The NASIG Board, in conjunction with the Vision and Mission Task Force, proposes the following revised Vision and Mission statements:
NASIG is an independent organization of librarians, publishers, and vendors working together to advance and transform the management of information resources. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate and improve the distribution, acquisition, and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models.
There are three key components to NASIG’s mission:
- NASIG supports a dynamic community of professionals including librarians, publishers, and vendors engaging in understanding one another’s perspectives and improving functionality throughout the information resources lifecycle with an emphasis on scholarly communication, serials, and electronic resources.
- NASIG provides a rich variety of conference and continuing education programming to encourage knowledge sharing among its members and to support their professional and career development.
- NASIG promotes the development and implementation of best practices and standards for the distribution, acquisition and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models throughout their lifecycle. In addition to developing best practices, NASIG supports the development of standards by NISO, an affiliated organization.
The Board invites discussion on these two statements on the NASIG-L listserv, closing on Friday, October 24th, with a vote for approval planned to be held immediately following. NASIG members who have unsubscribed from NASIG-L can request resubscription by emailing the Communications and Marketing Committee.
The vote will be open from Friday, October 24th through Friday, November 7th. A simple majority of those members who vote will be sufficient for the statements to be adopted.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a separate discussion and vote regarding an organizational name change soon after this vote closes.
Initially, the Board announced that the revised Vision and Mission statements would be voted on at the 2015 conference. However, after discussion, the Board felt it important for the NASIG membership to consider these statements before voting on a name change.