NASIG 27th Annual Conference
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. 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. 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.