24:1 (2009:03) NASIG Executive Board Minutes

February 20, 2009 at 7:14 pm | Posted in Executive Board | 2 Comments

Joyce Tenney, NASIG Secretary

Date, Time:    November 12, 2008; 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Place:        Conference Call

Jill Emery, President
Rick Anderson, Vice President/President-Elect
Peter Whiting, Treasurer
Char Simser, Past President
Joyce Tenney, Secretary

Bob Boissy
Anna Creech
Kim Maxwell
Jeff Slagell
Virginia Taffurelli
Sarah Wessel

Ex-Officio Member:
Kathryn Wesley, NASIG Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief

1.0 Welcome (Emery)

Emery called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. She welcomed all to the meeting and reviewed the rules of order. Continue Reading 24:1 (2009:03) NASIG Executive Board Minutes…


24:1 (2009:03) Slate Announced for 2009 Election

February 20, 2009 at 7:03 pm | Posted in Elections, Nominations & Elections | Leave a comment

Kathy Brannon, N&E Chair

The NASIG Nominations & Elections Committee announced the 2009/2010 slate of candidates for the upcoming election on February 3, 2009.  On February 18, 2009 online voting was opened and the final slate included one petition candidate. Continue Reading 24:1 (2009:03) Slate Announced for 2009 Election…

24:1 (2009:03) 24th Annual Conference (2009) PPC Update: Geoffrey Bilder to be Final Vision Speaker

February 19, 2009 at 7:09 pm | Posted in Conference, Program Planning | Leave a comment

Erika Ripley and Morag Boyd, PPC Co-Chairs

The Program Planning Committee is pleased to announce that Geoffrey Bilder will be the final vision speaker at the NASIG 2009 annual conference in Asheville, North Carolina.

Geoffrey Bilder is director of Strategic Initiatives at CrossRef, and has over 16 years experience as a technical leader in scholarly technology. He co-founded Brown University’s Scholarly Technology Group in 1993, providing the Brown academic community with advanced technology consulting in support of their research, teaching and scholarly communication. He was subsequently head of IT R&D at Monitor Group, a global management consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 2002 to 2005, Bilder was chief technology officer of scholarly publishing firm Ingenta.  Just prior to joining CrossRef, he was a publishing technology consultant at Scholarly Information Strategies, where he consulted extensively with publishers and librarians on emerging social software technologies and how they may affect scholarly and professional researchers.

In his talk “What Color is Your Paratext?” Bilder will pose the question, “‘How do we judge authority in a world where content is protean, provenance is vague and identity is cheap?’ and propose some concrete steps that librarians and publishers can take in order to create a new epistemic infrastructure for identifying trustworthy content on the web.”

We look forward to this dynamic and though-provoking presentation, and hope to see you in Asheville.

24:1 (2009:03) 24th Annual Conference (2009) PPC Update: Carol Tenopir to Present 2009 Vision Session

February 4, 2009 at 7:10 pm | Posted in Program Planning | Leave a comment


Erika Ripley and Morag Boyd, PPC Co-Chairs

The Program Planning Committee is pleased to announce that Carol Tenopir will deliver a vision session at the NASIG 2009 Conference in Asheville, North Carolina.

Tenopir is chancellor’s professor at the University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences and director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee. She is an award-winning teacher and researcher in library and information science. Her areas of teaching and research include information access and retrieval, electronic publishing, the information industry, online resources, and the impact of technology on reference librarians and scientists. She is the author of five books and over 200 journal articles.

Tenopir’s subject will be “Measuring the Value of the Academic Library: Return on Investment and Other Value Measures.”  It will draw on her recent work on measures of cost and the multiple values of library collections and services in the United States and other countries. She says, “In the past, the value of the library to the institution was assumed. Today, libraries of all types are asked to demonstrate the value of the library to its constituents and the return that is realized from funders’ investment in the library.  Several prominent return on investment (ROI) studies have been conducted in special libraries and public libraries, but both the investments and returns are different for academic libraries. Academic libraries bring direct monetary return in helping faculty attract grant funding, in addition to many downstream returns in terms of faculty and student success and loyalty. This talk will describe a three-phase project that brings together library researchers, organizations that work with libraries, and university libraries in eight countries to explore ROI in academic libraries.”

Stay tuned for more upcoming information on this year’s great programming.  We look forward to seeing everyone in Asheville.

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