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Save the Date!

The 25th Annual NC Serials Conference will be held March 21, 2016. We hope to see you there!

Thanks to you and our sponsors for making the 2015 conference a success.

Welcome to the 2015 NC Serials Conference!

The 24th North Carolina Serials Conference, hosted by North Carolina Central University's School of Library and Information Sciences, will be held on Friday, March 6, 2015 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. We are again offering the popular one-day conference format and the even more popular low registration fee ($35; $15 for library school students).

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. We work with print and electronic resources, whether purchased, subscribed, or offered through demand-driven acquisitions programs. Those resources may be journals or other serials publications, e-books, data, or streaming media. Assessments 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. It’s exciting. Come and be part of that conversation.

Our 2015 conference theme is Serials (R)evolution: The Future is Now! The landscape of serials management has evolved drastically over the life of the North Carolina Serials Conference, and we have been marching ahead at an ever-increasing pace. How have we armed ourselves for this ongoing transformation? What strategies are we employing to avoid chaos? We are bombarded with options, yet our budgets are often under fire. What innovations are we exploring? Is peace on the horizon? Rise up and share your stories from the front!

Christie Degener, Christine Fischer, and Christine Stachowicz
Co-chairs, NC Serials Conference Planning Committee


About the Friday Center

The conference will be held at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. The Friday Center offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities in a comfortable and attractive environment conducive to learning. Services available at The Friday Center include a message desk at 919-962-3000, a gift shop, lounge areas, and a walking trail. Smoking is prohibited in the building and within 100 feet of the exterior. Parking at The Friday Center is free for program participants and public bus service is available. A map is available.

For more information, please contact Virginia Purefoy Jones or any other member of the Planning Committee.