25:2 (2010:05) PPC Update

May 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Posted in Conference, Program Planning | Leave a comment

PPC Update
2010 Vision Sessions

Morag Boyd and Anne Mitchell, PPC Co-Chairs

The Program Planning Committee is very excited about the vision sessions for NASIG’s 2010 conference in Palm Springs, California. You can still regisger until May 20 so you can have an opportunity to hear these great speakers.  These diverse presentations will speak to some of the important issues facing the serials community.  How can we leverage the data we have?  What changes are facing publishing?  And what are the systems libraries need to manage serials in this environment?
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25:2 (2010:05) Business Meeting Agenda and Brainstorming Topic

May 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Posted in Brainstorming, Business Meeting, Conference | Leave a comment

Business Meeting Agenda and Brainstorming Topic

Below are the agenda for the annual NASIG business meeting and the topic for the brainstorming session.  The business meeting will take place on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. and will segue directly into the brainstorming session.  Linda Griffin will serve as parliamentarian for both the business meeting and the brainstorming session.  The brainstorming session will end at 5:15.

Business Meeting Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Highlights from the past year, presented by Rick Anderson
  3. Secretary’s report, presented by Carol Ann Borchert
  4. Treasurer’s report, presented by Peter Whiting
  5. Introduction to the 2009-2010 board, presented by June Garner and Eleanor Cook (Nominations & Elections Committee co-chairs)
  6. Recognition of outgoing board members and committee chairs, presented by Carol Ficken & Chris Brady (Awards & Recognition Committee co-chairs)
  7. Discussion of old business, presented by Linda Griffin, parliamentarian
  8. Call for new business, presented by Linda Griffin

Brainstorming Topic

Topic of brainstorming:  The Electronic Communications Committee will present the results of a recent survey on NASIG communication, and solicit your thoughts on ways that our organizational communication could be improved.  Blogs, forums, listservs, RSS feeds, mass Tweeting—what works best for you and keeps you in the loop?  (Discussion facilitated by Linda Griffin.)

25:2 (2010:05) NASIG Mentoring Program

May 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Posted in Conference, Mentoring Task Force | Leave a comment

NASIG Mentoring Program
Gracemary Smulewitz and Dana Walker, Co-Chairs

NASIG is again sponsoring a conference mentoring program to help make new conference attendees feel more at ease, highlight membership benefits and create networking opportunities. The program will match experienced NASIG conference attendees with new conference goers.

Please see the information and forms at: http://www.nasig.org/mentoring.cfm.

To be a mentee, the only requirement is attendance at the 25th annual NASIG conference in Palm Springs, California, June 3-6, 2010.

To be a mentor, we ask for previous attendance to at least one NASIG conference, willingness to meet with your mentee at the conference, and establishing contact with your mentee prior to the conference.

Mentees and mentors are invited to the First-timers Reception on Thursday, June 3 from 4:15 to 5:00 p.m., and should strive to attend the reception.

The deadline for applications will be Monday, May 10. After all applications are received, you will be contacted within a few days with the name of your partner and general guidelines. This program has been very successful for several years and we look forward to your participation this year!

For additional information about the mentoring program, please contact the committee co-chairs:

Gracemary Smulewitz, co-chair, smulewi@rci.rutgers.edu
Dana Walker, co-chair, dmwalker@uga.edu

25:2 (2010:05) CPC Update

May 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Posted in Conference, Conference Planning | Leave a comment

CPC Update
Mike Markwith and Cory Tucker, CPC Co-Chairs

The Conference Planning Committee is working in high gear to finalize arrangements for NASIG’s 25th anniversary conference coming up June 3-6 at the beautiful Rancho Las Palmas resort in Palm Springs, California.

In honor of NASIG’s 25th anniversary, the Executive Board authorized a registration discount of $25 for anyone registering by April 26, twenty five days before the end of early registration.  Though the early registration deadline has passed, there’s still time to register before May 20.

Everyone who registered prior to April 26 will automatically be entered into a drawing for a $100 resort gift certificate.  The gift certificate can be used for anything at the resort, including room.

A highlight of this conference will be the 25th anniversary dinner to be held Saturday night.  Expect lots of memories, surprises, and a DJ for tripping the light fantastic.

Finally, we are asking all registrants to bring an old NASIG conference bag, or any bag.  There will be prizes awarded in categories known only to CPC co-chairs, but “classic” (i.e., oldest) and “creative” (i.e., interesting) might be in consideration.  We hope to make this conference a little greener by emphasizing recycling, both of conference bags and in terms of having less printed materials.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Palm Springs!

