ALCTS Electronic Serials Institute 2 Beverley Geer 05 Feb 1998 22:13 UTC
CROSS LISTED TO SEVERAL LISTS. PLEASE EXCUSE THE DUPLICATION. ************************** ELECTRONIC SERIALS INSTITUTE - 2 Serials Section of ALCTS presents Through the Arch: Electronic Serials from Acquisition to Access on April 24-25, 1998, at the Regal Riverfront Hotel in St. Louis, MO Based on the successful institute on electronic serials held in Washington, DC in September 1997, the ALCTS Serials Section is pleased to announce that ESI-2 will be held in St. Louis, MO on April 24-25,1998. Librarians from all types and sizes of libraries need the practical skills to handle electronic serials as well as the conceptual understanding of the theoretical implications of this rapidly changing format. The Serials Section of ALCTS presents Through the Arch: Electronic Serials from Acquisition to Access, an institute designed to meet these needs, on April 24-25, 1998, at the Regal Riverfront Hotel in St. Louis, MO. The institute begins at midday on Friday, April 24, and continues all day on Saturday, April 25. The keynote presentation, focused breakout sessions, and a panel discussion will address both the theoretical and the practical aspects of electronic serials. Friedemann Weigel (Managing Partner, Information Systems Director, Harrassowitz, Germany) will offer a keynote titled Electronic Serials into the Millennium: Destruction, Change and Opportunities. A panel comprised of Sharon Cline McKay (Electronic Sales Manager, Blackwell's Information Services) and George Machovec (Technical Director, Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries) will discuss Management and Technical Considerations for Acquiring and Accessing Electronic Serials. There will be three breakouts designed to stimulate small group discussion on specific topics: Jim Mouw (Head of Serials, Univ. of Chicago) and Jack Montgomery (Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian, Univ. of Missouri Law School) on Acquisition of Electronic Serials: State of the Art. Where are We and Where are we going? Norma Fair (Catalog Librarian, Univ. of Missouri) and Beverley Geer (Head Cataloger, Trinity Univ., San Antonio) on Access to Digital Resources: Theory and Application for the Next Generation of Catalogers. Barbara Preece (Assistant Access Services Librarian, Southern Illinois Univ.) on Training: Helping Staff and Users Make the Transition to the Electronic Journal Environment. These breakouts will be offered three times. Shirley Baker (Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Dean of University Libraries, Washington Univ., St. Louis) will close the institute with highlights and reflections on the institute. AN ELECTRONIC BROCHURE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE AFTER FEBRUARY 15 ON THE ALCTS WEB PAGE AT www.ala.org/alcts/events or contact Karen L. Whittlesey at email@example.com (or phone 800-545-2433 ext. 5034) for information. To register contact Yvonne A. McLean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5032.