The Newsletter qf the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.
According to Esther Sleep, Chair of the NASIG 1990 Conference Local Arrangements Committee, everything is on schedule. The Committee is diligently working to make sure that the conference programs and arrangements move as smoothly as possible, and that our stay on the Brock University campus will be a pleasant and memorable one. In my last "President's Corner," I named the members of the Conference Local Arrangements Committee, but forgot to mention one outstanding and hard working member: Susan Davis, SUNY Buffalo. Susan also attended the Special NASIG Board Meeting in Charleston, and the NASIG Semi-Annual Board Meeting in Chicago and gave the Board an update on the progress of the Local Arrangements Committee. Susan, please accept my apologies for having left you out in the last issue. The conference registration packets are scheduled to be mailed to all current NASIG members around the second week in February, 1990.
PRESIDENT'S CORNER/Roger Presley
PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 1990, ESTHER SLEEP, CHAIR OF LOCAL
ARRANGEMENTS, WILL BE INSTALLING A SPECIAL TELEPHONE NUMBER JUST FOR QUESTIONS
AND CONCERNS REGARDING CONFERENCE REGISTRATION. THAT NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER IS:
LENORE WILKAS RESIGNS AS NASIG NEWSLETTER EDITOR/Roger Presley
The NASIG Executive Board and membership would like to dedicate this issue of
the NASIG Newsletter to Lenore Wilkas of the University of Pennsylvania. For
four years, Lenore has solicited articles, produced the newsletter, and stuffed
and mailed it to our almost 800 members. This work has taken many hours and much
blood, sweat and tears. NASIG has been extremely fortunate to have someone of
Lenore's caliber who was willing to devote so much time and energy to our
Due to professional and other commitments, Lenore has resigned as newsletter
editor. Volume 4, number 6 was her last issue. We will never be able to thank
Lenore enough for her hard work, devotion, and commitment to NASIG. NASIG would
not be what it is today if we did not have people as outstanding as Lenore.
Thanks again, Lenore, for a job well done!
MUSINGS OF A RETIRED EDITOR/Lenore Rae Wilkas
It doesn't seem that long ago that Tina Feick called upon Jean Farrington and
me at the University of Pennsylvania for a business discussion and ended by
telling us about a new organization for all people interested in serials -
NASIG. She gave us information and a questionnaire to be returned to John
Riddick. On that questionnaire I offered to "help" with a newsletter. Well,
the rest - as they say - is history and, as of this newsletter, so am I!
After four years of "helping" and of harrassing a lot of you to get your articles
in on time, I've decided to let someone else share in the fun! (A hint for the
next editor: set the deadline at least one week before your actual deadline
-it's better for your nerves!).
But seriously -- as some of you already know, I am back in school on a part-time
basis, pursuing a bachelors degree in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania
while working full-time. This has made life quite hectic since July and it will
continue until August 1993. I should live so long!
I would like to thank all of the NASIG members who have contributed articles
and/or suggestions for the newsletter and all of the members of the Executive
Boards over the years who have been so very supportive. In particular, I would
like to thank John Riddick, Tina Feick, Roger Presley, and Mary Beth Clack for
their support and direction (even if they didn't always meet the deadline).
Aside from the stress of getting the newsletter together, input, printed and
mailed - I will miss talking to so many of you over the phone; I will miss
getting the news first; and I will miss the sense of both relief and
accomplishment that I felt when the last box of newsletters was hauled to the
post office. I hope to remain active in NASIG and hope to see you at the
conferences. (By the way, Roger, does this mean I get to man the first aid
stations at the conferences?).
Thanks and best wishes to all of you!
MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SEMI-ANNUAL BOARD MEETING/Teresa Malinowski
R. Presley welcomed members and guests. Members and guests were asked to
The minutes of the Special Executive Board Meeting, 11 November 1989, were
approved with the following corrections:
8.1 In the second sentence change "Vauderhoof" to "Vanderhoof"
Nominations Committee Guidelines
The Board discussed the revised Nominations Committee Guidelines. S. Martin
questioned the number of days the ballots will be retained given the fact
that election challenges must be made within 90 days following the close
of the election (see p. 2 #7). The Board agreed that ballots should be
retained for 120 days instead of 90 days. E. Rast noted that the wording
of 5B should restate the wording in the NASIG Bylaws. R. Presley suggested
that the position statement on the Candidate Profile for Ballot form be
changed from a 250 word limit to a 150 word limit. The Board agreed on the
changes and unanimously approved the guidelines. R. Presley will make the
changes and distribute the revised guidelines.
