22:3 (2007:09) 22nd Conference (2007): Strategy Session: The First Ever NASIG Speed Rounds

August 31, 2007 at 12:31 pm | Posted in Conference Reports, Strategy Sessions | Leave a comment


On Your Mark, Get Set….Talk!  The First Ever NASIG Speed Rounds
Yvette Diven, CSA
Reported by Gene Gardner

Organized around the principle of speed dating, this was a fun, informative session to discuss issues between publishers and librarians.  Participating publishers included: the UKSG Transfer Group, Alexander Street Publishers, Now Publishers, Accucoms, Elsevier, University of Chicago Press, Institute of Physics, Sage, World Society of Chemistry, Portland Press, and the American Chemical Society.

Non-publisher participants divided into small groups and moved from table to table when the timer rang.  In this way non-publisher participants were able to interact with each publisher.  Issues discussed ranged from an explanation of products offered by the publisher, electronic archival access, usage statistics, perpetual access, communication from publishers to subscribers, and other scintillating topics.  This was a pleasant, informal way to interact with people.


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