FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 precautions and UNC system policies, we regret to announce that we are canceling the NC Serials Conference on Friday, March 27, 2020. We will move ahead with issuing refunds to registrants and sponsors. Please be patient as we work through this process. We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2021 NC Serials Conference next spring!
Welcome to the
2020 NC Serials Conference!
Join us at the 29th North Carolina Serials Conference. Hosted by North Carolina Central University’s School of Library and Information Sciences, the conference will be held on Friday, March 27, 2020 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. Registration is offered at a low price due to strong support from our sponsors. Library school graduate student registration is free.
The North Carolina Serials Conference provides the opportunity for library professionals, staff, and students to share best practices and innovative ideas, hear from leaders in the field, meet with publishers and vendors, and explore trends, issues, and the future of continuing resources and scholarly communications. We work with print and electronic resources, whether purchased, subscribed, licensed or offered through demand-driven or evidence-based acquisition programs. Those resources may be journals or other serials publications, e-books, data, or streaming media. Assessment based upon usage statistics, altmetrics, and other measures help inform our collection decisions, and we use a variety of tools to collect and analyze that data to address our budget challenges. Negotiating licensing terms, providing proper access through catalogs and discovery tools, marketing our resources and services, considering the end user experience, and providing staff training are areas of focus that demand our attention. This conference offers a chance for us to find solutions and look at new possibilities — join us in that conversation!
Christine Fischer, Megan Kilb, and Virginia Martin
Co-chairs, NC Serials Conference