Dec. 1996

NASIG Newsletter, Dec 1996

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Dec. 1996

CONFERENCPELANNINGREPORT 1997PROCEEDINEDGITSOR NASIG THANNUALCONFERENCE( CONFERENCEEVALUATIORNEPORT - BOARDMINUTES TREASURERR'ESPO NASIG CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM: SHOPPINGINTHE SERIALS SUPERMARKTEOTDAY NASIG MEMBERSHDIPEMOGRAPHICS ABOUT NASlG MEMBERS NEWMEMBERS INMEMORIAM: PAUL EVANPE TITLECHANGES IALS RELATED REPORTS SUMMAROYF ALCTS/SERIALS SECTION/COMMITTEE TO ST SERIALSCATALOGINGMEET 1996 WORST SER!AL TITLECHA PRESIDENTSCORNER Beverley Geer-Butler Sometimes I thin worst first line. I (HOORAH. I hear you cry!). preparation for the meeting, Board members for questions of a snappy way 1. What is o members? Th non-academic occupations. Th academic ocoupations is to diversify strengthening our financial base. 2. Have we saturatedthe market? For past five years, our membership has become steady at the 1.000-I ,100 mark. Individuals will come and go because of shifting job responsibilities, retirements, and so forth. Even though the targeting and marketing opUons being pursued by the Regional Councils6 MembershipCommitteewill gain us members, the Board concluded that membership would not increase drastically Inlhe near future. 3. If the Regional Councils 6 Membership Commmee succeeds in attracting new members from the under-represented QrOUpS. how will NASIG serve and support this divene membership? The RC6M Commmee has arranged to have membership brochures printed In Spanish and French. The Board discussed the implications of the brochures and dedded that it was important to inform prospective membersfrom Mexico and French-spaaking Canada that NASIG conducts its businessin English. A dMaimer to that effect will be printedon the brochures. The Board a~reed that there is a possibilitythat, in the future, it will be useful and necessary to issue other publications in French and Spanish or bilingually. That decision will be lefl to the future. CONFERENCE SIZE In preparation for the meeting, I sent a message to NASIGL asking you for input. I received 16 extremely thoughtful and enlightening responses which I shared with the Board members. Most of the comments were about conference size since that is the area in which gmwvl is most evident. The consensus among the respondents is that yes. the NASlG conference is large but that it is not broken. A sampling of the comments follows: Iwould hope that you don? tamper with a formula that woks ...hope that it will continuethe tradition of informalityand inexpensiveness Ireally don? believethat NASlG is unwieldy or out of control yet. Do we really want it to become a stale conferencewhere only the same few come year afler yeaR I don? think it is a good idea lo limit registmlion. NASIG isjust too inleresting and too relevantlo so many people A large attendanceindicatesto me that there is a needfor this meeting. DonK forget: there is a reasonwe have 1000members Iwould hate to think that NASIG would attempt to restrict membership: the new memberswill add new ideas and enrichthe association Ifeel that if registrationfor conferencesIs limited, let's say to 400, you will probablysee the membershipshrink to that size The respondents also presented programming ideas that would enhance opportunitiesfor interaction and discussion. Those ideas have been fowarded to the Program Planning Committee. Conference planners have been and will continue to review the conference evaluation forms to determine what has succeeded and what has failed. You are encouraged to send your ideas and wgestions to me al any time. I promise to forward them lo the appropriate committee. INCOME Because the conference has grown steadily, the income generated has also grown. Elsewhere in this issue you will find the Treasurel's report that shows a healthy Income from the I996 conference. As a nonprofll organization. NASlG is allowed to use funds that exceed operaling expenses lo support NASIG programs. The Board discussed several options for investing the conferenceIncome. Among them were: offer up to 10 student grant awards in 1997 offer up lo 3 HorizonAwards in 1997 support printing French and Spanish translations of the membership brochureto attract membersfrom Mexico and French-speaking Canada maintain future conference registrationfees at $300.00 offer more continuingeducation sessions at state, provincial, and regionalsites sponsor attendanceat an internationalserials conference COMMUNICATING INFORMATION In our discussions this fall, the Board also came to the conclusionthat it is importantto provide the membership with everything it needs to know in order to understand how NASIG is structured and functions. We will use the Newsletter, the Web site, the Membershio Directory, and NASIG-L to I keep you informed and current about the volunteer process. the nominations and elections process. committee structures and functions, conference news, job listings, and so forth. An example of this effort can be found elsewhere in this issue in the form of Beatrice McKay Caraway's summary of the 1996 conference. PUBLlCATlONS One last topic in the growing pains discussionwas NASlG publicationsand how to improve their structure and access. As I am writing this, many of you are offering your comments and suggestions on the future of the NASIG gopher. This is the beginning of an effort by the Electronic Communications Committee to improve electronic access to information, particularly to NASIG publications such as the Newsletter, Proceedinas, and pirectoly. I feel that the discussion was very useful and successful. You gave us much food for thought and you also reaffirmed your need for and faith in the omanization. Iwould like to conclude by telling you about a NASIG member who exemplifies how far-reaching NASlG's Influence is. Richard McNair is a member of the Canadian Navy and a NASIG member. I am including below the text of a message he sent me in responseto my column in the September Newsletta. Because the conference planners do such a superb job and because you are such a welcoming group. Richard joined NASIG. You should be proud of this. If you see Richard at the next conference, shake his hand. "Beverley, Iwant to add my two cents worth about future NASIG conferences. First of all I am a rookie member of NASIG having joined prior to the conference at UNM. Iam not a librarian nor do Iwork in a libraly. I'm in the Canadian Navy and at present employed in the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School in Halifax as the Computer Assisted Instruction Laboratory Supelvisor. My connection to NASIG is through my wife Alison who works at the Killam Library at Dalhousie University and has been a NASlG member since 1990. My first experience with NASIG was in 1993 when I accompanied Alison to the conference at Brown in my mle as Faithful Camp Follower. I thoroughly enjoyed the social events and meeting all the people who attended. Alison realised that I would have enjoyed the workshops etc. as they were discussing how to use computer technology in getting the job done. I had developed a real interest in the use of Pc's since touching my first keyboard in 1988. Afler a year and a half at sea I came ashore again in July 1995. When the applications were sent out to attend the conference at UNM. Alison asked me if I would like to join so I could attend as a member and take part. I did not hesitate. Even though I'm not a librarian let alone a serials librarian I found the Preconference session on EDI, the Plenary sessions, and the workshops extremely interesting. Raidad'sCmur So the 11th annual conference was the largest to date. That tells me the NASIG members who have been organising the conferences over the years have been doing something right. I feel that if registration for conferences is limited, let's say to 400. you will probably see the membership shrink to that size. You would probably lose the members whose applicationswere rejeded. Ithink the present price of the conference is just right. Iwas not reimbursed by the Navy as the conference really had no bearing on my job, but I felt Igot my money's worth. It was a great holiday to New Mexico. I learned quite a bit and I really enjoyed meeting and talking to those who attended. My wife and I enjoyed staying in the residences at the campus as it adds to the flavour of the conference. You definitely should not limit registration to members only. The quality of the conference that was organlsed at UNM is an excellent way to recruit new members. I know Iwill be renewing my membership. I'm sure that the very talented volunteers who will be organising future conferences will find solutions to accommodate the large numbers that will be turning up at future events. Well that is the opinion of this HUMBLE Rookie. CHEERS, Richard" NASIG 12THANNUAL CONFERENCE (1997): MAY 27JUNE 1. THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR, MI LeighannAyers and Thomas Champagne The Conference Planning Committeefor the 12th Annual Conference is hard at work coordinating arrangements for Michigan's first NASIG conference. The University of Michigan, founded in ' 1817. has three campuses around the state: in Ann Arbor, Dearbom. and Flint. The Ann Arbor campus is located in southeastem Michigan, 40 miles west of Detroit, straddling the Huron River. It includes Central Campus, North Campus, and the Medical Center. It encompasses about 2,700 acres, 208 major buildings, and 1,668 family housing units. The University Library System includes the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library and 16 divisional libraries, which boast 6,873,969 volumes and 69,566 serial tiles. Autonomous campus libraries include the Law Library, William L. Clements Library of Americana, Michigan Historical Collection / Bentley Historical Library, Kresge Business Administration Library, and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library. Ann Arbor and the University are easily accessible via plane, train, and automobile. Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport CDetroit Metro. for short) is a 'Northwest Airlines hub and Is also sewed by American, British Airways. Continental, Delta, Southwest, TWA. United and USAir. It is a short ride from Detroit Metro to the University of Michigan's Central Campus, located just off of downtown Ann Arbor. By car. Ann Arbor is on 1-94, the major highway linking Chicago and Detroit. Amtrak has a station just north of downtown Ann Arbor and stops twice daily on its way to and from Chicago and other pointswest. The weather in Ann Arbor in late May/early June could be almost anything! It may be cool and rainy, or it may be warm and sunny - or it may be all of those! The members of the Conference Planning Committee are: Leighann Ayers, Co-Chair (University of Michigan), Joe Badics (Eastern Michigan University), Shary Balius (University of Michigan), Leah Black (Michigan State University), Thomas Champagne, Co-Chair (University of Michigan), Rita Echt (Michigan State University), David Fritsch (Faxon), Barbara Rcridmt'sComer Heath (Wayne State University), Jean Loup (University of Michigan). Julie Nichols (University of Michigan), Steve Savage (Wayne State University), Mary Ann Sheble (University of Detroit Mercy), Christine Stamison (Blackwells), and Judy Wlhelme, Vice Chair (University of Michigan). We hope that one of the highlights of the Conferencefor those of you not familiar with the attractions of Ann Arbor will be to experience a bit of the atmospherethat this campus town has to offer on a Saturday evening1 More details concerning the Conference will be published in future issuesof the Newsletter. If you are a NASIG member who wants to become more involved in the organization and you enjoy writing, editing, and meeting deadlines, here is an opportunity to consider. NASlG is seeking ediiors for the 1997 Conferenceproceedinas. Applicants must be well-organized, able to meet deadlines and communicate effectively with contributors. The position requires selecting workshop recorders. working with NASIG speakers lo obtain their papers, adhering to and enforcing deadlines, discussing editorial changes, and obtaining signatures on copyright agreement forms. NASIG membership and conference attendance are required. Specific qualifications include, but are not limitedto, the following: . Demonstratedwriting ability (required) Ability to work with Electronic CommunicationsCommittee to prepare electronic version of the Proceedinas(required) Prior publishingleditingexperience (highly desirable) NASlG 12th AnnualWumw (1997) For further information, please contad either: LeighannAyers. Head AcquisitionslSerialsDivision 320 Harlan HatcherGraduateLibrary Universityof Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205 E-mail: Thomas Champagne, Serial Electronic ResourcesLibrarian AcquisitionsJSerialsDivision 320 Harlan HatcherGraduate Library University of Michigan Ann Arbor. MI 48109-1205 E-mail: champagn@umich. Access to word processingsupport and equipmentfor audio tape transcription (required) Access to electronicmail (highly desirable) Ability to complete editorialwork during mid-Juneto late August 1997 (required) The editors will work under the general direction of the NASIG Executive Board Liaison. Due to the workload and quick deadlines, persons should volunteer in teams of two or more, preferably from the same institution or geographicarea. To volunteer submit a letter listing the team members, including a current resume and writing sample of each member. Describe the team's qualifications as outlined in the ad. Submit application letter, resumes, and writing samples by January 9, 1997 to: Carol Pitts Diedrichs, The Ohio State university Libraries. 1858 Neil Avenue Mall, Columbus, OH 432101286. If you have questions, call the above contact at (614) 292-6314or send an e-mail message to: Muchas p c i a s to the 312 of you who took time to comDlete and turn in your evaluation form on the Albuquerque conierencel About two thirds of you were from university, college, or community college libraries; 7% were from medical libraries; about 3% each were from govemmenff natlonawstate libraries and corporate/special libraries; and about 2% each were from public, law, and "otheP libraries. Four percentworked at subscription agencies and 4.5% at publishing firms. One percent or fewer represented automated systems vendors, library networks. book vendors, binder, and database prcducers. About one-half percent were students. With regard to work responsibilities. 48% of you checked off "serials librarian." Thirtythree percent were responsible for cataloging, 29% for acquisitions, 19% for collection development, 16% for processing or binding, 14% for reference Service and 3%for interlibrary loan. Nearly 20% worked in customer relations, marketing, public relations, or sales. Just over 2% were officers of a company. Paraprofessionals made up about 4% of respondents, as did library directors or associate directors. Around 9% each worked with automation and training. (Note that the preceding categories were not mutually exclusive, allowing for multiple responses from the same person and a total of over loo%.) What amount of experience did conferencegoers bring with them? The largest group, 52%, had over 10 years of serials experience; nearly 4% had worked with serials for less than a year. Nearly one quarter of those at Albuquerque were NASlG first-timers1 You gave the conference itself a 4.4 overall rating on a scale of 1 to 5. By way of comparison. the 1995 conference was rated 4. while the 1994 conferencescored 4.3. This year, workshops won the highest praise. Twelve of twenty workshops, or 60%, received a rating of 4 or higher. "Untangle the Web" and 'Format Integration and Serials Cataloging" were the two highest-rated workshops. Three out of seven concurrent sessions earned a 4 or higher. "The Great Debate over Copyright in the Electronic Environment" receiving the highest score. While the first plenary session ("ReinventingJournals: Reinventing Knowledge") garnered rave reviews, in general you rated plenaries much lower this year than last: 40% with a score of 4 or more this year compared to 85% last year. You overwhelmingly approved of the geographic location: 4.5. As always, the heat was a problem for some. while others loved basking in the New Mexico sunshine. Until we all have our personal thermostats set on the same temperature. we will have healthy disagreements about the weather for our meetings1 Housing received a 3.2 rating, meals and breaks a 3.8; and entertainment an enthusiastic4.4. Even after 3 days of 'thinking, talking, listening and learning, you managed to contribute dozens of excellent ideas for future speakers and topics. The Program Planning Committee uses your written suggestions as they plan for the next conference. For example, in response to last yeah suggestions, handouts were provided for more of the workshops and concurrents. Incidentally, most of this yeah respondents liked having these additional handouts, but a few complained of the waste of paper. Many of you suggested various ways of rearranging the schedule to create more time for informal discussions and socialiuing. Once again, the size of the conference dismayed some NASIG members, while Others enjoyed the variety of participants. (Our President discusses this important aspect of NASlG conferences in her "President's Comer" column of this issue of the Newsletter.) This yeats two preconferenceswere "EDIRelated Standards" and "Risk-Taking for Library Pioneers.' Participants gave the first a 4.2 rating and the second a 4.3. The ED1 preconference In particular generated a wealth of suggestions for future preconference topics; so stay tuned for what's in store in the way of preconferences at Ann Arbor. The evaluation form you filed out and tumed in last June was the first producedby the newly-established Evaluation and Assessment Committee. We always seek improvementsto the form, and although the evaluation form includes no question about the form Itself, the committee welcomes your suggestions. Please feel free to indude them on your evaluation form nexl year or contact any member of the Committee. The ExecutiveBoard, the Program Plannlng Committee. and the Conference Planning Committee all depend on your ideas, reactions, and opinions to guide them in future planning. They appreciate your willingness to participate in the life of NASlG by completing the form each year. As one NASlG memb8r wrote on an evaluation form, "One of the greatest rewards of being involved with serials is NASIG!" Please remember that you are NASIG and that the evaluation form is a very effectiveway to make your desires and opinions known to the Executive Board. Evaluation and Assessment Committee members are: Ladd Brown, June Chressanthis, Teresa Malinowski, Jennifer Marill, Beatrice McKay (Chair), Juliann Rankin, Lucien Rossignol. and Marla Schwa&; Jean Callaghan, Board Liaison. THE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE is attempting to assess the continuing needfor the NASIG gopher in light of the increasingpopularity of the NASIG Web site. Ifyou are a NASIG member who has access to the gopher, but abesNOT have access to NASIGWeb, please contact Maggie Riow as soon aspossible using any of thefollowing methods: PHONE: (508) 289-2538) U.S.MAIL: MBUWHOI Library Hole Rd. Woods Hole, MA 02543-1541 Please also contact her ifvou have e-mail, but not Web or gopher access. MINUTES OF THE NASlG BOARD MEETING Attending: Beverley Geer-Butler. President Susan Davis, Vice-President Julia Gammon, Past President Connie Foster, Secretary Dan Tonkery, Treasurer Jean Callaghan Eleanor Cook Carol Diedrichs Ann Ercelawn Birdie Maclennan Kat McGrath Guests: Steve Savage for Maggie Horn, Newsl e m Editor LeighannAyers, Tom Champagne, 1997 ConferencePlanning Committee Co-Chairs, and Judy Wilhelme. Vicechair Karen Cargille and Christa Reinke. I997 Program Planning Committee Co-Chairs EXECUTIVE SESSION The Board met for four hours on Friday morning, October 4, to discuss "Growing Pains" issues. B. Geer-Butler will summarize the discussion as a separate report in the Newsletter. Duringthis time the Board discussed various means of reinvesting conference income into existing programs or creating new programs to benefit the membership. The following items were approved: I. Offer up to 10 student grants for 1997 2. Offer up to 3 Horizon awards for I997 3. Provide student grant winners with a conference1-shirt 4. Providestudent grant winners with $50 in spending money 5. Establisha Task Force on Publicationsto investigatea publishing programthat would benefit the membershipand the serials community Action: S. Davis will prepare a charge for the task force by Dec. I,1996 1. MINUTES The minutes of June 19, 1996, were approved. > 2. SECRETARY'S REPORT 2.1 C. Foster distributed copies of the Board roster and also provided a supply of membership brochures and stationery for , Board use. She commented that new brochures with the NASIG web address are being printed. 2.2 C. Foster compiled the following Board decisions since the June meeting for inclusion in the minutes: Approved ordering membership brochureswhich includethe NASIG web address Agreed to continuethe NASIGISLA relationshiD even though SLA has discontinukd its formailiaisons; appointedSharon Cline McKay as SLA liaison, replacing Gany Wolfe Changed Canadian SISAC liaisonto Craig Fairley, replacing Lucy Bottomley BorrdMinutes Considereda request from Nick Vos. Dutch Serials Group (NWSerialr Group) to post an announcement of the group's November ED1meeting on NASlGWeb. Requestedthat A. Ercelawncontact Vos to suggest instead posting to SERIALST and a NASlGWeb link to a NVB/SerialsGroup web page, should they develop one inthe future. Requestedthat C. Foster explore professional liaisonwith the NVBlSerialsGroup Agreed that secretary would return . unused SSP mailing labels and ask SSP not to send them automatically Decided not to post the call for books for third world countries to NASIG-L or in the Newsletterbut referredthem to other communication outlets Approved request from the Continuing Education Committee for NASIG to co-sponsor and fully fund seminar at the Universityof Rhode Islandwith Maggie Rioux as the speaker for one of the library school's fall continuing education programs 2.3 C. Foster reported that fifty-two (52) program proposals were submitted for the 1997 conference. S. Davis suggested posting on NASiG-L a reminder to the membership when the call for papers is closed. 