Thursday, July 05, 2007

CFP: NASIG 23rd Annual Conference "Taking the Sting Out of Serials"

CFP: NASIG 23rd Annual Conference "Taking the Sting Out of Serials"
June 5-8, 2008
Tapatio Cliffs Hilton Resort, Phoenix, Arizona
Deadline: August 20, 2007

The 2008 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals and/or program ideas for pre-conference, vision, strategy, and tactics sessions. The Program Planners are specifically
interested in hearing from publishers, vendors, librarians, and others about issues relating to scholarly communication, licensing, and publishing.

Please keep in mind the following:

* The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content, timeliness, and relevance to the conference theme and reserves the right to combine, blend, or
refocus proposals to maximize their relevance and to avoid duplication.

* The Program Planning Committee will treat all submissions as suggestions and guideposts.

* Time management issues and reimbursement guidelines generally limit each session to two speakers.

* Proposals may be suggested as one type of session and/or format and ultimately be accepted as any one of the other types of sessions or formats; this decision is the purview of the Program
Planning Committee.

* Vision and Strategy speakers are required to produce a written paper for the conference proceedings. Because NASIG publishes its conference proceedings, content needs to be unique for copyright purposes.

* ALL presentations must be original and not previously presented at other conferences.

The conference will be held at Tapatio Cliffs Hilton Resort, nestled in between Phoenix and Scottsdale in the midst of the Sonora Desert:

NASIG has a reimbursement policy for conference speakers whose organizations do not cover expenses. For more information about this policy, please see:

Sessions Types:

Pre-conferences are in-depth programs that focus on practical aspects of the work and skills we perform on a daily basis. In general, these programs are several hours in duration, have limited attendance, and may include hands-on training.

Vision sessions are offered at no-conflict times to allow all conference attendees to participate. These programs generally deal with the larger universe of ideas and issues that may influence the serials world.

Strategy sessions generally deal with all or, at least, several segments of the serials world including, but not limited to publishers, vendors, service providers, and librarians. These
sessions are 90 minutes; please allow 10 minutes for questions from the audience.

Tactics Sessions are designed to address day-to-day issues and generally deal with one or two practical aspects of the serials world. These sessions are 60 minutes; please allow 10
minutes for questions from the audience.

To suggest a proposal or an idea, please fill out the submission form available at:

The deadline for this call for proposals and ideas is August 20, 2007.

For more information about the North American Serials Interest Group, please see:

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Sarah Wessel and
Erika Ripley at: