The NASIG Program Planning Committee Announcement for Pre-Conferences

The Program Planning Committee is looking forward to seeing you in Buffalo. We are excited about the program for the upcoming conference. Here’s our exciting line up of pre-conferences:

  • 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 RDA Serial Training: This material is designed as “bridge” training. The target audience is experienced AACR2 catalogers who are interested in learning RDA serials cataloging using the core elements as defined by CONSER. It was developed for use by PCC and LC serials catalogers so it essentially presents CONSER RDA cataloging guidelines though any serials catalogers may find it useful.
  • Kevin Smith: As Duke University’s first Director of Scholarly Communications, Kevin Smith’s principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing.  He is a librarian and an attorney (admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina) and also holds a graduate degree in religion from Yale University.  Kevin serves on Duke’s Intellectual Property Board, Digital Futures Task Force and Open Access Advisory Panel.  He is also currently the vice chair of the ACRL’s Scholarly Communications Committee.  This workshop will deal with copyright and licensing issues.
  • Timothy S. Deliyannides, Director, Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing and Head, Information Technology, University of Pittsburgh; Vanessa Gabler, Information Technology, University of Pittsburgh:  The University of Pittsburgh now publishes 33 scholarly journals, and they provide hosting services for another 40+ titles. In the course of setting up these journals they have learned a lot and developed some tools and structures that really streamline the process, help us manage the relationships with our publishing partners, take out some of the the guesswork and ambiguity, and keep our costs quite low.  They will present a workshop on the library as publisher.
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