25:1 (2010:03) Committee Updates: Proceedings

March 22, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Posted in Proceedings | Leave a comment

[Ed. note:  Excerpted from the January report to the Executive Board.]

Proceedings
Allyson A. Zellner and Lori J. Terrill, Co-Chairs

Activities

  • This year’s Proceedings are comprised of 33 individual papers.  We had a couple of challenges with the papers.  We did not receive one paper from a volunteer recorder, even after several reminders.  To ensure the session would be represented in the Proceedings we had the author of the session paper for the NASIG Newsletter repurpose her contribution so that it could be used in the Proceedings.  Additionally, approximately six weeks after the conference we learned that a recorder was expected for a vision session paper, although this was not indicated to the editors beforehand.  We found a volunteer recorder willing to write a paper for the session using a poor quality audio recording.
  • Papers have been collected and editing is nearly complete.  We will have the papers completely uploaded into Taylor & Francis’ CATS production system by January 20, 2010.  Proofs are expected in late February or early March with publication in April.  The Proceedings should be published as a single combined issue. We are working with Kara Beltzer, Production Editor at Taylor & Francis.
  • We will be working in January and February to collect the complimentary copies mailing list.
  • We will be updating our manual this spring.
  • Prior to the 2010 annual conference the Proceedings editors will purchase a digital recorder which will be used to record vision sessions for use by the speaker or the recorder if the speaker requests one.

Feedback on new website

  • What has been your experience in using the new NASIG website?
    • We consult the Proceedings page to ensure the content is available.  We also routinely check the discussion forums for information pertinent to the Proceedings.  When in need of contact information for a presenter or recorder we also check the membership directory, but at times find that individuals are either unlisted or their contact information is outdated.
  • What suggestions do you have for developments and improvements in the website and back-end uses?
    • None
  • What other technologies are you using in your committee communications, or what other technologies have you explored?
    • Google Docs
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