Reminder: 2nd call for NASIG 2013 Proposals publicist 22 Oct 2012 15:44 UTC

NASIG 28th Annual Conference
The Art of Information/The Architecture of Knowledge
June 6 - 9, 2013
Buffalo, New York

The 2013 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, resource acquisition, management,
and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case
studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings
are encouraged.

In this 2nd call for proposals PPC would like to especially
encourage proposals related to three of the core
competencies:  Standards and systems of cataloging and
classification, metadata, and indexing (i.e. RDA); licensing
and legal framework (i.e. consortia licensing, licensing,
and negotiations with vendors); and scholarly communication.
We will also consider programs focusing on all the Core
Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force
developed for Electronic Resources Librarians. Please refer
to the Core Competencies
for the draft document.

Program topics from the Core Competencies:
•	Electronic resource life cycle and management
•	Collection analysis and development
•	Standards and systems of cataloging and classification,
metadata, and indexing
•	Technology and providing access to electronic resources
•	Licensing and legal framework
•	Standards, initiatives, and best practices
•	Scholarly communication

Please use the online form
( to submit a
proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will
close on October 31, 2012.

Please note the following:
•	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 (
•	Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy
reimbursement of speaker expenses.
•	The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an
independent organization that promotes communication,
understanding, and sharing of ideas among all members of the
serials and e-resources information community.  For more
information, please go to

Inquiries may be sent to PPC at:

We look forward to a great conference in Buffalo!

Karen Davidson and Kelli Getz
NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair

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