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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 • 10:40am - 11:40am
Creation, Transformation, Dissemination and Preservation: Advocating for Scholarly Communication

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As the fight for research grants intensifies and the pot of money decreases, librarians need to ensure that the topic of scholarly communication remains on the forefront, regardless of funding. Affording researchers avenues to widely share and publish their work to make it widely available should be a mission both in the library and at the highest levels of the institution. How can libraries make an impact? In this presentation two librarians, a consortia officer and vendor, will discuss how consortia have and continue to play a primary role in advocating for dissemination of information and scholarly communication. Additionally, they will discuss other tools that libraries/researchers can use as a method of collaboration, whether regional or international, and why it is essential for libraries to become part of the solution before they are left out in the cold. Please come prepared to discuss how your library is making an impact on this topic.

Presenters
avatar for Anne E. McKee

Anne E. McKee

Program Officer for Resource Sharing, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA)
McKee received her M.L.S. from Indiana University, Bloomington and has had a very diverse career in librarianship. She has been an academic librarian, a sales rep for two subscription agencies and now a consortium officer for the past 17+ years. A former President of NASIG, McKee... Read More →
avatar for Christine M. Stamison

Christine M. Stamison

Senior Customer Relations Manager, Swets
Christine Stamison, Senior Customer Relations Manager for Swets, has worked in various positions in the subscription agent industry for the past 20 years. Previously, she worked for 13 years in academic libraries, primarily in Serials, at both the University of Illinois at Chicago... Read More →


Saturday June 8, 2013 10:40am - 11:40am
Delaware Suites 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

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