Apologies for cross posting.

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) invites you to attend their fall workshop on:
Managing Electronic Collections
September 28-30, 2006
The Magnolia Hotel
Denver, CO
Understand the long-term trends and the practical steps you can take today to maximize the value of your collections to your users.
Featuring:  best practices, case studies, and sessions to answer your how-to questions about managing today’s increasingly complex collections­including guidance on communicating with your vendors to ensure you get the systems and services you want.
Topics include usage statistics, repository architecture, ERM solutions, copyright and licenses, journal versions, and web services.
Day 1: Understanding users and usage
Day 2: Practical collection and repository management
Day 3: Gluing systems together to make your collections accessible
Day 2 includes a half-day tutorial on the forthcoming Standardized Usage Statistics Harvesting Initiative (SUSHI) standard, which can automate the retrieval of COUNTER statistics into an ERM system.
Among the keynoters and session leaders are the following experts (listed in order of appearance):  Marshall Breeding (Vanderbilt University), Denise M. Davis (American Library Association), Peter Shepherd (Project COUNTER). Adam Chandler (Cornell University Library), Oliver Pesch (EBSCO Information Services), Herbert von de Sompel (Los Alamos National Laboratory; Research Library), Karen Coyle (Digital Library Consultant), and Mike Teets (OCLC).
Visit http://www.niso.org/news/events_workshops/Collections-06-wkshp.html for a complete agenda and to register. Register by September 7 and receive the early bird discount.
Amigos, BCR, and Palinet members may register at the NISO member discounted price.