PAM Bulletin Vol 39, No 4
- Message from the Chair
- Conference Buddy Program
- Early Bird Dinner at Blackie’s
- Tour of the Adler Planetarium: A look at astronomy today, yesterday, and tomorrow…
- Astronomy Roundtable
- Math News
- Physics Roundtable
- PAMwide Roundtable
- Vendor Update
- PAMnet Monitor
- Newcomers Lunch: Update!
- Membership News
- Members Corner
by Julie Arendt
We are currently soliciting speakers for PAM’s Vendor Update session at SLA 2012 in Chicago. See the details below for what we are looking for:
Time: Tuesday, July 17 from 8:00-9:30am.
Format: Breakfast session, sponsored by SIAM. Lecture-style with open Q&A. Presentation equipment will include a presentation screen and a computer with Windows OS for presentations.
Presentation length: Each vendor will present for around 15-20 minutes in length, but that depends on the final number of speakers and making sure to allow plenty of time for questions.
Theme & Topics: SLA 2012’s conference theme is: “Practicing Agility in an Open World Economy”. To this end, we have had several narrower topics submitted by librarians, the major two being:
Access: Practical journal access issues surrounding DRM, eBooks, and “pay-per-view” journal content
Changes in the publishing industry: such as company mergers, changes in products, the changing costs of publishing, and the cost of Open Access
We would like the speakers to speak on what changes have been happening at your company, and how your company is remaining agile in response to changes in publishing models and demands for access