Registration for the 32nd Annual Conference now open!

Registration for the 32nd Annual Conference:Racing to the Crossroads is open.

In order to avoid selling out our block of conference rate hotel rooms, the link to reserve a hotel room at the Westin is tied to registration for the first three weeks.  After you register for the conference, you will receive a link to the conference rate at the Westin in your confirmation email.

We are excited to welcome you to the NASIG 2017 conference, featuring speakers Dr. Michel Dumontier, April Hathcock, and Carol Tilley, as well as a wide range of discussions on topics about the information resources lifecycle! NASIG has been and continues to be a top-notch opportunity for networking and continuing education for professionals across all aspects of scholarly communications, electronic resources, and serials.

Click here to go to the registration page.

See you in Indianapolis!

Danielle & Sue

CPC Co-chairs

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Update! Call for Proceedings Editors

Applications are still be accepted for the team of editors of the Conference Proceedings! The deadline for applications has been extended to March 22nd. Send an e-mail outlining your specific qualifications and experience to Angela Dresselhaus, Proceedings Board Liaison at: Please include as attachments and/or links your current resume and writing samples.

Hello all,

NASIG is seeking candidates to join the team of editors of the Conference Proceedings to serve a term of two years beginning May 2017.

We are seeking excellent writers who have editing experience and are able to work under tight deadlines. The editors will form a team to prepare the online and print edition of the Proceedings. The Proceedings editors will recruit, select and organize volunteers who will take detailed notes at each program. A major responsibility will be communicating the requirements for the published Proceedings to conference speakers. Before the conference, speakers will be advised on submission formats, deadlines, and copyright requirements. After the conference, the editors will work with speakers on revisions. The editors must be diplomatic but firm about NASIG’s requirements.

The editors work under the general direction of the NASIG Executive Board Liaison. Specific qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • NASIG membership
  • Prior editing/publishing experience
  • Demonstrated writing ability
  • Ability to complete editorial work between July and January

Preference will be given to those applicants who address the specific qualifications listed above. Appointment is subject to approval by the NASIG Executive Board. To apply, send an e-mail by March 15th outlining your specific qualifications and experience to Angela Dresselhaus, Proceedings Board Liaison at: Please include as attachments and/or links your current resume and writing samples.

For further information, contact:
Angela Dresselhaus
phone: 252-328-2266

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Registration opening soon for the 32nd Annual Conference

Are you ready for NASIG?  We’re racing toward the conference, picking up speed and getting ready for a great conference in Indy.  Registration is opening soon. The conference committee is hard at work to keep you fed and entertained.  The Program Planners have great line-up of speakers scheduled including six preconference sessions!  Keep your eyes peeled for a registration announcement soon.

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Volunteer for 2017-18 Committes!

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NASIG March 2017 Webinar: ER Sleuths are on the Case: Best Practices for e-resource Acquisitions

ER Sleuths are on the Case: Best Practices for e-resource Acquisitions
Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm (ET)
Length: 1 hour
Registration deadline: March 15, 2017
This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants after the webinar is completed.
Late Registrants may purchase the recording until September 16, 2017. After this date the recording will be made freely available.
Webinar Rates:
NASIG members: $35
NASIG non-member: $50
Group registration: $95
(NASIG members should login for member rate)
Understanding the electronic resource lifecycle and effective communication are two important sections of NASIG’s Core Competencies for Electronic Resources Librarians. The presenters will address these areas by sharing general communication strategies, some e-resources skills for your handy toolkit, and the important role subscription agents play in the e-resource workflow. One electronic resource librarian will share real life examples from her library to illustrate tips, tricks, successes and pain points in the e-resource life cycle, how to set realistic expectations and develop effective communication strategies to solve e-resource cases with less stress and more success!
Susan Davis is Interim Head of Acquisitions at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. She is a long-time NASIG member and frequent speaker at NASIG and ER&L.
Deberah England is the Electronic Resources Librarian at Wright State University and frequent NASIG presenter. She founded the Great Lakes E-Resources Summit, which has become a very successful regional conference.
Justin Clarke is Director of Sales and Marketing North America for HARRASSOWITZ Booksellers & Subscription Agents, and has been with HARRASSOWITZ for over 11 years. Prior to HARRASSOWITZ, Justin worked at Swarthmore College Library in Technical services and Temple University in Collection Development. Justin is a graduate of Oberlin College with a degree in German.

Registration Link:

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COUNTER Release 5 Draft Code of Practice

Project COUNTER launches consultation on COUNTER Release 5 Draft Code of Practice.

Project COUNTER invites feedback from NASIG members on the COUNTER Release 5 Draft Code of Practice.

Comments on the draft Code of Practice can be provided via the survey at , or by email to

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NASIG Call for Nominations by Petition

The Nominations & Elections Committee is soliciting petition candidates for the 2017 election for the following open positions on the Executive Board:

• Vice President/President-Elect
• Treasurer
• Member-at-Large

Instructions for petition candidates can be found on the NASIG website on the Elections Process page:

Petitioners must fulfill the requirements listed on the Petition Candidate Profile form and agree in writing to run for the desired office. Petition candidates must be members in good standing as noted in the NASIG Bylaws.

Petition candidates will appear on the final ballot once the requirements are met. Please note that no special designation will be made on the ballot as to the status of any candidate.

The PCP form and all supporting documents must be submitted to Patrick Carr, Chair, N&E Committee, no later than midnight, EST, February 26, 2017.

Patrick Carr
Chair, N&E Committee 2016/17

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