24:3 (2009:09) Members Invited to Discuss New Membership Category

August 28, 2009 at 6:23 pm | Posted in News | Leave a comment

MEMBERS INVITED TO DISCUSS NEW MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY
Rick Anderson, NASIG President

NASIG is considering establishing a new membership category: institutional member.  This would allow an organization (of any type) to join NASIG as an institutional member for $1,500.  The membership fee would include individual memberships (with full privileges), plus registration at the current year’s conference, for any three individuals within the member organization.  It would also allow the organization to purchase a Vendor Expo table at a discounted price of $500.

To do so would require a change in the bylaws, so members are invited to participate in a discussion on the topic prior to a formal vote via ballot in October.  While indefinite discussion is allowed (and encouraged), the formal pre-vote discussion period will end on September 30, 2009.  To facilitate the discussion, we have created a discussion forum with this topic, and posted an FAQ document to start the ball rolling.  Please go to the NASIG website and click on “Discussion Forums” to see the new forum (http://www.nasig.org/members_forums.cfm) and contribute to the conversation.

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24:3 (2009:09) Call for Proposals

August 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm | Posted in Conference | Leave a comment

NASIG 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE CALL FOR PROPOSALS
An Oasis in Shifting Sands: NASIG at 25
June 3-6, 2010
Palm Springs, California

The 2010 Program Planning Committee (PPC) invites proposals and/or program ideas for preconference, vision, strategy, and tactics sessions.  The program planners are interested in hearing from publishers, vendors, librarians, and others in the field of serials and electronic resources about issues relating to scholarly communication, publishing, licensing, and cataloging.

This call for proposals will close on September 25, 2009. Inquiries may be sent to the PPC co-chairs, Morag Boyd and Anne Mitchell at: prog-plan@nasig.org

Please keep in mind the following when submitting an idea or program proposal:

  • The Program Planning Committee will review all submitted proposals for their content and timeliness.
  • PPC will treat all submissions as suggestions and guideposts.  PPC may work with potential presenters to blend or refocus proposals to maximize their relevance to attendees and avoid duplication.
  • Proposals should name any particular products or services that will be the focus of a presentation, but keep in mind that programs should not promote a specific institution, product, or service.
  • Proposals based on descriptive and experimental research findings are encouraged.
  • Time management issues generally limit each session to two speakers.  Panels of four (4) or more speakers must be discussed in advance with the PPC (prog-plan@nasig.org).
  • Proposals may be suggested as one type of session and/or format and ultimately be accepted as any one of the other types of sessions or formats; this decision is the purview of the Program Planning Committee.
  • Vision and strategy speakers presenting original content are required to produce a written paper for the conference Proceedings.
  • NASIG has a reimbursement policy for conference speakers whose organizations do not cover expenses.  Details about reimbursement are available on the NASIG website.
  • The Program Planning Committee hopes to notify applicants of the status of their proposals in December 2009.

24:3 (2009:09) NASIG and ASA Collaborative Agreement

August 20, 2009 at 4:18 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment

NASIG AND ASA IN COLLABORATIVE AGREEMENT

This summer, NASIG and the Association of Subscription Agents and Intermediaries (ASA) entered into an informal agreement to exchange information of mutual interest.  This agreement may also serve as a basis for future collaboration.

NASIG and ASA have agreed to share information by means of both organizations’ websites, events calendars, and newsletters.  In addition, twice a year each organization will provide the other with a summary of key activities and developments to be published on their websites and in their newsletters.

The agreement includes one free reciprocal registration for an administrative officer or board member to the sister organization’s annual conference, not to include travel or accommodation.

A future possible expansion of the agreement might be to include complimentary reciprocal memberships if NASIG moves to create an organizational membership category.

24:3 (2009:09) Executive Board Minutes

August 17, 2009 at 6:24 pm | Posted in Executive Board | Leave a comment

NASIG EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES
Joyce Tenney, NASIG Secretary

Date, Time:    June 3, 2009, 8:42 a.m. – 4:13 p.m.
Place:        Renaissance Hotel, Asheville, North Carolina

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

Members-At-Large:
Bob Boissy
Anna Creech
Kim Maxwell
Jeff Slagell
Virginia Taffurelli
Sarah Wessel

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

Guests:
Katy Ginanni, Incoming Vice President/President Elect
Lisa Blackwell, Incoming Treasurer-in-Training
Carol Ann Borchert, Incoming Secretary
Patrick Carr, Incoming Member-At-Large
Steve Kelley, Incoming Member-At-Large
Christine Stamison, Incoming Member-At-Large
Eleanor Cook, Co-Chair, 2009 Conference Planning Committee
Steve Kelley, Co-Chair, 2009 Conference Planning Committee
Anne Mitchell, Co-Chair, 2009 Program Planning Committee
Morag Boyd, Co-Chair, 2009 Program Planning Committee

1.0 Welcome (Emery)

Emery called the meeting to order at 8:42 a.m. She welcomed all to the meeting and reviewed the rules of order. Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) Executive Board Minutes…

24:3 (2009:09) Executive Board Conference Call Minutes

August 17, 2009 at 6:03 pm | Posted in Executive Board | Leave a comment

NASIG EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES
Joyce Tenney, NASIG Secretary

Date, Time:    April 27, 2009, 12:03 p.m.-1:35 p.m. EDT
Place:        Conference Call

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

Members-At-Large:
Bob Boissy
Anna Creech
Kim Maxwell
Jeff Slagell
Sarah Wessel

Absent:
Virginia Taffurelli

Ex-Officio Member:
Kathryn Wesley, NASIG Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief
Angela Dresselhaus, Incoming NASIG Newsletter, Editor-In-Chief

1.0 Welcome (Emery)

Emery called the meeting to order at 12:03 p.m. She welcomed all to the meeting and reviewed the rules of order. Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) Executive Board Conference Call Minutes…

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