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Registration will be closing soon for the New England Technical Services
Librarians' 2008 Spring Conference:
Cohabiting and Colliding: Print and Electronic Resources
Friday, April 4, 2008
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2008.
Visit the conference web site at
You may register online with a credit card, or print out a paper copy to
mail in with your check.
The increasing presence of digital resources and new modes of access are
driving changes in technical services-changes in standards, in workflow,
organizational structure, and staff allocation. Please join us to
examine some the implications of these changes and some strategies for
adaptation as technical services departments face the management
challenges posed by this ongoing shift.
Featured speakers for the morning session include
* Janet Swan Hill, Associate Director for Technical Services,
University of Colorado Libraries
"Entering an Alternate Universe"
* Jay Weitz, Senior Consulting Database Specialist, OCLC
"Standards for the Cataloging of Electronic Resources"
The afternoon will open with presentation of the NETSL Award for
Excellence in Technical Services. You will then have a choice among four
concurrent breakout sessions:
* (A) "The Elephant in the Room: some strategies for the
cohabitation of the traditional library with the digital repository"
Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication and Special
Initiatives Librarian, DuBois Library, University of
Meghan Banach, Metadata Catalog Librarian, DuBois Library,
University of Massachusetts/Amherst
* (B) "Integrating Online and Print Resources to Transform
Technical Services: one library's experience"
Daniel Dollar, Head of Collection Development & Management,
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
* (C) "Technical Services Efficiencies at Wesleyan University"
Sally Grucan, Head Cataloging Librarian, Wesleyan University
* (D) "Delivering E-Books to Users"
Anne Cerstvik Nolan, Electronic Resources Coordinator, Brown
The conference will conclude with a panel of the day's seven speakers
addressing your questions in an open discussion/question-and-answer