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

March 29, 2010 at 1:32 am | Posted in Publications/PR | Leave a comment

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

Publications and Public Relations
Kathryn Johns-Masten and Wm. Joseph Thomas, Co-Chairs

Continuing activities

Joseph Thomas will draft a new webpage with the goal of providing information on calls for papers, people interested in collaborating and people seeking co-authors.  This will serve our charge of “serving in a proactive role to encourage publication of serials-related literature, whether for publication by NASIG itself or by an outside publishing agent.”

We will continue to publicize the Speakers and Consultants Directory and NASIGuides via publicist emails, blog, Newsletter and NASIG website.

Marilyn Carney continues to serve admirably as NASIG Publicist, and is joined by new member Betsy Appleton as publicist-in-training.  The publicist has been sending announcements and   will continue to update the Publicist’s Manual as needed.  Co-chairs will work with the publicist to review listserv list and ensure it has up-to-date contact information.

We continue to send out solicitations for new NASIGuides in partial fulfillment of our charge to encourage the publication of new serials-related literature.  The September Newsletter includes a call for new NASIGuides.  See https://nasignews.wordpress.com/2009/09/15/243-200909-pubpr-seeking-new-nasiguide-authors/. Among ideas for new guides are these topics: pricing models, claiming workflows, FRBR implications for serials, and electronic resources workflow, but we are also willing to consider suggestions for appropriate new topics.  Unfortunately, no one replied to our Newsletter call for new NASIGuides.  We will contact authors of older guides seeking to have them updated.

The committee will continue to seek NASIG members who are willing to submit new entries in the Speakers and Consultants Directory, to serve as potential speakers for meetings or consultants to assist anyone in need of specialized expertise in aspects of serials librarianship.   We will include a call for interested people and a reminder about the Speakers and Consultants Directory in the next Newsletter.

Completed activities

The committee co-chairs have submitted to the board drafts of the Publicist’s Manual and of a NASIG Publicity Guide for Committees, containing two templates: Event Guide and Policy Change Announcement.

The Publicist’s Manual has been updated and placed on the committee’s private webspace.

We have uploaded one revised NASIGuide, “Title Changes.”

Marilyn Carney, NASIG Publicist, has continued to publicize NASIG-related announcements, like the upcoming 25th Annual NASIG Conference, new ALPSP workshops, and others.

Activities that support the NASIG Strategic Plan

We will continue to brainstorm and develop initiatives to expand and publicize the Speakers and Consultants Directory.  We also want to raise the visibility of the organization and the expertise of its members thru new avenues and publicity messages.

Actions required by board

Response to NASIG Publicity Guide for Committee templates for event and policy change announcements.

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