2.4 C. Foster has reminded all Professional Liaisons to contribute Newsletter articles and significant meeting dates from their respective organizations. In response to a request to investigate newsletter and publications exchanges, she reported that no board members receive publications from other groups in exchange for NASIG publications nor do we send ours to any groups (except the Library of Congress). just to individuals. S. Davis does receive STM mailings. UKSG has been mailing to the current NASIG president. Bovd Minutes ACTION: C. Fosterwill ask Jill Tolson. UKSG AdministrativeAssistant, to send to NASIGs permanent mailing addressto ensure continuity in delivery. DATE: ASAP ACTION: J. Callaghanwill ask Database 6 Directoly about complimentary copies of the Newslettercurrently being distributedand request that a copy be mailedto Jill Tolson, UKSG AdministrativeAssistant. DATE: ASAP C. Foster noted that NASIG does not have professional liaisons with SSP (Society for Scholarly Publishing) and PIA (Public Library Association). As part of our Strategic Plan goals to expand membership, broaden opportunities for continuing education, and develop links with other organizations, these associations merit consideration. ACTION: C. Fosterwill identify possible liaisons for the P U and the SSP as part of the Strategic Pian implementation DATE: ASAP 3.0 TREASURERS REPORT D. Tonkery distributed the NASIG Financial Report which included the 1996 End of Year and 1997 Budget Projections. As of July 1, 1996, NASlG has 1127 members; 940 are renewals, 187 new members. He shared concerns relating to timely payment of the printer for Newsletter production and invoicing for NASIG's electronic services, including the web site, administered by UNC School of Information 6 Library Science. Through September 26,1996, the operating budget expenses were $34.138.10 from a 1996 budget of $59.240. The projected 1997 operating budget is $78.868. ACTION: A. Ercelawnwill notify the Treasurerwhom to contact for payment of the 1997 charge for hosting NASIG electronic services. DATE: By December 1996 for the January 1,1997 payment. ACTION: S. Savage will discuss Board concernsabout Newsletter printing and billing with the NewsletterEditorial Board. DATE: ASAP 3.1 The Treasurer commented on the very successfulUNM conferencgwhich produced an Income of $60.741.88, after all expenses were paid. The NASIG operating budget is also well within projections for the rest of 1996. He proposed that we move $50,000 from savings to investments to take advantage of higher interest rates. ACTION: The Board authorizedmoving $50,000 from savingsto an investment portfolio. DATE: At a time deemed appropriate by the Treasurer for establishingan account which will realize stable market conditions. 3.2 The Treasurer recommended that NASIG's strong financial position allowed the oppodunity to outsource some conference services and easa the workload of local volunteers. ACTION The Board requestedthat the Treslsurer meet with Gonf@renw Plrnnlng Commlttoo mpmaontotlvor and identify specifictasks that can be outsourced DATE: By the conclusionof the fall Board meeting 3.3 D. Tonkery reviewed the 1997 budget with the Board. ACTION: The Board approvedthe 1097 budget, pending any changes resulting from committee report duringthis meeting. 4.0 TASK FORCE REPORTS 4.1 ReimbursementTask Force S. Davis defined issues the Task Force discussed regarding speakers' letters, commitments to produce a paper for the conference Proceedinas as linked to reimbursement for expenses, corporate/organization reimbursement possibilities and questions about levels of reimbursement for various catqoiies of conferencespeakers and presenters,as well as tpeaken at Contlnulno Eduutlon Committee events. The Task Force submitted a list of recommendationswhich the Board discussed. The Board made the following decisions based on recornmendations submitted by the Task Force: DECISION: For Plenaryand Concurrent speakers: NASIG will relmburse speakers' direct costswhen they are not covered by their organizations. DECISION: For NASIG Continuing EducationCommffleeevents NASlG will reimburse speakers' direct costs when they are not covered by their organizations. DECISION: For preconferencespeakers: NASIG will waive preconferencefees for all speakers, If the speaker is also attendingthe full conference, NASIG wlll pay for the nloht Immedletelyprlor to the pmconfennw and wlll pay half of the baalo oonfennceher (exdudes optional events). If tho speaker la rttendln$ only Ihe pruoonforonae, NASIQ wlll pay travel and preconferencecosts. The Board expects preconferences to be budgetedon a cost-recovery basis. DECISION: Forworkshop presenters: NASIGwill allow presentershalf off the basic conference rate (excludesoptional events). DECISION: For all ConferencePlanning Committeemembers: NASIG will waive the basic conferencefees (excludes optional events). ACTION: For other conference volunteers: the Board requestedthat the ReimbursementTask Force develop guidelinesfor a local volunteers' policy which can be implementedfor the 1997 conference. BoudMUXlW DATE: By February 1997 Board meeting Regarding timely submission of papers to the proceedinas Editors, the Board discussed ways to minimize problems with getting papersfrom speakers. ACTION: The Boardasked PPC chairs and Proceedin@ Editorsto revise the speakeh letter so that expectationsare stated on the fint page (i.e., a paperwill be submitted accordingto the schedule and requirementspresented by the ProceedinasEditors). The PPC and the Proceedin@ Editorswere askedto coordinate efforts to contact speakers after they have receivedthe letter, thus offering opportunitiesfor clarification and remindersof deadlines. The Board remindedthe mceedin= Editorsto consider budgetingfor transcription sewices as needed. DATE: As soon as needed to processthe 1997 letters to speakers and the conference papers 4.2 PROGRAM PLANNINGMANUAL S. Davis stated that no progress has been made since the last meeting. 4.3 CONFERENCE PLANNING MANUAL S. Davis distributed recommended changes from the UNM CPC. The Board agreed to a number of minor changes. Updates are needed regarding the use of email and the web for conference information. K. McGrath and S. Davis will prepare a section on Canadian issues by the February I997 meeting. 5.0 SITE SELECTIONFOR 1998 5.1-5.2 J. Callaghan presented a preliminary report on McGill and stated that she is awaiting further information. Because of the urgent need to find a site, she is also investigating the University of Colorado, Boulder, as a possibility for 1998. 5.3-5.4 J. Callaghan reported that she is preparing a list of possible sites and dates for future conferences and a list of sites that B o d Mlnutcs have been eliminated with the reasons for elimination. 6.0 CALENDAR J. Gammon reported that the NASIG Calendar can be mounted on the Web as soon as updates are received from October Ivins. The calendar is essential for the Board and especially useful for NASIG committees. B. Geer-Butler reminded everyone to consun the calendar at the beginning of each month to review upcoming tasks. She asked the Board to consider whether the current requirement for monthly liaison reportswas necessary. DECISION: The Board agreed to modify the calendar to requirefive (5) reports to be submittedfor the regular board meetings (fall, midwinter, summer) and on the fint of Decemberand April. ACTION: J. Gammonwill revise the calendar to reflect this change. DATE: ASAP 7.0 CONFERENCE HANDOUTS B. MacLennan and K. McGrath discussed workflow concerns for accommodating the 102 requests for conference handouts. The ability to order conference handouts was offered for the first time at UNM. The effort was coordinated by CPC and CE. but both committees reported on the difficulty of the task. The Board accepted the recommendation that duplication and mailing of the 1997 handouts be handled by CPC as a post-conference activity. D. Tonkery suggested that the conference registration form include a section for ordering handouts. The charge will be $25. Order forms will also be available on-site; prepaymentis required. ACTION: CPC will obtainthe handout originals from PPC and duplicate and mail them. S. Savage will add a section to the conference registrationform for ordering at $25 per packet. Order forms will also be available on-site. Prepaymentis required. I1 8.0 SISACMASIG FRITZ SCHWARTZ MEMORIAL S. Davis had previously distributed a proposal from SlSAC for a joint memorial which would designate a NASIG student grant winner as "The Fritz Schwartz Student Grant Winner and that the individual show same special interest in automated systems, EDI, standards or the Internet in relation to serials. B. Geer-Butler requested that the joint memorial be discussed in conjunction with Awards 6 Recognition Committee report from E. Cook (12.2). E. Cook related A6R concerns about the difficulty of finding a student whose experiences and education reflected Fritz's accomplishments and interest?. The Board and ABR offered an akernative suggestion in support of this joint award: a distinct annual award, jointly evaluated, for innovative use of technology in serials automation to a person or group that best exemplifies Fritz's vision. The Board fully concurs with SlSAC in wanting to honor the contributionsthat Fritz made to our profession and appreciates the opportunity to share in this tribute. ACTION: S. Davis will drafl a response to SISAC's proposal for a memorialto Fritz Schwartz. DATE: Immediatelyfollowing the Board meeting and prior to October 11, IQ96 9.0 REVISION OF COMMllTEE GUIDELINES K. Mffirath explained that the committee guidelines have been revised and will be distributed to all NASIG committee members with next yeai's appointment packet. The revised guidelines will be distributedto current committee chairs. ACTION: K. McGrathwill incorporate revisionsand distributethe guidelinesto committee chairs and to the secretary to include with the Board minutes. DECISION: These guidelineswill be mounted on the Web, not in the m. 10.0 UMlCH CONFERENCE PLANNING COMMiTTEE 10.1 L. Ayers stated that the committee is at the confirmation stage with no requests yet for contra& or deposits. She shared the preliminary budget and discussed special events and meals. T. Champagne distributed a copy of the Web page. 10.2 L. Ayers discussed registration at dorms. welcome reception and other Thursday evening events. Souvenirs are still being discussed with tee-shirts, mugs, and notepads as possibilities. Barbara Heath. Mary Ann Sheble, and S. Savage are working on the brochure. S. Savage emphasized the deadline of December Ifor all conference information that has to be included. D.Tonkery requested that he be sent a copy of the financial portion for review. CONSER partlcipants, who will be attending a meeting in Ann Arbor prior to the NASlG conference. will also receive brochures. 10.3 Afler a review.of the drafl budget, the Board agreed to set the basic conference fee at $300 single; $275 double. 10.4 T. Champagne investigatedthe use of Rempe Services (a message board system) and concluded that our conference size is too small for this service. 