Sept. 1995

NASIG Newsletter, Dec 1995

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Sept. 1995

0892-1733 The Newsle tter uf the North American SeriaL, Interest Graul) , Inc . PRESIDENT'S CORNER Julia Gammon 0 WE ARE LISTENING..... 0 0 Vol. 10, no. 4 The 10th Anniversary Conference is one that will be long remembered as an important milestone in NASIG's illustrious history. The wonderful hospitality at the Duke University Conference, chaired by Marcia Tuttle , combined with the thought-provoking program , co-chaired by Michele Crump and Bobbie Carlson, is but a fine memory now as we look forward and begin planning for our 1996 meeting in Albuquerque . There is an old Neil Young album entitled "Rust Never Sleeps;" but, then again, neither do the hardworking NASIG volunteers. At this writing, NASIG's treasurer, Dan Tonkery, is completing the final conference financial report which will provide a monetary measure of the conference. Besides this economic indicator, there are other ways to view the conference; your conference evaluation forms provide that. You might call it a conference score card . We learn and improve our future performance by using the information you provide via those evaluation forms; so they are very important to us. September, 1995 TABLE OF CONTENTS PREsIDENT'S CcH>ER NASIG BoARD tv'EETIN3 NASIG 10TH ANNUAL CoNFERENCE ( 1995 ): REPORTS F't.ENARIES CacuRRENT SET I CacuRRENT SET II F'PB:aflRe,ce ~SAMF\..ER NElWOR<NG NaJEs LlsERsGu..Ps BusiNESS tv'EETNi NASIG STuDENT GRANT REroRT NASIG NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS ABoUT NASIG MEMBERS NEW II.St3ERs TITLES CHANGES SERIALS RElATED REroRTs REPORT FROM N.A ALCTS SERIALS SECTION REPORTS PERFORMANCE EVALUATION COMMITTEE TO STuDY SERIAls CATALOGIN3 CALENDAR OF UPCOMIN3 EvENTS NASIG ExEcunvE BoARD RosTER NASIG PROFESSICNAL lIAISONS RosTER NASIG NOMINATIONS FORM 3 WHA T HAPPENS TO THOSE EVALUATION FORMS? For a number of years we have provided each conference attendee with an evaluation form in the conference packet. NASIG is extremely fortunate to have such a responsive membership as many of you take the time to fill out this lengthy evaluation form. With conference attendance at Duke exceeding 600 attendees. the return rate on the conference evaluation form was 313. with more still arriving. A 50 percent return rate is hard to beall The form you filled out this year was designed by NASIG's newest committee. the Evaluation and Assessment Committee (EAC).· currently chaired by Bea McKay and including other committee members: ladd Brown. June Chressanthis. Teresa Malinowski. Jennifer Marill. Juliann Rankin. lucien ROSSignol. and Marla Schwartz. Birdie Maclennan serves as the Board Uaison. The committee's task is to review. tabulate and analyze the information you supplied at the conclusion of the conference and provide a full report to the NASIG Board later this fall---not an easy task considering the far-flung geographic locations of the various committee members. WHAT 00 WE 00 WITH YOUR COMMENTS? Immediate feedback is critical to the success of any operation. As both the 1996 Conference Planning Committee (CPC). co-chaired by Fran Wilkinson and Joan Griffith. and the 1996 Program Planning Committee (PPC), co­ chaired by Karen Cargille and Christa Reinke, had to start working on the 1996 conference at the conclusion of the Duke Conference. both committees needed some immediate feedback. Because the EAC committee will not have the full conference evaluation report ready until the fall, as this is a tremendous undertaking. I asked Beverley Geer-Butler, the incoming Vice-President (and former chair of the EAC when it was a task force) to skim hundreds of your evaluation forms for comments and suggestions. She was trying to find out what you liked and did not like about the conference as well as gather the suggestions for speakers and programming ideas for 1996. Within a couple of weeks of the close of the Duke Conference, Beverley provided preliminary feedback to both the PPC and CPC committees so they could start their planning with the latest information. The EAC 's task is not easy. but they tackle their job in an energetic. confidential and professional way to improve our overall performance. At the completion of the full analysis of the 300+ forms. EAC's report will be used by the NASIG Board for future conference planning. We do take your suggestions to heart. WHAT DO WE LEARN FROM YOUR EVALUA T/ON FORMS? We learn the types of food you like and don't like. how you rated the physical facilities. which speakers you liked or did not like. suggestions for future speakers, ideas for future conference themes. pre-conferences you would like offered. comments on social eventsltours and conference scheduling, to name a few. The NASIG membership is not shy about telling us what they want! This is good. Keep in mind that each year's environment is ever-changing for both the PPC and CPC committees as we visit new geographical locations and as committee members turn over. While this can present problems, it most often presents opportunities to get new members involved and to try new things; if we don't experiment, NASIG will get stagnant. So. thanks to all the members who filled out the evaluation forms and provided valuable feedback on the Duke Conference. You can be assured that we are using this information to plan for the future. Throughout the year. if you have additional ideas, comments or suggestions to share. please contact anyone on the NASIG Board--we . are all listed in the N A S I G Membership Directorv (Ed. note: and at the end of this issue of the Newsletterl. We take our responsibility to the membership very seriously. and want to be responsive to all of you. let us hear from you ....yes. we are listening. MINUTES OF THE NASIG EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING Susan Davis, NASIG Secretary O. Ivins officially welcomed the incoming Board members. 1. MINUTES The minutes of Feb. 2, 1995 were approved with the following corrections: Section 5.3 1st sentence: change "asking" to "deleting" Section 12. Add: J. Callaghan was appointed Board liaison. 2. SECRETARY'S REPORT 2.1 S. Davis reported on several Board list decisions. Summaries of these will be attached to the minutes sent to the Board members for their files .. 2.2 S. Davis reported that a number of the Professional Liaisons would be meeting at the conference. The Board requested that S. Davis write to the liaison organizations to outline NASIG's expectations from the. liaison relationship. The roster will be revised and e­ mail addresses submitted to ECC for the Professional Liaisons listserv. ACTION: Updated e-addresses to ECC DATE:A5AP ACTION: Revised Liaison roster DATE: For Sept. or Dec. Newsletter C. Hepfer had suggested that NASIG investigate a liaison relationship with ASIS (American Society for Information SCience). The Board agreed. S. Davis will pursue NASIG members to serve as potential liaison. 2.3 S. Davis requested updates and new address information for the 1995/96 Board roster. 3. liAISON ROLES AND BOARD liST USE O. Ivins indicated that some Board liaisons were providing updates as agreed upon at the Nov. 1994 Board meeting. She suggested that the packet for new Board members include a copy of the relevant section from that meeting's minutes to clarify the issue. ACTION: J. Gammon will establish a calendar (approximately quarterly) to receive reports from committee and task force liaisons. This information will be added to the overall NASIG calendar. 4. NASIGNET ISSUES 1. B. Maclennan updated the Board on ECC ideas for expanding the services supported by NASIGNET. The Board anticipates a fuller report and discussion at the Fall meeting. ACTION: Report and discussion DATE: Fall 1995 meeting 2. B. MacLennan reminded the Board that committee/task force chairs should let Ann Ercelawn know by June 10 whether or not to purge the various listservs. 5. ARCHIVIST 5.1 C. Hepfer reported that the Archivist Search Committee recommended that Teresa Mullins (UnCover) be appointed the new archivist. for a 3-year term beginning after this conference. ACTION: The Board approved this appointment. The Board thanked the Search Committee: Regina Reynolds (NSDP). chair; Ellen Duranceau (MIT); and Anne McKee (Faxon). for its prompt and successful search. 5.2 C. Hepfer distributed a report from E. Rast. The Board again affirmed its desire to maintain a "working archive" for the time being. E. Rast expects to complete the inventory before turning the archives over to the new archivist. ACTION: Archival material transferred to new archivist DATE: by end of 1995 5.3 S. Davis suggested that the Treasurer include the Archivist in the distribution of budget request forms each year. D. Tonkery agreed. O. Ivins and the entire Board expressed their thanks to C. Hepfer for serving as liaison to the Archivist for the past two years. 6. COMMITIEE APPOINTMENTS J. Gammon distributed the final list of committee appointments which she completed in time to appear in the forthcoming 1995 Directory. She noted that 50 volunteer forms had been submitted. All the Board liaisons have also been aSSigned. 7. FUTURE OF NEW AWARDS 7.1 . J. Callaghan reported for the Horizon Award Task Force. Three winners were chosen: Leslie Horner Button (University of Massachusetts. Amherst). Michelle Drozdowski (Western Michigan University). and Karen Morgenroth (University of Georgia). J. Callaghan noted that the Task Force would be meeting with the winners during the conference to obtain feedback. The Board asked the Task Force to issue a final report and make a recommendation about the award's future. ACTION: Final Report and recommendation DATE: July 15 7.2 J. Mouw reported that there had been no applications for the Founders Research Award. He noted that some task force members were willing to continue to serve. but that there was no specific recommendation to continue. After further discussion. the Board agreed to table the issue until the Feb. 1997 meeting. ACTION: Revisit the Founders Research Award DATE: February 1997 8. STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE J. Tagler gave the Board a report on progress to date. S. Gurshman is replacing S. Martin as chair of the Grants and Awards Working Group. J. Tagler and M.B. Clack have received reports from all the working groups. They have reformatted these reports for consistency and clarity and incorporated them into a single document which was distributed to the Board, Task Force members and working group chairs for comment. ACTION: Comments to J. Tagler and M.B. Clack DATE: By July 21 ACTION: Prepare a revised plan DATE: during August, to be distributed for comment and approval in Sept. ACTION: Final Board approval (aim for publication in Dec. 1995 Newsletter issue) DATE: at or prior to Fall 1995 meeting 9. TREASURER'S REPORT 9.1 D. Tonkery distributed several financial reports. 9.2 D. Tonkery reported that the current cash balance is $203,446.74 and noted that our best cash position occurs at this time of year before aU the conferences expenses are paid. To date only $14,063 of the 1995 operating budget had been expended, although a large bill for the Directory production was expected soon. 9.3 Membership stands at 1,051, including 85 new members. 9.4 It is too soon to tell how the Conference finances will come out. Registrations were coming in until the very last day to try to achieve our projected registration goal of 600. Current registration is at least 579. 9.5 D. Tonkery met with other members of the Finance Committee to consider the question of a dues increase. Dues were last increased in 1990. The committee prepared a report which did not recommend a dues increase at this time. They felt it would be difficult to justify an increase when NASIG has such a large surplus, and they feared we would lose members. The committee believes dues should support basic, core membership services: Administration (Board expenses). Finance, Bylaws, Directory and Newsletter. Conference related activities and the proceedings, they suggested, should be self-supporting. They described Conference related activities as: Site Selection, Conference Planning, Program Planning, Conference Evaluation, and Student Grant. Continuing Education Committee programs and new or special services could be funded with reserve funds, as approved by the Board. The Board discussed the report and accepted it in principle, with some modifications. The Board felt that Site Selection should be charged to the operating budget, and that Preconferences should be listed as another self-supporting event. 9.6 S. Davis and D. Tonkery spotted a timely article on association finance in the SJ...A Bulletjn. D. Tonkery prepared a similar question/answer document for NASIG. Comments are to be made to D. Tonkery via the Board list. He expects to submit it by Aug. 1 to appear in the Sept. issue of the Newsletter. ACTION: Comments to D. Tonkery DATE: By July 25, so it can be submitted for the Sept. Newsletter 10. 1996 CONFERENCE PLANNING Fran Wilkinson and Joan Griffith, co-chairs of the 1996 Conference Planning Committee, presented a brief report on their plans. They distributed a preliminary budget for the Board to review and asked the Board to approve two events: an evening at the Maxwell Museum and one at the Anderson Zoo. The Board approved both events and authorized the Treasurer to make the necessary deposit payments. ACTION: Approved UNM evening events and authorized necessary contracts and payments 11. DUKE CONFERENCE 11.1 M. Tuttle briefly attended the meeting to update the Board with last minute conference details. The Board asked M. Tuttle and the CPC to send any comments/updates/suggestions for the Conference Planning Manual to S. Davis. ACTION: Comments/revisions/suggestions for CPCManual DATE: by end of 1995 11.2 J. Mouw expressed some concerns from the CPC. The Duke Conference Planning Committee asked the Board to consider renaming the committee since the name does not always clearly delineate specific responsibilities. The Board considered this request. but agreed to maintain the current committee name. The Board affirmed its support role to both CPC and PPC. O. Ivins recommended that the incoming chairs of PPC and CPC meet with the incoming President and Treasurer during the conference to touch base and review expectations. The Board agreed. 11.3 O. Ivins reviewed the timing of the various committee introductions during the conference. She also reviewed the Business Meeting Agenda. There were no changes or additions. 11.4 B. Carlson reported for PPC. She noted that there seemed to be more speaker changes than in the past (and more came about as the conference progressed). PPC worked very hard to stay within their budget. but will not have definite figures until after the conference since most speakers submit their requests for reimbursement afterwards. 12. 