Registration will open soon for the NASIG 29th Annual
Conference to be held in Ft. Worth, Texas from May 1-4,
2014!  On behalf of the Program Planning Committee (PPC), we
are pleased to announce the following exciting scheduling

Vision Speakers
Katherine Skinner, Executive Director of Educopia Institute,
will present Critical Moments: Chance, Choice, and Chance in
Scholarly Publishing

Herbert Van de Sompel, Team Leader of the Prototyping Team
at the Research Library of Los Alamos National Laboratory,
will present From a System of Journals to a Web of Objects

Jenica Rogers, Director of Libraries at the State University
of New York at Potsdam, will present Reaching New Horizons:
Gathering the Resources Librarians Need to Make Hard

Basic Serials Cataloging Workshop (2 part workshop) will be
presented by Les Hawkins, Coordinator of the CONSER Program
at the Library of Congress, and Hien Nguyen, CONSER
Specialist at the Library of Congress.

Building Your Licensing and Negotiation Skills Toolkit will
be presented by Claire Dygert, Assistant Director for
Licensing and E-Resources at the Florida Virtual Campus.

Electronic Resources Assessment will be presented by Lea
Currie, Head of Content Development at the University of
Kansas, and Angie Rathmel, Electronic Resources Librarian at
the University of Kansas.

From Idea to Action: Supporting Open Access at the Local
Level will be presented by Amy Buckland, eScholarship,
ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University.

We will have innovative sessions on a variety of topics such
as collection development, electronic resource management,
acquisitions, epublishing, cataloging, etc.  A few of the
sessions include:

Diving into E-book Usage: Navigating the Swell of

Hybrid Journals: Ensuring Systematic and Standard
Discoverability of the Latest Open Access Articles

Taming Mobile Applications 

Cost-per-Use vs. Hours-per-Report: Usage Reporting and the
Value of Staff Time

Meeting the E-Resources Challenge Through Collaboration: An
OCLC Perspective on Effective Management, Access and
Delivery of Electronic Collections

The Power of Sharing Linked Data: Giving the Web What it

Converting Your e-Resource Records to RDA

Yer Doin it Wrong: How NOT to Interact with Vendors,
Publishers, or Librarians

Be on the lookout in the coming months for more information

Saturday lunchtime Informal Discussion Groups covering a
variety of topics.  Boxed lunches will be available for
purchase during registration. 

A new forum where NASIG sponsors will discuss new products,
updates, and services called Vendor Lightning Talks.

The Great Ideas Showcase continues to provide an opportunity
to share innovative ideas, new workflows, and new
applications of technology in an interactive and informal
setting.  Great ideas can be demonstrated in a variety of
ways  posters, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc.

A new event called Snapshot Sessions, designed for 5-7
minute talks in which projects, workflows, or ideas are

Kelli Getz & Anna Creech
2014 Program Planning Committee Chairs

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Charlene N. Simser
Publicist, NASIG, Inc.
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