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The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, understanding, and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information community.

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Saturday, June 8 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Informal Discussion Groups

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Kuali OLE (Grand Ballroom ABC)
Discovery Service? The Kuali OLE open-source ILS, currently being developed: http://www.kuali.org/ole and its plans for serials and e-resource control.
Discussion Group Leader: Bob Pershing, University of Pennsylvania

Serials Solutions Administrators Discussion (Grand Ballroom DEFG)
Discussion of any of the 360 services beyond the implementation phase. But you don't need to be an "expert" to come!
Discussion Group Leader: Open

Taiga Forum (Grand Ballroom ABC)
Taiga Forum Open Meeting: An opportunity for Assistant and Associate Directors (and others in similar leadership roles, regardless of title) to get together and talk about topics of mutual interest. The Taiga Forum is a community of AULs and ADs challenging the traditional boundaries in libraries. We invite NASIG participants to contribute to a new and invigorated Taiga, and hear our ideas for programs that incorporate learning and networking activities.
Discussion Group Leader: Eleanor Cook, East Carolina University

Academic Accreditation (Grand Ballroom DEFG)
Showing the value of the library in academic accreditation: how do other academic libraries respond to accrediting agencies, i.e., Southern Association of Colleges, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, etc.
Discussion Group Leader: Marcella Lesher, St. Mary's University

CORAL ERM (Niagara)
Discussion for users and interested parties.
Discussion Group Leader: Steve Oberg, Wheaton College

Newbie discussion group (Regency A)
New to NASIG, new to Serials, in a new job, new MLIS grad, new supervisor? This discussion group will discuss and share tips/tricks on topics such as getting the most out of professional development opportunities, NASIG, landing your ideal job, navigating a new library, supervising for the first time or any other issue you are looking for advice on. This discussion group is ideal for newbies looking for advice and experienced Information Professionals who can share their knowledge.
Discussion Group Leader: Katy DiVittorio, University of Colorado, Denver

RDA Group Therapy (Regency C)
We are spending large quantities of time working our way through RDA training materials. Much of this has been webinar based with limited opportunity for discussion. It is frequently useful in developing my understanding of RDA to talk specific issues around, examining them from different angles. I would like to provide an opportunity for other serials librarians/catalogers to have this kind of conversation.
Discussion Group Leader: Jackie Magagnosc, Cornell University Law Library

ISSN Update Forum (Grand Ballroom ABC)
As head of the U.S. ISSN Center, I will provide an update about current topics, including publication of NISO's PIE-J best practices, ISSN for digital materials, ISSN projects such as work with the Center for Research Libraries on retrospective ISSN for archived titles, a "semi-automated" process for batch ISSN assignments and other topics. I will allow time for questions and discussion and have some planned questions on which I will seek audience input such as repetition of the ISSN field (022) under certain circumstances.
Discussion Group Leader: Regina Romano Reynolds, U.S. ISSN Center, Library of Congress

Disaster Preparedness (Regency B)
All (hopefully) libraries have a "disaster plan" somewhere. Has it been reviewed recently? One thing that Hurricane Sandy taught all of us is that we aren't as prepared as we could be. In libraries, we have many irreplaceable items. Sometimes we don't have any time to do more than get ourselves to safety, but if you had 3 hours or more warning before a disaster, would you know what you want to save? Do you have a "mutual aid" agreement with another library in place? Can you function if you do not have electricity?
Discussion Group Leader: Sharon Purtee, University of Cincinnati

Knowledgebase Data Quality (Ellicott)
A session to initiate dialogue between KB providers, publishers, and libraries regarding the issues each face with regards to data quality and to stimulate discussion on developing mechanisms to address these issues.
Discussion Group Leader: Adolfo R. Tarango, University of California, San Diego

Web Scale Discovery Systems (Regency B)
How do they work? What are the effects on searching and retrieval, and workflow? What are the pros and cons?
Discussion Group Leader: Kay Johnson, Radford University

ONIX-PL (Regency C)
what it is and how to move this licensing technical standard into the mainstream
Discussion Group Leader: Selden Durgom Lamoureux, SDLinforms

PDA (Regency A)
Aspects of PDA to discuss: vendor selection process, scale of the project; workflow: titles selection; adding MARC records, modifying MARC records for easy removal; analyzing use of PDA titles and success of PDA project.
Discussion Group Leader: Sofia Slutskaya, Georgia Perimeter College

RDA (Grand Ballroom DEFG)
Experiences cataloging with and/or implementing RDA (Resource Description and Access) records in catalogs or discovery interfaces so far: the good, the frustrating, and the indifferent.
Discussion Group Leader: Nadine Ellero, Auburn University Libraries

Altmetrics (Grand Ballroom ABC)
What are you sizing up? Library ROI is more important than ever. The need for building a strong budgetary justification and analyzing purchasing decisions has led to exploration of new measurements in library value. Join us to discuss what metrics you are, or would like to make available such as impact factor, staff publications/citations, and more.
Discussion Group Leader: Christine Stamison Senior Customer Relations Manager, Swets

Saturday June 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hyatt Regency Buffalo Hotel Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, New York, USA 14202

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