NASIG is pleased to announce the publication of its 2011 Conference Proceedings! Co-edited by Wm. Joseph Thomas and Sharon Dyas-Correia, the Proceedings have been published by Taylor & Francis as volume 62 of The Serials Librarian. The Proceedings provide a written record of the presentations given at NASIG’s 26th Annual Conference held in St. Louis, Missouri on June 2-5, 2011.
To access the Proceedings online, NASIG members can log in to the NASIG homepage and then select Publications > Conference Proceedings. Online access to the Proceedings is also available to subscribers of The Serials Librarian via the InformaWorld platform (http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t792306962).
The editors wish to thank all speakers and recorders for their contributions to the Proceedings.
“Anne Prestamo, Associate Dean/Collection & Technology Services, Oklahoma State University, University Libraries (Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA), has been elected Vice President/President-Elect of OCLC Global Council. Her term as Vice President will commence on July 1, 2012, followed by a one-year term as President of Global Council beginning July 1, 2013.
Election results for OCLC’s three Regional Councils, Americas Regional Council (ARC), Europe, Middle East and Africa Regional Council (EMEARC), and Asia Pacific Regional Council (APRC), were also announced during the Global Council Meeting in Dublin, Ohio, April 16–18. A total of 48 delegates from 17 countries participated in the Global Council Annual Meeting, led by Berndt Dugall, President, OCLC Global Council, and Direktor/Librarian, Universität Frankfurt, Universitätsbibliothek Johann Senckenberg…”
“The LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe) Program at Stanford University has been awarded a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The two-year grant accelerates work on new ways to gather and preserve the kinds of dynamic and diverse digital content that 21st century scholarship demands… The Mellon Foundation grant will enable LOCKSS to develop new techniques for collecting dynamic digital content from modern publishing platforms, and ensuring its long-term preservation. Incorporating these techniques into future versions of the award winning, open-source LOCKSS digital preservation software will benefit the entire academic community…”
The Board of Directors of the College Arts Association has adopted the following two documents “that address fair use of visual resources in teaching, scholarship, and libraries:”
- Fair Use of Images for Academic and Research Libraries
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (2012) describes eight examples of common library practices that are affected by the rules of copyright and fair use. Because the prevalence of digital technologies in higher education has changed the way in which students and faculty use libraries and offer access to academic coursework, the code urges institutions to clarify and update research database systems and to transfer archive material deemed as “at risk items” into a digital format. The code also discusses the need to reproduce library material for disabled students and faculty without bias.
- Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study
Visual Resources Association: Statement on the Fair Use of Images for Teaching, Research, and Study is a helpful tool for educators and scholars who rely on images for teaching, research, publishing, and other academic work. The statement describes the six uses of images that fall within the doctrine of fair use according to United States copyright law: the use of images for the purpose of teaching; the preservation and transferring of images from one format to another; the creation of online image resources for students; the use of images by students in the context of the classroom; the sharing of images among cultural or educational institutions; and the inclusion of images in theses and dissertations.