11.0 UMICH PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE 11.1-11.3 K. Cargille and C. Reinke distributed a preliminary roster of speakers and presenters. They had comments from the 1996 evaluation forms and tried to incorporate suggestions when feasible. Because the Board meeting took place two weeks earlier than usual, the roster was still being developed. The Board made no changes to the schedule as presented; however, It was suggested that CPC establish an official registration period on Wednesday for those attending the preconference and consider extending registration on Thursday beyond 6:OO p.m. The Board identified additional speakers for consideration for the Projects and Issues sessions. Bovd Minllta 11.4 The Board provided feedback for finetuning one preconference proposal. The Board also discussed the use of student grant winners to assist at preconferences. The Board concluded that student grant winners may not opt to attend the preconferences. DECISION: In response to a suggestion from ECC. the Board recommended that the committee not use student grant winnen as assistants in their preconferences. LUNCH BREAK 6 CAMPUS TOUR 12.0 COMMilTEE REPORTS 12.1 ARCHIVIST J. Gammon reported that Teresa Mullins is identifying photographs in the collection. Due to space limitations at Uncover. T. Mullins may have to move the collection to her home. ACTION: The Board asked J. Gammonto clarify insurancecoverage for archives. 12.2 AWARDS a RECOGNITION E. Cook distributed a report announcingthe posting of Student Grant and Horizon applicationshnformationin late October. The committee consulted with the archivist about retaining applications and rating sheets from past years. They concluded that the current year plus the two prior years of applications and rating sheets will be retained. The archivist will retain the oldest yeat's documents; the committee will retain the current and previousyears' documents. Based on comments from student grant winners that they did not have adequate opportunity to meet Board members, the committee requested that all Board members be available as a group to meet the students at the first-timers reception. 12.3 BYLAWS K. McGrath presented the Bylaws committee guidelines. The Board notedthat the spelling of "bylaws" should not be hyphenated. Borrd Minutn The Board discussed distribution of the bylaws to the membership and agreed that including the bylaws on the Web and in the ' o is sufficient. The Board also discussed the wording of Article VI, Section 2.2. regarding "committee appointments." DECISION: The Board agreed that the bylaws should be postedon the web and in the proceew a n d that they will no longer be printedin the Newsletter. ACTION Basedon current pradiceof having the VP make committee appointmentsfor herhis presidential term, the Board agreedthat the bylaws need updating. S. Daviswill preparea bylaws change requestto reflect CUrrent practice. DATE: By Dec. 15, I996 12.4 CONTINUING EDUCATION B. MacLennanreported on four programs in progress or completed for 1996/97. The ACRUDVC (Delaware Valley Chapter) meeting, coordinatedby MartinGordon. had 80 people, Including22 NASIG members. 12.4.1 B. MacLennan distributed the final drafl of "Shaping a Specialist" brochure, produced by L. Meiseles and C. Foster. CE recommendedan initial printing of 2,000 for distribution afler January 1,1997. ACTION: The Board will give 8. MacLennanfinal comments about the brochure. DATE: By October 25,1996 DECISION: The brochureswill be mailed with the Newsletter. be available at the conference informationtable, and be mountedon the web. Additional copies will be available upon requestfrom a contact to be named by CE. B. MacLennan then solicited comments about the mentoring program offered at the annual conference. DECISION: The Board agreed that the mentorhentee programshould be offered again and coordinated by a subcommitteeof CE and that student grant and Horizonwinners be included as mentees. The Board also requested that name badgesfor menteesand mentors be easily identifiable. ACTION: The CE committeewill coordinate with A&R for expandedpublicity, more easily identifiableconference badges, and also coordinateefforts with Joe Badics, the 1997 conference registrar. B. MacLennanrewrted that a test file of the Human Resources Directoly is being constructedfor Web access. She concluded by reiterating CE's belief that the publicist has a significant role in coordinating publidty for and reports from CE events. The Board concluded that some areas of the publicity function may need to be developed or fleshed out for further clarification of how to coordinate better the tasks across committees. 12.5 DATABASE 6 DiRECTORY J. Callaghan reported that Cheryl Riley has been experiencing computer problems but that renewals will go out soon. C. Riley will post a renewal reminderon NASIG-L. 12.6 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS A. Ercelawn reported that the total number of lists being managedby Steve Oberg, with assistance from Betty Landesman and Rick Ralston, is 18. The committee has discussed mounting NASIG-L archives on NASIGWeb. but no decisions have been made. 12.6.1 Webmaster Maggie Rioux has enhanced NASlGWeb with new features and files, including a nasiginfo address for general inquiries. the NASlG 2000 StrateoiG -Plan, a list of state and provincial representatives, a link to the Calendar of Upcoming Events, and links to committee profiles from previous Newsletter issues. Step Schmitt, assisted by other ECC members, is working on the web-based serials job listing service for the publicly accessible section of NASIGWeb. Michelle Collins and D. Jay Cervino at UNC are working on a WAlS Index to the Newsletters. A. Ercelawn announced that Donnice Cochenour, assisted by Mike Randall, is managingthe gopher. The Board discussed possible duplication of effort between gopher and Web access for publications and whether ECC might want to mount future publications, particularly Newsletters and proceedin@, on the Web only. ECC and CE are collaborating to co-sponsor a visit to UNC for Steve Oberg and M. Rioux to conduct a seminar and to consult wHh staff who are providing technical support for NASIGNET. A. Ercelawn raised the issue of decentralizing Web management among committees to ease the responsibilities of ECC and allow committeesto manage their own files. ACTION: The Board supportedthe decentralizationconcept of Web management and requestedthat liaisons referthis issue back to their committeesfor further discussion. The Board also recommendedthat ECC develop specific training plansto implementthe change. DATE: By the February 1997 board meeting,A. Ercelawnwill have a report for further discussion on issues and steps involved in a decentralization process. 12.7 EVALUATION& ASSESSMENT J. Callaghan shared the committee's summary report of the UNM conference. The committee is working on completion of the final, comprehensive report, which should be ready soon. S. Savage offered to send Bea McKay Caraway any useful information he receives from attending an ARL user survey seminar. 12.8 NEWS! FlTFR B. Geer-Butler distributed the Newsletter report from M. Horn. The Board noted the lateness of the September issue. S. Savage observed that the Newsletter is B o d Minute averaging 40 pages. Discussion about discontinuing the paper distribution and/or gopher access followed. It was noted that only the gopher provides back issues of the Newsletter and all prowedinm. Only a small number of members receive only the eledronic venion of the Newsletter. S. Savage asked if Newsletter artides could be mounted as individual files on the Web instead of as a group, since one of the advantages of the gopher is the ability to retrievesingle artides. ACTION: The Board requestedthat the NewsletterEditorial Board conduct a self-study concerning its needs, StNdUre, problems and solutions in order to maintainthe publication in a timely manner and to assess its effediveness as lt now exists. DATE: A report at the Februaly 1997 board meeting 12.9 NOMINATIONS a ELECTIONS J. Gammon noted the October 15 deadline for nominations. 42 names have been submitted so far. She shared the committee procedures and forms. The committee is revising the candidate contact Information procedure for clarity as well as the nominee profile form to be completed by the candidate insteadof submitting a vita. 12.10 PROCEFDINGS C. Diedrichs reported that the manuscripts will go to Haworth by October 15. a date negotiated by the proceedinas Editors because of the later conference date. Three papen remained problematic as of September9, but progress is being made on obtaining all papen and signed copyright forms for the Proceedinas. 12.11 REGIONAL COUNCILS a MEMBERSHIP 12.11.1 B. Maclennan reported that the Spanish and French brochure translations are complete. The possibility of a multilingual brochure instead of 3 separate ones was tabled until the need for another brochure print run. Based on printing costs Bovd MinUta and member prospects,the Board agreed to an initial run of 500 each. B. MacLennan brought up the issue of whether offering membership brochures in French and Spanish raises expectationsthat other NASlG publications and the conferencemight possibly be multi-lingual. DECISION: B. Madennanwill ask members of RC&M about the implicationsof printingSpanishand French brochuresand whetherthis necessitatesa languagedisclaimerthat the English language is used by NASIG in all its activitiesand publications. . DATE ASAP 12.112 As a result of discussionunder 12.4 (Continuing Education), 8. Geer-Butler will discuss and clarify with the publicist responsibilities as this new position continuesto evolve. S. Davis distributed a revised list of listservs to be used for NASIG publicity. For the future, RC& M will maintain this list as part of its publicity and outreach functions. 12.11.3 B. Maclennan acknowledged receipt of Board comments for the RC&M committee manual which is being revised and updated. 13.0 STRATEGiCPLAN UPDATE B. Geer-Butler reviewed the Strategic Plan items to which current time frames are attached. 13.1-3 The ECC goals are being met or under consideration, particularly enhancing NASIGWeb. WAlS indexing of NASlG publications, and collaborating with CE. ECC requested that responsibility for mounting online Membenhio Directow information be assumed by D&D as the appropriate committee for membenhip informationand database maintenance. ACTION: J. Callaghanwill ask D&Dto work with ECC to provide electronic access to the MembenhiDDirectowwithin 1-3 years. I5 DATE: A reportto the Board from D&D by May 28,1997 13.4 The Strategic Plan calls for Awards 6 Recognitionto establisha series of research grants. each with a defined scope and objective. The grant idea will be discussed furlher since the prevlous one failed to attract applicants. C. Diedrichs offered to provide expertise on this matter from her LAPT experiences. DATE: A feasibility and/or lmplerhentation study due at the February 1997 meeting for further discussionby the Board. 