24:2 (2009:05) May 2009 Table of Contents

June 1, 2009 at 1:44 pm | Posted in TOCs | Leave a comment

May 2009

Table of Contents

President’s Corner
Executive Board Minutes
January Meeting
February Conference Call
March Conference Call
Treasurer’s Report
2009 Election Results
2009 Award Winners
24th Annual Conference (2009)
CPC Update
PPC Update
Preconference Lineup
Business Meeting Agenda and Brainstorming Topic
Horizon Award Winner Essay
25th Annual Conference (2010)
2010 Conference Location Announced
Gracemary Smulewitz
Financial Development Committee
Other NASIG News
NASIG Is All A-Twitter
New Adventures in Continuing Education
You, Too, Might Organize an UnConference
Regional UnConference Evaluation Report
Mentoring Program
LSOC Still Looking for a Few Good Ambassadors
N&E Seeks Member Input on Election Process
Call for Newsletter Conference Reporters
2008 Proceedings Available Online
—Committee Annual Reports
——Awards & Recognition
——Continuing Education
——Database & Directory
——Electronic Communications
——Financial Development
——Library School Outreach
——Membership Development
——Nominations & Elections
——Program Planning
——Publications/Public Relations
——Site Selection
Other Serials & E-Resources News
——Scholarly Kitchen

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24:2 (2009:05) President’s Corner

June 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm | Posted in President's Corner | Leave a comment

Jill Emery, NASIG President


The 24th annual conference is just about two weeks away and it is definitely exciting these days!  The board is finishing up some last minute business items before our meeting on 3 June 2009, my last as president of the board.  The conference program is wonderful and all the sessions are getting some really fantastic turn-outs.  The preconferences have all made their minimum enrollments and the “Basics of E-Resources Licensing” has far exceeded our anticipation for attendance.  This is a really solid offering of programs and Program Planning has done a truly amazing job getting speakers lined up and set.  It should be noted that one program planning co-chair even found time to give birth to her first child on the first of May!  Congratulations to Erika Ripley and her new daughter Honora!!  Erika will be unable to attend the conference but Anne Mitchell, the co-chair assigned for 2009-10, will step in to help Morag Boyd out with all Program Planning concerns from this point forward.
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24:2 (2009:05) Committee Annual Report: PPC

June 1, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Program Planning | Leave a comment


The main business for the 2008/2009 year for the Program Planning Committee was to develop the program for the 2009 conference.

Three vision speakers were selected through discussions among the PPC and board. Peter Morville, Carol Tenopir, and Geoffrey Bilder are the slated vision speakers. Continue Reading 24:2 (2009:05) Committee Annual Report: PPC…

24:2 (2009:05) Committee Annual Report: Proceedings

June 1, 2009 at 12:58 pm | Posted in Proceedings | Leave a comment


Committee members:  Buddy Pennington, University of Missouri – Kansas City, Lori J. Terrill, University of Wyoming (new member for 2009/2010), Allyson Zellner, EBSCO

Board liaison: Virginia Taffurelli, New York Public Library


  • A brief schedule regarding the editing of the 2008 papers is provided below:
    • 2008 conference reports were due to the editors on July 18, 2008.  The editors provided extensions for a handful of authors.
    • The editors used Google Docs to edit the papers and prepare them for Taylor & Francis.
    • The edited papers were uploaded to Taylor & Francis’ CATS online production system in December 2008.
    • The proofs were reviewed by the editors in early February 2009.
    • The Proceedings were published online by Taylor & Francis in mid-March 2009.
  • The 2008 Conference Proceedings were published as v.56 of The Serials Librarian. Taylor & Francis has uploaded the volume on its InformaWorld site. PDFs of all of the papers have been sent to ECC on April 7, 2009 to upload to the NASIG website.
  • The following changes were made to the Proceedings volume:
    • The Proceedings are now published as a combined volume instead of two combined issues (1/2 and 3/4) under Haworth.
    • A new cover was designed by Taylor & Francis for The Serials Librarian.
  • The complimentary copies list was submitted to Taylor and Francis in March 2009. The editors will follow up with Taylor & Francis since the online CATS production system can send forms to authors to provide this information for the issue.  If CATS can do this for all presenters and recorders, the editors’ work required for this list will be reduced significantly.
  • Lori Terrill from the University of Wyoming has been selected as the new Proceedings editor for the 2009/2010 term. She will be replacing Buddy Pennington, who rotates off prior to the 2009 conference.
  • Per the approval of the NASIG Board, The Serials Librarian is now a member of COPE (The Committee on Publication Ethics).
  • The editors are currently working on:
    • Collecting applications for recorders for the 2009 conference.
    • Making revisions to the editors manual using Google Docs.
    • Contacting Taylor & Francis regarding the 2009 Proceedings editorial schedule and workflow.





Name of person submitting report:
Buddy Pennington
Lori Terrill
Allyson Zellner

24:2 (2009:05) Committee Annual Report: PubPR

June 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Posted in Publications/PR | Leave a comment


Glen Wiley, chair (Cornell University) and Kathryn Johns-Masten, co-chair (SUNY Oswego)

Members: Nancy Olsen (Sage Publications), Marilyn Carney (Wake Tech), Wm. Joseph Thomas (East Carolina University), Susan Banoun (University of Cincinnati), Sandy Folsom (Central Michigan University)
Board liaison: Rick Anderson


In order to meet NASIG’s obligation to provide content to the UKSG’s Serials E-news, our committee has asked authors of NASIGuides and of particularly good articles in the NASIG Newsletter to grant permission for them to be published by UKSG as well.  However, we did not get too many contributors.  Also, our committee asked all former board members back to 2003 who are still active in NASIG.  We had a few former board members that might be interested, but none of them have produced articles yet.   This is an ongoing effort. Continue Reading 24:2 (2009:05) Committee Annual Report: PubPR…

24:2 (2009:05) Committee Annual Report: Site Selection

June 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Posted in Site Selection | Leave a comment


Committee Members:  Jill Emery, Rick Anderson, Joyce Tenney

Two sites were reviewed for the 2010 annual conference and Palm Springs, Rancho Las Palmas, was selected.   A successful contract was negotiated and the 2010 annual conference will be at the lovely resort of Rancho Las Palmas, Palm Springs, California, on June 3-6, 2010, with a room rate of $128 (plus tax) per night.  For information about Rancho Las Palmas see the following website:

Bids were solicited for the 2011 conference from a variety of cities and over a variety of dates in March, May and June, 2011 to gauge the differences in rates and options.  Well over 50 proposals have been received and are being reviewed.

A report will be made to the board at the annual meeting on possible locations for the 2011 conference.

24:2 (2009:05) Citations

June 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm | Posted in Citations | Leave a comment

Kurt Blythe, Column Editor

[Note: Please report citations for publications by the membership—to include scholarship, reviews, criticism, essays, and any other published works which would benefit the membership to read.  You may submit citations on behalf of yourself or other members to Kurt Blythe at kcblythe@email.unc.edu.  Contributions on behalf of fellow members will be cleared with the author(s) before they are printed.  Include contact information with submissions.]

Summer approaches, and with it a new edition of “Citations.”  A poster, an essay, and three articles are this quarter’s recommended beach reading.  Thanks to the authors for their submissions, and thanks to the membership, generally, for continuing to support this column.  Enjoy.

BLAKE, KRISTEN and JACQUIE SAMPLES. “Creating Organization Name Authority within an Electronic Resources Management System.” Library Resources & Technical Services 53.2 (2009): 94-107. Print.

POPE, BARBARA M. Setting Up an Open URL Resolver in PubMed: One Library’s Experience.  KLA/MPLA Joint Conference 2009: Libraries: Dynamic Places, People & Ideas. Hyatt Regency/Century II Convention Center, Wichita. 2 April 2009.  <http://www.kansaslibraryassociation.org/associations/8255/files/SettingOpenURLpubmed.pdf>. Poster.

POPE, BARBARA M. “Intrinsic Motivation as a Key to Student Employee Retention.” KLA Connects Newsletter (Winter 2009): 4.  <http://www.kansaslibraryassociation.org/associations/8255/files/klawinter2009.pdf>.

