Friday, August 19, 2011

CFP: NASIG 27th Annual Conference

CFP: NASIG 27th Annual Conference - Creating Harmony from Dis-Chord

June 7 - 10, 2012

Nashville, Tennessee

The 2012 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for conference sessions. Publishers, vendors, librarians,

and others in the field of electronic resources and serials are encouraged to submit proposals relating to scholarly

communication, publishing, and resource acquisition, management, and discovery. Proposals based on emerging

trends, case studies, and descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.

The PPC is looking for topics within, though not limited to, the following learning tracks:

Access and Discovery

Acquisitions and Licensing

Archiving and Preservation

Cataloging and Metadata

Collection Development

eResources, eSerials, eBooks and eManagement

Mobile Technology

Open Access and Digital Repositories

Publishing and Scholarly communication


To propose a program or idea, please use the online form This Call for

Proposals will close on September 16, 2011.

Please note the following:

* Formerly, NASIG conferences included sessions with the designations of Strategy” and “Tactic.” These

designations will not be used at the 2012 conference, and all sessions that formerly held these designations will be

one hour long.

* The Program Planning Committee welcomes proposals that are still in the formative stages, and may work with potential

presenters to focus their proposals further.

* Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the presentation.

However, as a matter of NASIG policy, programs should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service,

or institution.

* Time management issues generally limit each session to two to three speakers for conference sessions. Panels of four

(4) or more speakers must be discussed in advance with the Program Planning Committee (

* NASIG has a reimbursement policy for

conference speakers whose organizations do not cover expenses.

Inquiries may be sent to the PPC Chair (Michael Hanson) and Vice Chair (Karen Davidson) at:

We look forward to a great conference in Nashville!

Michael Hanson and Karen Davidson

NASIG PPC Chair and Vice Chair

Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. is an independent organization that promotes

communication and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information chain – anyone working with or

concerned about serial publications. For more information about NASIG, please visit

Marilyn M. Carney

Publicist, NASIG, Inc.