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

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.

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

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

Itís not too late to register for these excellent
workshops! You can add them on to your existing registration

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

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Charlene N. Simser
Publicist, NASIG, Inc.
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