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NETSL Conference Announcement

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Registration is now open for the New England Technical Services 
Librarians' 2008 Spring Conference:

Cohabiting and Colliding: Print and Electronic Resources
Friday, April 4, 2008
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

The increasing presence of digital resources and new modes of 
access are driving changes in technical services-changes in 
standards, in workflow, organizational structure, and staff 
allocation. Please join us to examine some the implications of 
these changes and some strategies for adaptation as technical 
services departments face the management challenges posed by this 
ongoing shift.

Visit the conference web site to register: 

Featured speakers for the morning session include

* Janet Swan Hill, Associate Director for Technical Services, 
University of Colorado Libraries "Entering an Alternate 

* Jay Weitz, Senior Consulting Database Specialist, OCLC 
"Standards for the Cataloging of Electronic Resources"

The afternoon will open with presentation of the NETSL Award for 
Excellence in Technical Services. You will then have a choice 
among four concurrent breakout sessions:

* (A) "The Elephant in the Room: some strategies for the 
cohabitation of the traditional library with the digital 
Marilyn Billings, Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives 
Librarian, DuBois Library, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, 
and Meghan Banach, Metadata Catalog Librarian, DuBois Library, 
University of Massachusetts/Amherst

* (B) "Integrating Online and Print Resources to Transform 
Technical Services: one library's experience" Daniel Dollar, Head 
of Collection Development & Management, Cushing/Whitney Medical 
Library, Yale University

* (C) "Technical Services Efficiencies at Wesleyan University" 
Sally Grucan, Head Cataloging Librarian, Wesleyan University

* (D) "Delivering E-Books to Users" Anne Cerstvik Nolan, 
Electronic Resources Coordinator, Brown University

The conference will conclude with a panel of the day's seven speakers
addressing your questions in an open discussion/question-and-answer