ALASC & SLISConnect present “Everything You Wanted to Know about Serials, Publishing and Open Access”

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Serials, Publishing and Open Access

Co-Hosted by ALASC and SLISConnect

Join us Thursday, September 20th via BB Collaborate to learn more about the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), professional development resources offered, scholarships and upcoming conferences.

Guest Speakers:

Robert Boissy.
Photo courtesy of Springer.

Robert Boissy, Account Development Manager and Academic/Government Marketing & Account Development at Springer Science+Business Media, will present on the current state of scholarly publishing and licensing. Also joining him is recent SLIS graduate Katy Divittorio who will present on the new professional’s experience working with NASIG, publishing, and serials. Both will be available during the Q&A session to answer your questions.

When? Thursday, September 20th 5:00-6:00pm PDT

Where? Via Blackboard Collaborate:
Conference Link

Topics to be covered include:
• Electronic serials are now the norm for scholarly publishing in the academic sector, eBooks coming along same path.
• Open Access is important, and gaining some ground.
• Since electronic access is quantifiable, everything is counted these days.
• The age of passively granting access to content is over. Roles in marketing the library are on the rise.
• The roles of publishers, intermediaries, agents, and librarians are all in flux and being questioned, which is healthy.

NASIG started in 1985 with a serials focus because the majority of library materials budgets were in serials. Since then, NASIG has developed into an electronic resources conference, with licensing, eBooks, access and discovery all included. They have built relationships with Electronic Resources in Libraries Conference, and UKSG and offer professional development for Electronic Resources Librarians.