1997 SITE SELECTION 12.1 The Board reviewed the preliminary checklists for possible sites for the 1997 conference in Minnesota. Wisconsin and Michigan. A number of sites were not available for our dates or very expensive. The most probable sites appear to be Augsburg College (Minneapolis. MN) and the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor. MI). The Board requested that more information (checklists) be obtained for Hope College (Kalamazoo. MI) and Calvin (Grand Rapids. MI). ACTION: The Board approved the following members of the original 1997 Site Selection Committee to conduct on site visits: Bill Sozansky. Sue Zuriff. Judy Wilhelme. and Jean Callaghan (Board Liaison) DATE: Fall 1995 The Board was concerned by the small number of sites that could accommodate the NASIG conference in 1997 and discussed possible back·up Sites in the same region. The Board felt that Ohio offered a number of potential sites and would be appropriate as a backup location. ACTION: J. Gammon will appoint another Site Selection Committee to prepare checklist for sites in Ohio. J. Callaghan will also serve as liaison to the group. Subsequent to the meeting. Kathy Meneeley was asked to chair the Ohio group. DATE: Checklists due by the end of July ACTION: Full site visit reports and recommendation for Fall 1995 meeting 13. BOARD MEETINGS 13.1 The Board discussed dates and sites for the Fall 1995 meeting. It was agreed to hold the meeting the weekend of Oct. 20-22 in Albuquerque. unless there is a conflict with another event in town. The back-up location will be San Antonio. ACTION: J. Callaghan will verify availability of dates and ask F. Wilkinson and J. Griffith to make the necessary arrangements DATES: ASAP 13.2 Several questions had been asked by the new Board members about the level of NASIG support for Board activities. O. Ivins reviewed some of the decisions that have been made in the past. .NASIG fully supports the November Board meeting; one night's hotel for the meeting held prior to ALA Midwinter; meals at the meeting (usua"y breakfast and lunch) and dinner afterward. Board members pay for any alcoholic beverages. O. Ivins reaffirmed the Board's desire that no one be prevented from fully participating on the Board due to financial hardship. Board members should feel free to request reasonable support trom NASIG if their institution is unable to provide financial assistance. 14. BYLAWS COMMITTEE B. Carlson distributed a report from the Bylaws Committee which summarized the decisions made at the February meeting regarding the ballot. The committee also listed a number of action items for the Board to consider. J. Tagler, as the new Board liaison to the Bylaws Committee, will share the report with the new committee members before the committee takes any further action. 15. DATABASE & DIRECTORY COMMITTEE 15.1 B. Maclennan reported that the Regional Councils and Membership Committee had agreed to the list of organization types developed by 0&0. The Board also approved the list. B. Maclennan will ask T. Baker, Chair of 0&0, to distribute the list to the appropriate committees and officers. It is anticipated that this list will appear on the membership renewal form, conference and workshop evaluation forms, committee volunteer forms, and any surveys that NASIG may conduct. 15.2 D. Tonkery affirmed that the membership renewal forms will be mailed 1st class, separate from the Newsleller. 16. REGIONAL COUNCilS AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE J. Gammon raised the issue of RC&M's role in publicizing NASIG's activities. It had been noted in the past that some publicity is already generated through the Call for Papers and the Conference Program information that is posted on various e-lists. However, there is room for additional publicity efforts. ACTION: J. Tagler and C. Hepfer will draft a job description for a publicist position which will also outline NASIG's expectations for publicity DATE: Report at Fall 1995 meeting 17. STUDENT GRANT COMMITTEE C. Foster reported that the committee would like to keep its current name. C. Hepfer suggested that the committee consider expanding the scope of courses of study for grant eligibility beyond library and information sciences, such as academic programs that lead to a degree in publishing. ACTION: C. Foster will ask the committee to consider this suggestion and identify acceptable programs of study for grant eligibility DATE: Recommendation at Fall 1995 meeting 18. NASIG CALENDAR The Board agreed that it was appropriate for the Past-President to handle updates/additions/ corrections to the NASIG Calendar each year. ACTION: Calendar revisions/suggestions should be sent to O. Ivins as needed. 19. NEXT MEETING The next meeting will be held Oct. 20-22 in Albuquerque, provided meeting space is available. The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m. PLENARY SESSIONS pLENARY SESSION I: APPROACHING THE PRECIPICE RE-ENGINEERING THE STRUCTURE OF THE SCHOLARLY INFORMATION UNIVERSE Paul Evan Peters, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information, "From Serial Pu.bllcations through Document Delivery to Knowledge Management" Reported by Cheryl Riley Peters began by setting a contemporary context. In Peters' view the information highway is hot, the Internet is red hot, and the WWW "is white hot. Peters believes that the "information hypeway" has generated a lot of discussion, but that no one is covering the big story on the Internet: the commercial domain. Two Peters' caveats emerged for his contemporary context: "the Intemet is like a box of chocola:tes--you never know what you're gonna get;" and "any idiot can put up a WWW server--and most already have." Peters defined an historical context of agricultural age, industrial age, and information age. He listed three subgroups under information age: paleo-electronic, meso­ electronic, and neo-electronic. He believes cyberspace will eventually be populated based on subject or intellectual interests, not technology. Peters likened libraries "to birds in a cage being led to the electronic age" but wondered if we were being led to a toxic wasteland. Peters then shared his recommended list of authors on the Information Age (Gilder, Negroponte, Drucker, Wriston, Reich, Perlman, Toller), particularly recommending Gilder's Ufe After Television and Perelman's School's Out. Peters feels society is looking for a perspective on libraries and research/education enterprises. In Peters' vision, "The Life of the Mind in the Information Age," there are three roles: research, teachingllearning, and community service. We actually don't know the impact of the Information Age because we are still trying to get the technology under control. Peters contends that if all that was going on was a shift in the rendering of information, librarians could do so (citing the example of microforms). The information package is more customized than ever before: authors want to bulk up, but users want information pulverized down to the smallest detail, which is one of the reasons why we need intermediaries (like publishers and librarians) between authors and readers. The question is how the value-chain is being restructured and who has the franchise to do what. The ultimate research and education value-chain is: data, information, knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Peters wondered if information is becoming too available. If content is the king of knowledge, then is context the crown prince? Peters defined the key to the librarian's mission as pulling information into the proper context for the user. When describing how teachingllearning is changing, Peters noted the delivery system is changing from a campus to a global network and the conventional "sage on the stage" transforming to a "guide on the side." The new approach provides students with a relatively open, continual learning process. Peters attempted to predict what will happen by sharing several scenarios for 2010. One of these scenarios included an ivory tower in cyberspace where self-publishing is the norm with academic guilds remaining the same within a global information marketplace. Peter J. Denning, Associate Dean for Computing and Director for the Center for the New Engineer in the School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University; Chair, ACM Publications Board, "The ACM ElectronIc Publishing Plan" Reported by Jan Peterson Publishing is at a divide with the advent of networks and computers and software changes. It Is moving from a few publishers to many individuals, presenting many challenges to scientific publishing and the peer review process. Traditionally, a scientist's work is published after careful and deliberate review. The publishing process is comprised of four steps: Preparation (author) Review (submitted to a journal) Processing (after acceptance, by the publisher) Archiving (librarians making information available) There are three ·speech acts· in the above process: submission, acceptance and copyright transfer, and publication. There are also a number of accepted policies in traditional scholarly publishing: Volunteer-run (the work of the scientific editors and reviewers) Novel submission policy (the work must be new) No scooping (if accepted for publication there will be no prepublication) Proper citation policy will be followed Certification of the publishers imprint is th e val ue provided to the author. With the advent of preprint servers on the Internet, the act of submission is changing. Is this a form of publishing? Denning foresees the disappearance of the processing step. The author will submit a work to the preprint server and publish in a database. Printing will be performed by non-experts. The traditional publishing process is going to change. The following are factors in the change and open questions: 1 ) The traditional timeline will be broken because submission will consist of posting which will be the equivalent of publication. 2) Publication will be 20% for experts and 80% for practitioners, with new forms of continuing education. 3 ) Authors should not forget the importance of the archiving function. 4 ) Authors are dissatisfied with the current delays in publication. 5 ) Copyright ownership remains a point of contention. 6 ) Libraries have declining budgets and journal prices keep going up. 7 ) The citation of digital objects hasn't yet been worked out. 8 ) There are ·write only· journals in which the scientist wants to publish but declines to subscribe (the scientist wants the value of the imprint but does not purchase the product). 9 ) We will have the dynamic book which lives on the Web, is not printed, and is always evolving and changing. 10)We will experience information overload with the amount of junk on the Internet. Denning predicts the following transformations: From: Literature Journal Subscription. Copy shop Printed work Indexing Single library Mass advertising Newsletters To: Structured database Stream Into a database Right of access to a database Print-on-demand agent Digital work Search, extract, repackage Virtual library Individual advertising Bulletin boards The ACM strategy for electronic publishing is based on the ACM's identity as a membership organization providing literature as a service to the community and public. The ACM plans to realize revenue not from copyright control, but from value-added services. The organization wants to reduce delays in publication with an all-electronic handling of manuscripts, tools for reviewers, and tools for copy editing. They foresee a line of publications for the practitioner. While developing electronic publishing further, the ACM wants to participate in many experiments and learn from prototypes. To make up for decreased journal income, the ACM plans to develop other lines of business, such as access to ACM's database, organizing conferences (traditional and on-line), and professional knowledge certification (packaging ACM knowledge with tests). They are developing copyright policies for cyberspace, along. with a financial model to phase in electronic publication and phase out paper without increased costs. ACM interim policies on copyright for cyberspace are author friendly: Recognize preprints. The ACM will offer them as a service. Copyright will be transferred on acceptance for the definitive, warranted version in the database. ACM will maintain the definitive version on their server. Authors will retain rights. They can re-use with a citation to the definitive version, and all revisions will be on the ACM server only. Links in Web documents are similar to citations in that the rights-holder controls accesS. The reader is limited to personal use, otherwise permission must be obtained. Any downloaded server display will include a notice regarding the presence of copyrighted material. The ACM will provide an electronic means of obtaining permission (). PLENARY SESSION II: COPYRIGHT CAMPS: ELECTRONIC USE IN THE CROSSFIRE Ann Okerson, Director, Office of Scientific & Academic Publishing, Association of Research Libraries, "Whose Work ;s It Anyway? Perspectives on the Stakeholders and Stakes on the Current Copyright Scene" Reported by Christa Reinke Okerson examined the interests of those involved in the production, distribution, and use of information in the United States's present environment of law, government, and social and economic forces. Okerson noted that interest in copyright has been long standing, but that current developments such as lawsuits involving Texaco and Kinko's have raised interest and awareness of the role of copyright. New technologies also force a reexamination of copyright issues and how copyright is protected in electronic formats. Okerson reviewed the law of copyright and the rights which are protected for the copyright owner--namely reproduction, derivation, distribution, and receipt of financial rewards. Copyright also reserves rights of fair use for individuals, libraries, and archives, although these rights for use must be determined on a case by case basis in light of the law. Okerson characterized Section 107, which governs fair use, as the most contentious aspect of copyright law. The law governing copyright is now under examination as part of the development of the National Information Infrastructure (http://www.uspto.gov/niip.html) . Okerson characterized this process as a tweaking of the law rather than substantive change. In particular, issues of electronic fair use and of copyright in the electronic environment are not actively examined or addressed. As stakeholders, Okerson identified publishers, authors, universities, and libraries (and by extension users of libraries). Economically, these stakes are the 3.6% of the Gross Domestic Product represented by the publishing industry of this country. While others, such as authors, have some economic stake, copyright--and particularly any curtailment of fair use-­ invokes abstract stakes such as citizens' rights of access to information, and the role that dissemination plays in the development of scholarly information. The rise of electronic formats for dissemination of information alters the stakes for each group involved. Publishers generally feel threatened by the issues of fair use in the electronic environment. Authors, whom Okerson characterized as feeling under powered in the current paradigm, may gain new power in an increasingly electronic environment. New technologies allow authors to readily change and distribute versions of their work, and thus potentially add value to existing works. This process may also increase authors' opportunities for receiving royalties for their work. For academic authors, electronic publishing may support wider dissemination of their work, perhaps in a system in which rights are retained by the author or his or her home institution. Retention of rights may have significant implications for universities, particularly if it can affect reasonable journal priCing. The American Association of Universities Intellectual Property Task Force posits a future In which retention of rights supports university goals of free flow and wide dissemination of information, as well as providing universities with needed revenue (report available at http://ari.cni.org/ aau.IPTOC.html). Okerson characterized libraries as wanting to represent the interests of users in the unfolding future of copyright and fair use in an increasingly electronic environment but increaSingly challenged by the economics of information. In the future, Okerson sees a change in the use of copyright. Authors may seek greater control by retaining copyright, while it is difficult to predict how users will be affected by future changes. She suggested that the transition be effected by experimentation