CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
June Garner and Eleanor Cook, N&E Co-Chairs
The Nominations & Elections Committee invites nominations for vice president/president-elect and three member-at-large board positions. Information on each office is found at:
If you have someone in mind that would be great for a NASIG office, including yourself, please complete the electronic nomination form available at: http://www.nasig.org/survey.cfm?pk_survey=19. You will need to login using your NASIG login and password. All nominations are anonymous even though you are logged in. You may submit multiple nominations for one office. If you have trouble with the online form, please send nominations to June Garner, N&E co-chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All active NASIG members are eligible for nomination except current members of the Nominations & Elections Committee http://www.nasig.org/committee-nominations-and-elections.cfm.
The deadline for nominations is October 12, 2009.
ORGANIZATIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE 2010 CONFERENCE
Jill Emery, Past President 2009/10
At the 2010 conference, NASIG will be offering a limited vendor exposition period before the opening of the conference. This event will be Thursday, June 3, 2010, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the conference area of the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Palm Springs, California. Interested sponsors are invited to fill out and submit the vendor exposition form and review the other sponsorship opportunities available. Many of the sponsorship opportunities include the ability to participate in the vendor exposition. These forms can be found at http://www.nasig.org/conference_sponsorship.cfm.
Electricity will be provided to each exposition table but table size and wireless Internet access will be provided on a first come/first serve basis. Any group/organization interested in having an exposition table is encourage to submit their forms and payments as soon as possible in order to guarantee their desired exposition set-up. We look forward to all sponsors participating in our 25th anniversary conference!
SirsiDynix User Group
Sharon Dyas-Correia, University of Toronto
Reported by Sharon Dyas-Correia
Approximately thirty SirsiDynix customers attended the Sunday morning user group meeting in Asheville. Sharon Dyas-Correia, SIRSI Serial Enhancements Forum moderator, led the session. She began by welcoming everyone, introducing herself and presenting a basic agenda. The group was polled as to which SirsiDynix product they currently use. Participants were disappointed when they were informed that a SirsiDynix representative was not available to attend the meeting. Sharon reminded attendees of the enhancement process for SirsiDynix products and encouraged users to actively participate on SirsiDynix lists and enhancement forums. She indicated that voting information is expected to be available in the summer. Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: User Group: SirsiDynix…
NIH Mandate One Year On: How Are Libraries Responding?
Joseph Thomas, Head, Collection Development, East Carolina University
Reported by Philip Wallas
The NIH Public Access Policy became permanent in March, 2009. Joseph Thomas provided background information about the policy. The NIH Public Access Policy requires that final peer-reviewed articles based on research funded by NIH be submitted to PubMed no later than twelve months after publication. Thomas developed and administered a survey to learn how libraries engage their communities on issues of scholarly communication; specifically, how they have responded to the NIH mandate and what if any impact the NIH policy has had on the growth of institutional repositories. In addition, he researched scholarly communication activities and the NIH policy on websites for 100 ARL institutions and 52 academic institutions in North Carolina. Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: Tactics Session: NIH Mandate One Year On…
Using a Local ERMS to Manage E-Journals: Can It Get Any Better Than This?
