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 (cont-educ@nasig.org) prior to registering in order to receive a priority code used for getting the listed rates)


Description:

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.

Speakers:

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:
http://www.nasig.org/site_event_detail.cfm?pk_association_event=14720

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New Proceedings Editors

Hello NASIG Members,

I am pleased to announce that Paul Moeller and Cindy Shirkey will be joining the NASIG Proceedings Editors this summer.

Paul Moeller, Director of Metadata Services at University of Colorado Boulder will become the new Production Editor.

Cindy Shirkey, Head of Collection Development at East Carolina University will join Kristen Wilson in the role of Proceedings Editor.

Regards,

Angela Dresselhaus
Head of Electronic Resources,
East Carolina University

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2018 and 2019 Conference Sites

On behalf of the Site Selection Committee (Anna Creech, Anne McKee, and myself) and the Executive Board, I am really pleased to let you know that sites for the 2018 and 2019 conferences have been chosen.
  • For 2018, we will visit Atlanta, GA. The conference hotel will be the Grand Hyatt Atlanta – Buckhead, and the dates will be June 7-10.
  • The 2019 conference location will mark a return to Pittsburgh, PA (where the 1999 conference was held), and the conference site will be the Omni William Penn Hotel. Dates will be June 5-8.
We were really impressed, not only by hotel amenities, but the wealth of interesting cultural, dining, and travel opportunities offered by both cities for NASIG attendees. Both locations were very eager to host our event. And as Anna noted in a recent email to you all, our hope is to be able to return to them on a site rotation schedule in future.
At the moment, I am working on committee appointments for 2017/18 so if anyone is particularly interested in working on the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) for 2018 and hasn’t yet volunteered, please contact me directly. In addition, we are hoping to get an early start on CPC for the 2019 conference, so if anyone is interested in that opportunity, please also let me know. Angela Dresselhaus  (incoming Vice-President/President-Elect) and I will work together to appoint that group.
Mark your calendars and plan to attend at these two very special locations!
Steve

Steve Oberg

NASIG Vice-President/President-Elect
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Passing of John Riddick

On behalf of the NASIG organization, the Executive Board wishes to express our great sorrow for the loss of John Riddick.  Without John’s leadership, vision and driving force, NASIG would not be entering its 32nd year.  As our founder, John is held in high regard and is owed a great debt of gratitude.

As NASIG’s primary marketing strategist in 1984/85, John tirelessly promoted the concept of a North American group for all participants in the serials information chain. John believed in what he called the “technique of personal marketing” – hundreds of hand-typed letters traveled throughout North America and designated ambassadors spread the word through visits and phone calls.   His plan was a great success and the first conference had over 250 attendees and soon after the organization was off and running.

Self-effacing, never taking credit himself, John always talked about the collaborative efforts of all those involved.  In his speech at the 10th conference (1996), John said, “And thus there was no heroic figure … NASIG was conceived and brought forth through the efforts and dedication of many individuals.”  John capably motivated the right people and ensured that all sectors of the information chain were represented – libraries, vendors, publishers, and other service entities.

Most of all, he thrived in being a mentor and in seeing NASIG become a leading serials organization.  Once he saw that others were able to take over, John stepped back and did not seek recognition. He had other projects to focus on – his research in British India.

In honor of John’s valuable contribution, the Executive Board in 2010 named the student scholarships the “John Riddick Student Grant Award”.  The award entitles library school students to attend the NASIG conference with transportation and registration covered by NASIG.  John originated the idea and the first scholarships were given in 1988.

To continue to celebrate John’s life, the NASIG Executive Board made a donation to CMU Library.  We are so fortunate that John envisioned and then ensured that NASIG continues into the future.

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Deadline Extended: Great Ideas Showcase and Snapshot Sessions – Call for Proposals

The NASIG Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals for the Great Ideas Showcase and the Snapshot Sessions for the 32nd NASIG conference in Indianapolis, IN, June 8 to 11. The theme of the conference is “Racing to the Crossroads.”

The Great Ideas Showcase will be held on Friday, June 9, from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., and the Snapshot Sessions will be held immediately after on Friday, June 9, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Presenters must be available to discuss their showcases or present their snapshots during that time.

