Call for reporters Carol Diedrichs 10 Feb 1998 00:12 UTC

_LAPT_ (Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory) regularly covers
conferences related to serials, acquisitions, and collection development.
In addition, we try to provide coverage for other conferences as well:
those with an international focus or those which include our areas of
interest in addition to other areas.

I am soliciting your help and interest in covering four conferences this
spring/summer.  For these conferences a report of the entire conference is
desired.  The reports would appear as a single article in the journal with
the reporter(s) byline.  The single (or primary) author receives reprints
and proofs of their section for review.  Reports are generally 10-20
double-spaced pages depending on the content of the meeting covered.  In
some cases, lengthy programs might warrant longer reports.

If you are planning to attend either of these conferences and would be
interested in providing a report on the program, please respond via e-mail
( as soon as possible.  Your finished report would be
due to me approximately one month after the conference ended. An excellent
sample report appears in vol. 21, no. 2 -- Rachel Miller, "Emerging Patterns
of Collection Development in an Expanding Resource Sharing, Electronic
Information, and Network Environment: Report of a Conference," _Library
Acquisitions: Practice and Theory_ 21 (1997): 211-219.  More extensive
guidelines for the article are also available.

Thanks in advance for your help.

**Seventh North Carolina Serials Conference
        Date:   March 5-6, 1998
        Place:  Chapel Hill, NC

**United Kingdom Serials Group
        Date:   March 30-April 1, 1998
        Place:  Exeter, UK

**Making Choices: Philosophies and Practices in Collection Assessment and
Evaluation (sponsored by the University of Minnesota and MINITEX)
        Date:   May 18, 1998
        Place:  St. Paul, MN

**Digital Reality: Managing Electronic Resources (sponsored by NELINET)
        Date:   June 1-2, 1998
        Place:  Marlborough, MA

Carol Pitts Diedrichs
Interim Assistant Director for Technical Services and
      Head, Acquisition Department
Editor, Library Acquisitions: Practice & Theory
The Ohio State University Libraries
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Columbus, OH, 43210-1286
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