24:1 (2009:03) PPC Update

March 3, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Posted in Program Planning | Leave a comment


Morag Boyd and Erika Ripley, PPC Co-Chairs

We think the 24th annual conference in Asheville is shaping up to be a terrific NASIG conference. The Program Planning Committee is working hard on the program for June’s conference, and it promises to be a great program.

We’ll be hearing from these 3 exciting vision speakers:

Peter Morville, President, Semantic Studios (http://findability.org/)
Carol Tenopir, Director of Research, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee (http://web.utk.edu/~tenopir/)
Geoffrey Bilder, Director of Strategic Initiatives, CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/)

As you expect from NASIG, the program will offer a variety of strategy and tactics sessions to provide a wide range of both strategic and practical information. There will also be several preconferences offered in Asheville. Topics will include e-resource management basics, licensing issues, and e-serials cataloging. For more information about these and other opportunities, please check out the program details on the conference website (http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm) as things develop.

Would you like to get more involved while at the conference this year? There are several opportunities for you. Please consider submitting a proposal for a poster session or volunteering to facilitate one of the user groups or informal discussion groups. The call for posters is included in below (deadline March 27), and the calls for user group and informal discussion group facilitators will be out in mid-March.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Asheville!

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites poster session proposals for the 24th NASIG conference in Asheville, North Carolina, June 4-7, 2009. The theme of the conference is “Riding the Rapids through Mountains of Change.”

Posters will be on display 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 5. Presenters should be available to discuss their topics during the afternoon break on this day.  The submission form is online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=9XSrbEnxBpC4AFhJIIzXXQ_3d_3d. 

Poster sessions provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas and new applications of technology. Sessions may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the serials community. In keeping with NASIG’s tradition of non-commercialism, poster sessions focusing solely on a commercial product will not be accepted.

Deadline for submission: Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 27, 2009. Members of the PPC’s Subcommittee on Poster Sessions will evaluate abstracts. Presenters will be notified in April 2009.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Erika Ripley and Morag Boyd at: prog-plan@nasig.org


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