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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NASIG2017.

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 https://nasig.webex.com/nasig/onstage/g.php?MTID=e9bba31acf18302f82b18b3e059c618e1
  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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NASIG 2017 Vision Session Webcasts

Those who are not able to attend the NASIG 2017 Conference in Indianapolis will still be able to join us for our Vision Sessions via live webcast. 

Vision Sessions will be streamed live on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at 9 am Eastern Time, and on Sunday, June 11 at 10:15 am Eastern Time.

Here’s the link to the Vision Session streams: http://cdn.digitalservices.online/NASIG2017/

Recordings of the Vision Session webcasts will be made available via NASIG’s YouTube channel in the weeks following the Conference.

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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 cont-educ@nasig.org 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: http://tigerprints.clemson.edu/nasig/vol32/iss2/


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: lorraine.estelle@counterusage.org

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 https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/S9WVYDK

15 June 2017 – Time:  15:00 BST, 10:00 EDT, 16:00 CET https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SDC5B9N

Emily Ray, NASIG Standards Committee


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