The President's Corner / Roger Presley 0
0 The Newsletter ofthe North American Serials Interest Group, Inc
Vol. 4. no. 4 It's only August but our Fourth Annual Conference at Scripps College seems to have taken place so long ago! We have been busy, however, carrying on NASIG's business and going through a transition period from the outgoing officers and board members to the new. Tina Feick met with me here in Atlanta last week to try to teach me everything she knew in three days or less. Of course, that was an impossibility, but we did go over those things that I needed to know to carryon as NASIG's new President. We also met with Ann Vidor, our new Treasurer, and helped her to set up the NASIG budget and expenditures on a software program that should make life a little easier for our accountant. Also, I am happy to report that the Proposed Bylaws were passed. A copy of the new, official Bylaws is appended to this newsletter. The vote concerning the staggering terms of new officers and board members as well as making their terms retroactive to June 6, 1989 also passed. I am really looking forward to working with our new officers and board members in making this a very productive year for NASIG and its membership. A list of the names, addresses, phones, and fax numbers of the new officers and board members is attached to the newsletter. We have elected a very qualified Executive Board. Please feel free to contact any of the Executive Board if you have any questions concerns, ideas, etc. regarding NASIG. Also, the ballots have been counted in the vote to raise NASIG's dues. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of raising the dues. The new dues structure goes into effect with 1990 renewals. Membership renewal forms will be mailed to the membership in October, 1989. The new dues structure is as follows: North American (U.S., Canada, Mexico) - $20.00/$25 (Canadian) Outside North America - $30.00 (U.S.) Students - $5.00 (U.S.) We are pleased that the majority of the membership understood our need to raise our dues so we can continue NASIG's tradition of being a dynamic network even though our overhead expenses have increased.
In closing, I want to thank the
President. I pledge to work hard
our past presidents. Feel free to
have or ideas you have
NASIG membership for choosing me as its
and to follow in the outstanding footsteps of
call or write me about any concerns you may
to make our organization even better.
Special Libraries Association Report 1989 / Virginia Reed
Over 6,000 persons attended the Special Libraries Assocation 80th Annual
Conference, "User and Information Dynamics : Managing Change" in New York
City, June 10-15, 1989. Of special interest to NASIG members was a two-part
program entitled "Issues in Journal Pricing" which was coordinated by Barbara
Best-Nichols of North Carolina State University. Part I: "How Journals are
Priced" was held on Sunday, June II and was moderated by Joel Baron of The
Faxon Company. He reported on a recent Faxon survey of librarians and
publishers on pricing.
Patricia Schuman of Neal Schuman Publishers spoke about the various costs,
such as intellectual (including editing and refereeing), production,
manufacturing, sales, shipping and overhead, which are part of the price.
Subscriptions must cover the major part of the cost of scholarly journals
while popular magazines are supported by advertising.
Mary Lane of the American Mathematical Society described the process of
producing and priCing non-profit society publications and projected a 6.9%
increase for 1990.
Helen Knudson read a paper by Helmut Abt, which was presented at an
International Astronomical Union Colloquium in July 1988 entitled "Future of
Astronomical Literature." He stated that the number of papers are
proportional to the number of astronomers although the length has increased,
and suggested that small specific journals are inefficient and should not be
supported. She also quoted from an interview of Robert Maxwell of Pergamon in
Global Business, Spring 1988, which indicated he favored the speCialized and
expensive journal and intended to expand into other forms of communication.
Part II: "Increased Journals/Serials Pricing" was held on Wednesday, June 13
and was moderated by Buzzy Basch. He introduced Virginia Reed as the NASIG
representative to SLA and asked interested parties to contact her.
Charles Hamaker of Louisiana State University gave an overview of the
evolution of the pricing question and said that the original inquiry showed
that publishers were charging what the market would bear. He quoted a recent
ARL report that said given available public information, certain large
commercial publishers have increased their profit margin by 40-140% since
1970. Libraries can no longer afford to absorb these increases and access to
printed information is declining both in the U.S. and other countries. He
asked how do we keep access to information.
Joan Grant of New York University spoke about library budgeting practices.
They are difficult to compare since there are many diverse procedures.
However, it is common to keep separate figures for serials format and for
subjects, and this has helped track increases and their sources. She
mentioned Marcia Tuttle's newsletter on BITNET as a valuable aid.
Peggy Hull of Glaxo, Inc., a large pharmaceutical firm, related her
experiences with a rapidly growing library although not all journals on
relevant subjects were added. The expense of the journal is outweighed by the
price of ignorance.
John Tagler of Elsevier Publishers said that a dialogue needs to be
established between librarians and publishers and there are no quick answers
to our mutual problems. Pressure comes from the research community to
publish more materials and more specialized material.
