Feedback on presentations at the 2017 NASIG Conference

Thank you to all who filled out the 2017 conference evaluation survey. If you presented at the 2017 NASIG Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana and are interested in receiving feedback on your presentation, please send your request to the Evaluation & Assessment Committee at  Remember, for confidentiality purposes, you will only receive your individual ratings and not those of co-presenters.

Melody Dale
Chair, Evaluation & Assessment Committee

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Recording of COUNTER Release 5 Webinar

(Thank you to everyone for your interest! We sincerely apologize that not everyone who wanted to view the webinar was able to, as the default cap for our webinars is 100 and we did not anticipate that we would exceed that number. We have increased the number of attendees for future webinars and we would like to share the recording below with those who were unable to view it.

Again, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience or frustration that you may have experienced. We truly appreciate your interest in NASIG’s continuing education offerings.)

CEC NASIG wants to share this WebEx recording with you.

COUNTER Release 5 Free Webinar-20170717 1800-1
Monday, July 17, 2017
2:00 pm | Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Recording password: (This recording does not require a password.)

Slides for the presentation: COUNTER R5 Whats New – 2017-07-17. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Link to the Friendly Guide that Lorraine mentions in the webinar.

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2017 Vision Session III: The Secret Life of Comics: Socializing and Seriality

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2017 Vision Session II: Racing to the Crossroads of Scholarly Communication: But Who Are We Leaving Behind?

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2017 Vision Session I: Advancing Discovery Science with FAIR Data Stewardship

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2017 Conference Evaluation

The Evaluation & Assessment Committee will be collecting your feedback on the 2017 NASIG Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN.  The evaluation survey will be available online only.  Conference attendees who complete the online evaluation survey will be eligible to enter a drawing to win a $50 gift card to Amazon.

The link to the online evaluation survey is posted on the following web site:

As in previous years, you will be asked to rate the sessions you attended using a five-point scale, with 5 being the highest rating and 1 being the lowest.  You will be asked to rate each presenter, as well as provide an overall rating for the session.  You will also have the opportunity to rate other conference events, facilities, and arrangements and to provide input for next year’s conference.   The deadline for filling out the evaluations is 5:00pm EST, July 15, 2017.

On behalf of:

Melody Dale
Evaluation and Assessment Chair

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Free NASIG Webinar: COUNTER Release 5

NASIG Webinar: COUNTER Release 5

Date: Monday, July 17, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm (ET)
Length: 1 hour

This is a free event; no registration is required.

To join the event:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Join Now”. Event password: m3aVbP7n

To join the audio conference only:

  • Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3207
  • Access code: 661 151 857


In July, this year COUNTER will announce Release 5 of the COUNTER Code of Practice. This webinar will cover the four Master Reports which are the foundation of Release 5. It will explain the new metric types and related attributes and we will look at the new simplified report formats. Finally, we will discuss COUNTER SUSHI for Release 5 and the time for transition.


Lorraine Estelle is the COUNTER Project Director. Launched in March 2002, COUNTER (Counting Online Usage of Networked Electronic Resources) is an international initiative serving librarians, publishers and intermediaries by setting standards that facilitate the recording and reporting of online usage statistics in a consistent, credible and compatible way.

Lorraine is experienced in the information industry with a background in libraries, consortia, shared services, vendors and publishers. She has managed and conducted a wide range of projects, with a particular interest in new business models for electronic information resources and has directed the development of a number of UK national shared services including Jisc Collections and the Journals Usage Statistics Portal.

Oliver Pesch works as a product strategist for EBSCO Information Services where he helps set direction for EBSCO’s SaaS and e-resource products and services. Oliver is a strong supporter of standards and is very involved in the development of standards related to usage. He has been involved with COUNTER since the outset serving on the Executive Committee, the Technical Advisory Group and, most recently, serving as chair of the COUNTER board.

He is co-chair of the NISO KBART Automation Working Group and also serves on the NISO board of directors. Oliver speaks regularly about usage and e-resources and is a regular contributor to Serials Librarian through his Spotlight on Standards column.

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