The Great Ideas Showcase will provide an opportunity to share innovative ideas, new workflows, and new applications of technology in an interactive and informal setting. Great Ideas can be demonstrated in a variety of ways – posters, laptops, tablets, e-readers, etc. Participants will be given a table or poster board (3.5’ x 7.5’) to showcase their idea to attendees, depending on their need.

The Snapshot Sessions will consist of up to eight 5-minute presentations with a focus on an idea, project, workflow, etc.  If you’ve always wanted to speak at NASIG, but haven’t felt like you had enough to say for a full session, this is a great opportunity for you.

Proposals may present a report of a research study, an analysis of a practical problem-solving effort, or a description of an innovative program that may be of interest to the NASIG community. Proposals should name any particular products or services that are integral to the content of the showcase or snapshot. However, as a matter of NASIG policy, showcases and snapshots should not be used as a venue to promote or attack any product, service, or institution.

Submit your Great Ideas Showcase proposal here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NASIGGreatIdeas2017

Submit your Snapshot Session proposal here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NASIGSnapshot2017

Proposals must be received by 5pm EST on Friday, April 14, 2017. Members of the Program Planning Committee will evaluate abstracts, and presenters will be notified of the status of their proposal by mid-April. (Note: Presenters for the Great Ideas Showcase or Snapshot Sessions do not qualify for a registration discount. Presenters must be registered for either the full conference or for Friday single day registration.)

Inquiries may be sent to the NASIG PPC Chair and Vice-Chair, Steve Kelley and Violeta Ilik, at ppc@internal.nasig.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!

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NASIG 2017 Election Results

The Nominations & Elections Committee is pleased to announce the results of the 2017 election.  Those elected to NASIG Executive Board office are as follows:

Vice President/President-Elect

  • Angela Dresselhaus, East Carolina University

Treasurer

  • Jessica Ireland, Radford University

Member-at-Large

  • Karen Davidson, Mississippi State University
  • Maria Hatfield, WT Cox Informaation Services
  • Ted Westervelt, Library of Congress

On behalf of the committee, we would like to extend warm congratulations to the elected candidates, as well as sincere thanks to all the candidates who were willing to stand for office.

Nominations & Elections Committee

Patrick Carr, chair
Erika Ripley, vice chair
Joe Badics
Eleanor Cook
Marcella Lesher
Buddy Pennington
Marsha Seamans

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NASIG Webinar: Academic Writing and Publishing, April 20, 2017

NASIG Webinar: Academic Writing and Publishing

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm (ET)
Length: 1 hour

Registration Deadline for live event: April 19, 2017.

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

Late registration dates to purchase recording: April 21, 2017 through October 20, 2017. After October 20, 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 (cont-educ@nasig.org) in order to receive a priority code used for getting the listed rates)

Description:

Academic Writing and Publishing is a one-hour NASIG webinar specifically geared to academic librarians who wish to know more about what it takes to get published. It will focus on professional writing for librarians who are expected to do writing/research for their job or are interested for other reasons (if not required). We will cover the peer-review process and types of scholarly writing, tips on breaking into the publishing realm, learning the ropes, what to avoid, and will reserve time for specific questions from participants. The webinar is adapted from a NASIG preconference that was held at the 2016 conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Speakers:

Maria Collins is the Head of Acquisitions & Discovery at North Carolina State University Libraries and has served in a variety of roles at NCSU for over ten years.  She provided oversight for the reorganization of technical services in 2012.  Prior to her work at NCSU, she worked as Serials Librarian and Serials Coordinator at Mississippi State University Libraries.  She is the current editor-in-chief for Serials Review and has published in the areas of electronic resource management, open access, and workflows.

Eleanor I. Cook has worked in the library field for over 30 years, and is currently Assistant Director for Discovery and Technology Services at Joyner Library at East Carolina University. She has had various technical services responsibilities including both monographic and serials/e-resources acquisitions, cataloging and preservation. She was President of the North American Serials Interest Group in 2002/2003. She has been active in other organizations such as ALA ALCTS, NCLA, and the NC Preservation Consortium.

Registration Link:
http://www.nasig.org/site_event_detail.cfm?pk_association_event=14643

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