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The 9th Annual NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group) Conference is just around the corner. If you are a NASIG member, you should have received your conference packet and registration by now. If you are not a member or missed the mailing, read on! NORTH AMERICAN SERIALS INTEREST GROUP Ninth Annual Conference University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. June 2-5, 1994 A KALEIDOSCOPE OF CHOICES: RESHAPING ROLES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERIALISTS Registration and meals (full conference): $200 (U.S.) $265 (CDN) Pre-conference: $35 (U.S.) $45 (CDN) Daily rates available Accommodations: available at Walter Gage Complex on the UBC campus, room reservations handled separately. DEADLINES: Registration deadline May 2, 1994. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Brochures and registration forms: Diane Grover (Uni- versity of Washington, Seattle, WA). Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 206 543-4786; Fax: 206 685-8743 NASIG membership information: Susan Davis (SUNY, Buffalo, NY), NASIG Secre- tary, Internet: email@example.com, Tel: 716 645-2784, Fax: 716 645-5955 Conference registration: Katy Nelson (University of Victoria, BC, Canada), NASIG Registrar, Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 604 721-8272, Fax: 604 721-8215 UBC Accommodation (Walter Gage Complex): Reservations Office, UBC Confer- ence Centre, Tel: 604 822-1010, Fax: 604 822-1001 Other UBC Conference information: Kat McGrath (UBC), Chair, Local Arrange- ments Committee, Internet: email@example.com, Tel: 604 822-5476, Fax: 604 822-3201 ---------- A TASTE OF THE PROGRAM: This year's program promises to be one of our best yet. It begins with a preconference on using the Internet. The first plena- ry session opens with four speakers who will examine the scope of change in the serials, publishing and information community. The second plenary shifts the focus from the societal to the personal and sets the stage for five concurrent sessions, which address the human impact of change in mul- tiple contexts. These sessions will be repeated, allowing delegates to attend two. The third plenary session will twist the kaleidoscope another notch to a third perspective, that of users, and will present two exciting projects. The final speaker will display another dazzling pattern by revis- iting change and the choices that confront us as individuals and as a com- munity. In addition, NASIG workshops are a perennial favorite conference feature, offering opportunities to learn about and discuss everyday challenges. Two sets of nine workshops will be repeated twice, offering delegates a choice of four workshops. We have selected a wide range of topics, attempting to find something for everyone in the serials information chain. ---------- INTERNET TOOLS AND RESOURCES: AN ELECTRONIC BUFFET A Preconference Program, June 2, 1994 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Conveners: Birdie MacLennan, Serials Coordinator, University of Vermont and Marilyn Geller, Serials Cataloger, MIT Libraries The NASIG Electronic Communications Committee is sponsoring a preconference held in conjunction with the 9th Annual NASIG Conference at the University of British Columbia. The focus of this preconference will be on familiariz- ing attendees with some of the tools and resources available on the Inter- net. A cost recovery fee of $35.00 (U.S.)\$45.00 (CDN) will be charged. Registration is limited to 100 people. The program will begin with a 1 1/2 hour general session for all attendees featuring two speakers: o The FreeNet Movement: JACQUELINE VAN DYK, Systems Librarian North Van- couver District Public Library and Library Liaison/Board Member, Vancouver Regional FreeNet o The Internet, Client-Server Computing, and the Revolution in Electronic Publishing: DAVID F. W. ROBISON, Educational Documentation Specialist NorthWestNet The remaining portion of the preconference program will be divided into one hour sessions on individual topics. Attendees may choose any two of these sessions at the time of registration. These five sessions are: SESSION ONE: Tunneling through Cyberspace in Search of Adventure: An Intro- duction to Gopher. MAGGIE RIOUX, Acquisitions Librarian MBL/WHOI Joint Library SESSION TWO: Digging Your Own Den in Cyberspace: A Gopher Construction Kit. ERIC CELESTE, Head, SCARMU MIT Libraries SESSION THREE: Come Into My Parlor, Said The Spider: World Wide Web and the MOSAIC Interface. ANN L. OKERSON, Director, Office of Scientific & Academic Publishing, Association of Research Libraries, and DAVID L. RODGERS, Direc- tor of Electronic Publishing, American Mathematical Society SESSION FOUR: Communing with Lists: A Beginner's Guide to LISTSERVs and ListProcs. MARILYN GELLER, Serials Cataloger MIT Libraries SESSION FIVE: (Almost) Everything Else You Ever Wanted to Know About LIST- SERVs and ListProcs. MARILYN GELLER, Serials Cataloger MIT Libraries ---------- PLENARY SESSION I: OVERVIEWS OF CHANGE Friday Morning, June 3, 1994 Technological Change and its Influence on Scholarly Communication and In- formation Management: CZESLAW JAN GRYCZ, Chair, Scholarship and Technology Study Project, University of California Office of the President The Future of Publishing; Lessons From Recent Workshops: ROBERT WEBER, Principal, Northeast Consulting Resources Reshaping the Serials Vendor Industry; How to Survive the Impact of Tech- nology and Shifting User Expectations: DAN TONKERY, President and CEO, Readmore Incorporated Changing Focus; Tomorrow's Virtual Library: NAOMI C. BROERING, Director, Biomedical Information Resources Center, and Medical Center Librarian, Georgetown University Medical Center PLENARY SESSION II: AN INTROSPECTIVE VIEW OF CHANGE AND CHOICE Saturday, June 4, 1994 8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Getting Past the Rapids; Individuals and Change: LINDA MOORE, Chief Execu- tive Officer, tranSKILLS CONCURRENT SESSIONS A KALEIDOSCOPE OF CHOICES Saturday, June 4, 1994 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Participants will be able to attend two of the five concurrent sessions. I. Managing Organizational Change Change Without and Change Within; The Structural Adaptation of an STM Pub- lisher: PIETER S. H. BOLMAN, President, Academic Press, San Diego Organizational Change in a Research Library Setting; Strategies and Imple- mentation: MARY ELIZABETH CLACK, Serial Records Librarian/Staff Development Officer, Harvard College Library II. Reports from the Frontiers of Change Wanted: Information Manager; New Roles for Librarians and Vendors: SHARON CLINE MCKAY, Product Manager, Dynix Marquis,Inc. From Earth to Ether; One Publisher's Reincarnation: SUSAN LEWIS, Online Projects Manager, Johns Hopkins University Press Library Cultures in Conflict; Exploring New Roles for Librarians: JOHANN VAN REENEN, Head, UBC Life Sciences Libraries, Univ of British Columbia III Professional Advice on Handling Change Understanding Transition; The People Side of Managing Change: JUDY CLARKE, Owner, Judy Clarke and Associates IV Real People and Virtual Libraries At Ease in Liberspace: SUSAN A. CADY, Associate Director for Technical Services, Lehigh University Libraries The Human Side of the Virtual Library: MARION T. REID, Dean of Library Services, California State University San Marcos V From Cutter Handmaids to Cyberspace Guides: The Future of Catalogers Tools for a New Age; an Overview: REGINA REYNOLDS, Head, National Serials Data Program, Library of Congress Getting the Expert into the System; Expert Systems and Cataloging: PAUL J. WEISS, Systems Librarian, National Library of Medicine, Technical Services Division SGML and the Transformation of Cataloging: DANIEL PITTI, Advanced Technolo- gies Projects Librarian, University of California, Berkeley PLENARY SESSION III: CHOOSING CHANGE: NEW PRODUCTS AND NEW SKILLS Sunday, June 5, 1994 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Electronic Chemistry Journals; Elemental Concerns: RICHARD ENTLICH, Techni- cal Project Manager, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University Adventures in Information Space; Biomedical Discovery in a Sequence Milieu: MARK S. BOGUSKI, M.D., Ph.D., Investigator, National Center for Biotechnol- ogy Information, National Library of Medicine and Acting Director of Bioin- formatics, National Center for Human Genome Research, National Institutes of Health Grabbing the Bull by the Tail; Holding on During Change: MARJORIE E. BLOSS, Director, Technical Services, Center for Research Libraries NASIG WORKSHOPS Eighteen workshops will be presented in two sets of nine workshops. Each set will be repeated. Each conference delegate will therefore be able to choose four workshops to attend. Set I Friday, June 3, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m. #1 Rethinking the Workforce and Workplace: Alternative Ways of Getting the Job Done - HIEN NGUYEN, Serials Cataloger, National Library of Medicine; KEVIN MCSHANE, Head, Serials Cataloging, National Library of Medicine; BILL WILLMERING, Head, Serial Records Section, National Library of Medicine #2 The New World Order: Serials Management of Electronic Resources and Document Delivery - SHARON WILES-YOUNG, Serials Manager, Lehigh Uni- versity; JERI VAN GOETHEM, Head, Acquisitions/Serials Department, Duke University #3 Negotiating Contracts for Electronic Resources - ANNE CAPUTO, Manager, Academic Programs, Dialog Information Services; TRISHA DAVIS, Head, Continuation Acquisition Division, Ohio State University; WILLIAM KARA, Acquisitions Librarian, Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell Univer- sity #4 "Keep them Doggies Rollin'," or, Using Series Authority Records to Improve Cataloging and Processing Workflow - BEVERLEY GEER-BUTLER, Head Cataloger, Maddux Library, Trinity University; BEATRICE MCKAY, Serials Cataloger, Maddux Library, Trinity University #5 To Be Continued? or, The Birth of a Series - RITA VANASSCHE BUETER, Manager, Collection Development & Standing Order Services, Blackwell North America; VIVIAN BUELL, Librarian-at-Large (formerly Manager, Approval Programs, Ballen Booksellers) #6 Integrating Documents Processing into Traditional Technical Services - SUSAN DAVIS, Head, Periodicals, State University of New York at Buffa- lo; DEANNA ILTIS, Cataloging Coordinator, Oregon State University #7 Ethics in Action; The Vendors' Perspective - MARY DEVLIN, Regional Sales Manager, The Faxon Company #8 Cost Accounting for the Serials Librarian; Making Financial Decisions in Tight Times - WIL HARRI, Periodicals Librarian, Moorhead State University #9 Serialists on the Front Line; New Opportunities for Serials Profes- sionals in Reference and User Education - BLAINE E. KNUPP, Serials Librarian, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; DIANE GROVER, Serials Control Project Manager, University of Washington Set II Friday, June 3, 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 5, 8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m. #10 Who Needs to Know What? Essential Communication for Automation Imple- mentation and Effective Reorganization - CYNTHIA M. COULTER, Head, Acquisitions Department, University of Northern Iowa; LOLA HALPIN, Serials Unit Supervisor, Emory University #11 Document Delivery: Staffing, Technology and Budgeting Implications - ANTHONY W. FERGUSON, Associate University Librarian, Columbia Univer- sity; MARGARET PRICE, Head, Document Supply and Delivery Centre, Life Sciences Library, University of British Columbia #12 Methods for Collecting, Processing, and Providing Access to Electronic Serials - ERIC LEASE MORGAN, Systems Librarian, North Carolina State University; CHRISTA REINKE, Assistant Serials Librarian, University of Houston; BETH WESTON, Coordinator of Serials Acquisitions, University of Delaware #13 Is it Tweaking or Catalog Enrichment? Choices In Reshaping Serial Cataloging Copy - CARROLL NELSON DAVIS, Serials Cataloger, Columbia University; KAY TEEL, Serials Cataloger, New York University #14 The Journal Pricing Season: The Publisher, Subscription Agent and Librarian's Viewpoint - TINA FEICK, Senior Serials Specialist, Black- well's Periodical Division; JAMES MOUW, Head of Serials, University of Chicago; JOHN W. BREITHAUPT, Director-General, Marketing and Associa- tion Management Services, Allen Press #15 ....And Then it Happened: Effect of Changes in the Serials Information Environment on the Small to Medium Size Academic Library - GALE TEAS- TER-WOODS, Head, Serials Acquisitions/Cataloging, Winthrop University; MARTIN GORDON, Acquisitions Librarian, Franklin & Marshall College; KATHLEEN SWEET, Library Assistant, Phoenix College #16 Workshop Ergonomics and Computer Calisthenics - FRANCES C. WILKINSON, Head, Serials Department, University of New Mexico #17 Problem Solving Workshop Based on Total Quality Management (TQM) Prin- ciples - RICHARD LYNCH, Director of Quality, The Faxon Company #18 Job Hunter's Workshop: How to Find and Land the Right Job, and Surviv- ing the Transition - ROSANNA M. O'NEIL, Chief, Cataloging Department, Pennsylvania State University; ANN VIDOR, Head, Catalog Department, Emory University
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