13.5-8 With regard to membership in the StrategicPlan, the Board discussedwhether there was a need to Increase the renewal level to 87% by 1997/98 and whether to survey non-renewing members as the plan suggests. ' DECISION: At the February 1997 meeting for further discussionafler most renewalshave been received. Other membership goals are being addressed: attracting new members from Canada and' Mexico. other areas outside academic libraries (ex. public libraries, SSP), and developing a job listingservice. 14.0 OTHER 14.1 Next Meeting (see 15.0) 142 B. Geer-Butler distributed revised committee rosters. 14.3 B. B. Geer-Butler asked Gale Research to eliminate the reference to a contad person in NASIGs entry in the Encyclopedia of Associations and to include the Web address. She asked Gale to send the update form to the permanent mailing address each year. S. Savage offered to verify for accuracy the NASlG Newsletter entry in ylrich's International Periodicals m. 15.0 NEXT MEETING The next Board meetingwill be February 13 @.m.) and 14 (a.m.) In Washington DC in conjunctionwith AIA Midwinter. D. Tonkery will make arrangementsfor a meeting room. The meetingwas adjournedat 5 5 0 p.m. NASIG TREASURER'S REPORT Dan Tonkery CASH Posinoiv NASlG is in the best cash position of its entire career as an organization. Is96 has been a year of strong membershiprenewals and a very successful annual Conference which produced income of $80,741.88. In additionthe budget expenditurescontinue to be underthe authorizedlevel. Total $ 12.741.19 $117.348.37 $ 48,876.37 $176,965.93 At the last meetingthe Board authorizedthe Treasurer to move the investment account to Charles Schwab. That action has not beentaken as the market has been unstable for most of the summer and early fall. I am now ready to move the account. and at this time I would like the Board to authorize moving $50,000 out of the savings account to the investment portfolio as well. The interest rate is less than 3%, and the account will continue to have a large surplus sufficient to handle any cash flow problem. (Ed. note: approved, see Board Minutes.) 1997 MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS The 1997 renewals have not started to arrive, so the cash position is understated for the year. During the next three months, I would anticipate another $20.000 in the checking account. The annual meeting was the largest financial success and resulted in surplus income of $60,741.88. Much of the surplus was directly related to the number of attendees and indicates that while the members may not enjoy the crowds at the meeting, the meeting can produce significant income if it is propedy managed. The Conference Planning committee did an outstanding job of planning and controlling costs. Having a repeat performance by another all volunteer group on this scale is questionable. NASlG is very close to maximizing the volunteer approach lo Conference management. We may have seen the last of the 'we did it ourselves" approach to Conference management. We should have some discussion on what services should be outsourced. if the numbers are going to continue to be over 500 attendees. CONFERENCE INCOME Registration' Contributions Other Total Income S 200,729.00 $ 50.00 $ 9,131.11 $209,910.11 Total Conference Expenses $149,168.23 Total IncomefExpense S 60,741.88 1997BUDGET PROJECTION Each committee has submitted its budget projection for 1997. At first glance the budget appears to be a run-away train, but given our past history. NASIG committees have not spent the budget allocation (which should apply to 1997 as well). HOUSEKEEPING ITEMS The NASlG accounting files including the historical database have been moved over to Windows 95. and a new version of Quicken has been installedto support them. All systems and files are up and running. NASIG AWARDS I997 NASlO CONFERENCE STUDENT GRANTAWARDS APPLICATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an independent organization bringing together many segments of the serials information chain to study and explore common interests, problems. and Ideas. NASIG is currently seeking candidates for grants to attend the Twelfth Annual Conference to be held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. May ZQ-June I.1997. Through the granting of these awards, NASlG desires to encourage participation in this information chain by students who are interested in some asped of serials work upon completion of their professionaldegree. GUIDELINES SCOPE OF AWARD: Recipients are expeded to attend the entire conference and submit a brief written report to NASIG. Expenses for travel, registration, meals and lodging will be paid by NASIG. Each recipient will also receive a year's membershipin NASIG. ELIGIBILITY: Students who are currently enrolled at the graduate level in any ALA accredited library school. who do not already have an ALA accredaed degree, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of serials work, are eligible. Applicants must be full- or part-time students at the time of application. In order to accept an award, a recipient must not be employed in a position requiring an ALA accredited degree, nor on leave from such a position, at the time of acceptance of the grant. Equal consideration will be given to all qualified applicants. with preference given to those graduating the year of the conference. Students do not have to be NASIG membersto apply. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Application forms will be available afler November 15. APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 16, 1997. Applications received afler this date will not be considered. Fax submissions are acceptable. AWARD NOTIFICATION: Award recipients will be notified by April 1, 1997. A maximum of ten grants may be awarded for 1997. 1997 NASlG HORIZONAWARD APPLICATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT Anne McKee The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), composed of many constituentsof the serials industry, is an independent organization which provides for the exchange and dissemination of information among the various links in the serials information chain. NASIG is sponsoring the 1997 NASIG Horizon Award, (originally established in 199s to recognize its tenth annual conference.) The purpose of this award is to welcome aspiring new serialists to the Serials profession by introducing the recipient to NASIG. to further enhance the recipient's knowledge of and interest in serials. and to provide an opportunity for interaction with other membersof the serials chain. DESCRIPTION OF AWARD: The NASIG Horizon Award provide the recipients opportunity for professional development by attendance at NASIG's twelfth annual conference to be held May 29-June lst, 1997 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. NASIG is pleased to announce that a maximum of three (3) recipients will be chosen. NASIG will assume all conference fees and travel costs. The recipients will receive a free yeat's membership to NASIG, and will be invited to serve on a NASiG committee the year followingthe award. ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should currently be in a position of a professional nature with primary responsibilities for some aspect of serials, e.g. head of serials, serials acquisitions, serials vendor, serials publisher. Applicants must have served In this positionfor no more than three years. Applicants do not have to be a member of NASIG, and they should not have attended any previous NASIG conferences. Preference will be given to applicants with previous serials experience, to those employed by a North American organization or institution. and to those whose career goals include long range plans for professional growth and development in serials. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications will be available afler November I S , 1997, from: Anne E.McKee Co-Chair, NASIGAwards (L Recognition Committee Serials Specialist Blackwell's Periodicals 7942 West Bell Road C-5, #I81 Glendale, AZ 85308 Phone: (800) 458-3706, or. (602) 876-1296 Fax: (602) 876-1292 E-mail: Applications must be accompanied by a letter of referencefrom a current supervisor. Completed applications should be returned to Anne E. McKee as above. APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15U1, 1997 Applications postmarked after this date will NOT be considered. Fax submissions are acceptable. AWARD NOTIFICATION: The award recipients shall be notified by April 1st. 1997. 1996 HORIZONWINNER ESSAY 'Pione&ng New Serials Frontiem: From ~ t r o g l y p h sto Cyberserials" Reba Leiding, Head of Acquisitions, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, NY Besides alluding to the conference's 1996 location (the West, pioneers, the frontier, rock drawings, etc.). the conference'stheme takes in acwunt the historical sweep of information technology. The library's traditional role is as a repository of this history. Petroglyphs represent the earliest. most static form of information. and, of course, cyberserials refer to the latest form of serial information-journals available via the Internet. While most librarians and students of technology agree that the book will be around for a long time, serials will not remain a static format. Scholars and researchers in many fields have needs for immediate, specific information. They don? necessarily need this information packaged in subscription from, but may require it at the article level, or even at the paragraph level. Periodical publishers and distributors have responded to increased costs and these changing needs by offering new journals on the Internet, and by providing traditional journals in electronic forms. Becauseof this, serials librarians have been pioneers of new technology and new ways of providing access to users. Of course, serials librarians are used to being on the frontier. Some of the earliest forms of library automation were developed for serials control. The automated check-in NASlG HorirOn Award procedures of serials control serve as a model for increasing pmdudivity' in monographsacquisitions. Serialists have a long history of working with jobbers, complex invoices. and suppliergenerated management reports. Not all changes in the field are positive. Along with advances in technology, serialists must deal with shrinking budgets. There may be pressures from administration to forego new technology, or to Implement electronic access without providing adequate technical suppolt or training. Serialists with knwvledge of trends in informationtechnology can provide valuable input in collection management, library automation, and access decisions. My professional goal is to be come an effective manager of a technical management unit. I feel that my attendance at the upcoming NASIG conference. and involvement in the NASIG organization will help me meet this professional goal. The Horizon Award would help me to meet this goal by enabling me to supplement my limited travel budget and attend the conference. BiographicalNotes: Reba Leiding Anne McKee, Co-Chair. NASIG Awards 8 RecognitionCommittee: At the time of Reba's application and grant award, she was Acquisitions Coordinator at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Between winning the award and going to the 1996 conference. she moved to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy. NY as their Head of Acquisitions. She has a B.A. in Journalism from University of Illinois. Champaign, an M.A. in English from The Ohio State University and an M.L.S. from Kent State University School of Library Science. Columbus Program. Outside of various administrative assistant positions at Ohio State University, she was a Research Assistant at OCLC from 1989-1990, a Library Assistant at The Ohio State University Law Library. 19901991, Director of the Elk Rapids District Library. Elk Rapids, MI from 1991-1994 before going to work at Ferris State University (1994-1996). NASIG CONTINUINGEDUCATION PROGRAM: SHOPPING IN THE SERIALS SUPERMARKETTODAY Joyce Tenney On October 4, 1996, at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster. Pennsylvania, NASIG and the Delaware Valley Chapter of ACRL cosponsored a seminar entitled "Shopping in the Serials Supermarket Today." It focused on the expanding modes of publication for scholarly infomation and their impact on collection development within academic librariestoday. John Tagler, Director of Corporate Communications, Elsevier USA, spoke on "STM Publishing Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." He started his discussionwith a history of STM publishing and the scholarly journal. Ten traditional types of scholarly journals were identified and discussed. noting how electronic journals are developing as companions. or as their own entities. The various electronic products currently in place and being developed by Elsevier were diswssed. Tagler talked about lessons learned from these projects and how they are influencing future projects at Elsevier. Ellen Saur, Co-Manager. Project Muse (Johns Hopkins University Press), gave a history to date of Project Muse and how it has grown and changed. She demonstrated the various capabilities of the product. Saur then announced that two new electronic only journals would be added this year. There are plans to try to find a funding source to add back files to the project at some future date. Also, Project Muse is trying to bring in other publishers to expand the scope of the project. Saur then discussed the various pricing structures for Project Muse and the future of pricing options. She also explained future plans for increased bibliographic information and additionalfeatures. John Zenelis. Acting University Librarian, Temple University, spoke on budgeting and collection development aspects of dealing with rapidly expanding information technology and balancing user demands with M NASIG CwninvingEduptimR o w flat or declining budgets. He discussed ways the University is dealing with elee tmnic resourcesof all forms and responding to user demands. He expressed the need for all to become very aware of licensing agreements and to be aggressive when negotiatingwith publishers and agents. Following lunch, a lively question and answer session occurred with many sharing ideas and problemsthat their institutionsare experiencing in dealing with electronic resources and technologies. Again and again, budgeting problemswere discussed. NASlG MEMBERSHIP DEMOGRAPHICS Theresa Baker Although the membership database is constantly changing. I thought it would be usefulto take a look at our demographics at the end of the I996 renewal season. At the end of May, NASIG had 1,106 members. including I44 new members. 150 had not yet renewed their membership. We added a new field for organization type to the database this year, and began collecting this data on the renewal forms. Here is a breakdown of the membershipby this category: Omanization Tvoe Number Universitylibrary 554 SubscriptionVendor or Agency 92 College Library 89 Publisher 67 MedicalLibrary 61 Government, National, or 44 State Library Law Library 37 Corporateor Special Library 32 Public Library 21 Other 16 Book Vendor 14 Library NetworkcC,onsortium, 12 or Utility CommunityCollege Library Student No OrganizationalAffiliation ProfessionalAssociation Database Producer Back Issues Dealer Binder Automated SystemsVendor TOTAL ABOUT NASIG MEMBERS NEW MEMBERS Carol MacAdam Barbara Albee Field Service Representative Faxon Company, Inc. 3950 Gable Lane Ci., W l 5 Indianapolis, IN 46228 Phone: (317) 388-9251 E-mail: Neal Baker Librarian Dickinson College Department of Library Resources Carlisle, PA 17013 Phone: (717) 245-1864 Fax: (717) 245-1439 E-mail: Amy A. Begg Reference Librarian Smithsonian InstitutionLibraries American History Branch Room 5016, NRC 630 Washington, DC 20560 Phone: (202) 357-2414 Fax: (202) 357-4256 E-mail: EdwardA. Bergin Serials Librarian Fondren Library Rice university 6100 Main Street Houston, TX 77005 Phone: (713) 527-8101. ext. 2571 E-mail: Tamalane Blessey Serials Librarian Xavier University Library Xavier Universityof Louisiana 7325 Palmetto Street New Orieans, LA 70125 Phone: (504) 483-7308. ext. 6315 Fax: (504) 486-2385 E-mail: ElizabethBoyson Supervisor, Serials and Aqulsitions The Libraries Montana State University P.O. Box 173320 Bozeman. MT 59718-3320 Phone: (406) 994-5305 F a : (406) 994-2851 E-mail: Belinda Chiang Head, BibliographicAccess Rm. 201D, Rosenthal Library Queens College 65-30 Kissena Boulevardd Flushing, NY 11367 Phone: (718) 097-3728 Fax: (718) 997-3753 E-mail: Rita Dahlie Head, Newspapers6 Magazines Vancouver Public Library 350 W. Georgia Street Level 5 Vancouver, BC V6B 661 CANADA Phone: (604) 331-3747 Fax: (604) 263-2226 E-mail: RITADAH @VPL.VANCOUVER.BC.CA Bobbie Lou Dalton Acquisitions Manager Davidson College Library Box 1837 Davidson, NC 28036 Phone: (704) 892-2152 Fax: (704) 892-2625 E-mail: Bart De Castro Marketing Director Cambridge InformationGroup 7200 Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda. MD 20814 Phone: (301) 961-6756 Fax: (301) 961-6720 E-mail: Kay Downey Serials Librarian ClevelandMuseum of Art Library 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 421-7340, ext 550 E-mail: MCM@PO,CWRU.EDU Mary Rose Durk BibliographicLibrafian-Business DelawareState University William C. Jason Library 1200 N. Dupont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901 Phone: (302) 739-3569 Fax: (302) 734-9353 E-mail: Janet E. Essency Serials Librarian Minot State University 500 UniversityAvenue West Minot, ND 58707 Phone: (701) 856-4285 E-mail: ESSENCY @WARP6.CS.MISU.NODAK.EDU Elaine Fadden Serials Team Coordinator -. HatvardMedicalSchool FrancisA. Countway Library of Medicine 10 Shattuck Street Boston, MA 02115 Phone: (617) 432-3209 Fax: (617) 432-1833 E-mail: EFADDEN @WARREN.MED.HARVARD.EDU Anne Frohlich Serials Librarian McNeese State university Frazar Memorial Library P.O. Box 91445 LakeCharles. LA 70609 Phone: (318) 475-5741 Fax: (318) 475-5719 E-mail: FROHLICH @ACC.MCNEESE.EDU Andrea Gerberg Associate Librarian James M. Milne Library SUNY College at Oneonta Oneonta, NY 13820-4014 Phone: (607) 436-2726 Fax: (607) 436-3081 E-mail: Mary Grenci Serials Catalog Librarian Universityof Oregon Serials Department 1299 Knight Library Eugene, OR 87403 Phone: (541) 346-5607 E-mail: MGRENCI @DARKWING.UOREGON.EDU Lynne Griffin PeriodicalsSupervisor University of Michigan 320 HatcherLibrary North Ann Arbor, Michigan48109-1205 Phone: (313) 763-4839,or: (313) 764-0504 E-mail: ' Mary (Molly) M. Hardy Universityof Denver College of Law WestminsterLaw Library I900 Olive Street Denver, CO 80220 Phone: (303) 871-6198 Fax: (303) 935-2016 E-mail: Barbara Heath Assistant Director, TechnicalServices Wayne State University 19751 NorthbrookDrive Southfield. MI 48076 Phone: (313) 577-3983 (office) Fax: (313) 577-3615 E-mail: RogelioHinojosa AcquisitionsLibrarian Texas A&M InternationalUnivesity Library 5201 UniversityBoulevard Laredo,TX 78041 Phone: (210) 326-2123 E-mail: Cyndl lvemn Acquisitions/SerialsManager Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences Universityof Nolth Dakota P.O. Box 9002 Grand Forks, ND 58202 Phone: (701) 777-4582 Fax: (701) 777-4790 E-mail: CIMRSON @MAIL.MED.UND.NODAK.EDU Stephanie N. Jones Library Systems Analyst AmeriTech Library Services 400 Dynix Drive Provo. UT 84604 Phone: (801) 223-5812 Fax: (801) 223-5202 E-mail: Debbie Kalvee Department Head, BibliographicAccess Management Universityof Alaska-Fairbanks Elmer E. RasmusonLibrary P.O. Box 756810 Faibanks, AK 99775-6810 Phone: (907) 474-7483 E-mail: Susan Kirnball Serials (L Technical Systems Coordinator American UniversityLaw Library 4801 MassachusettsAvenue NW, Suite 201 Washington, DC 20016-8183 Phone: (202) 274-4354 Fax: (202) 274-4365 E-mail: Judith Konu HeadLibrarian Open Society Archives 1023 Budapest Eotvos u. 14 HUNGARY Phone: 011-361-327-3257 Fax: 011-361-327-3260 E-mail: Ted Koppel Senior Analyst CARL Corp.NNCOMR 5186 Wentworth Drive Norcmss, GA 30092 Phone: (770) 242-8733 E-mail: Rose M. LaJudice LibraryAssistant A.H. Aaron Health Science Ubrary Buffalo GeneralHospital 100 High Street Buffalo, NY 14203 Phone: (716) 859-1323 Fax: (716) 859-1527 E-mail: Donna P. Uvely Serials AcquisitionsLibrarian Universityof Texas-Arlington Arlington Libraries Box 19497 Arlington, TX 76019 Phone: (817) 272-3000 E-mail: Tony Uewellyn Directorof Publishing C.A.B. International Wallingford, OXON OX10 8DE. UnitedKingdom Phone: (44) 1491-832111 E-mail: Susan MacArthur Cataloging Librarian Ladd Library Bates College 48 CampusAvenue Lewiston, ME Phone: (207) 786-8330 E-mail: SMACARTH @ABACUS.BATES.EDU Wayne Manes Marketing Manager, Journals & Electronic products American Instituteof Physics 366 North Broadway, Suite 200 Jericho, NY 11753 Phone: (516) 5762480 Fax: (516) 576-2374 E-mail: Pamela A. Matthews AcquisitiondSerials Librarian Hearnes LRC Missouri Western State College 4525 Downs Drive St. Joseph, MO 64507 Phone: (816) 271-4571 Fax: (816) 271-4574 E-mail: MAlTHEPA @GRIFFON.MWSC.EDU James M. McCloskey Head, Document Delivery University of PennsylvaniaBiomedial Library 3610 HamiltonWalk Johnson Pavilion Philadelphia. PA 19104 Phone: (315) 898-9895 E-mail: MCCLOSKE @POBOX.UPENN.EDU Carol Mita Serials Manager Harvard University Botany Libraries 22 Divinity Avenue Cambridge, MA 02130 Phone: (617) 496-1025 E-mail: Arline L. Moore PeriodicalsCataloger Southem Methodist Univenity CUL, Fondren Libraiy P.O. Box 750135 Dallas, TX 752750135 Phone: (214) 766-3697 F a : (214) 768-2337 E-mail: Carol Morse Serials Librarian Walla Walla College Library College Place, WA 99324 Phone: (509) 527-2290 F a : (509) 527-2001 E-mail: Rebecca Nadel LibraryAssistant California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo. CA 93407 Phone: (805) 756-2389 Fax: (805) 756-6613 E-mail: Jane A. Potee Field Service Manager The Faxon Company P.O. Box 1644 Muncie. IN 47308 Phone: (317) 286-1252 Fax: (317) 288-1253 E-mail: Chandra Prabha Senior ResearchScientist OCLC 6565 Frank Road Dublin, OH 43017 Phone: (614) 764-6086 E-mail: Christine Ray Vice President, Service Operations The Faxon Company 1001 West Pines Road Oregon, Illinois 61061-9570 Phone: (800) 852-7404 (home) Fax: (815) 732-2123 E-mail: CHRISTINERAY @DAWSON.COM Doris M. Sigl Llbrarian, OQanbation of Networked Resources North Carolina State University NCSU Libraries Box7111 Raleigh, NC 27695-7111 Phone: (919) 515-2603 Fax: (919) 918-4113 E-mail: Charlene N. Simser Serials Cataloger KansasState University KSU Libraries Manhattan,KS 665061200 Phone: (913) 532-6945 E-mail: Linda Smith-Griffin Assistant Librarian-OriginalCataloger LSU Libraries Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Phone: (504) 388-4658 E-mail: Ann Snyder InformationAnalyst Pioneer Hi-Bred International 7300 NW 62nd Avenue P.O. Box 1004 Johnston, IA 50131-1004 Phone: (515) 270-4345 E-mail: Martha Spring Serials/CatalogLibrarian Universityof Miami Law Library P.O. Box 248087 Coral Gables, FL 33124-0247 Phone: (305) 284-6330 Fax: (305) 253-9456 E-mail: Nou Manbeta Mary M. Stanco Catalog Librarian Cleveland-MarshallCollegeof Law Joseph W. Bartunek 111 Law Library I801 EuclidAvenue Cleveland, OH 441152403 Phone: (216) 687-5274 Fax: (216) 331-1562 E-mail: MSTANCO @SLEDGE.LAW.CSUOHlO.EDU Julie R. Stauffer Universityof Chicago DAngelo Law Library 1121 E 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637 Phone: (312) 702-0692 Fax: (312) 702-2889 E-mail: Jaqueline H. Trolley Director. Corporate Communications Institutefor Scientific Information, Inc. 3501 Market Street Philadelphia. PA 19104 Phone: (215) 386-0100, ext. 1449 E-mail: Jina C. Wakimoto Senior Assistant Librarian California State University,Northridge 18111 NordhoffStreet Northridge,CA 913304327 Phone: (818) 677-2265 E-mail: Laura Walten Head of Collections Tisch Library Tuffs University Medford, MA 02155 Phone: (6171 628-5000, ext. 2098 Fax: (617) 627-3002 E-mail: LWALTERS @INFONET.TUFTS.EDU Carol H. Warfel Head of Technical Services ElizabethtownCollege High Library One Alpha Drive Elizabethtown, PA 17022 Anthony Watkinson Publishing Director Chapman and Hall 2-6 Boundary Row London SEI 8HN ENGLAND Phone: 444-1714108QO4 E-mail: ANTHONY.WATKiNSON @RAPIDCOM.CO.UK Susan Wishnetsky Collection Management Librarian NorthwestemUniversity Medical School Gaiter Health Sciences Library 303 East Chicago Ave. Chicago. IL 60611-3008 Phone: (312) 503-9351 F a : (312) 491-0114 E-mail: PASIPHAE @MERLE.ACNS.NWU.EDU IN MEMORIAM: PAUL N A N PETERS We are very saddened to report the death of Paul Evan Peters, 48. Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information. He . died suddenly on November 18,1996 while he walked on a beach with his wife while on a trip l o Florida. Paul was the founding diredor of the Coalition for Networked Information and served as its head since March, IQQO. Highly respected in the library. information technology. and scholarly communities, he sought common ground for many constituencies in order to develop global networked information resources. A true imagineer. his vision and his ability to pull people together to build new realities were unique. Information on services and other arrangements will be posted as available at A condolence book will be available on the CNI web site. NASIG members may recall that Paul was a plenary speaker at our 10th Annual Conference at Duke University. 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 amail address or phone number. Congratulationsand best wishes to all! As of May 6, IQQ6,JANET E. ESSENCY has a new job as Serials Librarian at Minot State University. Janet's former position was as Technical Processing Supervisor at the University of Chicago Science Library. Janet's new addresses are: Minot State University 500 University Ave. West Minot, ND 58707 Phone: (701) 858-4285 E-mail: essency LYNDA FULLER CLENDENNIG was formerly Head of the Serials Unit in the Cataloging Department at the University of Virginia. About her current position at the University of Virginia, she writes: 'On July 1, 1995 I assumed my current position as Director of Aquisitions and Preservation, which I have now held a littie over one year. My new position results from the merging of several units, Monograph Aquisitions, Serials, Payments. and Preservation culled from the Cataloging and Collection Development Departments. The purpose of the new department was the integration of acquisitions activities into one department; its mission to move quickly to approval plans as a major method of monograph acquisitions, to merge receipt and cataloging of full DLC copy titles, and to begin purchasing shelf ready processing for material purchased through our contract vendor YBP. But that was last year! This . . yeah challenge is to implement Sirsi Acquisitions afler 5 years on NOTiS. " Lynda Fuller Clendennig Director, Acquisitionsand Preservatlon Universityof Virginia Alderman Library ChariotlesvilleVA 22003 USA Phone: (804) 924-6835 (work) Fax: (804) 024-1431 E-mail: On August 1, 1096. U N HAGEN began her new job as Acquisitions Librarian at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She previously held several different positions at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. At Lane Community College Un is responsible for acquisitions, serials, and all collection development. She will also be doing reference work. Lin loves her new job, especially the diversity of responsibilities. She is challenged and happy. Lin reports that Eugene is a wonderful place to live. She can see the Cascade Mountains on the way to work, and the mountains and the Pacific coast are each an hour away. Eugene is full of bookstores and restaurants (especially vegetarian) and coffee shops. Lin has read that Oregon has the highest rate of adult f i n e s in the country, and she believes it. seeing people walking and biking and boating and hiking constantly. Lin's new addresses: Lane Community College 4000 East 30th Avenue Eugene, OR 07405-0640 Phone: (541) 727-2220, ext. 2277 E-mail: JOHN HARRISON has moved from Arizona to Maine, leaving his job as Acquisitions Librarian at NorthernArizona University. He writes: "I started as Acquisitions Librarian at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine on November 1, 1096. This move from a state university to a liberal aris college followed a desire to work in a college library setting where i might gain more non-technical services experience (by being able to put in a few hours a week at the reference desk, etc.) in addition to being a full time acqulsitions and serials librarian. The position also deals more directly with gifl material and colledion development and management than my previous position. Fortunately the staff has been woking for about a year with a serials working group to try to address the various public and technical sewice concerns the format creates. The staff here is great, the budget Is healthy and I look fonvard to a long and happy association. I may have comments about the weather afler I get through my first New England winter." John's new addresses are: Bates College Ladd Library 48 Campus Ave. Lewidon, ME 04240 Phone: (207) 786-6270 Fax: (207) 786-6055 E-mail: S E P H E N HECKMAN%correct addresses are: The Heckman Bindery. lnc. 1010 North Sycamore Street North Manchester. IN 46062 Phone: (800) 334-3628 E-mail: C H R l S N HERRONs new job is in the Mortola Library at Pace University in Pleasantville. NY. She writes: "My new position here is in serials control, and as we move into electronic document delivery, 1'11 have a hand in that as well. I left my old position in serials and government documents at Hampden-Sydney College at the end of August, 1906, and started here at Pace in October. There are two major differences about my new job. First of all, we currently receive microfilm for the majority of our tiles, whereas at HSC, we bound almost everything. That means spending a lot of time handling microfilm check-ins. The other big difference is that I'm now working with a different vendor. During the times when I became frustrated with my old vendor, I would think 'well, there must not be a way for them to improve on this service, or they would be doing it.' Now I realize that there ARE better ways of doing things, and that some vendors have it and some just don't.' Christy's new e-mail address is: A"/€Y. HOR is now Acquisitions Ubrarian at California State University, Stanislaus. Annie's previous position was as Head of Acquisitions/Serials at Williams College in Massachusetts. She writes: " My new position began on February 1. 1996. My new department now includes three units: Acquisitions. Periodicals, and Xovernment Documents (one more unit than at Williams). I guess the excitement has come mostly from the cross-country move, from New England to California. I lefl the New England snow and moved right into the rainy winter here in the central valley of California, and I have just survived my first dry hot summer. Right now I am trying to figure out where to go for this yeah white Christmas." Annie can be reached at: California State University, Stanislaus 801 W. Monte Vista Avenue Turlock, CA 95382 Phone: (209) 667-3709 E-mail: EN€ KANNEL has some new responsibilities at the National Library of Canada and would like NASIG colleagues to note her correct addresses: Networked InformationServicesAnalyst NationalLibrary of Canada InformationTechnologyServices 395 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K I A ON4 Canada Phone: (819) 953-4709 Fax: (819) 994-6835 E-mail: JANET (KUANG-HWEI) LEE-SMEL7ZER has lefl her previous position as Catalog Librarian at Oregon State University. "I started my new position as Copy Cataloging Manager at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library In September 1996. This is my fint managerialposition and it is quite different from being a catalog librarian at Oregon State University. My primary responsibilities include managing and supervising7 copy catalogersand 3 student workers." Janet's new addresses: Copy CatalogingManager University of HoustonLibraries Houston, TX 77204-2091 Phone: (713) 743-9697 E-mail: MARJORIE MANN has accepted a position as a wstomer support representative for Washington Library Network. Prevlously. she was the systems librarian, Serial Records Section, at the National Library of Medicine. She writes: "The new job is wonderful. I am learning so much about the concerns and issues in all types of libraries, rather than focusing only on medical libraries. The jump to the vendor community has been a wonderful learning experience. Libraries, but with a business twist. So far, no complaints at all. I love being back on the West coast. too. My family loves having me here, at their beck and call for the holiday weekends, and they have already invaded the new house en masse on a few occasions." Marjorie's new Washington Library Network PO BOX 3888 Lacey. WA 98509-3888 Phone: (360) 923-4033 Fax: (360) 923-4009 E-mail: PAMELA MORGAN, now Systems Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland Health Sciences Library writes: 'I began in July 1990 on long term contract as Assistant Head of Technical Services. The contract expired in June 1994. I came back In October 1994 on contract as Acting Systems Librarian and was permanently appointed as Systems Librarian September 1995. The change from Technical Services to Systems has been a challenging one. There are many days when I still feel I'm sinking rather than swimming, with all the new systems to learn and put into service. But while my heart Is still in Technical Services. hence my continued involvement with NASIG, being in Systems is providing an entirely new perspective on library operations and only serves to emphasize how all sections of the library fit together. Despitethe challenges and frustrations, and the enormous learning curve, I think the experience is proving beneficial to my library career as a whole. It has not only Involved me in working with the computers which are now such an integral part of libraries, but has also gotten me involved in Public Services. an area I have tended to avoid.' Pamela's addresses: MemorialUniversityof Newfoundland Health Sciences Library Health Sciences Centre St. John's, Newfoundland AlB 3V6 Canada Phone: (709)737-6624 Fax: (709) 737-6866 E-mail: SHlElA OSHEROFF reports her correct addresses are: 7513 Alabama Drive Vancouver, WA 98664-2203 Phone: (360) 750-9485 E-mail: ELIZABETH STElNHAGEN has a new job as Team Leader of Ibero-American Materials Cataloging at the General Library of the University of New Mexico. Elizabeth left her former job as Serials Catalog Librarian at Humbolt State in California in Februaiy 1996. Elizabeth writes: .Afler being a serials catalog librarian for many years. I saw the opportunity to "go back to my roots," and start working with the Spanish language again, while remaining in cataloging. Having grown up in Chile and having been back there with a couple of fellowships, made this very attractive. Much as I have always found serials to be fun and challenging, and often coming back to haunt me, the chance of dealing with Spanish and Portuguese language materials, and of working in a bilingual culture was just too temptins and I took the plunge last February. I miss the ocean and the redwoods of the California North coast, but New Mexico is truly a Land of Enchantment,' as I have been discovering since moving here. I am sure many NASlGersdid also find this to be true when they visited Albuquerque last June! I am planning to remain with NASIG and my NASlG friends, although I am not dealing with too many serials these days." Elizabeth'snew addresses are: Team Leader, Ibero-AmericanMaterials Cataloging General Library Universityof New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131 Phone: (505) 277-5176 E-mail: ELAlNE K. RASt retired at the end of June 1996 as head of the Cataloging and Automated Records Department at Northem Illinois University after 26 years of service. She and her husband traveled to Ireland in October for a three-week stay. Her new address is: 434 West Aldine Avenue, Apt. GE Chicago, IL 60657 Phone: (773) 296-4664 E-mail (stiil): Title C h g a SERIALS RELATED REPORTS SUMMARY OF THE ALCTSlSERlALS SECTION/COMMITTEE TO STUDY SERIALS CATALOGING MEETING. July 8, 1096 Carolynne Myall The committee heard reports about recent serials-related activities at LC and NSDP; and repolts of relevant business from the CC:DA and MARBI meetings. During the Committee's first discussion topic, the CONSER Task F o m proposal for cataloging conference proceedings. Jean Hirons (LC) identified key points of the proposal, which is intended to reduce recataloging while providing improved access for patrons to citable elements. Audience members indicated that libraries employ a variety of practices to control and provide access to proceedings, including dual treatment: a serials record for check-in along with OCLC holdings on monographic records. R. Reynolds facilitated the second discussion, about a proposed one-record policy for manifestations of -' electronic serials. She clarified that any proposal for a one-record treatment would only be an option; there is no plan to change LC's pradice of creating separate records for . different manifestations of a work. The starting proposal is to use a 530 and 856 (along with 006 or 007 as appropriate) to note the e-serial on the print record. Alternatives include the use of 533856 or an expanded 776. R. Reynolds stated that in her view URLs in linking fields offered the best solution, though this had not yet been authorized. The third discussion concerned issues or difficulties resulting from the implementation of Phase 2 of USMARC Fonna! Integration. M. Mering presented a summary of problems identified by Crystal Graham. Audience members generally indicated that format integration had little impact on serials cataloging, except for those institutionswhich collected serials in audiovisual formats. The impad of format integration on the RLlN serials file was discussed. R. Reynolds noted that LC will distribute all bibliographic records with a value of S in Bibliographic Level or 006 as serials. At the next meeting of the Committee, the scheduled discussiontopic is cataloging electronicserials. The full text of the minutes is available through the ALA Gopher or through the ALA web page, 1996 WORST SERIAL TITLE CHANGE OF THE YEAR AWARDS John Radencich 1. The Wasted Air Award goes to the Journal f the Air 6 Waste Manaaement Association, thich changed from Fir 6 Waste, which changed from Journal of the Air (L Waste Manaaement Association. This is a change that wastes air. words, and catalogers' patience. 2. The Retire This Title Change Once and For All Award goes to New Choices. It's the last in a long list of title changes: @w Choices for Retirement Living; changed from: kt! Choices for the Best Years; changed from: a plus; changed fronl: Retirement Living; changed from: Harvest YeardRetirement m. Who says there isn't life afler fifly (title changes, that is). 3. The Can't Stop Now Award goes to the New Review of Hvoer-media and Multimedia. It used to be called just HvDerrnedia. Shows you what happens when you keep going and going and ... 4. The NonSpecific Award goes to Directions for Evaluation, which changed from New Directionsfor Proaram Evaluation. Thanks for now putting us in the dark about Mat's being evaluated. 5. The First Things First Award goes to the Journal of Gerontoloau, which split into: Journal of Gerontoloov. Series A. Biolooical Sciences gnd Medical Sciences; and: Journal of G ch ical ienceGs gnd Social Sciences. We're so glad they want to teach us our A's and 6's. We hope they stop long before they get to Journal of Gerontology. Series 2. 6. The Thinkina of the Consumer Award goes to the Journal of Retail Bankina Serviceg. ll used to be merely Journal of Retail Banking. Good to see they're finally- a-oin-a to offer us a full service title change. 7. The No Answers Here Award goes to Solutions, which used to be Jndustrial Fnaineefinq. In our minds they didn't solve anything by coming up with this "solution." 8. The Extinct Words Award goes to Endangered Soecies Bulletin. which used to be Wanaered Smcl'es Technical BuIletin. Thank you for endangering catalogers' peace of minds by extinguishingwords in your title. 9. The Oh, So That's Who Award goes to the Journal of Adolescent 6 Adun Literacy, which changed from the Journal of Readinp. We're pleased they clarified who's doing all the reading. Next thing you know, they'll realize young children also read and - well, let's not give them any ideas. 10. The After All Is Said and Done, He's Still Only a Jock Award goes to Coach and Athletic h r , which changed its name from Scholastic Coach and Athletic Director. So it had to take them 65 volumes to realize there's very little scholastic about being a coach? 11. The Eves Ooen Finallv Award goes to National Theater Critics Revi&vs. which-started in 1943 as New Yo& Theater Critics Reviews. How could it take them 52 years to notice there's theater outside New Yo& City? 12. The Snake in the Grass (also known as Et Tu Brute?) Award goes in thanks to the California School Library Association for taking us from one confusion to another by changing CMLFA Journal to simply Journal. Maybe the fact the association suffered its 14th name change in 80 yean had something to do with it. Obviously with all those changes they wanted to get back to the basics. 13. The Worst Title Change of the Year Award goes to Exauisite Comse, which changed to simply w,then after one Issue changed back to Fxauisite Comse. This not-sodead-after-all t i l e was more than just a dead body. As the editor implied, when justifying the return to the original titie, once an exquisite corpse. always an exquisite corpse. Let's hope they finally bury it. Want SerialsTitle ChMgc Awud CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS Carol MacAdarn Note: Please rend announcements concerning meetings of interest to the NASlG membership to Carol MacAdam. February 14-20,1997 A M Midwinter Meeting Washington, DC March 1012.1997 Computers in Libraries 1997 Hyatt Regency Crystal City Washington, DC April 7-9.1997 UKSG 1997 Annual Conference Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Scotland May 15-16.1997 ARL Spring MembershipMeeting Albuquerque, NM May 15-18,1997 Feather River Institute Feather River, CA May 2348,1997 Medical LibrariesAssociationAnnual Conference Seattle, WA May 29-June I,1997 12th NASIG Conference 'Experimentation and Collaboration: Creating Serials for the New Millennium' University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI June 24,1997 American Society for Information Science Mid-year Meeting Scottsdale, AZ June 4-6, I997 Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting JW Maniott Washington, DC June 7-12, I997 Special LibrariesAssociation Annual Meeting Seattle, WA June 26-July 3,1QQ7 ALA Annual Conference San Francisco, CA July 1924. lQQ7 AmericanAssociation of Law LibrariesAnnual Meeting Baltimore, MD October 15-17. lQQ7 ARL MembershipMeeting Washington, D.C. November 1-5,1997 American Society for InformationScience Annual Meeting Washington, DC Th-elf (ISSN: 0892-1733) is published 5 times per year for the members of the NorthAmerican Serials Interest Group, Inc. It is available through personal membership in the organization, or by subscription for $25 per year in the US.; $35 per year outside the U.S. Members of the EditorialBoard of the Newsletteran?: The Newsletter is published in February, April, June, September, and December. Submissiondeadlines are 4 weeks prior to the publicationdate. (January 1, March 1, May I,August 1, and November 1). The submissiondeadline for the next issue is: January 1. IQQS NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED E-mail: m a g p * . ~ n a u . e d u send dl kern for l l l b Chaw,' Um Calendar. and 'New Membsn'(0: CMI h!acAdsm sweb subsuip(la,ssrvicn 440CreameryWay, SuiteA Exton. 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Any reproductionfor sale may only be done with the permission of the NASlG Board, with a request submittedto the current Presidentof NASIG, inder terms which will be set by the Board. Date , Time: October 4 , 1996 : 8:OO a .m.- 5 :40 p. m . ; October 5 : 8:OO a .m.- 5 :50 p. m . Place: Ann Arbor, Michigan 1996 , in ALA accredited library schools, through the NASIG Gopher, and from Debbie Sibley . Co-Chair. Awards and Recognition Committee. Completed applicationsshould be sent to: DebbieSibley, Deputy Director The Lamar Soutter Library Universityof MassachusettsMedical Center 55 Lake Ave . North Worcester, MA 01655 Phone: ( 508 ) 8582435 Fax: ( 508 ) 8585899 E-mail: dsibIey~library .ummedd. edu June 19-22.1QQ7 CanadianLibrary Association 52nd Annual Conference "Reinventinglibraries" Ottawa, Ontario August 31-September5 , lQQ7 63rd IFLA Council and General Conference Copenhagen, Denmark

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