Established in 1985, NASIG (formerly the North American Serials Interest Group, Inc.) is an independent non-profit, registered in the U.S. as a 501(c)(3) organization. It exists to promote communication, information, and continuing education about serials, electronic resources, and the broader issues of scholarly communication. NASIG welcomes anyone interested in the 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 information resources community and to hear speakers who are on the cutting edge of scholarly communication.