NASIG 2013 Pre-Conferences

The 2013 NASIG Annual Conference is offering 3 exciting
pre-conferences with expert speakers. Kevin Smith, keynote
presenter at the 2012 NASIG Annual Conference, will discuss
the rules and principles of copyright law, focus on library
specific situations, and help attendees learn how to make
informed copyright decisions at their library. Come learn
from Timothy S. Deliyannides and Lauren Collister about how
a library can become their own publisher supporting their
institution’s research and teaching faculty while
transforming today’s inflationary cost model for serials.
Need hands-on exercises in creating serials RDA records and
making the transition to RDA? Les Hawkins, Hein Nguyen, and
Valerie Bross will conduct a full day workshop split between
two days. 

See below for additional Pre-conference information:

Copyright in Practice: A Participatory Workshop 
Thursday, June 6, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Kevin Smith, Scholarly Communications Officer, Duke

Copyright presentations often focus on “the rules”
without sufficient attention to practical decision-making. 
Yet because application of the law so often depends on
specific facts and circumstances, this approach can leave a
big gap for actual library practice.  This workshop will
focus on situations and how to make specific decisions;
discussion of the rules and principles of copyright law
will, it is hoped, emerge from those applications.  Although
common situations will be discussed in order to provide a
comprehensive look at copyright decision making,
participants are encourage to bring real-life problems for
the group to consider and discuss.

Library as Publisher  
Wednesday, June 5, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Timothy S. Deliyannides, Director, Office of Scholarly
Communication and Publishing
and Head, Information Technology, University of Pittsburgh

Academic libraries are increasingly investing in new efforts
to support their research and teaching faculty in the
activities they care about most.  Learn why becoming a
publisher can help meet the most fundamental needs of your
research community and at the same time can help transform
today’s inflationary cost model for serials.  We will
explore not only why to become a publisher but exactly how
to achieve it, step by step, including careful selection of
publishing partners, choosing the right platform for
manuscript submission and editorial workflow management, 
one-time processes to launch a new journal, conducting peer
reviews, maintaining academic quality, and measuring impact.
 We’ll also cover the broader range of publishing
activities where libraries can have an impact, including
open access monographs, general institutional repositories
and subject-based author self-archiving repositories.  We
will close with a review of tools, services, and communities
of support to nurture the new library publishing venture.

RDA & Serials: Transitioning to RDA within a MARC 21
Framework – full day
Wednesday, June 5, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Session 1)
Thursday, June 6, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Session 2)

Les Hawkins, Coordinator of the CONSER program at the
Library of Congress
Hien Nguyen, CONSER Specialist at the Library of Congress
Valerie Bross, ERM/Continuing Resources Cataloging, Section
team leader at UCLA

The workshop will provide basic instructions for RDA serials
based on the most up to date PCC and CONSER RDA decisions
practices. The presenters will incorporate in-class,
hands-on exercises to
engage participants in active learning.  Prior to the
workshop, attendees
will be expected to complete prerequisite self study
training modules on
FRBR Fundamental Concepts and the RDA Toolkit.  Also prior
to the workshop
attendees may participate in an online follow-up session on
prerequisite materials to complement the in-class training

This workshop is aimed at experienced AACR2 catalogers
making the
transition to RDA.

Early Bird Registration (NASIG Members only) through May 3,
˝ day pre-conference:  $90
Full day pre-conference:  $180
Regular Registration May 4-29, 2013
˝ day pre-conference:  $115
Full day pre-conference:  $230