Nominations Committee Report
Adrian Alexander, Chair of the Nominations Committee, reported that
nominations for the 1990 election are closed. The Committee is in the
process of contacting potential nominees and drawing up a slate. Ballots
are scheduled to be mailed on February 15, 1990. Members will be asked to
return ballots within 30 days.
Newsletter Editor Resigns
Newsletter Task Force
R. Presley announced that Lenore Wilkas has resigned her position as
editor. The Board expressed its appreciation of the work done by L. Wilkas
as the inaugural editor of the newsletter.
The Board discussed the need to draw on the expertise of more members and
divide the work of producing a newsletter. The idea of having an editorial
board with a managing editor and production editor was discussed. The Board
endorsed the idea and established a Task Force. Members of the Newsletter
Task Force include M.B. Clack, B. Scanlan, T. Feick, A. Vidor. The Task
Force was asked to prepare an announcement for the February newsletter
detailing the responsibilities of the editorial board and editors, and
inviting members to apply. The Task Force will also review the
applications for the Editorial Board and investigate production options,
productions costs, and bulk mailing. The New Editorial Board would assume
their responsibilities beginning with the August 1990 issue.
Interim Production of the Newsletter
The Board agreed that the next three issues should be produced by an
interim Board. B. Scanlan offered to assume the responsibility for the
production and mailing of the next three issues. Scanlan will also
investigate the procedure for applying for second class mailing privileges.
T. Feick suggested that Judy Rieke, Chair of the Membership Directory Sub
Committee, and Jean Callaghan, who helped prepare the membership directory,
be asked to serve on the interim board. J. Callaghan will input the text
on Word Perfect (IBM) and send the disk to J. Rieke for final editing. The
Executive Board agreed; R. Presley will contact J. Rieke and J. Callaghan.
B. Scanlan asked that copy for the next issue be sent to him by 2/1/90.
M. Buckholz, a guest who is co-editor of "Serials News II in Serials
Librarian, offered to serve on the interim board if Rieke and Callaghan
are not available.
Brock 1990 Conference
Conference Report from Esther Sleep
R. Presley distributed documents detailing the recent activities of the
Local Arrangements Committee. Presley reported that arrangements for the
conference banquet have been made and the site is a short walk from Niagra
Falls. Three tours will be offered on Tuesday afternoon, June 5, 1990. The
Board expressed its appreciation of the ongoing efforts of the Local
Local Arrangements Committee Concerns
R. Presley noted that Brock University can handle the finances for the
conference. The University would set up an account for NASIG free of charge
and for deposit of registration checks. Checks for conference expenses
could be issued from the account. A number of concerns about the
arrangements were raised. B. Scanlan asked if the University can issue
checks in both Canadian and U. S. funds. R. 0' Neil asked if a fee is charged
for issuing checks and converting funds. T. Feick noted that NASIG would
not earn interest on the money deposited in the University account. After
some discussion it was proposed that an initial deposit of $500.00 be sent
to establish the University account and only Canadian checks would be
deposited. The account will be used primarily to reimburse the expenses
of the Local Arrangements Committee. Esther Sleep will be asked to send
U.S. checks to A. Vidor. R. Presley will contact E. Sleep about concerns
and options. The Local Arrangements Committee asked the Board to consider
purchasing dBaseIII+ software for conference use. R. Presley questioned
whether future local arrangements committees would use dBaseIII+ software
because later versions are now available. The Board agreed not to purchase
dBaseIII+ software and asked R. Presley to explore other options with the
Committee. E. Rast will explore options for converting the dBaseIII+ file
used by the 1989 Committee. The Board concurred with the Committee's
recommendation to ask the Ontario Library Association to run an
announcement of the conference in their publication but not have the
organization prepare a mailing. R. Presley reported that Bell Canada is
willing to provide promotional plastic briefcases for the conference. The
Board refused the offer because NASIG has a policy of not accepting
R. O'Neil asked about the advertising for the conference. R. Presley noted
that announcements are sent to journals and the local arrangements
committee handles local publicity for the conference. R. Presley asked T.
Malinowksi to contact the regional coordinators, Anna McCalla (West Canada)
and Bill Tiffany (East Canada), to help promote the conference. R. O'Neil
offered to distribute information on the conference at the Maritimes
Provinces Library Association.
M.B. Clack reported that an advance program was distributed at various
meetings and exhibits at ALA Midwinter and was met with positive response.
She thanked Board Members for their help in reviewing program proposals
and in enabling us to distribute this advance information for the first
time. Clack also thanked A. Weller and T. Malinowski for their assistance
in contacting speakers. Eighteen workshops will be offered (2 sets of 9)
and a schedule of days and times will be formulated. A Speakers meeting
has been tentatively scheduled on Saturday June 2, 1990 at 4:00 p.m. Lists
of speakers and workshop leaders were distributed. T. Malinowski agreed
to gather information concerning Informal Discussion Groups and prepare
an announcement for the February newsletter.
Travel by Russell Negotiations and Services
1991 Conference--Trinity Site Visit
R. Presley reported that Travel by Russell will provide ground
transportation to/from the Buffalo and Toronto airports for a round trip
fee of approximately $35.00. Presley will ask the travel agency to prepare
information concerning transportation and a request form for the
registration packet. Travel information will also be published in the
M.B. Clack distributed a report on the site visit to Trinity University.
Clack reported that the campus facilities are exceptional and all buildings
are air conditioned. The campus is located 4 miles from the San Antonio
airport and has dorm facilities for over 350 attendees. Special
arrangements will have to be made to allow liquor to be sold to attendees.
Clack noted that the costs quoted by the University are final and not
subject to increases. Trinity conference staff can provide assistance in
several areas, including registration, brochure production and mailings.
The Board discussed the costs outlined by the conference director and asked
Clack to follow up on a few issues. The Board agreed to accept Trinity
University as the site for the 1991 conference and asked Clack to appoint
a local arrangements committee. Kathy Soupiset, Head, Acquisitions at
Trinity University and Danny Jones, Asst. Library Director for Collection
Development at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San
Antonio, will be asked to co-chair the committee.
Regional Council and Membership Committee -- Membership Brochure
A. Vidor distributed a financial statement for September-December 1989,
showing an account balance of $25,691.91. Renewals from approximately half
of the members have been received. R. Presley and members of the Finance
Committee will be sending membership cards and renewal reminders to members
in late January. S. Davis distributed a revised report on the Scripps
Conference showing a net profit of $5,484.91. R. Presley presented a
proposed budget for 1990. After a number of changes, the Board unanimously
approved the budget. The Board agreed that options to reduce the cost of
producing and distributing the newsletter should be explored.
T. Malinowski presented a draft of a membership brochure and a cost
estimate prepared by the Ad Hoc Subcommittee to Prepare a NASIG Brochure.
Subcommittee members included Bill Tiffany (Chair), Rita Broadway, Bobbie
Carlson and Anna McCalla. The Board expressed its appreciation for the work
done by the committee and agreed that an insert card should be used for
the membership form. The Board also agreed that 3,500 brochures and 1,000
insert cards should be printed. Board members were asked to review the
draft and cost estimate, and send comments to T. Malinowski by February
1, 1990. R. O'Neil offered to get a second cost estimate for the Board to
10.0 Board Member Assignments
A. Vidor, on behalf of the Library Science Grant Committee, asked the Board
to decide on the number of grants to be awarded to Library School students
this year. In 1989, grants in the amount of $2,300.00 were awarded to fund
the attendance of six students. T. Feick reported that the National College
and University Serials Association is seeking support for 2 Chinese
librarians, currently studying library science in the U. S. The Board agreed
that 6 grants covering the cost of travel and registration should be
awarded to students and, if possible, one grant should be awarded to a
Canadian student. In addition, the Board agreed to fund the cost of
registration for one of the Chinese students.
In an effort to improve communications within NASIG, R. Presley asked board
members to serve as liaisons with NASIG Committees, and to communicate with
the chair of the committee on a monthly basis. R. Presley will inform
Committee Chairs about the new arrangement. Board members agreed to assume
the following assignments:
Library Science Student Grant
Nominations and Bylaws
11.0 Continuing Education Committee
M.B. Clack reported on Committee activities. The Subcommittee Programming
for Support Staff has arranged for NASIG to jointly sponsor with the Texas
Library Association a preconference workshop for support staff on binding
in April 1990. Subcommitte members include Marifran Bustion, Win Gelantes
and Becky Schwartzkopf. Clack is gathering additional information on the
financial aspects of this endeavor. Clack reported that the Task Force to
develop a Serials Information Program for Library Schools presented a
program on serials acquisitions, publishing and management at the
University of Pittsburgh Library School and Rosary College. Members and
panel participants included Buzzy Basch, John Tagler, Rita Broadway and
Percy Murphy. The program was well received and future programs, one in
California, are planned for 1990. The Speakers Bureau project, being
handled by Gerry Williams, has developed a database of speakers and is
actively seeking additional speakers. M.B. Clack asked the Board to
consider expanding the Committee to seven members. In this way, members
could include librarians, a publisher, subscription agent, systems vendor,
library educator, etc., and thus better represent the constituencies of
our membership. The Board expressed its appreciation of the work done by
the Committee and agreed to expand its membership.
12.0 Travel Subsidies for Special and Semi-Annual Board Meetings
Considering the funds available in the 1990 budget, the Board discussed
limiting the reimbursement of travel expenses for board members. The Board
voted unanimously to set a limit of $1,500.00 for reimbursement of travel
funds for each meeting and an individual limit of $300.00 per meeting.
13.0 Economics on Access to Library Materials Task Force
14.0 Next Meeting
K. Courtney, NASIG representative to the Task Force, reported that the Task
Force report has been drafted and should be published and distributed to
organizations in Summer 1990. The Task Force is planning one day seminars
to discuss the report.
The Executive Board will meet on June 1, 1990, at Brock University, St.
NASIG'S FIFTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE BROCK UNIVERSITY, ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO, CANADA JUNE 2-5, 1990
ADVANCE PROGRAM INFORMATION
SUNDAY, JUNE 3. 1990
Keynote Speaker: Lucretia McClure, Director, Edward G. Miner Library, School of
Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester; President-Elect of the Medical
"The Crisis of Rising Serial Prices in a Canadian Context."
Gayle Garlock, Associate Librarian, Collection Development and Preservation,
University of Toronto
"CISTI: Meeting the Needs of the Canadian Scientific and Technical Community."
Brenda Hurst, Head, Acquisitions, CISTI (Canadian Institute for Scientific and
"The Elephant and the Mouse Revisited: Periodical Prices and the Canadian
Becky Rogers, Space Planning and Administrative Librarian, and Patricia Greig,
Associate Director for Public Services, University of Western Ontario
"The EDI Horizon: Implementing an ANSI X12 Pilot Project at Faxon."
Frederick E. Schwartz, Manager, Electronic Data Interchange, The Faxon Company
"Managing Electronic Subscriptions."
Patricia E. Sabosik, Editor and Publisher, Choice
MONDAY. JUNE 4. 1990
PANEL: "The Peer Review Process: Strengths and Weaknesses." Lewis Gidez, PhD,
Director of Publications, Federation of American Societies for Experimental
Biology, Bethesda, Maryland; Bruce Squire, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Medical
Association Journal, Ottawa, Canada; Bruce Dancik, PhD, Chairman, Department of
Forest Service, Edmonton, Alberta; and Ann C. Weller, Deputy Librarian for the
Health Sciences, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at
TUESDAY. JUNE 5. 1990
"A Longitudinal Study of Journal Prices in a Research Library."
Kenneth Marks, University Librarian, and Steve Nielson, Fiscal Officer, Utah
"A Cost-Per-Use Method for Weeding a Journal Collection."
Dorothy Milne, Science Collections Librarian, and Bill Tiffany,
Acquisitions/Periodicals, Memorial University of Newfoundland
"Serials Cataloging: Time for a New Perspective."
Sheila S. Intner, Associate Professor, Simmons College Graduate School of Library
and Information Science
A short presentation by Ann Anderson
"'RAP-UP' Session: Bringing it Altogether."
Keith Courtney, Sales Manager, Taylor & Francis, Ltd.; Rosanna O'Neil, Library
Liaison Officer, OCLC; and Lisa Peterson, University of California, Riverside
There will be 18 workshops offered at the Conference:
TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE 1990 NASIG CONFERENCE/Roger Presley
As most of you know, the Travel by Russell agency has been designated NASIG's
official travel agency for the 1990 NASIG Conference. Russell Wade, President
of Travel by Russell, has made two trips to Brock University to meet with the
Local Arrangements Committee and various transportation companies for the purpose
of making travel arrangements for the NASIG Conference. Russell and I will
return to Brock University at the end of April or beginning of May to finalize
Ms. Wade recommends Budget Rent-A-Car as the official car rental supplier for
the NASIG Conference in St. Catharines. They have offered the best rates and
have an ample supply of cars in both Buffalo and Toronto. Conference attendees
may take advantage of these rates for up to one week before and after the
For the Conference, Budget will provide wallet-size credential cards for us to
distribute to attendees. When presented at the Budget counter, these cards will
enable attendees to receive special convention rates. For your convenience,
attendees may book their reservations through Budget's convention desk at
1-800772-3773. Trained meeting and convention specialists will provide quick
assistance and information. A confirmation number will be given to be recorded
on the credential card. Also, complimentary Direction Cards will be provided
to help attendees find their way around town fast. Rapid Return lets customers
charging the rental on a credit card avoid delays at the rental counter. Taxes,
refueling, and optional coverages are not included.
BUDGET RENT-A-CAR RATES Toronto International Airport North American Serials Interest Group May 26, 1990 through June 12, 1990
Full-size 2 door
WEEKEND N/A N/A N/A
@ - 200 kilometers per day
Additional KM - .15 per kilometer
Rates quoted in Canadian currency
BUDGET RENT-A-CAR RATES Buffalo Airport and Downtown North American Serials Interest Group May 26, 1990 through June 12, 1990
AIRFARE RATES TO THE BUFFALO AND TORONTO AIRPORTS
Travel by Russell has selected USAir as the official airline for the NASIG
Conference. USAir has agreed to give NASIG members from the United States
discounted rates into both Buffalo and Toronto. The discounts are as follows:
TO BUFFALO: 40% off full "Y" fares (not Y/YN) subject to "B" class
5% off published fares, excluding first class, government fares,
and tour fares following all restrictions
TO TORONTO: 35% off full "Y" fares (not Y9/YN) with a two night minimum stay
requirement subject to liB" class availability
30% off full "Y" fares (not Y9/YN) with no minimum stay
requirement subject to "B" class availability
Travel Restrictions: Travel valid round trip on USAir May 30-June 8, 1990 only
Travel by Russell is still negotiating discount airfares with Air Canada.
In order for these discounts to be obtained you must make your reservations and
buy your tickets through Travel by Russell. They urge you to call them as soon
as you have definite travel dates as discounted seats are limited.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS DIRECTLY WITH
TRAVEL BY RUSSELL
1-800-762-1039 or 404-493-4941
OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. EST
GROUND TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM ST. CATHARINES
FROM EITHER BUFFALO OR TORONTO
Travel by Russell can offer NASIG Conference attendees round trip bus
transfers to St. Catharines, Ontario from either the Buffalo or Toronto Airports
for $35.00 per person (or $18.00 one way per person). These prices are based
on 47 passengers per bus or 8 passengers per mini van.
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS AND PREPAYMENT ARE REQUIRED!!
The buses and vans will run on Saturday June 2,1990 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
and again on Tuesday June 5, 1990 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CONSEQUENTLY, IT
WILL BE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO COORDINATE YOUR FLIGHTS WITH THE BUS AND
VAN SERVICES. EVEN THOUGH YOU MIGHT NOT BOOK YOUR FLIGHT THROUGH TRAVEL BY
RUSSELL, YOU MUST BOOK AND PREPAY YOUR BUS AND VAN SERVICE ARRANGEMENTS THROUGH
FOR ADDITIONAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INFORMATION CONTACT:
ESTHER L. SLEEP
HEAD, SERIALS DEPARTMENT
BROCK UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO L2S 3Al
PHONE: 416-688-5550, EXT. 3718
INFORMAL DISCUSSION GROUP MEETINGS AT BROCK CONFERENCE/Teresa Malinowski
We have the time and the place for groups to meet! Informal discussion groups
can meet during our annual conference at Brock University on Monday June 4, 1990
from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Two groups have already scheduled, the Informal
Catalogers' Discussion Group and the GEAC Users Group. Last year's groups also
included: INNOVACQ Users, NOTIS Users and Serials Standards Group. If you would
like to lead a discussion group, or schedule a group meeting, please contact
Teresa Malinowski by May 1, 1990. ADDRESS: Serials Coordinator, California State
University, Fullerton, P.O. Box 4150, Fullerton, CA 92634-4150. PHONE:
714-7733713 FAX: 714-449-7135
BYLAWS COMMITTEE TO MEET AT BROCK CONFERENCE
Martin Gordon, Chair of the Bylaws Committee, has announced a committee meeting
will be held at the Annual Conference on Sunday June 3, 1990 at 4:00 p.m. (place
TBA). The Committee welcomes visits from interested parties and ammendments to
the Bylaws will be accepted at that time. Any ammendments to the Bylaws would
be subject to a mail ballot of all NASIG members.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR NASIG NEWSLETTER EDITOR/Mary Elizabeth Clack
At the request of the Executive Board, the Publications Committee has created
a Task Force to appoint an Editor-in-Chief for the NASIG Newsletter. The Task
Force will be reviewing applications from librarians, publishers, vendors and
other interested members who are willing to serve as Editor-in-Chief for a two
year term, beginning in Summer 1990. Individuals with editorial experience,
familiarity with a standard word processing program and access to a computer are
invited to apply.
Please send letters of application and supporting documentation to: Mary
Elizabeth Clack (Vice President and Chair of the Publications Committee), Serial
Records Librarian, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA 02138. FAX:
617-4950403, Phone: 617-495-2422. Deadline date for applications is March 30, 1990.
Other members of the Task Force are Brian Scanlan, Elsevier Science Publishing
Co.; Ann Vidor, Emory University; and Tina Feick, B.H. Blackwell, Ltd.
CALL FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP/Bonnie Postlethwaite
In compliance with NASIG bylaws, the Continuing Education Committee will begin
a 2-year rotation of membership as of June 1990. In order to implement this
membership rotation, 3 of the 5 current members will continue to serve on the
Committee. Those members are Buzzy Basch, John Tagler, and Bonnie Postlethwaite.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Geraldine Williams and Nancy
Terry who are stepping down from full Committee membership in June. They have
been instrumental in getting the Continuing Education Committee programs going
and both will continue to be active in those programs.
In addition to replacing the 2 outgoing Committee members, we will be adding 2
additional members at the same time for a total of 7 members. The size of the
Committee is being expanded to include representation from all aspects of the
serials information chain so that continuing education programs can fully meet
the needs of the entire membership. The composition of the Committee will
consist of a range of expertise including librarians, library school professors,
subscription agents, systems vendors, publishers, binders, and indexers.
We are now looking for four new members who can balance out the membership group.
Each committee member will be responsible for coordinating a continuing education
program during their 2 year term. If you are interested in becoming a member
of this committee, please contact Bonnie Postlethwaite, Chairperson of the
Continuing Education Committee, by April 1, 1990.
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TREASURER'S REPORT/Ann Vidor
Finance Committee members, Judy Luther and Joan Luke, and President Roger Presley
met at my home in Atlanta on January 20th. Membership cards were sent to all
members who had renewed this fall. Reminders were sent to members who had not
yet renewed. If anyone knows of a NASIG member who has not received a renewal
or knows of potential new members, please have the individual contact me (1981
Innwood Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 or 404-727-6833).
We discussed creating guidelines to assist committee chairs, Executive Board
members, etc. in completing official voucher forms. Lack of consistency has
occasionally been a problem in the past. The committee also will be
investigating the possibility of changing insurance companies in the future.
It maybe more practical for the insurance company to be located in the same city
as the Treasurer.
LIBRARY SCIENCE GRANT COMMITTEE/Carole McIver
The NASIG Library Science Grant Program provides library science students
interested in serials and/or technical services work an opportunity to attend
a NASIG conference with all expenses paid. If you know of any library school
students "who have expressed an interest in serials and/or technical services
work," please encourage them to apply. Application forms should be requested
Carole McIver, Administrative Services Librarian Atkins Library University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC 26223
Work on the Program by the Committee has been progressing according to schedule
letters were sent to library schools to establish contact people, a data base
of contact people was made, publicity was sent to several professional journals,
including some in Canada, and announcements and application forms have been
The next step, to be completed by February 1, 1990, is to send letters with
announcements and application forms to the contact people at the library schools
and to those students who were referred to the Committee by NASIG members. The
deadline for receipt of applications is March 1, 1990. Grant recipients (there
will be 6) will be notified of their selection by April 15, 1990.
The Committee will meet March 19, 1990, at the University of North Carolina at
Charlotte to select the grant recipients. Members of this Committee are Carole
McIver, Chair (UNC-Charlotte), Nancy Rogers (EBSCO Subscription Services), Mary
Ellen Soper (Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of
Washington), Lois Upham (College of Library and Information Science, University
of South Carolina), and Harriet Kersey (Georgia Institute of Technology).
WORST SERIAL TITLE CHANGE OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS DUE/Karen Darling
Are unnecessary serial title changes driving you nuts? Seek revenge by
nominating them for the Worst Serials Title Change of the Year Awards. These
awards, sponsored by the Serials Section, will be presented at the ALA Annual
Conference in Chicago in June, 1990. At that time, we will honor serials whose
titles have changed since January 1989.
Please send us your favorites. We need the complete citation for the change,
including the old title with the number and date of its last issue, the new title
with the number and date of its first issue, and the name and address of the
publisher. Photocopies of relevant title pages or cataloging printouts are also
useful for verification.
Please send nominations to: Karen Darling, Chair, Worst Serials Title Change of
the Year Award Committee, Serials Dept., Knight Library, University of Oregon,
Eugene, OR 97403. Don't miss this opportunity to vent your frustration. Submit
your nominations today. Deadline: May 15, 1990.
POSTCARDS FROM SAN ANTONIO AND CHICAGO/Mary Elizabeth Clack
San Antonio, December 12-13, 1989 - - Expecting a respite from the subzero
temperatures in Boston, I set off for a site visit to Trinity University on
December 12th. I met with Kathy Soupiset (Head of Acquisitions at Trinity)
and Danny Jones (Asst. Library Director for Collection Development, University
of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio) and we toured the campus and
spoke with the Conference Arrangements Office. What I found was a l17-acre
campus located 4 miles from the airport and with excellent conference and
residence facilities, all of which are modern and air- conditioned.
Chicago, January 9, 1990 - - The Executive Board voted to hold the 1991
Conference at Trinity. It will bring us to yet another region of the U.S. and
enable some Mexican librarians to attend. We were impressed by the facilities
and the experienced Conference Arrangements Office. Most importantly, we have
excellent local arrangements co-chairs in Kathy Soupiset and Danny Jones.
Kathy's knowledge of the campus and Danny's past experience with local
arrangements will serve us well in our preparations. They are working now to
form a local arrangements committee and are very enthusiastic about hosting
our sixth annual conference! I look forward to reporting on our progress in
future newsletter issues.
NASIG MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION/Teresa Malinowski
A new function has been added to the position of NASIG Secretary. The position
now serves as Chair of the Membership and Regional Councils Committee. All
requests for information regarding membership should be sent to: Teresa
Malinowski, NASIG Secretary, California State University, Fullerton, P.O. Box
4150, Fullerton CA 92634-4150. PHONE: 714-773-3713 FAX: 714-449-7135
NASIG ROYALTIES/Tina Feick
As part of our agreement with Haworth Press, the publisher of our proceedings,
NASIG receives 10% of the gross sales of all copies sold in the U.S. and 5% of
the foreign sales. Out of our royalty payment comes the cost of producing the
Our recent royalty checks cover sales from January 1989 through June 1989:
TOTAL $439.55 ($307.05 without index) NASIG 1 July 1987-December 1988
$226.59 ($20.84 without index)
Has yet to make the charts
Reminder: Hardbound copies of the proceedings are available from:
Haworth Press, Inc.
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904-1580
Mention that you are a NASIG member and you get a 50% discount on the
CHINESE LIBRARY SERIALS ASSOCIATION/Tina Feick
The National Serials Society for Colleges and Universities (in the People's
Republic of China) is holding a conference in Dalian, Liaoning Province, June
18-21, 1990. The topic will be the possibility of establishing a serials
science. If you are interested, please write to:
Mr. Ye Jiyuan Nanjing University Library Nanjing People's Republic of China
Very interesting topic!!
FIRST EUROPEAN SERIALS CONFERENCE/Tina Feick
The USKG (United Kingdom Serials Group) along with the Gauthier-Villars and Swets
Subscription Service are sponsoring the first European Serials Conference. For
further information contact:
Mrs. Jill Tolson
UK Serials Group Administrator
114 Woodstock Road
Witney, Oxon OX8 6DY
2-5 April 1990
University of Southampton
Mrs. Jill Tolson
UK Serials Group Administrator
114 Woodstock Road
Witney, Oxon OX8 6DY
THE UNITED KINGDOM SERIALS GROUP 13TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE/Tina Feick
The co-founder of NASIG, John Riddick, of Central Michigan University, will speak
on "New World in the Morning: Artificial Intelligence - The Dawn of a Solution
for Serials. 1I
U.S. fees - $237 for non-members; $200 for members (UKSG)
For further information contact:
VISIT CORNWALL AFTER THE U.K. SERIALS GROUP MEETING/Marcia Tuttle
A group of people are planning to spend a week in Cornwall after the USKG meeting
in April. This is an invitation to NASIG members and friends to join us. As
nearly as I can tell now, our costs will be the vans/drivers/ gratuities,
automobiles, petrol, 7 nights bed & breakfast, 7 bar lunches, 7 dinners, and
admissions. Cost figures should be available very soon.
We will hire a van and driver to take us from Southampton to Truro, via Salisbury
and Stonehenge, on the afternoon of Thursday, April 5, 1990. Then, four nights
in Truro at a guest house. It will help us stay together (though probably not
reduce the price) if we share rooms. Pick up cars (one will be automatic
transmission) on Friday morning. Take day trips (together or separately) from
Truro on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Monday make our way to Bossiney, just
north of Tintagel, and (I hope!) stay at the Old Borough House, a 17th century
guest house, for three nights. Monday through Wednesday make day trips. On
Thursday, April 12, make an early start back to Truro, drop off the cars, and
meet a van and driver, to take us to Gatwick Airport (about 300 miles). There
the tour ends. Those staying on can go into London, or whatever they want to
do; those flying home the next day can stay overnight near the airport or at a
location of their choice.
Truro is centrally located, 30 miles from Penzance, and 40 miles from Land's End,
as nearly as I can figure it. There are "fast" roads and "slow" roads, with lots
of places and things to visit (Newlyn and Mousehole, Lamorna Cove, Falmouth, and
Mevagissey). Some people may want to make the helicopter trip from Penzance to
the Isles of Scilly. In 1986 a round trip cost about 35 pounds.
From Bossiney, northern Cornwall, Devon, and even Dartmoor, are very accessible.
I intend to find the Hurlers stone circle somewhere on Bodmin Moor. I spent a
lot of time up on the moor chasing down single-track roads looking for it four
years ago! There is a coastal walk all the way around Cornwall and Devon, and
the views are spectacular.
We need volunteers to be resource persons for parts of the trip: DuMaurier,
Poldark, Arthur, Cornish names, antiquities. Choose early for the best
selection! Shall I compile a bibliography??? Who's willing to drive? I can only
drive one car! The reason I'm recommending cars instead of another van is the
roads in Cornwall. Some of them are narrow, curvy, and steep. Fun!
It will be the off season, so things should not be too crowded. As for weather:
prepare for the worst: rain, wind, sleet, snow, mud. Then maybe we can enjoy
the sunshine. I found in 1986 that Cornish weather is very much like serials:
its most constant quality is change. This is the time to pack your boots -
weather boots, not fashion boots! And your camera - it's gorgeous!
If you want to go or to know more, call me at 919-962-1067 or send me an e-mail
message: BITNET: TUTTLE@UNC.BITNET or Datalinx: TUTTLE.
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS OUESTIONNAIRE?
Two libraries have received a questionnaire from the International Foundation
for Scientific Cooperation with the address of P.O. Box 34127, Washington, D.C.
20043. Maurice Levy is given as the Director of the Foundation. The questions
cover library budget and other statistics. The last section deals with pricing
studies, specifically asking if libraries cancel titles due to pricing studies
such as the ARL Study and the Physics Today article. If you have received this
questionnaire, please contact the ARL (Association of Research Libraries) office
in Washington, D.C.
An indepth article will appear in Marcia Tuttle's newsletter and ARL is sending
a memorandum to all ARL libraries.
A OUESTION FOR PUBLISHERS, LIBRARIANS. ET AL.
This question is posed by a NASIG member and is directed to anyone willing to
answer (please submit replies to the Editor):
"Why are we receiving so many errata for mistakes made in journal articles?
Are those errors the fault of the authors, or the editors, or the
publishers? They are a serious problem for the users, and mean additional
work for serials staff. Their erratic appearance and placement make them
difficult to control. I'm interested in knowing how other libraries handle
errata, whether or not anyone else has noticed an increase in their
numbers, and if any publishers can explain why they appear so frequently
and if they have any policies about standardizing their publication."
March 1, 1990
March 1, 1990
April 2-5, 1990
May 15, 1990
June 2-5, 1990
June 18-21, 1990
June 23-28, 1990
Sept. 10-12, 1990
Jan. 12-17, 1991
June 14-17, 1991
June 29-July 4, 1991
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS
Deadline for 1990 NASIG renewals
Application deadline for NASIG Conference
Library Science Grant Awards
13th Annual UKSG Conference, University of
Southampton, Southampton, UK
Deadline for NASIG Conference Registration
NASlG's 5th Annual Conference, Brock
University, St. Catharine's, Ontario, Canada
National Serials Society for Colleges and
Universities Conference, Dalian, Liaoning
Province, People's Republic of China
ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
1st European Serials Conference,
Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
ALA Midwinter Meeting, Chicago, IL
NASIG's 6th Annual Conference, Trinity
University, San Antonio, TX
ALA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA
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.
This issue of the Newsletter was compiled by Jean Callaghan, Serials Librarian,
Wheaton College, Norton, MA02766; Judith Rieke, Monographs Librarian, Vanderbilt
University Medical Center Library, Nashville, TN 37232; Brian Scanlan, Senior
Editor, Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., 655 Avenue of the Americas, New
York, NY 10010; and Joan Luke, Assistant Head, Acquisitions Department, Georgia
State University, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Deadline for the April 1990 newsletter is March 30, 1990. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS
WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Send all submissions to: Jean Callaghan, Serials Librarian, Wallace Library,
Wheaton College, Norton, MA 02766. Phone: 508-285-7722 x530 FAX: 508-285-2908
Send all inquiries concerning the NASIG organization, membership, and change of
address information to: Teresa Malinowski, NASIG Secretary, California State
University, Fullerton, P.O. Box 4150, Fullerton, CA 92634-4150
1. CONSER and the Multiple Versions Questions
2. Classifying Serials and Improving Physical Access
3. Collection Development Allocation Formulas for Serials
4. Decentralization of Serials Check-In in an Automated Environment
5. Looseleaf Services and Collection Management
6. Microcomputer-Based Serials Management Systems
7. Organization of Serials in Canadian Libraries
8. Preserving Serial Literature
9. Retrospective Conversion Projects
11. Serials Control and Interface Development
12. Serials Vendor Review and Evaluation
13. The SISAC Code
14. Title Changes
15. Training for Serials Work
16. USMARC Format for Holdings and Locations: Training Issues
17. Union Listing in the U.S. and Canada
18. Current Issues in Serials Collection Development 10 - 12 September 1990 Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands