Language Association. Prior to her tenure at the MLA beginning in early 2001, Barbara was Associate Director of Indexing Services at the H. W. Wilson Company, responsible for databases such as Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature, Business Periodicals Index and Index to Legal Periodicals. Barbara is currently a member... Read More →
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Gail Clement

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Texas A&M University
Gail Clement is an academic/research librarian with extensive experience in copyright education, scientific electronic publishing and digital library development. As Scholarly Communications Librarian, she leads programs in support of author services, scholarly identity, and scholarly publishing. As a campus copyright specialist, she provides copyright education, copyright management, and authors' rights support. As PI for the ORCID Adoption... Read More →
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Wm. Joseph Thomas

Assistant Director for Research and Scholarly Communication, East Carolina University
Wm. Joseph Thomas serves as Assistant Director for Research and Scholarly Communication at East Carolina University. A recovering teacher, Joseph's libary experience includes positions in Reference and Instruction, Electronic Resources, and Collection Development. Currently Profiles Editor for the NASIG Newsletter, he has also served the assocation on the Publications and Public Relations Committee and as a Conference Proceedings Editor. Joseph's... Read More →


Saturday May 3, 2014 3:50pm - 4:50pm
Citizens A/B

6:00pm

Dinner on own
Saturday May 3, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBD

9:00pm

Late Night Social
Saturday May 3, 2014 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Continental & Texas A/B
 
Sunday, May 4
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Sunday May 4, 2014 7:00am - 8:30am
Crystal Ballroom D

7:00am

Registration
Sunday May 4, 2014 7:00am - 11:30am
East Promenade

9:00am

Reaching New Horizons: Gathering the Resources Librarians Need to Make Hard Decisions

The information market bubble seems to be bursting, for libraries, with many librarians decrying The End Of The Big Deal and looking toward new models for information access and delivery. But it’s not easy to change our academic institutions, or our expectations after an era of plenty in scholarly communications and serial publishing — and many librarians are left wondering how to enact meaningful change in support of a new way of doing things. Jenica Rogers insists that it can be done, and done well. She will speak to the skills and resources librarians and administrators need to build in order to create thoughtful change at the local level, to make hard decisions with confidence, and to build community around the ever-evolving needs of libraries.


Speakers
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Jenica Rogers

Director of Libraries, State University of New York at Potsdam
Jenica P. Rogers is Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam, coming from a background in cataloging, collection development, and staff training. | Jenica’s current professional interests include interrogating the ways our information economy is breaking down and reforming now that the internet changed everything, figuring out what the role of a library is in a reality in which warehousing books is sort of... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Crystal Ballroom A/B

10:15am

Closing Remarks
Sunday May 4, 2014 10:15am - 10:30am
Crystal Ballroom A/B

10:40am

Facing Our E-Demons: The Challenges of E-Serial Management in a Large Academic Library
As electronic serials have shifted from being the exception to the norm, libraries are becoming increasingly reliant on knowledge base driven systems to help manage their electronic resource holdings.  In 2011, after over a decade of managing e-serials within a local database, the University of Toronto Libraries migrated its electronic serial holdings to a fully integrated commercial e-resource management system. Now, with two years of experience under our belts, we endeavored to take stock and analyze how our library is coping with e-serial management within this new environment. How accurate are our e-journal holding statements within the ERM?  How effective are we at managing e-serial title changes?  How well are we tracking journal purchases that fall outside of the big package deals?  Throughout this study, we have encountered many of the benefits and pitfalls of managing electronic journals within a knowledge base-driven system.  While using a commercial ERM and companion MARC record service has allowed the library to present better data to users and expose previously hidden collections, there are several new challenges that we must contend with in a knowledge base environment.  A common issue hindering access to our e-journals is the supply of incorrect, outdated or incomplete metadata within the data supply chain.  These metadata problems have a detrimental effect on libraries, and consequently on our users, as it affects the accuracy of our e-journal holdings within our e-resource inventories.  Although the study began as an internal investigation of our e-serials management practices and workflows, the results highlight the need for greater standardization within the data supply chain, better communication with publishers and knowledge base providers, and increased collaboration to improve the e-resource management process.

Speakers
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Marlene van Ballegooie

Metadata Librarian, University of Toronto
Marlene van Ballegooie is the Metadata Librarian at the University of Toronto Libraries. She received her MISt degree from the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto. At the University of Toronto Libraries, Marlene is responsible for providing access to electronic resources, the maintenance of ILS metadata, and automated metadata generation. Her primary research interests include: e-data quality, electronic resource... Read More →
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Juliya Borie

Cataloguing Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries
Juliya Borie has been a Cataloguing Librarian at the University of Toronto Libraries since 2011. She is responsible for cataloguing serials and monographic materials in a variety of languages and formats. She has participated in internal RDA training and is currently involved in Electronic Resource Management Group at U of T Libraries. Her research interests include serials access, linked data and developments in digital publishing.


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Crystal Ballroom A/B

10:40am

Managing Serials in a Large Digital Library: Case Study of the UNT Libraries Digital Collections
The Portal to Texas History and the UNT Digital Library contain more than 445,000 unique items collectively, hosted by the University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries. These UNT digital collections include a wide variety of serial publications such as organizational newsletters and magazines, scholarly journals, annual reports, and yearbooks.  Many of these serials are key resources for the user groups of both repositories. This presentation will discuss the importance of serials within our digital collections, the standards we use for representing serials, and how we leverage metadata to facilitate access to serials for diverse global users.

Speakers
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Hannah Tarver

Department Head of the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit, University of North Texas Libraries
Hannah Tarver is the Department Head of the UNT Libraries Digital Projects Unit.


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Citizens A/B

10:40am

Opportunities beyond electronic resource management: An extension of the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians to digital scholarship and scholarly communications
This presentation will provide an overview of current topics in digital scholarship and scholarly communications and draw connections between these new areas and the traditional skill sets of acquisitions and electronic resources employees. Commonalities between the skills outlined in the Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians and those needed for success in digital scholarship and scholarly communications will form the basis of the presenter's recommendations for staff involvement in digital scholarship and scholarly communications.

An inventory of skills and talents among acquisitions staff will provide insight into the best ways to leverage existing human resources for the expansion of acquisitions duties into digital scholarship and scholarly communications. The presenter will outline new opportunities for acquisitions staff based on external research and internal staffing practice at the University of Montana.

Speakers
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Angela Dresselhaus

Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Montana, Missoula
I am the acquisitions and electronic resources librarian at the University of Montana, Missoula where I manage the acquisition and electronic resources units. I am an active member of NASIG and serve as the NASIG Newsletter Editor-In-Chief.


Sunday May 4, 2014 10:40am - 11:40am
Texas A/B

10:40am

Taming the Information Frontier
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.

Speakers
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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 →
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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

12:15pm

Closing Board Meeting
Sunday May 4, 2014 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Continental Room