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Announcement of Midwinter Symposium on Electronic Resources

HOLD THIS DATE for a symposium on managing electronic resources!

WHAT: "Taming the Electronic Tiger: Effective Management of
WHERE: San Diego, California
WHEN: Friday, January 9, 2004
WHO: ALA ALCTS Serials Section

The American Library Association's Association of Library Collections and
Technical Services (ALA ALCTS) Serials Section will once again sponsor an
all-day symposium on managing electronic resources just prior to ALA
MidWinter in San Diego. The title of the symposium, to be held Friday,
January 9, 2004, is "Taming the Electronic Tiger: Effective Management of

"Taming the Electronic Tiger" will focus on the management of electronic
resources, examining technical as well as administrative matters.  The
symposium will be relevant to librarians in all kinds and sizes of
libraries and to technical, public services, and collection development
librarians, IT specialists, and library administrators.

PLENARY SESSION speakers are:

Friedemann Weigel (Harrassowitz) will address standards, in particular the
NISO initiative on the exchange of serials subscription information as it
relates to electronic journals.

George Machovec (Colorado Alliance) will speak about linking and third
party services.

Richard Boss (independent library technology consultant) will talk about
ILS solutions for managing e-resources.

Phil Davis (Cornell University) will discuss the management of use
statistics and Project COUNTER.


Tim Bucknall (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) will speak about
public service issues.

Norm Medeiros (Haverford College) will talk about managing e-resources in
a smaller institution that is part of a consortium.

A VENDOR SHOWCASE will also be included.

Registration information and further details about the meeting will appear
on the ALCTS website at a later date, probably in mid-to-late September.
The URL for the symposium currently is

Co-chairs of the symposium are Pamela Bluh (Thurgood Marshall Law Library,
University of Maryland; pbluh@umaryland.edu) and Cindy Hepfer (Health
Sciences Library, State University of New York at Buffalo;

ALCTS wishes to thank EBSCO Subscription Services (Red Bank) for their
support of the symposium.

Cindy Hepfer
Head, Collection Management Services
Health Sciences Library, Abbott Hall
University at Buffalo
3435 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214-3002
716-829-3900 x124; Fax: 716-829-2211