NASIG 2017 First Timers Lightning Q&A Session


The NASIG Continuing Education Committee will hold a 30 minute Virtual Lightning Q&A session on May 31 at 12:00 PM Pacific/1:00 PM Mountain/2:00 PM Central/3:00 PM Eastern. To answer your burning questions about the upcoming NASIG Conference, Danielle Williams, Co-Chair of NASIG Conference Planning Committee, Chris Bulock and Anna Creech from the Executive Board will be on hand to help answer those questions. Feel free to forward any of your questions prior to the session to or NASIG-L, or ask them during the session.

This session is free, and no registration is needed.


Date and Time:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 3:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:00 pm
Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 1:00 pm
Mountain Daylight Time (Denver, GMT-06:00)

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 12:00 pm
Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

To attend, click on the link below:

Event number: 665763367

Event password: 20170531

Call-in toll number (US/Canada)1-650-479-3207

Access code: 665 763 367

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May 2017 issue of the NASIG Newsletter

It’s finally here!  The May 2017 issue of the NASIG Newsletter is now available.  This issue features:

·         A tribute to John Riddick, NASIG’s founder and first president from Tina Feick

·         Profiles of Michel Dumontier and Carol Tilley, vision speakers at the upcoming conference in Indianapolis, Indiana

·         A new column from the Standards Committee, this one focusing on the upcoming COUNTER Release 5

·         Updates on the 2017 NASIG conference scheduled for June 8-11, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana

·         And more!

Check it out here:


Kate Moore

NASIG Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief

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Extended Deadline: Early Bird Registration for the 32nd Annual Conference

Early Bird Registration for the annual conference in Indianapolis has been extended until May 12.  If you are a NASIG member you must login on the website with your NASIG user name and password to get the member rate.

Hope to see you there!

Danielle Williams

Co-Chair NASIG Conference Planning Committee

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2nd Draft: COUNTER 5 Release

Revisions have been made to the draft Code of Practice for COUNTER Release 5. Draft 2 is now available for review and feedback is welcome by the end of May. There is also a useful summary of changes from Draft 1 to Draft 2.

Please send your feedback by email to:

Interested members of NASIG are encouraged to participate in upcoming short webinar sessions:

15 May 2017 – Time:  15:00 BST, 10:00 EDT, 16:00 CET

15 June 2017 – Time:  15:00 BST, 10:00 EDT, 16:00 CET

Emily Ray, NASIG Standards Committee


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Call for NASIG Conference Proceedings Recorders

NASIG is seeking conference recorders for sessions at this year’s annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 8-11. Recorders are asked to attend specific sessions, take notes and then synthesize the notes into a readable, comprehensive report of the session for the Conference Proceedings. For vision sessions, recorders may be asked to listen to a recording of a presentation and work with the speaker to create a report for publication in the Proceedings. Recorders will work under the general direction of the Proceedings Editors.

If you are able to write clear, organized prose, and submit a report by July 28th, please consider this opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the profession and to NASIG.

To apply, please fill at the application form at:

Application Deadline: May 8th

The application will require:

  • Your contact information
  • Whether you have previously served as a recorder for the NASIG Proceedings and the year(s)
  • A link to a writing sample. The writing sample can be on any topic; it does not have to be related to librarianship. The purpose of the writing sample is to illustrate your writing ability. Suggested samples include journal articles, book chapters, research papers, or reports on a process, event, or meeting. Minutes of meetings or brief book reviews are not appropriate as they do not offer enough text to gauge writing style/ability.

Regards from the editors,

Kristen Wilson
Associate Head, Acquisitions and Discovery (Serials), North Carolina State University

Cindy Shirkey
Head of Collection Development at East Carolina University

Leigh Ann DePope
Head, Acquisitions and Data Services, University of Maryland

Paul Moeller
Director of Metadata Services, University of Colorado Boulder

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NASIG 2017 Conference Mentoring Program

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 only requirement to be a mentee is attendance at the 32nd Annual NASIG Conference in Indianapolis.

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.

We invite all mentees and mentors to the First-timers Reception on Thursday, June 8 at 4:00  pm. This is a great time to meet up with your mentor or mentee and get to know one another.

The deadline for applications will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017. After all applications are received, we will contact you with the name of your mentor or mentee. This program has been very successful for a number of years and we look forward to your participation this year!

Click here to sign up to be a mentor or mentee.

Please feel free to contact me for additional information about the mentoring program.

Sandy Folsom, Chair
NASIG Mentoring Group

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NASIG Webinar: Introduction to SUSHI – May 18, 2017

NASIG Webinar: Introduction to SUSHI

Date: May 18, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm (ET)
Length: 1 hour

Registration Deadline for live event: May 17, 2017.

This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants after the webinar is completed.

Late registration dates to purchase recording: May 19, 2017 through November 18, 2017. After November 18, 2017 the recording will be made freely available.

Webinar Rates:

NASIG members: $35
NASIG student members: $15
NISO members: $35
NASIG non-member: $50
Group registration: $95

(NASIG members should login for member rate)

(NASIG student members and NISO members will need to contact the NASIG Continuing Education Committee ( prior to registering in order to receive a priority code used for getting the listed rates)


This webinar will provide an overview and introduction to SUSHI, the ANSI/NISO Standard used to enable automated harvesting of usage statistics for electronic resources.  Topics covered will include how SUSHI works, relevant software, how you can find the information you need to successfully configure SUSHI requests, and the upcoming changes to SUSHI that are proposed in the current draft of COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5.


Anne C. Osterman is Director of the Virtual Library of Virginia, the consortium of the 72 nonprofit college and university libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She currently serves on the NISO SUSHI Standing Committee and the COUNTER Release 5 Communication Sub-Group, and she is Chair of the Supervisory Board of Usus.

Oliver Pesch works as chief strategist for EBSCO Information Services where he helps set direction for EBSCO’s resource management and access products. He is currently co-chair of the NISO SUSHI Standing Committee; chair of the COUNTER board of directors; serves on both the COUNTER Executive Committee and Technical Advisory Groups; and, chairs the COUNTER Release 5 Technical Working Group.

Registration Link:

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