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Pre-conference line-up for the 2009 Conference publicist 26 Mar 2009 16:46 UTC

The NASIG Program Planning Committee is very excited about
the pre-conference line-up for the 2009 Conference. For more
information on the NASIG Annual Conference or to register
for these sessions, please visit the Conference website -

Navigating Your Way Through the E-Journal Rapids
Full-Day Session: Wed. June 3rd , 9am-5pm

Whitewater rafting is an act of cooperation between you,
your guide, your raftmates and mainly the river. Successful
Ejournal management is no different. Cooperation and
understanding among many players are necessary to fulfill
user needs. This preconference will allow participants to
hear from publishers, subscription agents, PAMS (like
Serials Solutions), electronic resource management system
providers, platform providers and librarians in an effort to
identify best practices to successfully navigate the
intricacies of electronic journals.

Speakers: Susan Davis, University at Buffalo; Tina Feick,
Harrassowitz; Deberah England, Wright State University,
additional speakers TBA.

SCCTP Workshop: Electronic Serials Cataloging
1 1/2 Day Session: Wed. June 3, 9AM-5PM, Thurs. June 4,

Electronic Serials Cataloging Workshop, developed by the
Serials Cooperative Cataloging Training Program (SCCTP)
under the CONSER Program, is designed as a hands-on training
course for cataloging electronic serials distributed through
the Web. This workshop is based on Anglo-American Cataloging
Rules (AACR), 2nd edition, including the 2001 amendments and
the revised edition published in 2002. It incorporates key
revisions of chapter 9, "Electronic resources" and chapter
12 "Continuing resources" that apply to electronic serials,
but is not a comprehensive course on serials cataloging. The
course is also based on Library of Congress Rule
Interpretations, the MARC 21 format, and CONSER specific
policies and practices set forth in the CONSER Cataloging
Manual and CONSER Editing Guide. The curriculum includes six
lessons: Introduction; Cataloging an online serial;
Aggregations and packages; Online versions; Changes that
affect cataloging; Case studies. Audience: The course is
designed for those who have previous serials cataloging

Speakers: Linda Geisler and Esther Simpson, Library of

Basics of E-Resource Licensing
Half-Day Session: Thurs. June 4th, 9AM-1PM

This pre-conference will include hands-on and participatory
exercises that cover (1) an introduction to licensing
principles; (2) workflow management strategies for licensing
e-resources; (3) emerging standards; and (4) alternatives to

Speakers: Selden Lamoureux, North Carolina State University
Libraries; Clint Chamberlain , University of Texas

Marilyn M. Carney
Publicist, NASIG, Inc.