Robert Marks of the American Chemical Society discussed the issue of
profitability in relationship to a large professional association with
multiple publications and also two-tiered member/non-member pricing.
Richard Rowe of The Faxon Company stated that librarians, publishers, and
agents are intermediaries in the information chain working to provide access
to information for the researcher and the public. He appealed for greater
exchange of information to improve relationships.
Hamaker in the recap suggested greater market research and pointed' out the
need for improvement and changes in the whole system of scholarly and
The problems of journals were also discussed in
meetings between librarians and publishers.
One never passes through Chicago's O'Hare Airport unscathed. Finding my
flight from Chicago back home to Boston delayed, I set about writing up a
synopsis of the Informal Cataloguers' Meeting. Discussion included questions
about specific titles as catalogued by the Library of Congress, rule
interpretations, and the problems involved in union listing with respect to
uniform titles and retrospective conversion of titles. The group also
discussed a memo to CCDA from Ben Tucker of the Library of Congress
regarding brackets in the publication and designation areas of bibliographic
records. A consensus was reached to support the memo. The next item on the
agenda was a discussion of topics for next year's conference. Ideas included
workshops on uniform titles, format integration, use of subtitles (as
alternatives to title changes and as they are/are not included in
bibliographic records), union listing, cataloguing and display of
bibliographic records on various systems, and retrospective conversion. This
list of ideas has also stirred some people to consider presenting workshops
and/or suggesting other people as resources for workshops. Additionally, it
was agreed to ask the NASIG Program Committee for time at next year's
conference for the 3rd Annual Informal Cataloguers' Meeting. The agenda for
next year's meeting will include questions about specific titles and rule
interpretations, the perennial discussion of workshop topics for the ensuing
conferences, and (yes, folks) a CONSER report. An important reminder:
anytime in the coming year when you come across a problem with a title or
rule interpretation, please send it to me right away while it's fresh in
your mind. I will collect any and all contributions and have handouts
prepared for next year's discussion. I want to thank everyone for their
active participation and for making the meeting an enjoyable success.
Marilyn Geller is Serials Cataloguer. MIT Libraries. Room UE-210C. 77 Massachusells Avenue. Cambridge. MA 02139.
-4Report on the Canadian Librarian Association
Conference / Susan Collins
The Canadian Library Association held its 44th Annual Conference on June
22nd-25th in Edmonton, Alberta. The theme was "Choice Making: Risk Taking"
and more than 1200 delegates from across Canada attended this year's
conference. With over one hundred programs plus workshops and other sessions,
not to mention social events and tours, the conference offered difficult
choices, but few risks.
For those interested in serials, the choice from the program was the session
presented by the Serials Interest Group. "Cataloguing Serials: What Does the
Future Hold?" -- a panel discussion organized and moderated by Dr. Robert
Brundin of the Faculty of Library and Information Studies, University of
Alberta. The first speaker, Andre Nitecki, also on the faculty of the
University of Alberta, provided a look into the past with his presentation
"Fifty Years of Serials Cataloguing: The experiences of Yesterday and Today."
He showed that since 1949 the definition of a serial kept changing and
evolving, as well as the cataloguing rules devised to deal with this
material. He wound up his talk with a brief discussion of the changes
reflected in the 1988 revision of AACR2. His overview of the changing
definitions, cataloguing rules and practices provided a framework for an
examination of current issues.
Penny Sanson, Technical Services Librarian at Douglas College, New
Westminster, B.C., took up the challenge of the present and the future in her
presentation "Serials Cataloguing: Tomorrow and the Day After Tomorrow." In
a wide-ranging talk, she outlined many of the problems and questions which
confront librarians in technical services, She dealt with some of the
implications of automated library systems and the advances in access to
periodical literature through these systems. In addition to the continual
changes in technology, she pointed out the need to cope with new forms of
media, more involvement with national standards and internal reorganization.
Some of the issues related to AACR2 were mentioned, with particular reference
to uniform title problems and the debate over latest vs. successive entry
cataloguing. She suggested that there is a need for better education of
cataloguers, and especially serials cataloguers, if we are to avoid a
shortage in the future. At the end of her presentation she commented on
electronic journals and access and raised the question of whether serials
librarians can adapt their thinking to accept new forms, and provide the
service that users will expect and demand.
In the third segment of the program, Wayne Jones, Head of the Serials
Cataloguing Section of the National Library of Canada, gave his presentation
"Organization of Serials at the National Library: Principles. Processes, and
Problems." After a brief introduction in which he stated the mandate for the
serials collection. he described the organization and workflow of the units
whiCh handle serials. He gave an outline of the process from the time of
acquisition through to the final listing in Canadiana. The National Library's
role in setting and maintaining standards was also discussed. as well as its
involvement with other national agencies. He also touched briefly on the
bilingual nature of the serial records and DOBIS database. In closing. he
outlined a few of the difficulties which face the National Library in its
handling of serials. Coping with a manual serials control system and the
logistical problems associated with the volume of material were the main
difficulties mentioned. On a smaller scale these same problems confront
serials departments in many libraries.