25:1 (2010:03) Call for Discussion Groups and User Groups

March 29, 2010 at 1:41 am | Posted in Conference | Leave a comment

Call for Discussion Groups and User Groups

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites ideas for topics and volunteers for session facilitators for discussion groups and user groups at the 25th annual conference (http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm) in Palm Springs, California, June 3-6, 2010. Continue Reading 25:1 (2010:03) Call for Discussion Groups and User Groups…

25:1 (2010:03) 25th Annual Conference (2010) Call for Posters

March 10, 2010 at 12:16 am | Posted in Conference, Poster Sessions, Program Planning | Leave a comment

Call for Posters
Anne Mitchell and Morag Boyd, PPC Co-Chairs

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites poster session proposals for the 25th NASIG conference in Palm Springs, California, June 3-6, 2010.  The theme of the conference is “An Oasis in Shifting Sands: NASIG at 25.”

Posters will be on display 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5.  Presenters must be available to discuss their topics during the afternoon break on this day.

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. Continue Reading 25:1 (2010:03) 25th Annual Conference (2010) Call for Posters…

25:1 (2010:03) 25th Annual Conference (2010) 
PPC Update


March 10, 2010 at 12:11 am | Posted in Conference, Conference Planning, Program Planning | Leave a comment

25th Annual Conference (2010) 
PPC Update
Anne Mitchell and Morag Boyd, PPC Co-Chairs

We think the 25th annual conference in Palm Springs is shaping up to be an outstanding NASIG conference. The Program Planning Committee is working hard on the program for June’s conference, and it promises to be a great program.

As in years past, the program will offer a variety of strategy and tactics sessions to provide a wide range of both strategic and practical information in the areas of acquisitions and licensing, cataloging and access, collections, e-resource management, and publishing and scholarly communication.  This year’s preconference will focus on Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging standard and successor to AACR2.  NASIG has shifted this workshop to a later-than-usual time slot so that budget-minded travelers can arrive the morning of the preconference. Please check out the program details on the conference website (http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm) as things develop. Continue Reading 25:1 (2010:03) 25th Annual Conference (2010) 
PPC Update
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24:4 (2009:12) Conference Planning Committee Wrap-Up Report

December 9, 2009 at 7:23 pm | Posted in Conference, Conference Planning | Leave a comment

CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE
WRAP-UP REPORT
2009 CONFERENCE, ASHEVILLE, NC

Conference Planning Committee

Members:
Jennifer Arnold, Mary Bailey, Chris Burris, Maria Collins, Eleanor Cook (co-chair), Christie Degener, Pam Draper, Laurie Edwards, Kay Johnson, Gail Julian, Steve Kelley (co-chair), Rebecca Kemp, Selden Lamoureux, Nancy Newsome, Frieda Rosenberg, Jacquie Samples, Merrill Smith, Gale Teaster, Shoko Tokoro, Rob Wolf
Consultant: Joyce Tenney
Board liaison: Sarah Wessel Continue Reading 24:4 (2009:12) Conference Planning Committee Wrap-Up Report…

24:3 (2009:09) 24th Conference: Photos

September 18, 2009 at 2:13 pm | Posted in Conference, Photos | Leave a comment
Welcome to NASIG 2009!

Welcome to NASIG 2009!

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24:3 (2009:09) Call for Proposals

August 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Posted in Conference | Leave a comment

NASIG 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
An Oasis in Shifting Sands: NASIG at 25
June 3-6, 2010
Palm Springs, California

The 2010 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals and/or program ideas for preconference, vision, strategy, and tactics sessions.  The program planners are interested in hearing from publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the field of serials and electronic resources about issues relating to scholarly communication, publishing, licensing, and cataloging.

This call for proposals will close on September 25, 2009. Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Morag Boyd and Anne Mitchell at: prog-plan@nasig.org

Please keep in mind the following when submitting an idea or program proposal:

  • The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content and timeliness.
  • PPC will treat all submissions as suggestions and guideposts.  PPC may work with potential presenters to blend or refocus proposals to maximize their relevance to attendees and avoid duplication.
  • Proposals should name any particular products or services that will be the focus of a presentation, but keep in mind that programs should not promote a specific institution, product, or service.
  • Proposals based on descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.
  • Time management issues generally limit each session to two speakers.  Panels of four (4) or more speakers must be discussed in advance with the PPC (prog-plan@nasig.org).
  • Proposals may be suggested as one type of session and/or format and ultimately be accepted as any one of the other types of sessions or formats; this decision is the purview of the Program Planning Committee.
  • Vision and strategy speakers presenting original content are required to produce a written paper for the conference Proceedings.
  • NASIG has a reimbursement policy for conference speakers whose organizations do not cover expenses.  Details about reimbursement are available on the NASIG website.
  • The Program Planning Committee hopes to notify applicants of the status of their proposals in December 2009.
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