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 20s" 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 communitys and NASIGs 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 conferences. For more information about the North American Serials Interest Group, please see: http://www.nasig.org. NASIG has a reimbursement policy for conference speakers whose organizations do not cover expenses. For more information about this policy, please see: http://www.nasig.org/public/reimbursement_policy.htm To suggest a proposal or an idea, please fill out the submission form available at: http://www.nasig.org/public/forms/idea.htm. The deadline for this call for proposals and ideas is October 1, 2004.