Polly Khater, Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Reported by Virginia A. Rumph
Polly Khater presented information about the Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ (SIL) locally developed and maintained database for the management of electronic resources. She also discussed the cataloging and ERM workflows, pros and cons of the current arrangement, and plans for the future. She emphasized that one size does not fit all; each library is unique, and the path it takes will be determined by its particular needs and resources. The SIL ERM is used to collect and track journal and database titles, vendors, ILL information, and PURLs for both paid and free content. It provides title access alphabetically, by keyword, and by vendor. Currently, over half the SIL e-journals are either in the Horizon catalog or in the queue waiting to be added. One step in the journals workflow is the determination of whether or not a title fits within the scope of the catalog, which explains why all SIL e-journals are not included in the catalog. If the decision is negative, the title is only added to the A-Z list. Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: Tactics Session: Using a Local ERMS to Manage E-Journals…
24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: Tactics Session: Creating Core Title Lists for Print Subscription Retention and Storage/WeedingSeptember 14, 2009 at 2:06 pm | Posted in Conference Reports, Tactics Sessions | Leave a comment
Creating Core Title Lists for Print Subscription Retention and Storage/Weeding
Shirley Rais, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loma Linda University
Reported by Wilhemina Cooper
Ms. Shirley Rais, serials & electronic resources librarian at Loma Linda University, presented her tactics session “Creating Core Title Lists for Print Subscription Retention and Storage/Weeding” to an interested group of colleagues. Loma Linda University has 3,800 students, and its eight schools and programs are served by three libraries: the main Del E. Webb Memorial Library, the Jesse Medical Library, a clinical library that serves the medical center, and an unstaffed East Campus Library. Ms. Rais’s job responsibility is to manage all aspects of serials and electronic resources. Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: Tactics Session: Creating Core Title Lists for Print Subscription Retention and Storage/Weeding…
Registration Ruminations: Do Your End-Users Have Access to Everything You’ve Paid For?
Kristina Krusmark, EBSCO; Mary Throumoulos, Rollins College
Report by Laura Edwards
Kristina Krusmark from EBSCO and Mary Throumoulos from Rollins College, located in Winter Park, Florida, discussed issues registering online journals. In the summer of 2008, EBSCO commissioned a study to identify challenges in managing electronic resources. About 50% of the libraries in North America participated in the study. One of the main problems affecting these libraries was registration and activation of online content. The survey found that the registration process is too complicated, usually due to missing information and incomplete instructions. Libraries are also losing staff that could help manage the registration process: 66% of library respondents have just one person dedicated to managing electronic resources. Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: Tactics Session: Registration Ruminations…
KBART: Improving Access to Electronic Resources Through Better Linking
Peter McCracken, Serials Solutions
Reported by Glenda Griffin
Peter McCracken spoke to an audience at the 2009 NASIG conference regarding a joint undertaking of the United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). This ongoing collaboration resulted in the creation of the Knowledge Bases and Related Tools (KBART) project. KBART is aimed at improving electronic access for users through resolution of identified problems regarding the transmission and exchange of data between significant entities. According to McCracken, these entities, which include content providers, vendors and librarians, struggle with difficulties stemming from three major factors: bad data, bad formatting and lack of knowledge. Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: Tactics Session: KBART…
24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: Tactics Session: Navigating a Course for Serials Staffing into the New MillenniumSeptember 14, 2009 at 1:33 pm | Posted in Conference Reports, Tactics Sessions | Leave a comment
Navigating a Course for Serials Staffing into the New Millennium
Lynda Fuller Clendenning, Head of Acquisitions and Lori Duggan, Head of Electronic Resources, Indiana University
Reported by Amy Carlson
Lynda Fuller Clendenning and Lori Duggan presented on the process of assessing and implementing an electronic resources workflow at Indiana University. One year following a consulting firm’s recommendations, the changes to personnel, skill sets, and workflow has increased service response to library users and other library constituents, while giving them greater opportunities for future collaborations. Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: Tactics Session: Navigating a Course for Serials Staffing into the New Millennium…
Managing Electronic Resource Statistics
Nancy Beals, Wayne State University
Reported by Alita Pierson
Nancy Beals of Wayne State University discussed the popular topic of statistics management. Every single person sitting in the audience knew the pain and challenges involved in shepherding such data. Beals’s presentation was a friendly introduction to how Wayne State Libraries (WSL) handles statistic management. Utilizing tools such as SUSHI and formal ERMs, Beals outlined a multi-pronged strategy that permits WSL to glean the maximum benefit from its electronic resources. Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: Tactics Session: Managing Electronic Resource Statistics…