Serials Services in the Eye of the Information Storm

April 14 - 15, 2005

The William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center
Chapel Hill, NC



Thursday, April 14, 2005
11:00 - 12:00
Redbud Room
Registration (pick up packets and lunch vouchers)
11:30 – 1:00
Trillium Room
Buffet Luncheon
Meet and greet fellow serialists!
1:00 – 1:15
Redbud Room
General Session: Welcome and Introductions
1:15 – 2:15
Redbud Room
Opening Keynote on Open Access: A "Point-Counterpoint" Session

T. Scott Plutchak, Lister Hill Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rick Anderson, University Libraries, University of Nevada - Reno

2:15 - 2:30
Atrium C
Networking Break
2:30 - 3:30
Redbud Room
Panel on Open Access

T. Scott Plutchak, Lister Hill Library, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rick Anderson, University Libraries, University of Nevada - Reno
Patricia Hudson, Oxford University Press
James N. Siedow, Duke University

Moderator: Allan Scherlen, Appalachian State University

3:30 - 4:15
Redbud Room
Round Table Discussions
Attendees are invited to participate in a round table of their choice.
Each table will have a facilitator to assist discussion.

Topics and facilitators:

  1. Archiving in the Digital Leased Environment (Selden Lamoureux, UNC-Chapel Hill)
  2. Serials Issues in Small Libraries (facilitator tba)
  3. Print Serials (Evelyn Council, Fayetteville State University)
  4. CONSER/Serials Cataloging (Frieda Rosenberg, UNC-Chapel Hill)
  5. Staffing Issues and Organizational Restructuring (Audrey Fenner, UNC-Greensboro)
  6. I Have to Sign a License Agreement - Now What Do I Do? (Beth Bernhardt, UNC-Greensboro and John Abbott, Appalachian State University)
  7. Usage Statistics (Barbara Gushrowski, UNC-Pembroke)
  8. (Reserved for a hot topic to be announced at the conference)
4:15 - 4:45
Redbud Room
Round Table Reports
4:45 - 5:00 Meet and mingle and make plans for dinner

Friday, April 15, 2005
8:00 - 9:00
Atrium C
Continental Breakfast (and pick up lunch vouchers)
9:00 - 10:00
Redbud Room
Presentation: Walking Away from the "Big Deal" (or not)

Nancy Gibbs, Duke University Libraries, Duke University
Tim Bucknall, Jackson Library, UNC-Greensboro

10:00 - 10:30
Atrium C
Short Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30 Concurrent Session One

A. Can Agents Really Deliver on Their Digital Promises?
(Redbud Room)

Rebecca Day, EBSCO Information Services
Robert W. Boissy, Springer

Moderator: Adam Chesler, American Chemical Society

B. Building Quality Serials Collections: What's Their Secret?
(Dogwood A Room)

Yvette Diven, R.R. Bowker

Is there a secret formula for defining journal quality? This session will present several strategies that academic librarians are using to define their collections' depth and quality.

C. Electronic Resources Management
(Dogwood B Room)

Andrew Pace, North Carolina State University

D. Beyond FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records): Identifying a Serials Work in the Digital Age
(Windflower A Room)

Frieda Rosenberg, UNC-Chapel Hill

E. Making It Our Own: Creating a Customized Product from an "Out-of-the-Box" Link Resolver Software Package
(Windflower B Room)

Linda Kubala, Saint Joseph's University
Kristine E. Mudrick, Saint Joseph's University

The Reference and Serials/Technical Services departments at Francis A. Drexel Library have a long-standing history of cooperation and immediate reaction to any access problems that our patrons have concerning full-text retrieval of journal articles. The fact that we have many electronic resources available for our students is a very positive thing. The fact that a large number of these resources each present a different interface and method of full-text retrieval is a negative thing. Working together, we have gone well beyond the point of balance and students and their scholarship reap the benefit.

11:30 – 12:45
Trillium Room
Buffet Luncheon
12:45 - 1:45 Concurrent Session Two


1:45 - 2:00
Atrium C
Short Networking Break
2:00 - 3:00
Redbud Room
Closing Keynote: Value-added Technical Services: Managing the Challenges of Today and Tomorrow

Rosann Bazirjian, Jackson Library, UNC-Greensboro

3:00 – 3:15
Redbud Room

Eleanor Cook, Appalachian State University
Selden Lamoureux, UNC-Chapel Hill


The program will be held at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.. The Friday Center offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities in a comfortable and attractive environment conducive to learning. Services available at The Friday Center include a message desk at 919-962-3000, a gift shop and espresso bar, lounge areas, and a walking trail. Smoking is not permitted in the building, but is allowed on the patios. Parking at The Friday Center is free for program participants and public bus service is available. A map is available.


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  1. By phone ...

    Call: 919-530-6415 (Cheryl Reddish) and leave a message or email

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    Fax: 919-530-6402

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    Cheryl L. Reddish
    North Carolina Central University
    School of Library & Information Sciences
    PO Box 19586
    Durham, NC 27707

    Fourteenth North Carolina Serials Conference

    April 14 - 15, 2005

    Conference Fee: $200 (Does not include travel or accommodations)

    Payment: Make checks payable to NCCU/SLIS

    Name _________________________________________

    Affiliation _______________________________________

    Street Address ___________________________________

    City/State/Zip ____________________________________

    Day Phone __________________ Fax _______________

    E-mail __________________________________________

    Conference confirmation will be e-mailed to the address above.


    A block of rooms have been set aside at:

    The Hampton Inn and Suites
    6121 Farrington Road
    Chapel Hill, NC
    $76.00 Standard Room
    Reference Code: NCCU

    A short list of other area hotels and ground transportation is available at:

    You will need transportation from all area hotels to the Friday Center.


    There are more than 200 restaurants in the Chapel Hill area. For assistance in deciding where to dine, please consult the Triangle CitySearch Directory. Restaurant and car-pooling sign-up sheets for dinner on Thursday will be available at the Registration Desk.


    Refunds, less a $50 administrativefee, will be made to individuals who cancel in writing one week prior to the conference.


    Fourteenth NC Serials Sponsors:

    North Carolina Central University School of Library & Information Sciences

    North American Serials Interest Group / NASIG

    North Carolina State University

    American Chemical Society

    Appalachian State University

    Duke University

    EBSCO Information Services

    Fayetteville State University

    Haworth Press

    Oxford University Press

    R. R. Bowker

    Saint Joseph’s University


    University of Alabama at Birmingham

    University of Nevada - Reno

    University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

    University of North Carolina – Greensboro

    University of North Carolina – Pembroke

    Western Carolina University

    NC Serials Conference Planning Committee:

    Evelyn Council, Co-Chair
    Fayetteville State University / Chesnutt Library

    Beth Bernhardt
    UNC-Greensboro / Jackson Library

    Eleanor Cook, Co-Chair
    Appalachian State University / Belk Library

    Christie Degener
    UNC-Chapel Hill / Health Sciences Library

    Nancy Gibbs
    Duke University Libraries / Perkins Library

    Selden Durgom Lamoureux, Co-Chair
    UNC-Chapel Hill / Davis Library

    Nancy Newsome
    Western Carolina University / Hunter Library

    Carol Avery Nicholson
    UNC-Chapel Hill / Kathrine R. Everett Law Library

    Cheryl Reddish
    N.C. Central University / School of Library & Information Sciences

    Robert Burgin
    N.C. Central University / School of Library & Information Sciences

    For further information contact Cheryl Reddish at NCCU: 919-530-6415 (voice) or 919-530-6402 (fax) or

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