SCHERLEN, ALLAN, Xiaorong Shao, and Elizabeth Cramer. “Bridges to China: Developing Partnerships between Serials Librarians in the U.S. and China.” Serials Review 35:2 (June 2009).

Accessible full-text from the NC DOCKS Institutional Repository: https://libres.uncg.edu/ir/asu/listing.aspx?styp=ti&id=1258

ABSTRACT:  University librarians in China face many of the same challenges related to serials management that confront librarians in the United States. The authors discuss the importance for librarians in the United States, especially those working with serials, to establish and build ties with librarians in other countries, such as China. Benefits of an exchange could include sharing information about best practices, exchange of serial materials, and working together on mutually advantageous projects. Acknowledging the growing interest in international library exchange programs, the authors relate their own institution’s efforts to build international ties with Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and Shaanxi Normal University in Xi’an, China. In establishing these ties, the authors have traveled to China and interviewed librarians about serials acquisition, processing, and management.

TERRILL, LORI J. “A Snapshot of Early Acceptance of the CONSER Standard Record in Local Catalogs.” Serials Review 35:1 (2009): 16-27.

24:2 (2009:05) Other Serials & E-Resources News: The Scholarly Kitchen Serves Up a Unique Buffet of Topics in Scholarly Publishing

June 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm | Posted in Other Serials and E-Resources News | Leave a comment


Society for Scholarly Publishing

Wheat Ridge, CO (February 20, 2009) – If you think the world of scholarly publishing is all about the “so quiet you can hear a pin drop” library, think again. The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) has established the Scholarly Kitchen – a moderated blog that invites dialogue on diverse topics and current trends in the broad area of communication and the more focused issues of scholarly publishing.     Continue Reading 24:2 (2009:05) Other Serials & E-Resources News: The Scholarly Kitchen Serves Up a Unique Buffet of Topics in Scholarly Publishing…

24:2 (2009:05) Profile: FDC

June 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm | Posted in Financial Development, Profiles | Leave a comment

Susan Davis, Profiles Editor

For those of you who devour the NASIG treasurer reports in each issue of the Newsletter and at conference, you realize that NASIG has been very fortunate to build up a financial reserve over the past 23 years.  The organization has managed to weather dues increases, change of conference venue from college campus to hotel, moving online hosting facilities from non-profit to fee-based services, expanding from NASIGNET (email and early Web presence) to NASIGWeb with an integrated content management system, all without a major sacrifice in programs or activities.  However, events like SARS, domestic terrorism, and a deep recession have raised awareness that past revenue models cannot be depended on in perpetuity. Continue Reading 24:2 (2009:05) Profile: FDC…

24:2 (2009:05) Committee Annual Report: MDC

June 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Posted in Membership Development | Leave a comment


Marla Chesler, co-chair 2006-2009 (FEDLINK) and Alice Rhoades, co-chair 2008-2010 (Rice University), Jenni Wilson, co-chair 2009-2010 (Alexander Street Press)

Members:  Abigail Bordeaux (Ex Libris Group), Tina Feick (Harrassowitz), Linda Smith Griffin (Louisiana State University), Anne Meringolo (Simmons College), Stuart Silcox (Swets Information Services), Christine Stamison (Swets Information Services), Vicki Stanton (University of North Florida), Sarah Tusa (Lamar University), Jenna Venker Weidenbenner (The Career Center, UIUC), Dana Walker (University of Georgia, Gracemary Smulewitz (Rutgers University Libraries)
Board liaison:  Bob Boissy (Springer Science + Business Media Sales)

May 2009 Report (Revised)



  • Obtaining updated membership and conference attendance data from Database & Directory.
  • Use the Charleston Conference attendee list to solicit membership from vendors that are not currently NASIG members.  We are working on the draft of a letter which should be reviewed by a vendor to make sure we cover all of the benefits. (Strategic direction #2)
  • Update our annual statistics with new data.
  • Work on the Membership Development Committee guideline.
  • Continue distributing the new NASIG brochures.
  • New brochure design once the French and English translations are completed.
  • Make sure the online membership forms are updated with the new versions. Continue Reading 24:2 (2009:05) Committee Annual Report: MDC…
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