NASIG 30th Annual Conference NASIG at 30: Building the Digital Future May 27-30, 2015 Washington, DC The 2015 Program Planning Committee (PPC) has extended the deadline for proposals for conference sessions to November 30th. Publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the fields of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly communication, publishing, resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged. As we have in recent years, the PPC specifically welcomes programs focusing on the Core Competencies that the NASIG Core Competency Task Force developed for Electronic Resources Librarians. Please refer to the Core Competencies, http://ow.ly/EotHX. Program topics from the Core Competencies: Electronic resource life cycle and management Collection analysis and development Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, and indexing Technology and providing access to electronic resources Licensing and legal framework Standards, initiatives, and best practices Scholarly communication Please use the online form - http://proposalspace.com/calls/d/392 - to submit a proposal or program or idea. This Call for Proposals will close on November 15, 2014. Please note the following: The PPC welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential presenters to focus their proposals further. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution. Time management issues generally limit each session to one to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four (4) or more speakers are discouraged must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee ([log in to unmask]) Please refer to the NASIG reimbursement policy for reimbursement of speaker expenses, http://ow.ly/EotZ6. All session speakers must complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prior to speaking at the conference, http://ow.ly/Eoufq. Inquiries may be sent to PPC at: [log in to unmask] We look forward to a great conference in Washington! Anna Creech and Danielle Williams NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Charlene N. Simser Publicist, NASIG, Inc. [log in to unmask] | @NASIG ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent organization that promotes communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chain – anyone working with or concerned about serial publications. For more information about NASIG, please visit http://www.nasig.org/.