NASIG on Demand, NASIG’s Newest Conference Offering

NASIG is offering something new for #nasig18, called “NASIG on Demand: Features of the 2018 Conference”! Designed to make our excellent conference content accessible to more people, we have chosen to include video recordings of concurrent sessions that cover a variety of important topics touching on the conference theme of “Transforming the Information Community”. One concurrent session from each of our six concurrent session groups is included (for six total session recordings), as described below:

In addition, NASIG will continue its tradition of offering video recordings of our vision sessions for free to everyone. The full program is available online at:

NASIG on Demand is reasonably priced: $149 for individuals ($49 for students) and $249 for groups. Those who register for the full conference in Atlanta will receive NASIG on Demand at no additional cost. Access to NASIG on Demand will be available for a full year from the date of the conference. After that, these selected concurrent session recordings will be made available for free to everyone.

NASIG on Demand is also easy to obtain: just be sure to purchase it when you register and select the appropriate option. (For those who pay for the full conference, again, remember that you don’t need to do anything extra as this is available to you at no extra charge.)

We’ve heard repeatedly from the broader library community that accessibility/affordability of conferences is a big concern. As a non-profit, volunteer, member-driven organization, we take these concerns very seriously. That’s why we are so pleased to offer this new service for the first time. We hope you take advantage of it!

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Registration Now Open for 2018 NASIG Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 NASIG Annual conference! Featuring the theme, “Transforming the Information Community”, and held at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead from June 8-11, the conference program features many timely sessions on topics relating to our vision as an independent organization working to advance and transform the management of information resources. The schedule is also live and is available at

A new feature for this year’s event will be availability, for the first time, of recordings of six concurrent sessions. Called “NASIG on Demand: Features from the 2018 Conference“, we will offer these video recordings as an added benefit of full conference registration at no additional cost. Those who are unable to join us in person have the option of purchasing access to these recordings for $149 for individuals (or $49 for students) and $249 for groups. Access will be available for one year from the date of the conference, then will become freely available to all. We will also continue the tradition of offering free access to recordings of our three vision sessions.

A link to the hotel reservation website for the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead will be provided upon completion of registration.

Finally, keep in mind that early bird registration rates will be available through May 11, and that NASIG members get a reduced rate. Not a NASIG member? It’s easy to join!

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Call for 2018 Conference Mentors

Hello Everyone!

NASIG’s Mentoring Group is again sponsoring a Conference Mentoring Program to help make new conference attendees feel more at ease, highlight membership benefits and create networking opportunities. The program will match experienced NASIG conference attendees with first-time attendees.

The Committee is in need of mentors!  To be a mentor, we ask that you have attended a previous NASIG conference, be willing to make contact with your mentee prior to the conference, and be willing to meet with your mentee at the conference. Of course, we hope you’ll also check on your mentee periodically during the conference.

The First-timers Reception is on Friday, June 8 at 4:00 pm. This is a great time to meet up with your mentee. If you are interested in serving a mentor, please contact me directly at by Monday, May 21st.

Trina Holloway, Chair
NASIG Mentoring Group

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Call for Reports

Dear Colleagues,

The “Serials Spoken Here” column in Serials Review is seeking contributors to
cover sessions from the following conferences:

  • Library Publishing Forum, May 21-23
  • Kraemer Copyright Conference, June 4-6
  • NASIG 33rd Annual Conference, June 8-11

Writing a report for this column is an excellent way to inform colleagues who are not able to attend. If you wish, please get in touch with me for more details about contributing to the column.

Much appreciated,
Treasa Bane
column co-editor, Serials Review
Associate Academic Librarian
UW-Baraboo/Sauk County

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NASIG 2018 Conference Lightning Q&A

The NASIG Continuing Education Committee will hold a 30 minute Virtual Lightning Q&A session on June 4 at 8 am Pacific/9 am Mountain/10 am Central/11 am Eastern. Marsha Seamans and Steve Oberg from the Conference Planning Committee will be on hand to answer your burning questions about the upcoming NASIG Conference. You can ask questions during the session, or you can submit questions via the online form.

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Map of #NASIG18 Conference Attendees

Check out where your fellow conference attendees are coming from!

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May 2018 issue of the NASIG Newsletter

Dear NASIG members,

The May 2018 issue of the NASIG Newsletter is now available.  This issue features:

  • Updates on the upcoming 2018 conference, including more fun facts about Atlanta
  • A profile of Dr. Lauren Smith, vision speaker at the Atlanta conference
  • A report on the new NASIG Digital Preservation Task Force Guides
  • And more!

Check out the full issue here:

Lori Duggan
NASIG Newsletter, Incoming Editor-in-Chief

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Things to know about #NASIG18

The 2018 NASIG Annual Conference is just a few weeks away! All of us who are preparing this year’s conference are excited to welcome both old timers and newcomers to Atlanta, GA.

Don’t forget to register with the Early Bird registration rate available through May 11! Visit this link and book your spot for the conference and the amazing Grand Hyatt Buckhead Hotel! Remember that students get a discounted rate at $100 so please share with your students and have them come to Atlanta to learn about what new developments are in library land.

We have an excellent program for you with attendees coming from many institutions and organizations. Check out this chart for more information:


This year, main sessions cover topics ranging from collection management, scholarly communication, electronic resources management, cataloging and metadata, licensing, institutional repositories, and more.


You can explore the complete program on the following link. Select the sessions you would like to attend and add them to your schedule:

This year we have again opened up the program for the Great Ideas Showcase session, scheduled for June 9th at 5PM, and the Snapshot Session, scheduled for June 10th at 2PM.

After last year’s very successful Student Spotlight session, we are bringing it back this year so that talented students can share their work. Stop by and support them!

This year’s Opening Session will feature David Bradley, a self-described storyteller, writer, filmmaker, and history geek with an obsession for the history of Atlanta, where he has lived for 33 years. David will perform a stand-up history and visual presentation of Atlanta’s history. Expect to be entertained, informed, and excited to be in Atlanta!

As usual we have the early morning Fun Run scheduled for June 9, from 6-7AM. For detailed information please visit the following link:

We can’t wait to see you all in Atlanta!



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Early Bird Registration and Hotel Registration Ending, Atlanta History Center


While you are in Atlanta and planning your free time around the Conference, one thing to consider is the Atlanta History Center + Margaret Mitchell House.

“The all-inclusive general admission ticket includes access to the Atlanta History Museum, the 1860s era Smith Family Farm property, the 1928 Swan House mansion, and 22 acres of gardens. Plus, admission to our Midtown Campus, the Margaret Mitchell House, is included if visited within 9 days of Atlanta History Center.” Adult ticket is $21.50, Senior (65+) ticket is $18.00.

The Atlanta History Center is just 1.2 miles from the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead, where our conference will be held.

If you only have time for the Margaret Mitchell House, tickets are $10-13 for adults. Just take the MARTA train to the Midtown Station.

Hoping to see you in Atlanta next month!

-Marsha Seamans
Conference Planning Committee co-chair

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