-5Following the session, the Serials Interest Group held its annual business
meeting. The convenor gave a report on activities in the past year and plans
were discussed for the corning year. The main activity of the group has been
the organization of a session at the annual CLA Conference and proposals were
put forward for Ottawa in 1990. The NASIG Conference to be held at Brock
University next June was discussed and it was agreed that the Serials
Interest Group should promote and support this conference as much as
possible. Kewel Krishan, University of Saskatchewan Library, attended the
1989 NASIG Conference and he gave a report on its program and activities. the
Interest Group was represented at this Conference by Matt Hartman, a
co-convenor, but because of funding difficulties he was unable to attend both
conferences and report personally on NASIG. Wayne Jones from the National
Library was elected as the new convenor for the group and K. Krishan will
serve as co-convenor.
The only other event at the conference which dealt directly with issues
relating to serials was a meeting of the participants in the Joint Serials
Renewals Negotiation Project. Sieglinde Rooney and several of her colleagues
from the University of Alberta Library reported on the status of negotiations
with publishers and agents. Representatives of many of the over fifty
libraries who are participating in the project were provided with the results
of their discussions on behalf of the libraries. This was followed by a
general discussion which touched on many aspects of the negotiations, such as
the responses from publishers and agents, as well as the issues which led to
the initiation of the project. The University of Alberta Library has offered
to prepare a summary of the project for the participants and for publication.
There was consensus among the participants that support for the project
remains strong and that negotiations should continue.
with the theme of the conference, the sessions relating to serials
that serials librarians are not afraid of making choices or
Susan Collins is Serials/ Acquisitions
University of New Brunswick. Saint John. N.B.
AnDotatlons from ALA / Marlene Sue Heroux
The American Library Association held its 108th Annual Conference in Dallas,
Texas from June 24-29th, Serialists had their choice of committee meetings,
discussion groups and programs from early in the morning til late at night.
In addition to scheduled ALA sessions, periodical vendors, system vendors and
non-ALA groups, also scheduled breakfasts, forums, etc., and to add even more
to the serialists' plate (pun intended!).
General RTSD scuttlebutt: 6S% of the RTSD (Resources and Technical Services
Division) membership voted to change the name of RTSD to ALCTS (Association
for 'Library Collections and Technical Services). The change is in effect now,
but journals affected will change in 1990.
The Subcommittee on Serials Marketing (of the RTSD/AAP (Association of
American Publishers) is seeking funding from RTSD for a survey on serials
marketing. Clarification of how the data would be used and by whom was
requested from the SS Executive Committee.
-6And from the SS (Serials Section) Committees: Cataloging discussed the need
for uniform titles coverage in AACR 2.5. as· well as bracketing and the
bibliographic control of microform masters.
The Committee on Standards explored the importance of standards from the
vendor's (subscription agent and system) point of view.
maintenance of union
union list vendors, tape
products vs. online and
The Education Committee is working on developing syllabi for library schools
to teach students about the cataloging and collection development of serials.
The Worst Serials Title Change Committee had its charge revised to clarify
the SPIrIt in which the awards it is responsible for selecting shall be
conveyed. (This means, with humor and a flourish!)
The LC report at the Executive Committee was chock full of interesting
tidbits presented by Kim Dobbs from LC. Some of the serials developments at
LC include: a probable reorganization of the Serials Record Division in the
form of a merger with Reference to form a Serials Publication Division;
CONSER catalogers are independently doing name and series authority work on
LSP (Linked Systems Project), and no longer typing out forms; MIT is a full
CONSER member; the Multiple Versions Task Force is seeking funding for a
national symposium for the fall of 1989; the new director of the
International Serials Data System (ISDS) is Susan Santiago; NSDP (National
Serials Data Program) is current on U.S. imprints, but there is a backlog of
ISSN requests for foreign titles; the U.S. Newspaper Program (USNP) now has
25 states participating, with 85,000 bibliographic records, and 225,000
work on their survey of periodical
This Conference's Research Libraries' Discussion Group turned into more of a
presentation than discussion. Attendees heard presentations by three
speakers: Elaine Henjum (Florida Center for Library Automation) discussed the
implementation of the US MARC Format for Holdings in FCLA's installation of
NOTIS. Marlene Sue Heroux (EBSCO Subscription Services) delivered a paper on
licensing agreements and electronic publishing, covering the copyright issued
and CD technology and local area networks ("License to Drive"). Julia Blixrud
(NSDP) reviewed the major responsibilities of NSDP and also highlighted
current CONSER developments.
The Serials Section Program this year was on The Electronic Journal,
speakers covering the editing of an electronic journal and the fate
future of electronic journals. Douglas R. White (UC-Irvine) tackled
editing issue, while Edward Kurdyla (OCLC) spoke with an eye to the future.
Title Change Awards:
The Snake in the Grass Award went to IFLA for changing International
Cataloging to International Cataloging and Bibliographic Control.
-7American Home was applauded for returning to its roots with its merger of
the Basic and Deluxe editions of Neeedlecraft for Today into Needle &
Non-ALA fragments: SISAC (Serials Industry Advisory
Marketing Subcommitee Meeting at ALA and its bimonthly
several forums on serials issues. EBSCO held several
interfacing capabilities with automation vendors.
Committee) held a
meeting. Faxon held
breakfasts on their
New RTSD SS Chair & Chair-Elect:
Chair (1989/90): Suzanne Striedieck (Pennsylvania State University)
Chair-Elect: Elaine Rast (University of Northern Illinois)
ALA Liaison to NASIG: Joyce McDonough (University of Louisville).
Marlene Sue Heroux has served as ALA RTSD Liaison 10 NASIG. She is now
librarian at Rolls Royce in Atlanta, Georgia,
RTSD PRESS RELEASE
ALA Resources and Technical Services Division
Serials Section Acquisitions Committee
1989 Annual Conference, Dallas
Monday, June 26, 1989
The RTSD Serials Section Acquisitions Committee continues to focus on
preparation of guidelines for performance evaluation of serials vendors.
Responses to requests for input from librarians and vendors on possible
methodologies and criteria to evaluate have been limited. It was suggested
that libraries required to let bids for vendors may have standard criteria
for vendor evaluation, and Chair Myrna McCallister asked committee members to
seek information on the bidding process in states where it is mandatory, In
order to gain the broadest possible perspective, two consultants from the
vendor community have been added to the committee for the duration of this
project, and plans are underway to add an additional consultant from the
The committee is currently concentrating on development of an extensive
glossary of acquisitions and serials terminology to complement the guidelines
project, If the committee determines that the completed glossary would prove
useful to the profession, a decision may be made to seek publication of the
document separately from the guidelines. In addition, work continues on a
trial methodology for the project and on an annotated bibliography on vendor
-8NASIG COMMITTEE REPORTS
Library Science Student Grant Committee
Here are some of the responses of the 1989 student grant recipients to a
questionaire about their reactions to the conference.
Question: Do you feel it is worthwhile for students to attend the NASIG
conference? Please comment.
Yes. Definitely! Work with serials can often be frustrating. There is
little reinforcement in many MLS programs or in the larger library
community for someone considering being a serials librarian. Fellow
students tend to exhibit a rather bewildered expression when you say
you enjoy working with serials and the expression rather glazes over
when you tell them you enjoy being a serials cataloger! What a
wonderful treat to be with all those serials professionals at NASIG. I
can't think of a better way to show students the best of serials work
-- the people!!
Yes. The conference is a wonderful opportunity to learn about serials,
through the formal presentations and workshops as well as through
talking to librarians who have worked with serials for many years.
Juedi S. Kleindienst
North Carolina Central University
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Question: How did attending the conference benefit you personally?
I realized that many working librarians publish and I can, too. I met
vendors and publishers and began to quit thinking of them as "they" who
feed off of ·us." It solidified my determination to pursue serials
work. Serials are where the action is in academic librarianship and I
really want to be part of that. It was personally thrilling to me to
talk to authors I have admired and to listen to what they had to say. I
got lots of good, practical career advice. As a new professional I am
YllY grateful for the shared experience and this will go on my resume!
University of Washington
Attending the NASIG conference benefitted me in a variety of ways, both
personally and professionally. Being selected as a NASIG grant
recipient allowed me to attend a national conference which I might
otherwise not have been able to attend. As a graduate library student
and career staff person, I have often thought of attending conferences
but have been limited by financial and job considerations. However, as
a grant recipient, I felt that all obstacles were removed and I was
encouraged to take advantage of such an honor. I enjoyed meeting other
-9serials librarians and publisher/vendor representatives and hearing
about their experiences in the field of serials. It was especially
gratifying to speak to those people who are at the forefront of the
profession and to many of those responsible for research and
publication in the field. It was exciting to meet people whose work I
have previously read in serials journals. Attending the NASIG
conference has reinforced my desire to become a serials librarian and
to become a productive member of the profession.
Geraldine F. Pionessa
University of Arizona
I personally found the NASIG conference a most enlightening experience.
Meeting other librarians in the field of serials helped me understand
the issues better. Lacking serials knowledge from a practical point of
view, I feel this conference has done a great deal to help me
understand issues such as serials acquisition, automation, etc. I was
fortunate enough to meet some interesting and very helpful librarians
who did much to make my first conference a most memorable event. The
lectures were extremely interesting and the workshops very useful. I
would have liked to attend more than two though.
Adriana C. Rossini
University of Toronto
School of Library and Information Science
Question: What suggestions do you have for the 1989 NASIG Student Grant
I was very pleased with the way I was treated as a student grantee
throughout the conference. The accomodations, transportation, meals,
and scheduling were handled flawlessly. I was treated as any other
professional colleague. If future groups of students are treated as
well as we were, you will always have a worthwhile program. I deeply
appreciated the entire experience. I hope the program can be expanded
to include a few more students, though I do hope that the size of the
student group, as well as that of the conference itself, will not
expand too much.
Additional comments or suggestions:
I would like to thank NASIG and the Grant Selection Committee for the
wonderful opportunity to attend the 4th Annual NASIG Conference. I look
forward to seeing some warm, familiar faces in Canada in 1990.
Da vid. R. Ward
Louisiana State University
Bettie George E. Frye
University of South Carolina
-10ARL UPDATE ON "SERIALS PRICES· ACTIVITIES:
The following is excepted from a letter dated August 9, 1989 from Duane
Webster, ARL Executive Director which was sent to Directors of ARL Libraries.
We thought it might be of interest to the NASIG membership.
"Issues relating to the recent ARL serials price study continue to draw
attention. I would like to highlight ...
2. Gordon and Breach lawsuits. A disturbing development in the serials
arena is the suit by Gordon and Breach of a physics professor - Henry
Barschall, Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin. In July 1988,
Dr. Barschall published a survey of the cost-effectiveness of physics
journals, which noted that Gordon and Breach journals were the most
expensive in terms of cost per character. The company is now suing him in
Germany and Switzerland and they have announced that they are also suing
him in France and Japan. The suit in Germany names Dr. Barschall, as well
as the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society as
defendants, and asks for OM 250,000 in damages. We are in contact with Dr.
Barschall and are examining ways of establishing contacts in Germany and
Switzerland to provide support in defending the suit. Overall, this
development has had a chilling effect on the broad ranging discussions and
analysis of the issues contributing to the serials crisis.
...As ARL continues to develop its program to address the serials prices
issue, it is important that the membership and the Executive Office remain
in close contact on publisher responses to the report, and that ARL
continue to lead the effort toward more effective and affordable means of
NEWS FROM THE UKSG
Current British Journals 1989: a Subject Guide to Periodicals. edited by
David P. Woodworth is now available. This fifth edition is published jOintly
by the British Library Document Supply Centre and the United Kingdom Serials
Group. It is available from: Publications Sales Unit, The British Library,
Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom LS23 7BQ. The cost is
LSO.OO in the U.K. and LS4.00 Overseas.
The July 1989 issue of the UKSG's journal, Serials. will be the last for
editor Albert Prior. His duties as editor will be assumed by John Cowley of
In autumn 1990 the UKSG is planning to hold the first European Serials
Conference in Amsterdam. In his last editorial, Mr. Prior sees this as "an
opportunity for us to consider serials in the wider and topical context of
Europe and possibly to act as a catalyst in the formation of other national
groups or more appropriately perhaps a European Serials Group." Our
newsletter hopes to pass upon more news of this upcoming conference as it
-11NASIG 4TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
An evaluation form was included in the conference packet and attendees were
asked to complete and return the form. Of the 373 evaluation forms
distributed, 166 were completed and returned for a 45% return. Last year in
Atlanta 352 forms were distributed with 202 returned for a 57% return.
This report is an analysis of the statistical information
evaluation forms: questions 1-8, 11-13, and 15. Due
numbering, question 9 is mlssmg. Questions 10 and
comments and are not included.
obtained from the
to a mistake in
14 requested written
NO. OF RESPONSES
1. Type of Library
a. Public Library
b. Special Library
c. Community Library
d. College Library
e. University Library
2. Size of Library
a. Under 100,000 vols.
b. 100,000 to 400,000 vols.
c. 400,000 to 700,000 vols.
d. 700,000 to 1,000,000 vols.
e. 1,000,00 I or more vols.
f. Not applicable / don't know
a. less than I year
b. I to 3 years
c. 4 to 8 years
d. 7 to 10 years
e. more than 10 years
Circle as many of the followinl that describe your work:
Components of the Conference:
The Irld ranle was 1-5, with 1 representinll "poor" and 5 representioll
b. Asst./Assoc. Director
c. Middle Management
d. Department Head
e. Acquisitions Librarian
f. Serials Librarian
g. Catalog Librarian
h. Collection Dev. Librn.
i. Reference Librarian
j. Automation/Systems Librn.
