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Saturday, June 9


Digital Preservation Task Force Update
The Digital Preservation Task Force proposes a panel discussion wherein we take the opportunity to share updates about the task force’s work, and discuss recent developments in the field of Digital Preservation. The main focus of the session will be a discussion between the panelists with plenty of opportunity for those in attendance to ask questions and offer feedback. Panelists will include members of the Task Force and publisher representation.

Currently, the Task Force is working on documentation to be made available via the NASIG website for reference by librarians, publishers, third party preservation agencies, and other interested parties. In addition, the Task Force has plans to develop a survey to better understand how NASIG can serve its membership and the profession at large with regard to digital preservation initiatives. The Task Force is also seeking ways in which it can collaborate with other professional organizations to proactively ensure digital preservation of the scholarly record.

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Shannon Keller

Helen Bernstein Librarian for Periodicals and Journals, New York Public Library
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Wendy Robertson

University of Iowa
Wendy Robertson, Digital Scholarship Librarian has worked as a librarian at The University of Iowa Libraries since 2001. Her previous work positions include Electronic Resources Systems Librarian in Enterprise Applications, Electronic Resources Management Unit Head in Technical Services... Read More →
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Kimberly Steinle

Library Relations and Sales Manager, Duke University Press

Saturday June 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland Ballroom I/II
Sunday, June 10


The Transfer Code of Practice: Overview and Updates
The Transfer Code of Practice: Overview and Updates
The Transfer Code of Practice is a NISO recommended practice and voluntary code for journal publishers containing best practices for transferring and receiving journals. The code helps publishers to ensure that journal content remains accessible by librarians and readers when there is a transfer between parties, and ensures that the transfer process occurs with minimum disruption. Publishers who register as Transfer-compliant are asked to endorse the Code, and to abide by its principles wherever it is commercially reasonable to do so.
This presentation will briefly review the current activities of the Transfer working group, changes to Transfer, and a brief overview of the Transfer Alerting Service.

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Jessie Copeland

Assistant Director, Resource Management, Emory University

Sunday June 10, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland Ballroom IV/V


Bringing Social Justice Behind the Scenes: Transforming the work of technical services
Inspired by the excellent work of the MIT Libraries, I recently advocated for, and was successful in creating, a Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Working Group at the Vassar College Libraries. I co-chair this group along with my colleague, Rachel Finn, and our membership represents a cross-section of library departments, and includes a mix of managers, administrators, and unionized staff.

Though our work is currently in the beginning stages, I am interested in developing a presentation for NASIG that looks specifically at ways in which values of social justice can be integrated into the day-to-day work of technical services. Frequently, social justice initiatives are thought of as activities belonging to outreach staff, or more public-facing staff; such initiatives exist alongside the daily work of librarianship rather than being fully integrated within it. I think there are opportunities for this work to happen within the technical services sphere, but it requires taking a hard look at existing workflows and staff capacity. Much of technical services work is built around the idea of "efficiencies," but what are we sacrificing in the name of efficiency? In the name of conveniences? In the zine librarian community (in which I am active) we have standards surrounding the idea of ethical acquisitions--what would that look like if it were to be developed for technical services more broadly? In the area of collections, how could we enhance diversity and inclusion by backing out of the big deal and/or approval plans? What would the impact on technical services departments be and how would be absorb that work? In the area of vendor performance, are we ready to sever ties with corporations that aren't centering social justice in their own work?

Again, this work at Vassar is only in the early stages; however, this is a moment when Vassar College as a whole is looking very seriously at transforming the academic and residential life of our community through the work of the Engaged Pluralism Initiative. My hope is that we will be able to build on this momentum and contribute to positive changes in campus climate.

I would like the opportunity to speak about our process, enumerate our short-term goals, and talk more about our aspirations for bringing real change to existing department workflows.

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Heidy Berthoud

Head of Technical Services Technical Services, Vassar College
Acquisitions, cataloging, zines, and Russian studies. Frequent lurker on #critlib, #mashcat, and #radlib. Cat enthusiast.

Rachel Finn

Social Sciences Librarian, Vassar College

Sunday June 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm