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NASIG Call for Papers and Proposals for 2005 Conference Anne McKee 19 Aug 2004 20:54 UTC

Call for Proposals and Program Ideas

"Roaring into our 20’s"

NASIG 2005 Annual Conference
May 19-22, 2005
The Hilton Minneapolis and Towers
Minneapolis, MN

On May 19, 2005, the President of the North American Serials Interest
Group will open the first session of NASIG's 20th annual conference in
Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the shores of the Mississippi River.
Minneapolis and its twin city, St. Paul, are known for their cultural and
recreational opportunities and beautiful natural surroundings.  The Twin
Cities also mark the beginning of the roaring Upper Mississippi River.
This is a perfect setting to celebrate an organizational milestone, to
reflect on the past and to dream about the future.

To this end, the 2005 Program Planning Committee invites proposals and
program ideas for pre-conference, vision, strategy and tactics sessions
that acknowledge the serials community’s and NASIG’s past and explore our
future.  The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted
proposals for their content, timeliness, and relevance to the conference
theme and reserves the right to combine, blend, or refocus proposals to
maximize their relevance and to avoid duplication.  In addition, the
Committee will treat all submissions as suggestions and guideposts.  Time
management issues and reimbursement guidelines generally limit each
session to two speakers.  Also note that 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.

Sessions Types:

·Pre-conferences are in-depth programs that focus on practical aspects of
our work and skills we need on a daily basis.  In general, these programs
are several hours in duration, have limited attendance, and may include
hands-on training.

·Vision sessions are offered at no-conflict times to allow all conference
attendees to participate.  These programs generally deal with the larger
universe of ideas and issues that may influence the serials world.

·Strategy sessions generally deal with all or, at least, several segments
of the serials world including, but not limited to publishers, vendors,
service providers, and librarians.

·Tactics Sessions are designed to address day-to-day issues and generally
deal with one or two practical aspects of the serials world.

Vision and Strategy speakers are required to produce a written paper for
the conference proceedings.  Because NASIG publishes its conference
proceedings, content needs to be unique for copyright purposes.  All
presentations must be original and not previously presented at other

For more information about the North American Serials Interest Group,
please see:

NASIG has a reimbursement policy for conference speakers whose
organizations do not cover expenses.  For more information about this
policy, please see:

To suggest a proposal or an idea, please fill out the submission form
available at:  The deadline
for this call for proposals and ideas is October 1, 2004.