a. Information relevancy
b. Conference facilities
I. dormitory rooms
2. meeting rooms
3. geographic location
4. meals and breaks
S. social events
7. conference site
a. Keynote Address
b. Panel: Scholarly Communication
c. Panel: CD-ROM
d. Panel: Dept. Stores
e. Panel: Journal Pricing
f. Summary Session
Presentations, panels &: workshops. This Is the overall ratinlli which
combines ratinls for Interest, presentation, and usefulness. The Irid
ranle was 1-5 with 1 representlnl "poor" and 5 represeotlnl
Future Plannln& - Location Preference
No. of Responses
Conference to start on Saturday because of lower air fares:
No. of Responses
Reminder: The Fifth Annual NASIG Conference will be held in Saint
Catharines, Ontario, Canada at Brock University on June 2-5, 1990.
ANOTHER ALEXANDER THE GREAT!!!
The Executive Board of NASIG would like to extend its congratulations to
Ann and David Vidor on the birth of their son, Alexander Pierson Vidor, who
was born at 4:16 p.m. on July 13th. Alexander weighed in at 6lbs. 13 1/2 oz.
Mom (who is NASIG's Treasurer), dad, and baby arc all doing well!!!
NASIG CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Haworth Press has kindly provided us with flyers that describe the available
NASIG Conference Proceedings. You should find a copy of the flyer in your
newsletter envelope. If you did not receive one, please contact the editor.
The NASIG Newsletter (ISSN 0892-1733) is published bimonthly for the
members of the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. It is available
only through personal membership in the organization.
Editor: Lenore Rae Wilkas, Serials Acquisitions Librarian, University of
Deadline for the October newsletter Is October 9, 1989. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS
WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Send all submissions to: Lenore Rae Wilkas, One Veterans Square, Apt. 0-2.
Media. PA 19063 or FAX to 215-898-1471.
Send all inquiries concerning NASIG. membership. change of addresses to:
Roger Presley; President. NASIG; 1040 Lenox Valley. Atlanta.
California State Univ.-Fullerton
800 N. State College
P.O. Box 4150
Fullerton, CA 92634
Work no: 714-773-3713
FAX no.: 714-773-2649
Keith Courtney (one yr. term)
Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Basingstoke, Hants. RG2 40PR
Work no.: 011-44-256-840366
FAX no.: 011-44-256-479438
Rosanna O'Neil (two yr. term)
40 Orchard Lane
Columbus, Ohio 43214
Work no.: (800)-848-5878 (U.S.)
Work no.: (800)-848-8286 (Ohio)
Work no.: (800)-533-9201 (Can.)
FAX no.: (614)-764-6096
Library Liaison Officer, OCLC
Brian Scanlan (one yr. term)
Elsevier Science Pub!. Co., Inc.
655 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10010
Work no.: (212)-633-3922
1981 Innwood Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
Work no.: 404-894-4523
Head, Serials Cat.
Georgia Inst. of Technology
Sylvia Martin (two yr. term)
6592 Sunnyside Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Work no.: 615-322-2410
Head, Serials Dept.
Elaine Rast (two yr. term)
304 Forsythe Lane
DeKalb, IL 60115
Work no.: 815-753-9864
FAX no.: 815-753-2003
Northern Illinois University
Ann Weller (one yr. term)
Library of the Health Sciences
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
1750 W. Polk
Chicago, IL 60612
Work no.: (312)-996-8974
FAX no.: (312)-733-6440
Past Presiden t:
324 Main St.
Cold Spring, NY 10516
Work no.: (800)-458-3706 (U.S.)
Work no.: (800)-458-3707 (Can.)
One Veterans Square Apt.D-2
Media, PA 19063
Work no.: (215)-898-2815
FAX no.: (215)-898-1471
Serials Acquisitions Librn.
Univ. of Pennsylvania Libraries
NASIG CENTRAL ATLANTIC REGIONAL COUNCIL
University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717
Philip Greene III
Vice President, EBSCO
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701
Head, Collection Management
Old Dominion Univ. Library
Norfolk, VA 23529-0256
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:
National Agricultural Library
5 Greyswood Court
Rockville, Maryland 20854
Virginia R. Reed
Northeastern Illinois Univ.
5500 N. St. Louis Avenue
Allan W. Davis
Univ. of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
NASIG GREAT LAKES REGIONAL COUNCIL
COORDINATOR'" ILLINOIS REP:
Head, Serials Unit
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742
Mgr., Publication Selection
Inst. for Scientific Information
350 I Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
West Virginia Univ. Library
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown, WV 26506
Arlene Moore Sievers
Indiana Univ./Purdue Univ.
7023 Lake Forest Village Circle
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
to be announced
NASIG SOUTH ATLANTIC REGIONAL COUNCIL
Jeri Van Goethem
Head, Serials Dept.
