Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Request for Proposals from the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section College and Research Libraries Interest Group

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Continuing Resources Section College and Research Libraries Interest Group (CRS C&RL IG) requests presentation proposals for our ALA Annual meeting in New Orleans Sunday June 26, 2011, from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Withdrawing print when libraries also have online access
  • Distributed print repositories
  • Coping with hard economic times in continuing resources acquisitions and collection management
  • Pay-per-view pricing for journal articles and new models of acquisitions
  • Continuing resources cataloging
  • Next generation OPACs and continuing resources displays
  • Accessing continuing resources through discovery platforms
  • Continuing resources in a mobile computing environment 
  • Other topics?

Each presentation should be approximately 20 minutes. There will be time for discussion. 

Please e-mail proposals by May 1st to Beth Bernhardt and Patrick Carr

Please include in your proposal:
  • Title of presentation
  • Brief summary of proposed presentation
  • Name(s) and position(s) of presenter(s)
  • E-mail address(es) of presenter(s) 


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

2011 NASIG Conference Program

The North American Serials Interest Group is pleased to present its 26th Annual Conference program!

For the past 25 years, the NASIG Annual Conference has been essential in helping librarians keep up to date with current trends and strategies for the future, practical methods for greater efficiencies in their libraries, and invaluable networking with colleagues and vendors from across the industry. For its 26th conference, NASIG is committed to giving you yet another outstanding experience.

Early Bird registration is open from now until May 5.
Register by 5 p.m. Eastern on May 5, 2011, and be entered into a drawing for $100! Register for the conference at Hotel reservations information is at If registering more than one guest, please follow the instructions on the website.

We promise you:
  • Vision speakers Adam Bly and Paul Duguid, who will cover the current and future directions, design, and dissemination of scientific information, and what the historical context of the supply chain for books and journals might teach us about the present digital transformation of scholarship.
  • Strategy Sessions that give you the current trends in the profession and real-world strategies that can take your organization into the future.
  • Tactics Sessions where you learn from speakers sharing valuable expertise that gives you practical applications for a better work flow today, and the knowledge to take you confidently into tomorrow.

Three preconferences on June 1st – 2nd:
  • Serials and RDA:  an Ongoing Relationship
  • Accounting Techniques for Acquisition Librarians
  • Who Ya Gonna Call? Troubleshooting Strategies for E-resources Access Problems

Social and Networking Opportunities:
  • Conference reception at the City Museum, Thursday, June 2.
  • St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs, Friday, June 3.

Please visit to view descriptions of the in-depth Strategy sessions and practical Tactics sessions covering acquisitions and licensing, cataloging and access, collection development, and scholarly communication.

NASIG knows well that budgets are tight, and justifying costs is not easy.  We have worked hard to hold the line on costs, without sacrificing quality, by keeping our regular registration rates steady and hotel conference rates close to 2003 pricing levels.  We continue to strive to keep costs low while producing a conference that offers both excellent value and invaluable learning opportunities.

Registration opens Monday, March 7, 2011. Register by 5 p.m. Eastern on May 5, 2011 and be entered into a drawing for $100!
For program and registration information, please see:

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc., is an independent organization that promotes communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chainanyone working with or concerned about serial publications. For more information about NASIG, please visit

Betsy Appleton
Publicist, NASIG, Inc.