Monday, September 12, 2011

CONSER Editing Guide Update

Update 20 (2011) for the CONSER Editing Guide is now available on the CONSER website.

Call for Proposals - North American Serials Interest Group Annual Conference

The first Call for Proposals for the NASIG 2012 conference will close this Friday, September 16, 2011.
Inquiries may be sent to the PPC Chair (Michael Hanson) and Vice Chair (Karen Davidson) at:

NASIG 27th Annual Conference
Creating Harmony from Dis-chord
June 7 - 10, 2012
Nashville, Tennessee

The 2012 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for conference sessions. Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the field of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, and resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.

The PPC is looking for topics within, though not limited to, the following learning tracks:
  • Access and Discovery
  • Acquisitions and Licensing
  • Archiving and Preservation
  • Cataloging and Metadata
  • Collection Development
  • eResources, eSerials, eBooks, and  eManagement
  • Mobile Technology
  • Open Access and Digital Repositories
  • Publishing and Scholarly communication
  • Standards
To propose a program or idea, please use the online form. This Call for Proposals will close on September 16, 2011.

Please note the following:
  • Formerly, NASIG conferences included sessions with the designations of "Strategy" and "Tactic." These designations will not be used at the 2012 conference, and all sessions that formerly held these designations will be one hour long.
  • The Program Planning Committee welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further.   
  • Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.
  • Time management issues generally limit each session to two to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (
  • NASIG has a reimbursement policy for conference speakers whose organizations do not cover expenses.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC Chair (Michael Hanson) and Vice Chair (Karen Davidson) at:

We look forward to a great conference in Nashville!

Michael Hanson and Karen Davidson
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice Chair