This year, the NASIG Conference Workshops will be held on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, after the general sessions have ended. We have several experts in their fields providing hands-on learning opportunities that will enhance your conference experience. For new serials catalogers or experienced catalogers looking to refresh their understanding of RDA authority, we have a two-day workshop led by Les Hawkins and Hien Nguyen of the Library of Congress. The workshop will provide an overview of the basic principles underlying authority control in the context of serials cataloging and the MARC 21 authority format. http://sched.co/27oF Back by popular demand, Clair Dygert (Assistant Director for Licensing and E-Resources, Florida Virtual Campus) will be giving the license negotiation workshop on Saturday afternoon. A continuation from last yearís preconference, the workshop will focus on best practices for creating agreements that protect the rights of users and libraries, as well as developing negotiating skills and strategies and the confidence to employ them. http://sched.co/27oE If you have burning questions about copyright, or youíve been tasked with more of a role in vetting copyright questions at your institution, Lisa Macklin (Director, Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University) will be leading a workshop Saturday afternoon that will answer those questions and get you set up to help colleagues at home understand copyright better. The workshop will include small groups working through scenarios often encountered by librarians. http://sched.co/27oA Libraries have been collecting usage data for a long time, even before we were managing digital collections. What do we do with this data? What should we not do with this data? Jennifer Leffler (Technical Services Manager, University of Northern Colorado) will provide hands-on exercises and best practices on Sunday morning for collecting and analysing use statistics, specifically those adhering to the COUNTER standard. http://sched.co/27oH Itís not too late to register for these excellent workshops! You can add them on to your existing registration at: http://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=700&pk_associa... Questions about the Workshops can be sent to Program Planning at: [log in to unmask] See you in Washington! Anna Creech and Danielle Williams NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Charlene N. Simser Publicist, NASIG, Inc. [log in to unmask] | @NASIG ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication. For more information about NASIG, please visit http://www.nasig.org/.