Durham, N.C. 27706
Head, Control Dept.
Price Gilbert Memorial Library
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia 30332
Technical Services/Serials Librn.
Trident Technical College Library
P.O. Box 10367
Charleston, S.c. 29411
Library, Serials Dept.
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199
NASIG MID REGION REGIONAL COUNCIL
Lillian R. Mesner
1017 Claiborne Way
Lexington, K Y 40502
213 Southhampton Road
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
1900 Rice Mine Road
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402
Asst. Head, Periodicals
Memphis State University
Memphis, TN 38152
Roy E. Barnes
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606
NASIG EASTERN REGIONAL COUNCIL
35 Maple Street
Stratford, CT 06497
Head, Serials Dept.
Brown University Library
Providence, R.I. 02912
Univ. of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
EBSCO Subscription Services
Red Bank, N.J. 07701
Alfred Jaeger, Inc.
66 Austin Blvd.
Commack, NY 11725
Yankee Book Peddlar
Contoocook, N.H. 03229
Chief of Acquisitions
AFGL Research Library
Hansom AFB, MA 01731
31 Clarendon St.
Johnson Ci ty, NY 13790
MAINE AND VERMONT:
WESTERN NEW YORK:
NASIG WESTERN CANADA REGIONAL COUNCIL
Ms. Nadine Schultz-Baldwin
4049 West 27th Avenue
V6S IR6 CANADA
Mr. S. K. Lakhanpal
Collection Development Librn.
Univ. of Saskatchewan Library
S7N OWO CANADA
Ms. Sieglinde Rooney
16803-95 A Ave.
T5P OB4 CANADA
Ms. Kamala Narayanan
2 Glenwood Court
K7M 7GI CANADA
NASIG EASTERN CANADA REGIONAL COUNCIL
MARITIMES (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island):
NORTH AMERICAN SERIALS INTEREST GROUP
The name of this group shall be the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.
The objectives of NASIG shall.be:
I. To provide a means for the exchange and dissemination of information in
the network of serial publishers, vendors, dealers, distributors,
binders, librarians, students and all other groups or individuals with
serial interests and concerns.
2. To establish and maintain among the NASIG membership a means of
communicating serial interests and concerns.
3. To provide a program of continuing education for members of NASIG and
other individuals with serial interests and concerns.
4. To convene an Annual Conference of the membership of NASIG.
5. To publish the proceedings of the Annual Conference, and any other
publications as authorized by the Executive Board.
Article I. Name.
Article II. Objectives.
Article III. Membership.
Section I. Membership and rlahts. Active membership shall consist of
individuals who remit annual dues, and shall carry with it the right
to vote, to hold office, and to share in the benefits afforded by the
objectives of NASIG.
Section 2. Dues and fiscal year. Dues, which shall cover a fiscal year of
January I through December 31, shall be remitted to NASIG annually
by individuals desiring membership. Proposals for changes in dues shall
originate with the Executive Board and shall be voted upon by the
membership by a mail ballot. A two-thirds majority of those voting
shall constitute a decision.
Article IV. Executhe Officers.
Section I. Titles. The executive officers of NASIG shall include a president,
a vice president/president-elect, a secretary, and a treasurer.
Section 2. Ellalblllty. Any member of NASIG shall be eligible for election to
an executive office, except as otherwise stated in these Bylaws.
Section 3. Duties. The duties of the executive officers shall be as specified
in the parliamentary authority adopted by NASIG. except as otherwise
stated in these Bylaws. In case of continued failure by anyone officer
to fulfill the duties of the office, the Executive Board may, by a vote
of three-fourths of its members. declare the office vacant.
Section 4. Terms of Office. The vice president/president-elect shall serve the
first year after election as vice president, and the second year after
election as president, and shall serve the third year after election on
the Executive Board as past president. All other executive officers of
NASIG shall be elected for a term of two years. With the exception of
the vice president/president-elect, all executive officers shall be
eligible for re-election, but shall not serve more than two consecutive
terms in any office without an intervening period of two years. Terms
of office for all executive officers shall begin at the adjournment of
the Annual Conference.
Section 5. Vacancies. In the event of a vacancy in the office of president,
the vice president shall succeed to fulfill the unexpired term and to
continue in that capacity for the following full term. Any other
vacancy may be filled by appointment of the Executive Board,
except as otherwise stated in these Bylaws.
ARTICLE V. Executive Board.
ARTICLE VI. Committees.
Section I. Composition. The Executive Board shall consist of of the executive
officers of NASIG, the immediate past president and six
members-at-large who shall be nominated, elected, and serve in
accordance with the provision of these Bylaws. Ex-officio members,
appointed by the Board to assist the organization in any capacity, may
serve at the pleasure of the Board.
