Electronic Communications

NASIG Newsletter, May 2011

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0 Nancy Beals, co-chair (Wayne State University) Beth Ashmore, co-chair (Samford University) Tim Hagan, vice co-chair (Northwestern University) Wendy Robertson, vice co-chair (University of Iowa) Jennifer Edwards, member (MIT) Char Simser, member (Kansas State University) Kathryn Wesley, member (Clemson University) Clint Chamberlain, board liaison, University of Texas , Arlington , USA Continuing Activities Members Listserv Activities: The committee continues to maintain listservs and forwarding addresses for NASIG committees. Based on the feedback received from last year’s survey of communication preferences, the Board asked the committee to re-introduce the NASIG-L listserv as a discussion list for members. The committee continues to develop policies regarding which messages should be directed to the discussion list, and which messages should be sent out as blast messages to the membership. The committee has also continued to respond to requests for changes to listservs, as well as troubleshooting any email address problems. Website Activities: Tim, Kathryn and Char have continued to maintain the NASIG jobs blog (http://jobs.nasig.org) and Wendy, Char and Kathryn continue to maintain the NASIG blog at (http://nasig.wordpress.com/), including cross-posting NASIG blog items on the “What’s New” column on the homepage, on Facebook, and on LinkedIn. The committee also continues to experiment with Twitter and Twitter lists as another forum for member discussion and communication, as well as communication with other serials/electronic resource organizations (e.g., ER&L). The committee also assisted the Nominations & Elections Committee in preparing for and conducting the Board elections, which were completed successfully using the ArcStone survey tool. The committee has also continued to respond for requests for assistances from other committees, board members, and the membership in whatever way necessary, including updating websites and forms. The committee also continues to update the ECC manual wiki at http://nasigeccmanual.pbworks.com/. Any issues that could not be resolved by the committee have been forwarded to Abigail Bordeaux, our ArcStone liaison, and have been addressed with their help. Completed Activities Listserv Activities: We set up, tested and implemented NASIG-L. We also setup a new listserv () for the Student Outreach Committee to facilitate communication between their library school ambassadors. Website Activities: We have revised the “Electronic Services” page on the main website (http://www.nasig.org/about_electronic.cfm) to reflect all of the changes to the NASIG website and listservs, including renaming the page to “Member Communication.” Wendy mounted the 2010 Conference Proceedings on the website (http://www.nasig.org/conference_proceedings/2010.c fm) and the page was proofread by Tim. Char and Kathryn migrated the NASIG Jobs blog to wordpress.com so that both blogs would be on the same platform and easier to maintain. In conjunction with the Newsletter calendar editor, it was also determined that calendar events would be displayed rolling two months to keep the homepage from getting too long. Budget Budget Category Conference Calls Contracted Services Bee.Net ($500 per month - web email and listservs) ArcStone (NASIG website – estimate includes 10 hours of programming time that we may not need) Survey Monkey (Online surveys) UKSG Newsletter Contingency TOTAL Statistical Information List & Email Address Statistics as of 4/27/11: NASIG has 26 listservs. NASIG has 38 @nasig.org email addresses. Website Statistics (Oct 1, 2010 – April 27, 2011): Unique Visitors Pageviews Visits (direct) Visits (via another website) Visits (via a search engine) Top Ten Pages http://www.nasig.org http://www.nasig.org/conference_registration.cfm http://www.nasig.org/index.cfm http://www.nasig.org/conference_program.cfm http://www.nasig.org/registrationcontent.cfm http://www.nasig.org/conference_hotel.cfm http://www.nasig.org/about_history.cfm 2012 estimate $0.00 $0.00 $6,000.00 $9,500.00 Top Ten Pages (Cont.) http://www.nasig.org/committee-nominations-and-elections/candidates.cfm * http://www.nasig.org/members_directory.cfm http://www.nasig.org/members_directory.cfm?search=true *This page is no longer active. It is a temporary page with candidate information that gets taken down as soon as the election is over. NASIG Blog Pageviews NASIG Jobs Blog Pageviews May 2010 453 505 218 294 345 273 389 463 644 575 1005 558 N/A** N/A** N/A** 231 1041 1231 1172 1132 1691 1257 1503 1421 **There are no statistics for the Jobs blog before it moved to the wordpress.com platform in August 2010. Submitted on: May 9, 2011

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