rather than litigation and reminded us that we all make a statement about copyright in how we hold--or do not hold--the rights to our own work. A listing of additional URLs which Okerson cited in her presentation is available in the NASIGNet archives (posted 6/2, message 492). Isabela Hinds, Director of Professional Relations, Copyright Cleararice Center, Inc., "Copyright In An Electronic Age: Making New Vintages from the Great Old Grapes" Reported by Gale Teaster Isabela Hinds began her presentation by making two important observations: the importance of copyright is to promote ideas and creativity and "fair use" serves the purpose of providing the "wiggle room" in copyright law. Later in her presentation, Hinds mentioned that "fair use" equals "free" copy too often, especially with serial publications. She considered this a disturbing trend and an area that needs further clarification. Libraries and librarians have a great impact on defining and enforCing the "fair use" doctrine. Discussions between publishers and libraries on copyright issues need to continue. One problem with copyright compliance is that complying is a cumbersome process which needs simplification. If individuals seek to retain more copyright for themselves (a trend that could develop in electronic publishing), this problem of seeking copyright permission could get worse. Copyright transactions can now be reported online with the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), and CCC hopes this will make the process easier. Hinds reinforced the importance of the position papers referred to in Ann Okerson's presentation. It is important that the interests of scholarly research do not get lost in the quagmire of "Hollywood interest" in the electronic medium. In the age of electronic publishing, publishers and librarians should continue their "valuable roles in selection, validation, dissemination, and preservation" of electronic information. When you digitize intellectual property it is still the same "stream of bits." What progress has been made in dealing with the special problems created by these "bits"? Electronic publishing will place more emphasis on practical applications of copyright, for example, site licensing of materials instead of copyright. Hinds stated that multi-media group development of fair use guidelines is another step toward progress. Braille transfer of electronic information is another. In addition, users are beginning to see digitized information as a "copy." While some progress is being made, Hinds feels we have a long way to go. Along the way, in the transition from paper to digitized information, some "good guys" will be hurt. It is up to publishers, libraries, and users to become allies to ensure a successful transition. PLENARY SESSION III: VISIONS FOR A NEW DECADE OF 21ST CENTURY SERIALS Dianne Leong Man, Assistant University Librarian (Technical Services), University of Witwatersrand, "The Transformation of a Nation: the Impact of Politics and the Potential of Technology on Information Access In South Africa" Reported by Maggie Hom Di Man reviewed the political changes in South Africa in the last ten years with the fight against apartheid ending in democratic elections in 1994. She focused her talk on how politics and technology are influencing information provision and access in South Africa. The Reconstruction and Development Programme (ROP) of the African National Party mentions "information" multiple times but never in association with libraries. "libraries" are mentioned only twice and only in association with cultural institutions. Yet libraries and librarians have been very active in providing the tools needed for an informed electorate. Man noted that librarians have a problem being heard by the government because they do not speak with one voice. Because of apartheid, three professional library associations developed: it is hoped that by September 1996 these three associations will become one. At that time, perhaps there will also be agreement as to where libraries belong in the governmental structure. Constitutional reforms are having an impact on libraries. As Man stated," we all know there is a direct correlation between the size of government and the size of the serials collection." The pre-1994 four provinces and ten homelands are now just nine provinces; however, some of the homelands are still publishing gazettes -- seemingly unaware that they no longer exist as government bodies. Man discussed the issue of access versus ownership in a country which has been subject to censorship from within and sanctions from without. Serials were particularly vulnerable to censorship since a ban could be imposed on the issuing body. Sanctions have meant that South Africa needed to become self-sufficient in computing and telecommunication needs. She felt very strongly that acquiring materials in electronic format is a luxury in a nation which needs to add to its national bookstock. Also, she noted that sanctions are very easy to impose in an electronic environment -- just turn off the switch to the network. Man's talk was persuasive for her thesis that politics and information have tremendous powers to control the lives of people. Steven Bellovin, Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, "Security and the Uses of the Internet" Reported by Ladd Brown Due to its popularity, Steven Bellovin says the internet has "achieved a certain critical mass." The online community, he warned, is getting bigger. There are more targets, and more bad guys, and the Internet "lacks genetic diversity" (too much common software in use). The hackers are sophisticated and are gaining more and more expertise: Bellovin guessed that over one million passwords have been compromised by now. Bellovin shed light on several reasons why there are Internet security problems. "Authentication failures" occur because of weak passwords. "Lack of cryptography" means there are few strategies for secrecy, verification, or document integrity on the Internet. He alerted us that there is "no cryptographic infrastructure on the Internet: He mentioned that "buggy code" may be a susceptible area. Education of the user, Bellovin urged, is important, and the lack of it can lead to breaches. If the Internet does not tighten up, serious users will shun it, and it will drop down to the "fun and games level: There will be less e­ publishing and "fewer enhanced services: Bellovin remarked that private, closed networks would not be an acceptable answer. Acceptable solutions include fire walls, servers that run only "mission-necessary" software, increased use of cryptography, and improvements in code. . Bellovin stated that one does not know if security has prevented a break-in. One usually finds out about security failure allilJ: the fact. What we Internet users can do, Bellovin prophylactically listed, is demand enhanced security, don't Ignore any type of security alert (keep track of It; resolve it), get fire walls, and "practice safe computing: Clifford Lynch, Director of Library Automation, Office of the President, University of California, "Serials In the Networked Environment" Reported by Carroll Davis Lynch wrapped up NASIG 1995 in a presentation that synthesized major themes from the meeting with Lynch's visions of the future. He prefaced his remarks with surprise, as a systems specialist rather than a serialist, at how much the "hot" issues of the conference overlapped his own active interests. Changes in scholarly publishing are being driven today by changes in the overall scholarly communications process and its needs. Lynch called for listeners to focus fundamentally on the latter and not remain preoccupied narrowly with the former in order to understand and manage these changes. Lynch organized current issues and trends under two tracks of development or "cultures of change": innovation (applying technology to do current tasks better) and transformation (applying technology to do new things). Innovation is visible in CD-ROM versions of journals and other new ways of delivering, storing, and displaying the same documents as in print. Especially interesting in this area are several pilot projects, such as the TULIP Project, the Red Sage Project, and a University of California/IEEE partnership. Lynch credited these pilots with generating useful experience and data. They have achieved some technical successes and identified important technical problems, generally proving the difficulty of realizing these undertakings' goals in open-networked systems. Noteworthy problems include standards, authentication, and upgrading infrastructure to support large-scale implementations. Because of other matters not addressed convincingly, however, Lynch doubted these pilots point the way to transformation in the long run. Because these projects have been standalones, limited in content and narrow in their aims, Lynch found little basis in them for asseSSing user acceptance or success in a general population. He predicted users would only accept integrated models that support successful information-seeking on a general scale. Lynch said the pilots have left unresolved problems of centralized versus local storage and have failed to test economic models seriously. The former entail trade-offs between daunting local storage costs and reliance on unpredictable central storage sites; key issues in the latter include the acceptability and effects of transactional pricing systems. As signs of transformation, Lynch cited a shift to more informal communication over networks and .efforts by preprint centers and some profeSSional societies to provide more organization and review of networked information; he predicted more of both in the .future. Style changes are under way in networked scholarly communication, both writing and reading: short, interactive communications suit the Internet better than long analyses; different readers of hypermedia resources navigate them differently and may carry away different content. He identified security, integrity, privacy, and international regulation of data transfers as key issues in the ongoing transformation. Lynch warned listeners to keep expecting technological change and bear it in mind when commitling resources--the World Wide Web is not the end of development. He recommended examining mass market publishing activities for different insights and models. Serials librarians should be concerned· about standards and aggregation in the networked environment, Lynch said. Large numbers of networked serials with individual variations in tech nical specifications could cause great control problems for libraries. One solution might be value-added services aggregating different serials in a standard stream. Another is development of standards, such as SICI codes, uniform resource identifiers, and standard markup languages. Lynch denied knowing when or if the innovation and transformation vectors in scholarly communication would converge. He identified professional and scholarly societies as natural agents for innovation, transformation, and convergence of the two, citing the Association for Computing Machinery's new publishing plan and copyright policies as an exciting example. Lynch suggested one indicator of transformation and convergence might be time studies of how much of libraries' budgets goes for electronic resources. He encouraged NASIG to pursue and report on this. CONCURRENT SET I: ELECTRONIC PUBUSHING; HOT TOPICS IN PROGRESS pROJECTS SESSION 1 (A and B) Reported by Barbara Hall lA. Rebecca Simon, Manager, Journals Divisions, University of California Press, "SCAN: Scholarship for California on the Net" SCAN (Scholarship for California on the Net) is a pilot project which aims to facilitate scholarly access to humanities journals and monographs by publication on the Internet. The project is a collaboration among the University of California Press, the University Libraries at Berkeley, Irvine, and Los Angeles, and the Division of Library Automation of the Office of the President. Through this collaboration, SCAN hopes to draw together the resources of the UC community to harness electronic technologies in support of new methods of scholarly communication in teaching, learning, and research. The project represents an early experiment to develop an economically viable electronic publishing model for humanities scholarship that will integrate electronic publishing, library access, and scholarly use. Over the next fIVe years SCAN, which is funded in part by the Mellon Foundation and has been designated a CNI initiative, has four major aims. First, a base of electroniC humanities journals and monographs in literary studies, classics, and history will be mounted on the Internet. This base will form the core of a database from which pieces can be combined and reassembled by individual users. Second, the SCAN partners will develop and implement a series of SGML DTDs (Standard Generalized Markup Language Document Type Definitions) for these materials by using and modifying existing DTDs as necessary. Third, the SCAN project will conduct user studies to evaluate the use ofSGML-based authoring tools, end-user systems for searching and navigation, and also the most appropriate content and access structures for on-line information_ Fourth, cost recovery experiments will monitor and document both costs and ways for publishers to charge for access to electronic journals monographs and databases. SCAN was originally developed in response to perceived needs and challenges in the academic community. Research libraries throughout the country are responding to economic pressures by reducing serials subscriptions. The use of electronic technology offers new possibilities for improving the delivery of and access to scholarly information while reducing the cost to libraries and end users_ In the electronic world, the roles of author, publisher, librarian, and user of scholarly materials begins to merge. SCAN allows the Press and the library to work closely together on the technical, methodological, monitoring, and training issues involved in electronic publishing. The SCAN project will ultimately provide simultaneous electroniC access to scholarly publications and primary research resources in ways that are likely to transform the way in which both. scholars and students in the humanities conduct their work. 1B. Ralph Youngen, Assistant Director of Electronic Products and Services, American Mathematical Society, "Resources for Mathematicians; the Evolution of e-MA TH" Mathematicians have a history of devising successful electronic solutions to problems of production and dissemination of information; and the subject of mathematics has been a natural area for the development. of full­ featured, full-text databases. In the 1980s the American Mathematical Society established the infrastructure for the development of electronic services and publications by first putting its membership services on the Internet. More recently, in 1995, the AMS responded by providing a communications network on the World Wide Web called e-MATH. Currently the network serves as the residing place of an umbrella preprint server, the e­ journal Electronic Research Announcements of the AMS, and a variety of membership services. Service is now enhanced as end-users on the network are able to view fully formatted mathematical notations online. In 1996 it is planned that e-MATH will offer online access to all of its primary journals, including the AMS's important publication, Mathematical Reviews, an electronically searchable reviews database with links from published reviews to complete papers available in online versions of AMS journals. Institutional members will be charged an annual database access fee and a delivery fee for use of the AMS network resources. The comparative subscription pricing structure for individual journal titles is: paper format only, 100%; electronic format only, 90%; and subscription to both versions, 115%. By 1996 there will be a clear-cut division between the AMS's primary journals which will be available both electronically and those speCialty journals only available in electronic format. pROJECTS SESSION 2 (A and B) Reported by Melissa Nasea 2A. Janet H. Fisher, Associate Director for Journals Publishing, MIT Press, "Electronic Journal Update: CJTCS" Fisher described how the Chicago Journal of Theorelical Computer Science (CJTCSl, a peer reviewed electronic journal, has been under development for one and one-half years. The editors, who are from the University of Chicago, have accepted three papers and expect to get the first articles out in a few weeks after this conference. The call for papers was issued in July 1994. About 20 papers were received; ten were rejected outright. MIT Press felt that the electronic journal format would allow scholars to do different things. Since MIT Press is strong in computer science, and technology is already important for communication in this field, this seemed a good place to start. They developed an economic model for the journal as quickly as possible. CJTCS will be published article by article in LaTeX source and PostScript. Articles will be numbered consecutively through the calendar year without a set frequency. The academic community sees no reason for publishers to hold articles in a queue. Subscribers will be notified via a listserv that an article is available. The notification will include the title, author, abstract, and location of the article. Since the idea was developed before the World Wide Web explosion, the articles will be available via FTP first and probably via WWW later. The annual subscription price will be $125 for libraries and $35 for individuals. Libraries may treat this electronic subscription like a print one. It may be stored on any tile server under library control and made available locally or downloaded. Individual articles may be printed, and the articles may be loaned as print articles are. The journal may be converted to another medium (as microfilm or CD ROM) for storage. Additionally, MIT Press will establish three archival sites. The publication costs for this electronic journal will still be $13 to $15 per page. There is a large initial cost to develop the macros needed to convert the author's manuscript into an electronic article. If CJTCS has 200 library subscriptions in the third year, it should break even by covering its direct costs. If it has 300 library subscriptions, the indirect costs will also be covered. MIT Press plans to continue the journal for at least two to three years to see if it is financially viable. 2B. Gregory St. John, Director, STM New Media Development, John Wiley & Sons, "Developing an Electronic Journal: a John Wiley & Sons Project" St. John described several of the electronic Initiatives at John Wiley & Sons. Several years ago in a strategic partnership with CARL UnCover, Wiley conducted a successful pilot project on electronic document delivery, faxing articles directly to the user. As part of the Red Sage project they mounted a large number of journals at a university site. Wiley participated in the University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign's digital library initiative. They converted documents from HTML to SGML which resulted in much richer search capability and allowed Wiley to control the final look. They created documents in SGML to distribute on the World Wide Web so libraries would not have to mount the journals themselves. Wiley's original plan was to produce a print Journal of Image Guided Suroery (J.lGS). They found several visionary editors in SI. Louis interested in producing an electronic journal. Jl.G.£ has both a print and an electronic component with six print issues planned for this year. Wiley has the infrastructure for producing print journals. Since doing something different is difficult, they wanted to make it as close as possible to the current print journals. The author's manuscript is converted to an electronic format. It is sent over the Internet to the peer reviewers who send it back electronically. The files from the editorial office are converted to PostScript and HTML. Preprints, which may lack the mathematics and images, are available online within 24 hours of acceptance by the editors. The finished article replaces the preprint. The electronic .llilS. includes a lot of information about the journal itself. There are links to the editorial board members and to Wiley, subscription information, instructions to contributors, and copyright information. At the beginning of each article is a list of the sections to which the reader can jump. There are internal links from the article's body to the references and also links to Web sites. They could put more images in the electroniC version than in the print one, but they have not done this yet. There were six ads in the first issue; none of them had electronic capability. An individual subscription costs $98. The subscriber can access the journal from any computer he or she wishes but only from one computer at a time. Institutional subscriptions cost $245 and entitle the institution to up to five concurrent users with unlimited registration on campus. The Internet address is htlp:llwww.igs.wiley.com/. The electronic journal development process is harder than it looks. About 35 people from Wiley plus outside developers were involved. Wiley management was very supportive. Print journals have a history of hundreds of years, but electronic journals are new. Electronic journal screens differ from print journal pages. The developers considered how to use the screen and what would confuse the journal's readers. Development is an ongoing process, and the journal has changed a lot in the six weeks it has been up. pROJECTS SESSION 3 (A and B) Reported by Virginia A. Rumph 3A. Charles B. Lowry, University Librarian, Carnegie Mellon Libraries, .. Carnegie Mellon University and University Microfilms International, 'Virtual Library ProJect' .. Lowry gave a summary of Carnegie Mellon University's experience with the Virtual Library Project. They have learned much in the last 18 months, enabling them to draw preliminary conclusions at this point in the three and a half year project. Carnegie Mellon has this opportunity through securing outside funding to establish the Mercury Project; a large-scale distributed public access computer project. The system allows traditional bibliographic access, plus full text access. The Carnegie Mellon system could already retrieve bitmapped documents in TULIP, a prelude to the Virtual Library Project with University Microfilms. Lowry regarded this project as a successful collaboration between an academic library and a vendor. There are mutual benefits in the development of a digital library: greater journal information, usage tracking, and vendor support result. Currently, two databases are in the University's Library Information System (LIS) -- ABI/I nform, and General Periodicals on Disk. An "order article" icon appears at the bottom of the screen, and when activated, an order form appears on the screen. This Electronic Journal Article Service is truly electronic. Carnegie Mellon is developing a new image structure to increase delivery speed. The new image client includes a Doc Display window and a hierarchical browser. The library must work closely with its OPAC vendor to insure compatibility. The Virtual Environment enables the library to gather valuable information on patron behavior, including activity measures at the individual user level. LoWry hastened to add that user privacy/confidentiality is scrupulously maintained. Their studies had already found significant reading of whole articles online in TULIP. Lowry expects this behavior to increase with the larger database. He expects requests for staff mediated printing will also increase. How affordable will digital libraries be; what are the underlying economics? Lowry stated that less than 2% of all current serials listed in Ulrich's International periodical Directory are available electronically. Obviously, it would be a vast endeavor to convert the other 98%, even assuming that was desirable. Therefore, both print and electronic formats will need to be supported to accommodate patron needs. Also, monographs are even less likely to be converted. Lowry used a chart to highlight print storage costs, magnetic storage costs (which are 7 times greater than print), and jukebox storage costs (which are 1.2 times greater than print). The need to replace equipment frequently is another expense for the electronic library. Lowry reiterated that electronic publishing is in its infancy, there are many inhibitors to switching from paper to electronic format, and many cost comparisons are needed. Also, the publishing world is not monolithic; telecommunicationsltechnology availability varies, but publishers must have wide availability to move into electronic publishing. Lowry thinks shared access (licensing by publishers) makes more sense than each library creating/maintaining its own electronic collection. New relationships between libraries and publishers are clearly needed. And for the patron seamless access is a high priority. In conclusion, Lowry emphasized that users will play a key role in determining the best way to shape digital libraries. 3B. John Tagler, Director of Corporate Communications, Elsevier Science, .. Elsevier's Step Toward Full-Text Electronic Del/very" Tagler began by outlining the scientific publishing process. Traditionally, the sequence moves from article to journal to library. With electronic publishing, the sequence is from article to electronic database to library/end user/secondary service. In this electronic environment both the products and enhancements will change. Customizing what is delivered to the end user will be based on clearly defined and specified needs. Elsevier is undertaking three electronic initiatives to meet those needs. 1) Elsevier Electronic Subscriptions (EES): includes all Elsevier journal titles; primary information, the full article, and bibliographic information in SGML. File system control files in a baseline system is formed for the electronic library. This initiative transforms how information is acquired and shared in the end user community. A pricing/licensing model that is acceptable to both the publisher and the library is needed. Several technology considerations have been uncovered. Elsevier does not provide the software or hardware; delivery (now on CD or tape, the Internet version Is not ready) is the responsibility of the library; printing quality varies and good equipment is costly; user training and feedback are the library's responsibility; collaboration between the library and the publisher is now crucial. 2) Immunology Today Online (J.I..Q): a joint venture of Elsevier and OCLC. 1IQ will have hypertext links and articles not included in the print version. it is a manageable size journal for a trial in electronic form. However, more work is required to produce 1IQ electronically than to produce the paper version. 3) GENE-COMBIS (Computing for Molecular Biology Information Service): a new section of a current paper journal is enhanced in the electronic version for timely access and much greater searching capabilities. Tagler drew several conclusions from these initiatives. The publisher must offer enhancements based on feedback from the user/researcher community; major strides in technology are occurring; the user community is becoming more comfortable with electronic information; the publisher must be responsive to its users' needs, or someone else will fill those needs. PROJECTS SESSION 4 (B only) Reported by Bea McKay 4B. Robert Badger, Director, Electronic Development, Spring-Verlag, Inc., "Red Sage: Springer-Verlag's Electronic Project" In 1992, Springer-Verlag, Bell Labs and the University of California-San Francisco began a project called Red Sage to create and manage a large database of full-image electroniC versions of numerous journals. They have brought together 21 publishers to provide access to 70 journals in radiology and molecular biology. U.C.S.F. brings strength in the medical field; Bell labs contributes its RightPages software as an interface; and Springer-Verlag provides its publishing experience. Project objectives include 1) understanding how scientists will use scientific journals delivered to their desktops and 2) determining production and distribution procedures for electronic delivery. In the development and testing phase, access is being offered free to about 1,100 U.C.S.F. scientists in the San Francisco Bay Area. The project began in November 1992 with an informal agreement among the 3 participants. In early 1993 other publishers were invited to join. The New England Journal of Medicine was the first, and others quickly followed. The database grew through 1994 and in January 1995 was made available to U.C.S.F. scientists. Bell Labs' RightPages software· serves the function of managing scientists' information flow by 1) alerting scientists when new issues of titles they have "subscribed to" become available and 2) notifying them when "non­ subscribed" titles containing articles that match their interest profiles become available. The electronic version is available as much as a week before the print version. The rate of use at U.C.S.F. has grown from accessing 1,158 articles through 432 searches in January 1995 to accessing over 3000 articles in April 1995. The project measures how many articles are viewed and printed. Springer also tracks the number of faculty. graduate students, staff and librarians accessing the database. Librarians were the heaviest early users. but the teaching faculty have now overtaken them. Managing the material flow, i.e., claiming missing issues electronically from the various publishers. is an important challenge for the project. Another is the storage requirement for such large amounts of material. Fractile compression is being investigated as a way to compress half-tone graphic images. which will be stored separately, then combined with text on command. The Red Sage Project is to end after 1996. Springer-Verlag is beginning to discuss a commercial implementation which would begin in 1997. A demo of the Project can be found at: http://192.20.225.104:8080/RightPages/Red Sage/. The login is "guest;" the password is "Red Sage." NASIG 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ( 1995 ): REPORTS COOCURRENT SET II: SERIALS AND SERIAUSTS ON THE MOVE-­ ISSUES AND CHALLENGES FOR THE ELECTRONIC AGE SESSION I: ROLES IN TRANSITION Reported by Sandy Folsom Thomas W. Leonhardt, Director, Library Technical Services, University of Oklahoma, "The Alarmists vs. the Equllibrlsts: Re-examining the Role of the Serials Professional in the Information Age" Leonhardt began the session by describing serials professionals as "knowledge workers for the postmodern age," continually learning and adjusting to change. He went on to suggest, however, that alarmist millennial hysteria has gripped the profession. . He maintained that while predictions of the future can be fun, they are often misleading and inaccurate, citing several unfulfilled prophesies from the past as examples. Leonhardt continued by stating his view that most serials professionals are neither alarmists nor equilibrists, but rather realists who adopt new ways when appropriate. He used the advent of electronic journals as an example, suggesting that e-journals are not fundamentally different from other journals. They may represent change and challenge but they are not a bona fide threat to the profession. Leonhardt concluded his portion of the program by asserting that serials professionals have core values and a core mission and that technical innovations should not cause them to stray from these fundamental precepts. David S. Goble, Resource Delivery Manager, North Carolina State University Libraries, "What if They Started Talking? New Roles for Librarians and Staff in Change Management" Goble began his presentation by listing some features of contemporary change management. Among these were that change management is not primarily about technology but about people, process, and communication. Also, managing change Is not enough. What is required is to manage continuous change and in the midst of this continuous change, it is important to be able to define constants. Goble went on to discuss why hierarchical organizations are inadequate in the present climate. Two of the reasons he mentioned were that they stifle innovation and that they devalue the contributions of support staff. Goble then presented a case study of innovative change management at North Carolina State University. From March through August 1994 the library was converting from a manual to an automated acquisitions system. At the same time, there was pressure to process a large number of orders so that the budget would be expended within the fiscal year. A cross divisional team of support staff was formed to function as a workflow planning group in order to address the transition. Goble, who at that time was a library science student intern, served as group facilitator. The group sought to identify stakeholders and achieve a common vision first rather than focusing on details. Some successful outcomes of the group's efforts which Goble cited were improved communication that expedited the removal of obstacles and an energy and synergy that were contagious throughout the Technical Services Division. The new acquisitions system was implemented and a glut of new material was acquired and processed in a timely and orderly fashion. Goble concluded by reporting that the workflow planning group continues to function at the NC State Library, having taken on additional projects in recent months. SESSION 2: CONVERSATIONS WITH E-EDITORS Reported by Ladd Brown Eyal Amlran, Co-editor, postmodern Cu lIure, Assistant Professor of English, North Carolina State University, "Breakfast at the 'fun' de s/ecle" Not too many years ago, the electronic journal was just a gleam in Old Father Serial's eye. Now that the virtual journal is a reality, it is time to examine its affect on the predominantly paper library, to inspect its editor-publisher­ reader relationships, and to explore its characteristics. "For a long time, I used to go to bed early in the morning wondering why it's so hard to say what we really want from electronic serials." So began Eyal Amiran's discussion of the rhetoric of seriality (order and timelessness), the apocalyptic (transformative) end of the print journal, and the infancy of a new medium. Amiran created a fin de siecle analogy (spiced with a Prince lyric or two) to illustrate our hopes, fears, and expectations for the electric format. Will the end of the century be the end of the paper serial? Will everything, as Amiran put it, "fit in the eye of a needle, or at least a communications closet?" The rebirth of the "traditional cardboard serial" as the e-journal is also the geneSis for some serious and complex pricing concerns. Amiran stated that some publishers are curbing and controlling e-text instead of developing it. He described the print approach to the management and priCing of electronic text as shortsighted. Some publishers "fear the advent of electronicity and the consequent decline of civilization." The publishers are "running scared, afraid that people will get what they want for free and without their permission." Amiran then related his personal experiences with EMQ. and its publisher, Oxford University Journals (OUJ). In a nutshell, EMQ.'s Idea of revenue generation is to issue the current journal gratis and then charge for access to their graphic-enhanced and fully-indexed back issues. OUJ, however, does not embrace this philosophy and adheres to what Amiran terms as "paperthink." Amiran stated that a virtual library -- a lab for experimentation is needed for exploration of new models and new librarianship. He also reminded us that we need to reformulate our ideas about serials in light of recent happenings in technology and the publishing world. 10th NASIG Conference: Concurrent Set II Cohn stressed the importance of quality and value in journal publishing. He discussed how the costs of publishing are divided among personnel (about 50%), printing (30%), marketing & postage (10%) and other miscellaneous costs. The relationship between the publisher and its university was also explored; at Duke, for example, the provost appoints the editors of the university press's journals. Mike Brondoli ran through the entire production process for an average journal issue, which at Duke takes 144 days from beginning to publication. The audience questioned some elements of the process, including the number of proofs created for checking (Duke does 4, but some other publishers do fewer). The librarians present also voiced strong opposition to the policy of numbering irregularities for a journal's first issue (such as calling it only "Inaugural Issue"). Matthew Bedell discussed the marketing process for a university press journal. The press targeted different audiences -- individuals, newsstands, institutions -- depending on the journal's content (which is normally editor­ driven, not market-driven). The library market doesn't require a lot of marketing attention, the main tool used being sample and review copies. NETWORKING NODES PARAPROFESSIONALS ANP SUPPORT STAFF Kathy Sweet, convenor In what promises to be a growing, annual NASIG conference event, a small group of paraprofessional serialists met for the first time during the 10th Annual Conference. This meeting was the resuH of a need evidenced at the 9th Annual Conference at Vancouver during a workshop devoted to the effect of changes in the serial workplace upon staff. The node's discussion began by self introductions and the welcome of two professional librarians who began a lively discussion as to how best announce, explain, and then implement organizational change brought about by administrative and budget decisions often forced by institutional directives. Issues such as facilitating the "transition" stage of change, communication methodologies, and re­ training aid selection were typical of those raised by the group. While no clear answers emerged, the opportunity to "bare one's soul" and speak candidly regarding these sensitive matters created an evolving agenda that is certain to be the basis for future such get-togethers. SERIALS CATALOGERS Margaret Mering, co-convenor Over sixty people attended the Serials Catalogers' Networking Node meeting. The meeting was moderated by Beverley Geer­ Butler (Trinity UniverSity) and Margaret Mering (University of Nebraska-Lincoln). In addition to a report on CONSER activities given by Jean Hirons, Acting CONSER Coordinator at the Library of Congress, the following topics were discussed: 1. REMOTE ACCESS TO SERIALS: Regina Reynolds (Library of Congress) lead the discussion on cataloging remote access serials. One question discussed was what are remote access serials. Like print journals, they have unique designation and distinct issues (the issue may not come out all at once but rather one article at a time) and are available through subscription. Remote .serials are electronically accessed over a network. They are not listserv discussion lists. CONSER is not considering discussion list digests to be serials but this could change. A 10lh NASIG Conference: Workshop Sampler category of electronically accessed materials seem not to fit the definition of serials or monographs. CONSER has decided that information about multiple electronic formats will be placed all on one record rather than separate records. Format integration has introduced a few new questions, such as, how should the 856, the new electronic location and access field, be used and maintained in serial records. With the second phase of format integration, should the seriality of a remote serial be reflected in the 006 or the 008? 2. TITLE CHANGES: Christie Degener (Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) and Regina Reynolds debated whether the Journal of Trayma had gone through a title change or not in January 1995 when the phrase "injury, infection, and critical care" was added to the publication. Christie saw the addition of this phrase as a subtitle explaining what was meant by trauma. Catalogers at USDP had seen It as an extension of the title proper and had, thus, considered the title to have change. The final decision was that Joyrnal of Trauma had not gone through a title change. One point which came out of this debate was whether Rule 21.A1 needs to be revised to read "In case of doubt, consider the title proper D..Q.1 to have changed" instead of "In case of doubt, consider the title proper to have changed". Reynolds said catalogers generally prefer not to consider a title to have changed. 3. PROVIDING ACCESS TO INDIVIDUAL VOLUMES OF SERIALS: At Texas Christian University, according to Sally Sorenson, monographic series are cataloged as either serials or monographs ... but never both. When a monographic series has been cataloged as a serial, catalogers have included 246s with the titles of the individual volumes. They are aware that using the 246s for this purpose is not appropriate and would like to find a more legitimate alternative. Everyone attending the cataloging node agreed that the demand was great to provide access to unique titles of monographic series which had been cataloged as serials. However, the money and the time to provide such access was rarely there. One suggestion was to use 740s instead of 246s. 246s should represent variants of the title proper. 740s can represent titles of individual volumes of a serial. The drawback of 740s is that the individual volume with a particular title cannot be specified. Jean Hirons commented that CONSER is considering brief records for analytics which would be attached to serial records. 4. NEW CO-CHAIRS: Pamela Simpson Elsherbini (Pennsylvania State University) and Steve Oberg (University of Chicago) will co-chair the cataloging node in 1996. CONTRACTING FOR SERIALS SERVICES Roberta Winjum, co-convenor Our small but select group of about 10-15 attendees had an interesting and valuable discussion. The group consisted of approximately an equal number of participants from the library and the vendor communities. Bill Willmering of the National Library of Medicine, Debbie Sibley of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center Library, and Roberta Winjum of the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library served as co-leaders for the session. Some of the topics we discussed: 1 ) effective techniques for the bid request process, 2 ) bidding versus requests for proposals and varying institutional requirements, . 3 ) the bidding process in governmental libraries, 4 ) what vendors look for in a bid request (what kinds of bid requests receive the most attention), 5 ) methods for getting more attention from vendors, and 6 ) difficulties in educating purchasing agents and contracting officials about the unique problems of subscription purchasing. At the end of the session, some interest was expressed in making the Contracting for Serials 101h NASIG Conference: Networking Nodes Services Node an annual event. We hope to see more NASIG members at next year's Node. UNION LISTING Cathy Kellum, co-convenor Approximately 15 NASIG-ers met for the Union Listing Networking Node, co-led by Cathy Kellum of SOLINET and Marjorie Mann of the National Library of Medicine. Sharon Wiles­ Young of Lehigh University also assisted in leading a portion of the discussions. Much of the discussions centered around the topic of "Multiple Systems = Duplicate Work" and the attendees' frustration due to that factor. There were also updates on some library systems and vendors: NLM, CISTI, and OCLC. The attempt was made to cover all topics on an extremely ambitious agenda (we got about halfway through it in our allotted time). The attendees agreed that the topic of union listing should be covered more fully at NASIG -- in workshops and other sessions. They also agreed that it was nice to be able to meet with other "union listers" and share ideas and workflow management techniques. Several attendees have requested that the Union Listing Networking Node be continued at NASIG '96, so, we'll see you in Albuquerquel (Please start thinking now about specific ideas, and get ready for the "call for topics"l) TAPE LOADING OF SERIAL RECORDS Janet Dodd,convenor As technical services departments cut back and streamline, bibliographic records purchased on tape become more appealing. Tape loaded records prove to be economical and have become standard practice for many institutions. Our node group discussed some common benefits and problems related to tape loading serial records (e.g. American periodicals, government documents). Our topics covered: organization structure arid who is responsible for serial tape loads, holdings, error reporting, and speculations about the future. As always, sharing information about our libraries' treatment of serials was fun and interesting. HOW TO COST-EFFECTIVELY MANAGE PERIOPICAL BACK VOLUMES Don Jaeger, convenor Methods of acquiring periodical back volumes were discussed. These included: publisher direct, subscription agents, exchanges, discount back volume vendors, full service back volume vendors, and binders. The audience participated in discussing the positive and negative effects of each type of service and ways in which they purchase and sell their duplicate journals currently. Aspects discussed in detail included: selling duplicate journals, purchasing Single issues, purchasing longer back volume runs, and which services offered the most cost-effective solution to those needs. The librarians and vendors who attended the session acquired some new ideas on how to consolidate many of their back volume requirements with a few competent sources and learned how to electronically access some sources through the Internet and through e-mail. NASIG 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ( 1995 ): REPORTS USERSGROJPS PRA USERS GROUp Reported by Debra Flannery The meeting opened with a suggestion that a request be made to NASIG for the creation of a ORA Users sub-list on NASIGNET. The Group decided this would be a good idea, and it will be pursued further. Some at the meeting reminded others that ATLAS-L quite often has news and discussion of ORA systems and problems. Next was mentioned a chronology problem with check-in of seasonal quarterlies. With ORA, if you want to use seasons, you sacrifice the 2nd level of description. It is believed this is the result of a misinterpretation of the MARC 10th NASIG Conference: Networking Nodes format by ORA. As a way around this, one library reports they use months and put in a public note. I! was reported that, unfortunately, there is currently no product specialist for serials at ORA. If your library is union listing on OCLC, you can get your LOR tape and use it as a starting place when creating your ORA Serials Records database. One library has found it helpful to use a free text summary holdings statement, appearing "in front" of the individual barcoded item records for monographic series with lots and lots of volumes. The copy note for this record says "Don't check in on this record." Summary holdings are attached to the SERIES title. This does not work with an analyzed series. Duke reported that ORA originally developed the MFHL programs for them. Duke says your conversion specifications are crucial. Eight test loads were done at Duke before they accepted the MFHL. Duke stresses that conversion specifications and load specifications are separate. In its old OPAC, BIS, Duke had links between mono records and the record for the mono series by having the same barcode on two records; this was not possible with ORA. Duke reports NETCAT does not presently allow keyword searching. . The Acquisitions Subsystem for some libraries will not print out purchase orders. ORA says they are working on the problem. MFHL shows up in GATEWAY. ORA is moving toward just supporting GATEWAY. Serials Control results display first in GATEWAY; it is not clear to patrons that they are supposed to go to the next screen to view the summary holdings. ORA does not limit your number of vendors. Deborah Lee from MSU has had some experience using ORA for acquisitions. She said she will gladly entertain questions. Another library reports the problem of the bibliographic record for a monographic series being in the OPAC, but screen says "NO HOLDINGS; even though a volume in the series has just recently been checked in. The library reporting the problem has added "STANDING ORDER" in the subject field as a way around this. This underlines the need for each component system to "talk" to each other component system. Many libraries feel strongly, for instance, that the call number and location from the BIB record should automatically transfer to the MFHL and the check-in record; you should not have to re-key this information. Another library says, when converting to the ORA check-in system, you should start running claiming from Day 1 because it will help you recognize patterns you have set incorrectly. Set intervals in coordination with your serials vendor to make them realistiC. Be very careful when setting your templates. Start your conversion with your dailies in alphabetical order and then your weeklies. When you have completed these two categories, you will have completed the highest percentage of your check­ in conversion. You may want to consider creating your pattern record from an issue in hand; The issue in hand gives you a test. You set your pattern, then check in the issue you have to see how it will look. Don't try to solve all your problems on the first pass. You need a fairly high level of experienced staff to create pattern records (that is, you probably don't want to have students creating these records). Someone brought up the problem of checking in a combined issue (for example, #1/2). The way around this is to check it in as #1 AND #2, then go back and change #2 to "#1/2" and delete the #1 record. Otherwise, the system will notice an empty box (#1), and print a claim. ORA announced at its March User Group meeting that it is dropping the SIR project. Many present were disappointed to hear this news, since the project included many wanted enhancements. Faxon, Ebsco and others are talking to ORA about EDI. NOTIS USERS GROUp Reported by Marjorie Ralston and Steve Oberg Wilhite with Rick Following the final official NASIG session sixteen conference attendees met in a NOTIS User's Discussion Group. Our box lunches and questions and information about NOTIS/Ameritech made the hour meeting go quickly. Participants were interested in Ameritech's plans to improve the LSER Module for Serials in LMS. A four-member LSER Rewrite Team has been selected and will begin to work with Ameritech. Their initial report will be made at the NOTIS User's Group Meeting in Chicago October 11-13. Steve Oberg. Head. Bibliographic Control at the University of Chicago Library, and Rick Ralston. Automated Processing Manager at Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) took turns briefly describing their library's participation as partners with Ameritech Library Services to develop and expand capabilities of Ameritech's Horizon client-server. integrated library system over a period of two years. A contract was officially Signed by the three parties on May 15th. The goal of this development partnership is to provide a marketable library system that addresses the needs and demands of large. academic library installations. At Indiana University and at the University of Chicago, several work groups corresponding to the system modules (acquisitions. cataloging, Circulation. OPAC, and serials) were appointed earlier this year. Steve Oberg explained that he is a member of the work group charged with implementation of the serials module. Rick Ralston is a member of the Indiana University serials work group. Steve Oberg reported that after introductory training by Ameritech staff. the University of Chicago Library work groups have been very active in defining enhancement and development needs and priorities and have met periodically with Ameritech staff from the Evanston, Illinois and Provo. Utah offices to discuss these requirements. Current plans for implementation of the Horizon system at Chicago call for the circulation and public catalog modules to be in place by the end of September, 1995. Serials. acquisitions. and cataloging modules are planned for implementation either in Winter 1995 or Spring 1996. Rick Ralston mentioned that one of the main functionality requirements for Indiana University is the ability to maintain a system­ wide union catalog for Indiana University'S eight campuses and for each processing unit to maintain its own unique bibliographic record for a particular title. Other requirements include support for the MARC holdings format, a call number index that supports online shelflisting, and a batch loader which can convert Indiana's four million bibliographic records in a reasonable amount of time. Indiana also requires a Windows client which is not currently available. The main library on the Indianapolis campus is scheduled to begin using Horizon in the summer of 1996. and other processing units will be added during the fall and winter after the system has been successfully implemented in IndianapoliS. One participant asked whether the serials module was developmentally akin to the LSER module of Classic NOTIS. The Horizon serials module is derived from the Dynix Marquis system. therefore it is quite different from LSER. Another area of concern was what effect this partnership would have on development priorities for Classic NOTIS, and what was the timetable for marketing the enhanced Horizon system. Participants were referred to Ameritech staff for further information regarding these concerns. PALS USERS GROUp Reported by Joan Stephens Six NASIG members from three PALS libraries met to discuss the PALS serials system over lunch. The discussion centered around the new capabilities of the system including the SER/ACO interface and how it affects workflow. Additional topics included claiming and ED!. CARL USERS GROUp Reported by Joyce Tenney Representatives from CARL and UNCOVER gave updates on SRAQ and UNCOVER. CARL announced the next release will be 7.26 and is scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 1995. 7.26 will include the following features: 1 ) ability to select order records from different source databases; 2 ) Distributed Selection List. which allows multiple selection lists to be created and maintained by central acquisitions staff and reviewed by all branches; 3 ) flag controls for features that are currenlly site specific; 4 ) stabilization of current functionality and local customization. SETI forms were discussed and how they are read and resolved at CARL UNCOVER now has close to 17.000 lilies in their database and approximately 51% are STM tilles. UNCOVER REVEAL and SUMO were discussed. The meeting concluded with a general discussion of temporary records and their uses in the system. NASIG 10TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ( 1995 ): REPORTS MINUTES OF THE NASIG BUSINESS MEETING JUNE 4. 1995 Susan Davis October Ivins. President. convened the meeting at 8:42 a.m. and introduced the current Board members and Parliamentarian. Alex Bloss. AWARDS AND RECOGNITION Awards were presented to outgoing Board members: Cindy Hepfer. Connie Foster and James Mouw. in recognition of their service to NASIG. OutgOing Committee Chairs were also recognized and presented with a token of appreciation from NASIG for their contribution: Marilyn Geller (ECC). Martin Gordon (Nominations). Gaele Gillespie (Bylaws). Michele Crump (PPC). Bobbie Carlson (PPC). Marcia Tuttle (CPC) and Adrian Alexander (Continuing Ed). Special awards were given to Elaine Rast. NASIG's first archivist; Ellen Duranceau. outgoing Newsletter Editor-in-chief. and Kevin Curnow. AMS support for NASIGNET. October also introduced and thanked all the committee chairs. proceedings editors. and Newsletter Editor-in-chief. The final group to be recognized were all the committee members. proceedings indexer. Newsletter editorial board. task force chairs and members. First time attendees at this conference were asked to stand and be recognized. October noted that all past-presidents of NASIG had attended this conference and asked those in attendance at the business meeting to stand and receive all our thanks for their hard work. SECRETARY'S REPORT Susan Davis. Secretary. gave a brief update on the Board meeting held just prior to the conference. (See Board meeting minutes in this issue for a full report) TREASURERS REPORT Dan Tonkery. Treasurer. presented his report. NASIG's finances are in good shape. with a current balance of approximately $202.400. He noted that we have yet to pay all the conference expenses. so we are not as well-off as it may appear. The Finance Committee does not recommend a dues increase at this time. Dan noted that our basic $20 dues are a great value, and that the dues covers most of the basic services offered by the organization. NASIG has a strong cash reserve, which could be used to cover unanticipated expenses. The membership voted to accept the Treasurer's report. NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS COMMITIEE REPORT Martin Gordon, Chair, reported the results of the election held in the spring. Beverley Geer­ Butler was elected Vice-presidenVPresident­ elect, Kat McGrath and Eleanor Cook were elected as Members-at-Large. These terms begin at the conclusion of the conference. lJ(SG GREETINGS Will Wakeling, chair of the United Kingdom Serials Group, offered greetings and congratulations to NASIG on the occasion of its 10th anniversary conference. Will noted that the 3rd European Serials Conference will be held Sept. 1996 in Dublin. He also remembered that the UKSG held its 10th conference at Blenheim Palace, the home of the Duke of Marlborough, so it was only fitting that NASIG's 10th conference be held in tobacco countryl 1996 CONFERENCE PREVIEW Fran Wilkinson and Joan Griffith whetted our appetites for the 11th Annual Conference to be held June 20-23, 1996 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. They drew Pat Frade's name as the lucky winner of a UNM conference t-shirt. NEW BUSINESS There was no new business. ADJOURNMENT The meeting was adjourned at 9:18 a.m. (a new recordl) LIBRARY SCIENCE STUDENT GRANT COMMITTEE: REPORT FROM GRANT RECIPIENTS Margaret Mering This year, eight library science students were awarded NASIG Library Science Grants. The grants covered the cost of their room, board, transportation, and registration to the 1995 NASIG conference at Duke University and membership dues for a year to NASIG. The students are: Whitney Alexander Louisiana State University Hui-Lan (Abby) Chen University of Illinois Alan D. Cordle North Carolina Central University Jill Emery University of Texas at Austin Ruth Haest Emporia State University Peter Jareo University of North Carolina-Greensboro Heather Norquist San Jose State University Jennifer Reaves University of North Texas Each of them completed a survey about attending this year's NASIG Conference. Following is a sample of their responses: Why do you feel it is worthwhile for students to attend a NASIG conference? "Library education programs tend to focus on education from the library or librarian's point of view; NASIG provides students with the chance to see both the serials vendor and serials publishers point of view as well. NASIG also provides a student with a better understanding of how all areas of serials librarianship work together to provide services to patrons." 10th NASIG Conference: Business Meeling "Attending the NASIG conference is a great learning experience. It gives students the opportunity to learn what is currently gOing on in the serials field and to get a glimpse of coming trends in the profession." How did attending the conference benefit you personally? "Attending the conference was great for my professional development and confidence. I absorbed a lot of information so that I am confident that my background in serials is solid and that I have the knowledge to be a strong candidate when I begin my job search." "Attending this conference close to the end of my studies allowed me to interact with professional librarians and gain insight into many areas of interest. Having been working in an academic library. it was very interesting to hear the comments from those working in other types of libraries. " Did attending the conference influence your career plans? "Attending NASIG helped me to secure my belief that I would like to maintain a job in Acquisitions and if possible. in serials acquisitions. The intelligence and savvy of all the people I met at NASIG impress me greatly and I hope to attend future conferences to fall through on the acquaintances I made." "Attending this conference did not influence my career plans as much as affirm them. After working with serials as a paraprofessional for many years. I already feel that serials librarianship is the career path that I am going to pursue." What suggestions do you have for the 1996 NASIG student grant program? "I would like to see a formal mentoring program of some kind. Having an experienced librarian or better yet. a rookie librarian who could discuss in more detail their experience and provide a contact for future questions." "We were told in the past that the students had a chance to meet each other at a dinner at the beginning of the conference. Since this year. the dinner was not held in place of the champagne birthday celebration. the students really did not get to meet each other until the last evening of the conference and this was somewhat of a disappointment." Additional comments or suggestions: "Receiving this grant and having the opportunity to attend the NASIG conference has been a major highlight in my pursuit of an MLS. It is a wonderful opportunity for students particularly interested in serials and provides information about this area that is not always available through normal course work." "I am very grateful that I received such a wonderful opportunity so early in my career. NASIG is an excellent organization that I plan to be a part of throughout my professional life." CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR NASIG OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD Steve Murden Once again. it is time to begin the process of nominations and elections for NASIG Officers and Executive Board members. A nomination form is included in this issue of the NASIG Newsletter. for the positions of Vice­ President/President-Elect. Treasurer. and Executive Board Members-at-Large. Nominations will be accepted by the Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee through October 15. 1995. and can be sent bye-mail. fax. or snail-mail. Individuals whose names are forwarded must be NASIG members in good standing and be eligible for consideration according to Article IV. Section 2 and Article V. Section 2 of the NASIG Bylaws. as adopted 4/19/94. Members of the 1995/1996 Nominations and Elections Committee are not eligible for nomination. The following positions, with descriptions of their responsibilities. are scheduled for election: Treasurer 1996/1997 1997/1998 • Prepares all official NASIG financial reports and statements. • Prepares annual budget. • Coordinates all bankinglinvestment activities. • Assures filing of NASIG's annual tax return. • Serves as liaison to one or more committees. Executive Board Members-at-Large, 1996/1997 - 1997/1998 (3 to be elected) • Represents general membership on Executive Board. • Carries out special duties and responsibilities. • Serves as liaison to one or more committees. Ballots with the final slate of nominees, as well as pOSition statements for each, will be distributed to the NASIG membership on or before February 15, 1996, and must be received by the Chair of the Nominations and Elections Committee no later than March 15, 1996. Results of the election will be published in the June 1996 NASIG Newsletter. NASIG has had a strong tradition of leadership during its first decade. Please help us continue that trend by placing in nomination the names of individuals who can make significant contributions to the organization. If you feel that describes you, please do not hesitate to nominate yourself. And please remember to VOTE when you receive your ballot in February! Call for Nominations ABOUT NASIG MEMBERS NEW MEMBERS Carol MacAdam Welcome to the following NASIG members who have joined since the last issue of the Newsletter: Alexander, Whitney Library Associate Louisiana State University Intemet: Student Grant Winner Ashby, John Executive Vice PresidenVGeneral Manager Faxon Canada, Ltd. (519) 472-1005 Bauman, Nancy Serials Librarian University of Texas at Dallas Intemet: (214) 883-2997 Bembenick, Carolyn J. Cataloger US Patent & Trademark Office Intemet: (703) 308-0597 Benham, Mikell Periodicals Librarian Western Evangelical Seminary Library Internet: (503) 598-4322 x203 Bennett. Letitia A. Product Manager ORA Inlex Internet: (408) 646-8600 Bennett, Marsha K. Librarian II, Acquisitions Dept. Boston Public Library Internet: (617) 536-5400 x310 Brown, Elizabeth W. Catalog Librarian Georgia Institute of Technology Internet: (404) 894-4523 Burgard, Daniel Serials Librarian Texas State Technical College Internet: (817) 867-2348 Bums, Georganne Acquisitions Librarian Tennessee Technological University Internet: (615) 372-3545 Chen, Hui-Lan (Abby) Internet: (217) 352-8527 Student Grant Winner Coffey, Sue Serials Librarian Midwestern State UniverSity Internet: (817) 689-4173 Copeland, Nora S. Catalog Librarian/Database Maintenance Colorado State University Internet: (970) 491-1822 Cordle, Alan Serials and Manuscripts Cataloger New Hanover County Public Library Internet: ALANCORD@AOLCOM Student Grant Winner Cowell, Mary K. Vice President--Marketing & Sales J.B. Lippincott Co. Crooker, Cynthia Head, Technical Services Yale University Internet: (203) 785-4346 Dearborn, Susan C. Vice President--Marketing & Sales Publishers Communication Group Internet: (617) 497-6514 Denn, Sheila O. Library Technical Assistant US Environmental Protection Agency Internet: (919) 541-2777 Emery, Jill Library Assistant I University of Texas at Austin Internet: Student Grant Winner Evans, Tom Periodicals Librarian Canisius College Library Internet: (716) 888-2932 Fairfield, John R. Pre.sident Information Conservation, Inc. Internet: (910) 375-1202 Fattig, Karl Catalog Librarian Bowdoin College Internet: (207) 725-3027 Flannery, Debra Library Original Cataloger Duke UniverSity Internet: (919) 660-5899 Flowers. Janet L. Head of Acquisitions University of North Carolina Internet: (919) 962-1120 Haynes, John S. lOP Publishing, Ltd. Internet: 44-117-929-7481 Henderson, Charlotte Serials Librarian Southern University Internet: (504) 771-2504 Jareo, Peter Microforms Coordinator University of North Carolina, Charlotte Internet: Student Grant Winner Kerze, Naomi Head Cataloging Librarian Loyola Marymount University Internet: (310) 338-7685 Kim, Sanok Peggy Librarian Supervisor Washington University Internet: (314) 935-4151 Koehler, Barbara M. Associate Director for Information Resources Management Johns Hopkins University Internet: (410) 955-3757 Kortesoja, Sandra L. Student University of Michigan Internet: (313) 764-0504 MacAdam, Jeanette A. Technical Processing Assistant Northeastern University School of Law Library Internet: (617) 373-3553 Mallett, Bobbie Serials Cataloger University of Maryland at College Park (301) 405- 9329 Marshall, David L. Head of Acquisitions Georgetown UniverSity Internet: (202) 687-7616 Metz, Allan Periodicals/Reference Librarian Drury College Internet: (417) 873-7483 Morgenroth, Karen Serials Cataloger University of Georgia Internet: Norquist, Heather Library Assistant III University of California, Santa Cruz Internet: Student Grant Winner Pratt, Kathleen Serials Coordinator Los Alamos National Laboratory Internet: KATHY_PRATT@MONTARAY.LANLGOV (505) 667-3063 Reaves, Jennifer Library Assistant III University of North Texas Internet: Student Grant Winner Shipman, Jean P. Associate Director, Information Resources Management University of Washington Internet: (206) 543-7497 Szan'nach, Janet Librarian, Senior Serials Cataloger Library of Congress Intemet: (202) 707-6429 Titer. Beth E. Library Assistant - Serials Zimmerman Associates, Inc. Intemet: (513) 427-3355 Wimer, Miles Director of Publications American Phytopathological SoCiety Intemet: (612) 454-7250 TITLE CHANGES Carol MacAdam [Note: Please report promotions, awards, new degrees, new positions and other significant professional milestones. You may submit items about yourself or other members to Carol MacAdam. Contributions on behalf of fellow members will be cleared with the person mentioned in the news item before they are printed. Please include your e-mail address or phone number.] LEIGHANN A YERS was promoted to Head of the Acquisitions/Serials Division at the University Library, University of Michigan, effective December 1994. She had been Acting Head for three years prior to accepting the permanent appointment. Leighann was previously Head of Serials Cataloging at Michigan, a position she now supervises, along with Serials Acquisitions, Serials Records, Monographic Acquisitions, and Fund Accounting of the book budget. With all the recent administrative and organizational changes at the University Library, Leighann has learned a lot about people and what they can cope with. She can be reached at her same addresses: University Library University of Michigan Phone: (313) 763-3425 Internet: JOHN CYS is now Catalog Librarian at the Moffett Library at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. John started the new job, his first professional library position, in April 1995. John received his MA in Library Science from the University of North Texas in December, 1993. He says that he enjoys the challenge and variety of cataloging, and is learning a lot of details not covered in library school. John is responsible for cataloging all library materials except for a few types which are cataloged by librarians within their own specialities (eg. Media Librarian and Curriculum Librarian). One current major project is the cataloging of a 1000+ item collection of award-winning childrens' books donated by two education professors at MSU. One of the biggest challenges for John, as with all catalogers, is the cataloging of electronic resources, including e-journal cataloging duties. John serves several hours on the Reference desk each week; he finds this experience helps him understand users' needs, and adds variety to his job. Librarianship is John's second career. His first career was as a professional petroleum geologist, most of it in Midland, Texas. John can be reached at: Moffett Library Midwestern State University 3410 Taft Blvd. Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099 Phone: (817) 689-4204 E-mail: In the summer of 1994, KA THLEEN ESTELLA joined EBSCO Information Services as Account Services Manager, serving clients in Iowa, central and southern Illinois, and Missouri. She has been a NASIG member since 1994. Prior to joining EBSCO Kathy worked for the Faxon Company for 6 years, where she was Regional Sales Manager in the Midwest. Kathy writes, "In my new role, I work with libraries as a pro-active consultant in asssisting with services that we offer, as well as working as a liason between our clients and our Regional office and headquarters to insure that everything runs smoothly. I have been very pleased with EBSCO and the role that they play in the industry as a leader in providing fully integrated serials management information services." Kathy can be reached at: 9226 Golf Road #403 Des Plaines, IL 60016 Phone: (708) 635-0882, or (708) 639-2889 E-mail: ENRIQUE E. GIL DEMEIS TER, known as Rick, writes, "I've been at Lehman College of the City University of New York for over 5 years now, as Documents Cataloger (which covers not only lots of GovDoc serials, but also all of the "continuations" put out by trade publishers). I'm the rare serials cataloger who doesn't have to overcome title page sanctity with "Title from cover." Most of my serials, 99%, have genuine title pages. I have been promoted from Documents/Serials Cataloger to Head of Cataloging. I am also going to move into the position of Documents Librarian and coordinator of electronic government information. I will be identifying and providing access to full-text databases, CD-ROMS, Intemet resources, etc. I have organized an "Internet Task Force" and will be one of three in-house Internet trainers. The three trainers will be required to learn HTML, and our goal for 1995 is to have at least a home page on the Web by the end of the year. Does this sound like I'm going to be busier than before?" Rick can be reached at the following addresses: Lehman College, CUNY Phone: (718) 960-7773 Fax: (718) 960-8952 Bitnet: eeglC@cunyvm Internet: SHIRLEY GRA VES, Chair of the Serials Department at Loma Linda University reports a change to her email address, effective June 1, 1995, from: , to: MAGGIE HORN has yet another new title this year. Previously Database Projects Librarian at Northern Arizona University, she reports that as of July 1, she is Head of Bibliographic Services there. This means that she supervises Acquisitions, Cataloging, Documents Cataloging/Processing, Binding, Mending, etc. ... It also means she supervises two other NASIG members -- John Harrison and Mary Beth Chambers. That will keep Maggie on her toes. E-mail remains the same; phone number is new. Cline Library Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Phone: (520) 523-6779 Fax: (520) 523-3770 E-mail: OCTOBER IVINS is undertaking a new career this fall, as a student. After having been Head of Acquisitions and Serials Services at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge for several years, October will soon begin work in the doctoral program at the University of Texas at Austin School of Library and Information Science. She will focus her studies on library administration, with additional course work in public administration. October's move is occasioned by the appointment of her husband Robert S. Martin, also a NASIG member, as the new director and librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives, in Austin. During the summer October has been teaching a course at U of T called Introduction to the Organization of Materials (= Cataloging). This five-week course enjoyed a guest lecture by NASIG Vice President/President Elect Beverley Geer­ Butler. October advises lecturers to NOT give essay tests in.summer school. October can be reached at home: 4603 Creek Ridge Austin, TX 78735-6401 Phone: (512) 892-7932 E-mail: KA Y JOHNSON was a NASIG student grant recipient in 1994. She writes, "After finishing my MLS at the University of Pittsburgh in December 1994, I accepted a 6-month Adjunct Instructor pOSition in the Serials Unit at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. I was cleaning up serials check-in records as part of the serials maintenance required from migrating to an Innovative check-in system. As of July 10, I am in a permanent position as Assistant Professor, Original Cataloger at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The Catalogers at UTK tend to be generalists, and I eagerly anticipate cataloging serials among my other duties." Kay's new addresses are: University Library University of Tennessee, Knoxville Phone: (615) 974-6696 E-mail: STEVE KOCHOFF 's new job title is National Sales Coordinator at Readmore, Inc., a move from Turner Subscriptions. Steve works with members of the Readmore sales force to provide them with support, both inside and outside of the company. His interactions with Readmore clients are sometimes direct and may involve answering questions and addressing sales! marketing issues that might arise related to their accounts. Steve is responsible for coordinating Readmore staff participation in conferences, and is co-editor/co-publisher of Readmore's client newsletter, The Readmore Reporter. As a co-editor, he develops outlines for articles, collaborates with the editorial board to flesh out articles, edits each article submitted, and does some writing. Steve finds that with this new job he does lots more writing of all sorts. Working at Readmore, he is very stimulated intellectually: "We've a rich sea of serials technology and I am enjoying enormously swimming in that sea. I like my colleagues very much and find them very committed professionals with a strong service orientation." Steve works at Readmore's Cortlandt Street offices and can be reached at the following addresses: Readmore,lnc. 22 Courtlandt Street New York, NY 10007-3194 Phone: (212) 349-5540 E-mail: ROBERT S. MARTIN is the new director and librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives, in Austin. He was previously Associate Dean for Special Collections at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Robert can be reached at home: 4603 Creek Ridge Austin, TX 78735-6401 Phone: (512) 892-7932 ROSANNA O'NEIL, formerly Chief of the Cataloging Department at Pennsylvania State University, is now a Library Industry Consultant. She writes: "Since my business is in its infancy, I'm still piecing together what the parameters of the business will be. I've been doing contract cataloging, cataloging training, marketing and advertising, sales training, and new product evaluation. I hope to assist libraries with RFPs for contract cataloging and authority control as well as local system acquisition. I am planning to be put on various consuliants lists. I also would like to assist in redesign of cataloging departmens. and customer service training. And on yet a different track, I have begun the training group NETrainers to orient people to the Internet (citizenry, not libraries) and will be working with a law firm to get them set up with Internet access and a Web page." Rosanna can be reached at the following addresses: Rosanna O'Neil Library Industry Consultant Intemet: Phone: (814) 383-4013 SERIALS RELATED REPORTS REPORT FROM ALA JUNE 24-28, 1995 Susan Davis The annual conference in Chicago was a record­ breaker for attendance. It was also a record­ breaker for most confusing convention center, poorest signage at a convention center and long bus and taxi lines. Nevertheless, Chicago is a wonderful place to hold a conference. Lake Michigan, the Magnificent Mile, the architecture, the restaurants, the Wrigley Building, the Art Institute, etc., more than make up for some difficult moments at McCormick Place. Some bus drivers were very nice, and even dropped off this reporter and her friends right near Gino's East for dinnerl So what did the programs have to offer? Home pages, home pages and more home pages. ALA has a home page, SISAC has a home page, Readmore, EBSCO and Faxon all have home pages. Get your fingers accustomed to "http://" or is it ":,,"? The Serials Section published a brochure "What's in a name?" which gives presentation guidelines for serial publications. This brochure is intended for wide distribution and can be obtained from the ALCTS office. Gene Dickerson organized a really great discussion for the Serials Section Research Libraries Discussion Group. He prepared some topics for the audience to discuss, and discuss they didl "Analytics: Access or Albatross" generated a great deal of lively talk. In general, the audience felt that catalogers were providing more analytics than in the past-oat users request. "Serials I Serialsl Who's Got the Serials" showed that reorganization is a continuous process. Some libraries are seeing a re-emergence of a central serials unit, others see serials functions dispersed among other departments. "Are e-journals the answer to the serials crisis?" was posed by Cindy Hepfer to a distinguished panel at the ACRL Journal Costs in Academic Libraries Discussion Group. The panel was unanimous in answering "nol" E­ journals may be part of the solution, or pose even more problems, but they will not solve the current pricing dilemma. Serials vendor evaluation issues were presented by the Serials Section Acquisitions Committee. Many years of committee work, particularly by NASIG past-president October Ivins, is coming to fruition in the Guide to Performance Evaluation of Serials Vendors. which will be published soonl lines were the focus of a very enjoyable session sponsored by the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table. lines are self-published magazines which the presenters encouraged more libraries to collect. lines operate in a world vastly different than library-land, many of our control procedures do not transfer well to the land 0' zines. The editors write for fun, not to make any money, and do not keep on a regular schedule. They publish when the spirit moves them, and no amount of claims from libraries will change theml SISAC and LAMA presented a session "Why EDI?" A panel of speakers from the US and abroad provided an overview of the management considerations of implementing EDI from both business and library perspectives. The SISAC general membership meeting reviewed the "SISAC Cycle: From Order to Check-in." A SISAC Task Force is working on language for RFPs which would incorporate EDI applications. Suzanne Santiago from the ISSN Report from ALA Centre in PariS was in attendance, a very special treaU The audience at the Serials Section Committee to Study Serials Cataloging meeting was treated to an EXCELLENT paper presented by Crystal Graham. The official summary of this meeting is on p. 46 of this Newsletter. All in all, there was something for everyone. You could spend time trying to cover all the exhibits, or just walk along the lake, or sample treats at the Taste of Chicago, go to meetings-­ in other words not a dull moment! ALAIALCTS SERIALS SECTIONI ACQUISITIONS COMMITTEE, PROGRAM ON VENDOR PERFORMANCE EVALUATION Marifran Bustion The ALAlALCTSISerials SectionlAcquisitions Committee sponsored the program Looking Beyond Service Charge: Performance Evaluation of Serials Vendors at the 1995 ALA. Annual Conference. This program resulted from the Committee's work in publishing the Guide IQ Performance Evaluation of Serials Vendors, which is to be published by ALCTS Acquisitions Committee as one in the Guides Series. The program was co-sponsored by the ALCTS Publ i s he rlVendo rl Li brary Rela tio ns Committee and the ALCTS Acquisitions Section. The three speakers were all active NASIG members. October Ivins, Head, Serials and Acquisitions Department at Louisiana State University, and Past President of NASIG, was the principal force behind the Committee's creating the ~. As moderator of the program, she delineated the need among serialists to conduct serials vendor evaluations and reported some of the history for the ~'s being. The program featured Michelle. Crump, Associate Chair, Acquisitions Section, Resource Services Department from the University of Florida, who spoke about the need to conduct performance evaluations and pointed out that evaluations may be used in many situations. For example, reasons to conduct an evaluation include 1) having a service agreement, preferably in writing, to clarify what the vendor and the library expect from each other, 2) improving library procedures, thereby providing better management information, and 3) improving library/vendor/publisher com­ munication and relations. Both speakers recommended that vendors and libraries build in formal and regular reviews. The Acquisitions Committee Program Planning Sub-committee, which was comprised of several active NASIG members, compiled several scenarios to lead into discussion with the audience. The lively discussion that ensued was an indication of the need for the Guide and evaluations as well as continuing discussions among librarians and vendors, which NASIG promotes well. SUMMARY OF THE ALCTS/SERIALS SECTION/COMMITTEE TO STUDY SERIALS CATALOGING, MEETINGS JUNE 25, 1995, & JUNE 26, 1995 Carolynne Myall. June 25. 1996 The Committee approved revisions to Guidelines for ALAIALCTS/SS Committee to Study Serials Cataloging Minutes of Meetings. These revisions corrected minor errors and specified a more timely electronic distribution. The Committee also considered possible programs to sponsor at the 1996 LAMA/LiTA conference. Next, Committee and audience members discussed the role and functions of the Committee, identified as the following: to serve as a channel to move proposals into the queue for possible rule changes; to respond to questions; and to identify broad topics for general discussion, with the prospect of identifying proposals for changes in rules and practice. June 26, 1996 The Committee heard reports from liaisons from LC/NSDP and CC:DA, and a report concerning Serials Cataloging Institutes. Then Crystal Graham read a paper, "What's Wrong with AACR2: A Serials Perspective: previously presented at the AACR2000 PreConference. Graham identified structural, philosophical, and practical difficulties in the use of AACR2 for cataloging serial publications. She explained that serials records serve as bridges to related information. a function grown more essential with the appearance of automated indexing and abstracting tools which require links to library holdings. What we need, she said, is a code that focuses on relationships and distinguishing features of serials "families." Committee and audience members discussed Graham's paper and proposed topics for future meetings. These included serials cataloging for computer files and other materials, conference proceedings, mega-serials, management of serials cataloging, second phase of format integration, use of serials cataloging information by local systems, and the fundamental question of whether we need bibliographic records if patrons require only article-level information. Complete minutes of this meeting are available from ALCTS. Obtain the minutes electronically by the following method: Send the message below to "LiSTSERV@UICVM. BITNET" OR "." (A "Subject:" line is not necessary; however, whatever you put there will not affect the request.) send serials report Just type the above message. No punctuation or other text should be in the message. Do not add your address; it is automatically identified when the request is received. If you have problems, request assistance from your local systems or computer center personnel or contact the ALCTS Office. Procedures for receiving file transfers may vary depending on your e·mail system. Program on Vendor Performance Evaluation CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS Carol MacAdam [Note: Please send announcements conceming meetings of interest to !he NASIG membership to Carol MacAdam.] September 18-19, 1995 Economics of Information Conference (Sponsored by ARlo SUNY, CLR, CNI, NASULGC) Washington, D.C. October 9-12, 1995 American Society for Information Science Annual Meeting Chicago,lL October 17-20, 1995 ARL Membership Meeting Washington, D.C. November 2-4, 1995 15th Annual Cha~eston Conference on Issues In Book and Serial Acquisitions: "Still crazy after all these words· Charleston, SC January 19-25, 1996 American Ubraries Association Mid-winter Conference San Antonio, TX April 15-17, 1996 UKSG's 19th Annual Conference University of Keele, Staffordshire, England May 14-17, 1996 ARL Spring Membership Meeting Vancouver, British Columbia June 23-26, 1996 North American Serials Interest Group Elevemh Annual Conference Univerafty of N_ Mexico Albuquerque,NM September 25-27, 1996 Third European Serials Conference of the European Federation of Serials Groups Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland NASIG NEWSLETTER COPYRIGHT STATEMENT The NASIG Newslensr is copyright by !he North American Serials Interest Group and NASIG encourages ns widest use_ In accordance with !he U.S. Copyright Act's Fair Use provisions, readers may make a single copy of any of the work for reading, education, study, or research purposes. 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NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED_ Send all submissions/editorial comments, to: Maggie Horn, Head of Bibliographic Services Cline Ubrary Nonhem Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022 Phone: (520) 523-6779 Fax: (520) 523-3770 Internet: Send all Items for "Trtle Changes" the Calendar, and "New Members" to: Carol MacAdam, Assistant Order Ubrarian Princeton University Ubrarles One Washington Road Princeton, NJ 08540 Phone: (609) 258-5342 Fax: (609) 258-5571 Intemet: Send all Inquiries concerning the NASIG organization and membership, and change of address Information, to: Susan Davis, NASIG Secretary Head, Periodicals Section, SUNY Buffalo Lockwood Ubrary Building Buffalo, NY 14260 Phone: (716) 645-2764 Fax: (716) 645-5955 Internet: Send all claims for unreceived issues of the Newsletter to: Vikki Medaglia, Serials Ubrarian Bates College ladd Ubrary L_iston, ME 04240 Phone: (207) 786-6269 Fax: (207) 786-6055 Internet: PlJ'SIlENT JULIA GAMMON Head, Acquisitions Depl. Bierce Library University of Akron Akron, OH 44325-1708 Phone: (216) 972-6254 Fax: (216) 972-6383 E-mail: lBEASURER DANTONKERY President and CEO Readmore, Inc. 22 Cortlandt SI. New York, NY 10007 Phone: (800) 221-3306 Fax: (212) 608-4614 E-mail: tonkery @readmore.com JEAN CALLAGHAN Systems/Serials Librarian Wheaton College Library Norton, MA 02766 Phone: (508) 286-3715 or 286-3725 Fax: (508) 285-8275 E-mail: jcallagh @wheatonma.edu BOBBIE CARLSON 6682 Baars Bluff Rd. Wadmalaw Island, SC 29487 Phone: (803) 792-2352 or 792-1943 Fax: (803) 792-7947 E-mail: bobbie_carlson @smtpgw.musc.edu Medical University of South Carolina Library 171 Ashley Ave. Charleston, SC 29425 VICE-PRESIDENT! PRESIOENT-El ECT BEVERLEYGEER-BlJTl.ER Head Cataloger Trinity University Maddux Library 715 Stadium Drive San Antonio, TX 78212 Phone: (210) 736-8124 Fax: (210) 735-3342 E-mail: PAST PRESIDENT OCTOBER NlNS 4603 Creek Ridge Austin, TX 78735-7972 E-mail: oivins @gslis.utexas.edu MEMBERS-AT-LARGE B..EANOR CXXlK Serials Specialist Appalachian State University Balk Library Boone, NC 28608 Phone: (704) 262-2786 Fax: (704) 262-2773 E-mail: RI. 5, Box 86 Boone, NC 28607 BIRDIE MACLENNAN Serials Coordinator University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library Burlington, VT 05405 Phone: (802) 656-2016 Fax: (802) 656-4038 E-mail: bmaclenn @moose.uvm.edu SECRETARY SUSAN DAVIS 7721 Lewiston Rd. Batavia, NY 14020-9345 Phone: (716) 645-2784 Fax: (716) 645-5955 E-mail: unlsdb @ubvm.cc.buffalo.edu Head, Periodicals Section Lockwood Library Bldg. State University of NY at Buffalo Buffalo, NY 14260-2200 KAT MCGRATH .Serials Librarian University of British Columbia Library Processing Centre 2206 East Mall Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3 CANADA Phone: (604) 822-5476 Fax: (604) 822-3201 E-mail: JOHNTAGLER Director, Corporate Communications Elsevier Science Publishing 655 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10010 Phone: (212) 633-3780 Fax: (212) 633-3764 E-mail: 71732.1756 @compuserv.com NORTH AMERICAN SERIALS INTEREST GROUP PROFESSIONAL LIAISONS 1995/1996 ROSTER IIC:AAO c::cx:IlIltV<TOR SUSANMVlS Head, Periodicals Stale Univ"",hy of New York at Buffalo LocI<wood Lbrary Bldg. Buffalo, NY 14260-2200 Phone: (716) 645-2764 Fax: (716) 645-5955 E-mall: ASSOCIATJa.! OF AMERICAN lHVERSITY PRESSES (1992- ) JA/£T FISHER Journals Manager The MIT Press 55 Hayward SI. Cembridge, MA 02142 Phone: (617) 253-2864 Fax: (617) 258-6779 E-mail: (1992- ) JULIA GAMMON Head, Acquisilions Dept Unw....hy 01 Akrcn Bietee lbrary Akron, OH 44325-1706 Phone: (216) 972-6254 Fax: (216) 972-5383 E-mail: CANADIAN LIlRI\RY ASSOCIATJa.! WAYNE.KlNES Head, Serials Section National lbrary 01 Canada 395 Wellington St. OIIawa, ON KIA ON4 CANADA Phone: (819) 953-2718 Fax: (819) 953-0291 E·mail: :-bnc.ca CANADIAN SERIAlSNlUS1RY SYsre.IS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CSISAC) (1993- ) lUCYBOTTOM..EY Ubrary Nelwork Specialist National lbrary 01 Canada klIormaUon Technotogy ServtcesllAS onawa, ON K1A ON4 CANADA Phone: (819) 994-6831 Fax: (819) 994-6835 E-mail: lucy.boIlom~ cx:NSER (1995- ) lHOMAS CHAMPAGNE Serials CalaJoger Harlan Halcher Graduate Library Un_y of Michigan Ann AIbor, MI 48109-1205 Phone: (313) 763-3426 Fax: (313) 763-5060 E-mail: champagn@umic:h.edu LIlRARYBNlN3 NmTUTE SAllYGRAlER Ubrary Binding Institute 7401 Metro Blvd. Suite 325 Edina, MN 55439 Phone: (612) 835-4707 Fax: (612) 835-4780 E-mail: MEDICAl LIlRARY ASSOCIATJa.! (1994- ) DANEl.DES Assistant: Lbraty Oireclor for Collection Oeveklpment University of Texas Health Science Center at San Anlonio 7703 Floyd Cud Drive San Anlonio, TX 78284-7940 Phone: (210) 567-2400 Fax: (210) 567-2490 E-mail: jones@..hscsa.edu SERIAlS NlUSTRY SYSTEMSN:JIIf?I:)RY COMMITTEE (SISAC) TINA FEICK Senior Serials Specialisl Blackwelrs Periodicals Division U.S. Sales 0I11ce 33 Gallo Court lawrenceville, NJ 06648 Phone: (609) 895-0090 Fax: (609) 895-7192 E-mail: tek: SPECIAL L.BRAFIIES ASSOCIATJa.! AUOREYGI'EeE Regional Sales ~ EBSCO ~ion Services 1163E Shrewsbury Ave. Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 Phone: (906) 542-8600 Fax: (906) 544-9777 E-mail: STM LIlRARYREl.AllONS COt.MT1CE (1995- ) JCHHAGlER Director, Corporate CommuntcaUons EIseYier Scienoe Pub. Co. 655 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10010 Phone: (212) 633-3780 Fax: (212) 633-3764 E-mail: UNITED KNlOOM SERIAlS <lACllP (1994- ) Will Wakeling (Univ. of Birmingham) c/o UKSG 114 Woodstock Rd. Whney, OX8 6DY UNITED KN300M E-mail: NORTH AMERICAN SERIALS INTEREST GROUP CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 1996197 OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE BOARD VICE-PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT ELECT (1996/97 - 1998199) SECRETARY (1996/97 - 1997198) MEMBERS-AT-LARGE (three to be elected) Phone (if available): E-mail (if available): Nominations will be forwarded to the Nominations and Elections Committee for review and consideration. Send Nominations forms to: Steve Murden Virginia Commonwealth University James Branch Cabell Library VCU Box 842033 E-mail: Richmond, VA 23284-2033 Fax: (804) 828-01510 President's Corner Vice-President/President-Elect 1996 /1997 - 1998/1999 • Coordinates Annual Conference Program and site selection during term of office. 1995 /1996 Committee: Emerita (Emma) Cuesta, Hofstra Barbara Hall, USC October Ivins (ex officio) Marcella Lesher, St. Mary's Steve Murden, VCU (chair) Michael Somers , LSU Marjorie Wilhite, Iowa Sue Williams, Colorado


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