Thought-provoking perspectives from experts in library serials!

Roaring Into Our 20’s: NASIG 2005 presents leading authorities in library serials providing their unique perspectives on the challenges of serials collection development and management, as well as their promising visions for the future. Marshall Keys, Regina Romano Reynolds, Steve Shadle, Carol Hixson, Paul Weiss, and a host of other top experts in serials gathered as presenters for the milestone twentieth anniversary conference of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) held in May 2005 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The latest issues and thought-provoking strategies are explored, giving librarians of all types a firm grasp of the newest products and most effective tactics to best manage serials today—and tomorrow.

The conference itself consisted of preconference programs, vision sessions, strategy sessions, and tactics sessions not only to provide goals for the future, but also to examine ways to help librarians become more effective in handling the constantly evolving challenges of serial management. Roaring Into Our 20’s: NASIG 2005 discusses a broad selection of topics of crucial interest, including electronic resources, vendors, financial issues, the development of new products and services and other topics exploring the bright and challenging future of library serials. Several chapters include tables and figures to enhance the clarity of ideas.

Topics in Roaring Into Our 20’s: NASIG 2005 include:

  • FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records)
  • ISSN revision
  • cross-provider search
  • institutional depositories
  • e-journal management
  • OpenURL
  • Big Deals
  • cancellation projects
  • RSS
  • the AACR3 development process

Roaring Into Our 20’s: NASIG 2005 is a horizon-expanding collection that is perfect for librarians, publishers, and commercials vendors interested in the future of serial publication.

chapter |4 pages


ByMargaret Mering, Elna Saxton

part |22 pages

Preconference Programs

chapter |4 pages

Serials Holdings Workshop

ByCatherine Nelson, Julie Su, Lisa Hanson O'Hara

chapter |9 pages

Serials Esperanto: Helping Librarians, Vendors and Publishers Understand Each Other

ByAdam Chesler, Phil Greene, Kim Maxwell, Stephen Headley

chapter |6 pages

How to Avoid Death by Meeting: Strategies for Better Meetings

ByBetty J. Kjellberg, Elna L. Saxton

part |19 pages

Vision Sessions

chapter |8 pages

Chaotic Transitions: How Today's Trends Will Affect Tomorrow's Libraries

ByMarshall Keys, Buddy Pennington

chapter |9 pages

Painting America Purple: Media Democracy and the Red/Blue Divide

ByLeif Utne, Paul Moeller

part |163 pages

Strategy Sessions

chapter |13 pages

Identifiers in Libraries: ISSN Revision Unique

ByRegina Romano Reynolds

chapter |21 pages

FRBR and Serials: An Overview and Analysis

BySteve Shadle

chapter |13 pages

Negotiation for the Rest of Us

ByJoan E. Conger

chapter |6 pages

CROSSREF: From Linking to Cross-Provider Search

ByAmy Brand

chapter |11 pages

Cross-Provider Search: New Standards for Metasearch

ByJenny Walker

chapter |9 pages

Serials Industry: Truth or Dare

ByDena Schoen, Julia Gammon, Zac Rolnik, Bob Schatz, Elizabeth Lowe, Donna Packer

chapter |15 pages

Ensuring Consistent Usage Statistics, Part 1: Project COUNTER

ByOliver Pesch

chapter |18 pages

"We Own It": Dealing with "Perpetual Access" in Big Deals

ByAndrew Waller, Gwen Bird

part |113 pages

Tactics Sessions

chapter |3 pages

Using Customer-Service Software to Manage Serials Online Access Issues

ByCarol Ann Borchert, Tonia Graves

chapter |3 pages

Metadata Management Design

ByNathan Rupp, Elizabeth L. Bogdanski

chapter |6 pages

Beyond Article Linking: Using OpenURL in Creative Ways

ByMorag Boyd, Sandy Roe, Sarah E. George

chapter |7 pages

Binding Journals in Tight Times: Mind the Budget

ByLucy Duhon, Jeanne Langendorfer, Sandhya D. Srivastava

chapter |8 pages

A Collaborative Checklist for E-Journal Acess

ByRocki Strader, Alison Roth, Bob Boissy, Wendy Robertson

chapter |6 pages

Issues in Scholarly Communications: Creating a Campus-Wide Dialog

ByJennifer Duncan, William Walsh, Tim Daniels, Joe Becker

chapter |4 pages

Adding Value to the Catalog in an Open Access World

ByAnna Hood, Mykie Howard

chapter |5 pages

Collection Development in Public Libraries

ByTina Herman Buck, Stephen Headley, Abby Schor, Susan M. Banoun

chapter |7 pages

Challenges of Off-Site Library Storage Facilities: Cataloging, Access and Management of Off-Site Serials

BySusan Currie, Sarah Corvene, Zoe Stewart-Marshall, Sarah John

chapter |4 pages

The Big E-Package Deals: Smoothing the Way Through Subscription Agents

ByTina Feick, Gary Ives, Jo McClamroch

chapter |8 pages

Subscription Cancellation Projects: How to Quiet Some of the Roar

ByClint Chamberlain, Beatrice Caraway, Susan Andrews

chapter |5 pages

Examining Workflows and Redefining Roles: Auburn University and The College of New Jersey

ByMi Jia, Paula Sullenger, Pat Loghry

chapter |10 pages

AACR3 Is Coming-What Is It?

ByPaul J. Weiss, Molly R. T. Larkin

chapter |9 pages

Tracking Usage of E-Government Publications

BySusan L. Kendall, Celia Bakke, Lisa McDaniels

chapter |6 pages

Do You See RSS in Your Future?

ByPaoshan Yue, Araby Greene, Lisa S. Blackwell

chapter |4 pages

Analyzing How Much Publisher Packages Are Worth?

ByNancy Macomber, Julie C. Harwell

chapter |4 pages

Presentations That Keep Your Audience Interested and Awake

ByBeth Bernhardt, Karen S. Fischer

chapter |5 pages

The RFP Process at the University of Memphis: A Work in Progress

ByElizabeth McDonald, Jerry R. Brown