The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, understanding, and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information community.
NASIG is a network of informed, active individuals that promotes dialogue and professional growth. NASIG is a forum for genuine communication and fosters a unity of purpose.
NASIG offers the most influential and dynamic annual conference in the serials industry, at which issues are intensely debated and speakers challenge assumptions and traditions. NASIG also provides other learning opportunities to address specific needs and skills.
NASIG is an advocate for all of its constituents. NASIG explores options and suggests solutions for issues facing its membership and provides leadership on industry standards and other serials-related issues.
NASIG is the preeminent organization for the North American serials community, and it assumes a leadership role in the global information environment.
NASIG is a fiscally responsible, financially secure, and well-managed organization.
Established in 1985, the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication. NASIG welcomes anyone interested in the serials information chain. Inspired by the United Kingdom Serials Group (UKSG), NASIG held its first conference at Bryn Mawr College in June 1986. The annual conference, usually held in late May or June, offers a premier opportunity to meet others representing the diverse interests of the serials community and to hear speakers who are on the cutting edge of scholarly communication.
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Founded on strong professional friendships, NASIG constituents work diligently to maintain that personal spirit, exchange of ideas, and unity of purpose on a volunteer basis. Members include a dynamic group of librarians, publishers, vendors, educators, database producers, library systems representatives and many others involved in the creation, production, delivery, management, and access of serial information, the scholarly communication process, and emerging technologies.
NASIG has five administrative officers and six members-at-large who constitute the Executive Board. This team also has liaison responsibilities to standing committees and special working groups. The standing committees are:
The annual conference provides a casual venue for preconferences, formal sessions, practical workshops, special events, and networking. An emphasis on thoughtful discourse and informality promotes an intensity of purpose not always possible at other conferences.
An outstanding awards and grants program encourages students and new serials-based professionals to attend the annual conference and serve on committees. See the awards page for specific details about Conference Student Grants, the Marcia Tuttle International Award, the Serials Specialist Award, the Horizon Award, the Champion Award, the John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award, the Rose Robischon Scholarship and the Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship.