Welcome to the 2017 NC Serials Conference!
It's our 26th 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 31, 2017 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).
Our 2017 conference theme is Being Data-Informed: Taking Control and Connecting Users to Content. As libraries work to become more efficient, remain relevant, and add value, we must evolve our practices to meet the needs of users in a global context. Data is key not only to informing decision making and guiding the evolution of workflows, but also to transforming how we support the organization and discovery of resources. Come share and connect at the NC Serials Conference to explore the benefits of being data-informed, as well as challenges in and solutions for gathering data and understanding the relationships among interrelated datasets. We look forward to connecting you to the information future!
Christie Degener, Christine Fischer, and Christine Stachowicz
Co-chairs, NC Serials Conference Planning Committee
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. 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!
Special Thanks to Our Platinum Sponsors
The NCSC is made possible by generous support from our sponsors.
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.