Section 2. Duties. The Executive Board, as a whole, shall have authority over
the affairs of NASIG, shall submit reports and recommendations to the
membership, and shall perform other such duties as specified in these
By-Laws. The membership may, by a two-thirds majority vote of those
present and voting at any meeting as provided for in Article VIII,
revise the actions of the Executive Board. Each member of the Executive
Board shall perform the duties inherent to Board membership. In case of
continued failure of anyone member to participate in the deliberations
of the Board, the Board may, by a vote of three-fourths of its members,
declare the office vacant. Each member-at-large shall serve as a
liaison between the Board and at least one Standing Committee.
Section 3. Terms of Office. Executive Board members-at-large shall be elected
for a term of two years, and shall be eligible for re-election for no
more than one additional term without an intervening period of two
years. Terms of office for all members of the Executive Board shall
begin at the adjournment of the Annual Conference.
Section 4. Vacancies. Vacancies in the elected positions of the Executive
Board shall be filled by appointments of the Executive Board, except as
otherwise provided in these Bylaws.
Section I. Composition. Any member of NASIG shall be eligible to serve on
committees. The President of NASIG shall serve as an ex-officio member
of all committees, except the Nominating Committee.
Section 2. Standlnl Committees. Standing committees, and their chairpersons,
shall be appointed by the Executive Board, with the size of the
committee determined by its needs. These standing committees shall be
the Nominating Committee, the Bylaws Committee, the Finance Committee,
the Publications Committee, the Membership Committee, the Continuing
Education Committee, the Library Science Student Grant Committee, and
the Conference Local Arrangements Committee. Committees may be
subdivided, and additional appointments made, with the approval of the
Executive Board and the chairpersons of the committees.
ARTICLE VII. Nominations and Elections.
Section 3. Terms of Office. Members of standing committees, except the
Nominating Committee, shall be appointed for terms of two years unless
appointed by special action of the Board, and may be reappointed for
a second term. Members of of the Nominating Committee shall be
appointed for terms of one year. In no case shall a member serve on a
committee for more than two consecutive terms without an intervening
period of two years. Terms of office for all committee members shall
begin at the adjournment of the Annual Conference.
Section 4. Special Committees. The Executive Board may appoint special
committees for a specific purpose and for a specific term.
Section I. Nominations. The Nominating Committee shall present candidates for
the positions of vice president/president-elect, secretary, treasurer,
and Executive Board members-at-Iarge when required. Other nominations
for these offices, endorsed by at least ten active members of NASIG,
may be submitted in writing to the Nominating Committee. Any such
nominations shall be included on the official ballot. The Committee
shall endeavor to present at least two candidates for each office to be
filled, and shall also provide on the ballot a space for write-in
candidates for each office to be filled. Candidates shall be selected
in such a manner as to ensure as broad a representation as possible of
NASIG constituencies and of the geographic distribution of membership.
The Nominating Committee chairperson shall report nominations to the
NASIG president at least ninety days prior to the Annual Conference.
Section 2. Elections. Elections shall be held by mail ballot at least sixty
days prior to the Annual Conference. Candidates receiving a plurality
of the votes cast shall be elected, and be so declared at the Annual
Conference. In case of a tie vote, the Nominating Committee shall
decide the election by lot. A written notice of those elected shall be
mailed to each member within sixty days of the election.
ARTICLE VIII. Meetlnlls.
ARTICLE X. Dissolution.
An annual business meeting shall be called by the Executive Board, to be held at
the site of, and in conjunction with, the Annual Conference. Other meetings as
deemed necessary may be called by the Executive Board. Notice of meetings
shall be mailed to the membership at least thirty days in advance of the meeting,
and shall include notice of the business to be transacted.
ARTICLE IX. Annual Review.
The accounts of the Treasurer of NASIG shall be reviewed annually by an auditor
chosen by the Executive Board.
In the event of the dissolution of NASIG, all assets and property remaining after
meeting necessary expenses shall be distributed to such organizations as shall
qualify under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, subject to an
order of the Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
ARTICLE XI. Parliamentary Authority
Robert's Rules of Order (Revised), in the latest edition, shall govern all
meetings of the membership and of the Executive Board in all cases where it is not
inconsistent with these Bylaws. A parliamentarian may be appointed for an
indefinite term by the Executive Board to serve as consultant to'the Board.
ARTICLE XII. Bylaws
Section L Amendments. Proposed amendments may be submitted in writing to the
Bylaws Committee, or may be presented at any meeting of the
membership. Proposed amendments shall be mailed by the Bylaws
Committee to each member at least thirty days prior to the call for the
vote. Voting shall be by mail ballot. Adoption shall be by a two-thirds
majority of those vgting. An amendment shall become effective after
adoption, unless otherwise stated.
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