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Call for Proposals and Program Ideas Steve Savage 19 Aug 2005 13:18 UTC


21st Annual Conference
“Mile High Views:  Surveying the Serials Vista”
May 4-7, 2006
The Denver Marriott City Center
Denver, CO

The President of the North American Serials Interest Group will open the first session of the 21st annual conference on May 4, 2006 in Denver, Colorado.  The Rocky Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop to a bustling metropolitan area that enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year.  Denver has a lively downtown area as the city is overflowing with colleges, parks, museums, sporting events and more.  Denver attracted people to its frontier atmosphere, starting off as a rowdy frontier and mining town.  Today it still attracts individuals of the same spirit and they have helped it grow into a modern and sophisticated city.  Denver’s magnetism will be the perfect environment as we survey the serials vista.

To this end, the 2006 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals and/or program ideas for pre-conference, vision, strategy and tactics sessions.  Please keep in mind the following:

• The PPC 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.
• PPC will treat all submissions as suggestions and
• Time management issues and reimbursement guidelines
  generally limit each session to two speakers.
• 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 PPC.
• 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:

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


PRE-CONFERENCES are in-depth programs that focus on practical aspects of the work and skills we perform 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. These sessions are 90 minutes; please allow 10 minutes for questions from the audience.

TACTICS SESSIONS are designed to address day-to-day issues and generally deal with one or two practical aspects of the serials world. These sessions are 60 minutes; please allow 10 minutes for questions from the audience.

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 September 1, 2005.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Rachel Frick, June Garner, or Tonia Graves at: