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First Call for Proposals-NASIG 2012 Conference publicist 12 Sep 2011 20:15 UTC

The first Call for Proposals for the NASIG 2012 conference
will close this Friday, September 16, 2011.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC Chair (Michael Hanson)and
Vice Chair (Karen Davidson) at:

NASIG 27th Annual Conference
Creating Harmony from Dis-chord
June 7 - 10, 2012
Nashville, Tennessee

The 2012 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals
for conference sessions. Publishers, vendors, librarians,
and others in the field of electronic resources and serials
are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly
communication, publishing, and resource acquisition,
management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging
trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental
research findings are encouraged.

The PPC is looking for topics within, though not limited to,
the following learning tracks:

Access and Discovery
Acquisitions and Licensing
Archiving and Preservation
Cataloging and Metadata
Collection Development
eResources, eSerials, eBooks and  eManagement
Mobile Technology
Open Access and Digital Repositories
Publishing and Scholarly communication

To propose a program or idea, please use the online form
( This Call for
Proposals will close on September 16, 2011.

Please note the following:

* Formerly, NASIG conferences included sessions with the
designations of “Strategy” and “Tactic.” These
designations will not be used at the 2012 conference, and
all sessions that formerly held these designations will be
one hour long.

* The Program Planning Committee welcomes proposals that are
still in the formative stages, and may work with potential
presenters to focus their proposals further.

* Proposals should name any particular products or services
that are integral to the content of the presentation.
However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be
used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service,
or institution.

* Time management issues generally limit each session to two
to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four
(4) or more speakers must be discussed in advance with the
Program Planning Committee (

* NASIG has a reimbursement policy
( for
conference speakers whose organizations do not cover

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC Chair (Michael Hanson) and
Vice Chair (Karen Davidson) at:

We look forward to a great conference in Nashville!

Michael Hanson and Karen Davidson
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice Chair

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest
Group, Inc. is an independent organization that promotes
communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the
serials information chain – anyone working with or
concerned about serial publications.  For more information
about NASIG, please visit

Amanda N. Price
Publicist, NASIG, Inc.