by Rick Anderson (Assoc. Dir. for Scholarly Resources & Collections Marriott Library Univ. of Utah; Office: 801-587-9989; Cell: 801-721-1687)
2010 marks the 25th anniversary of the North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG), an organization founded in 1985 to promote “communication, information, and continuing education about serials and the broader issues of scholarly communication.” The changes that have occurred in the various segments of the scholarly information environment since 1985 have been mind-boggling, and the rate of change shows no signs of slowing, which means that we have lots of work to do. NASIG is an organization for everyone involved in the creation, distribution, preservation, and support of scholarship — publishers, librarians, editors, vendors, agents — and the vigor and richness of its projects, conversations, and products depend on broad participation, which we always earnestly solicit. In this, our silver anniversary year, we offer an especially exciting conference in an especially inviting place: the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Palm Springs, California, June 3-6, 2010. We invite all with an interest in the future of scholarly communication to join us there in early June for scintillating and informative discussions of topics that are of urgent concern to all of us. For more information, go to http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm.