Call for Papers--1996 NASIG Conference (Susan Davis) Ann Ercelawn 06 Jun 1995 01:32 UTC

Date: Mon, 05 Jun 1995 16:47:13 -0400 (EDT)
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                   11TH ANNUAL NASIG CONFERENCE (1996):

"Pioneering New Serials Frontiers: From Petroglyphs to

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), an
organization that serves the interests of U.S., Canadian and
Mexican members of the serials information chain, will make a
stop on scenic Route 66 in 1996.  Our eleventh annual conference
to be held June 20-23, 1996 at the University of New Mexico in
Albuquerque, a city which balances the prehistoric past with a
high-tech present.  NASIG's annual conference provides a forum in
which librarians, publishers, vendors, educators, binders,
systems developers, and other serials specialists exchange views,
present new ideas, proactively seek solutions to common problems,
and discuss matters of current interest.  The proceedings are
published in Serials Librarian and in electronic format on the
NASIG gopher.

NASIG's Program Planning Committee invites proposals for plenary
papers and preconferences that deal with "big picture" aspects of
the theme.  We are especially interested in papers or pre-
conference ideas that will explore the pioneering boundaries and
relationships of NASIG's various constituencies.  Examples:
* a new generation of multi-media serials publications
* can electronic serials be adequately preserved/archived?
* the role of preprint databases in scholarly communication
* emerging roles for libraries, publishers and vendors
* the development of strategic alliances between commercial firms
     and non-profit institutions
* how scholars and the academy view the serials frontier
* is access in lieu of ownership really working?
* the end-user as selector or "collection manager"
* what kinds of serials do users want?
* AACR2 and the information age: is the code still relevant?
* will the World Wide Web replace the online catalog?

The Committee also invites workshop and preconference proposals
that will provide practical ideas and assistance in dealing with
an information world which combines both print and electronic
serial publications.  Examples:
* cooperative serials collection development projects
* cataloging electronic/multimedia serials/the Internet
* reorganizing to meet new customer expectations
* educating/retraining serialists for emerging information roles
* serials processing/cataloging resources found on the Internet
* how to obtain customer feedback
* new technologies/services/software packages/standards
* writing successful grants
* Internet use by publishers and vendors
* techniques for preserving electronic/paper serials

NASIG invites anyone in the information community to submit
proposals and suggested topics/speakers.  The Program Planning
Committee reserves the right to combine, blend, or refocus
proposals to maximize program breadth and relevance to our
membership.  As a result, only one presenter from proposals
submitted by teams may be invited to participate.

Since proposals are reviewed competitively, please include
complete information for maximum consideration:
* name, address, telephone/fax numbers, and e-address of the
* program title
* a 200-300 word abstract clearly explaining the proposal and,
     if appropriate, its relevance to our theme
* a prioritized preference for the proposal: plenary, workshop,
     or preconference

Proposals should be submitted -- via e-mail if at all possible --
no later than August 1, 1995 to Susan Davis, NASIG Secretary, to
receive consideration.  Send proposals to:

   Susan Davis
   Head, Periodicals
   University at Buffalo
   Lockwood Library Bldg.
   Buffalo, NY 14260-2200
   fax: 716-645-5955