John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG Award

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Purpose of the Award

NASIG and UKSG seek applicants for a joint venture to allow a member of each group to attend the conference of their sister organization. The purpose of this conference-swap is for people working at a practical level in information resource management (e.g., serials and/or e-resources acquisitions, resource metadata and discovery, scholarly communications, collections management, digital publishing, e-resource or serials sales, scholarly publishing, or knowledgebase management), vendor, agent, or scholarly publisher to learn and share experiences at the UKSG Annual Conference or the NASIG Annual Conference.

What is Received

  • $3000 travel stipend
  • NASIG conference registration
  • 3 nights hotel covered at the conference hotel
  • $600 cash stipendium for all incidentals
  • Recipient arranges all travel, meals, etc. on their own to both NASIG and UKSG
  • UKSG provides free conference registration to NASIG winner for UKSG conference
  • Treasurer usually coordinates with UKSG to ensure NASIG winner is registered accordingly
  • One year's free membership in NASIG

Named in Honor of

This award is named in honor of John Merriman in recognition of John's work in starting both the UKSG and NASIG.

Eligibility

  • The award is open to members of NASIG or UKSG, with one recipient being chosen from each organization.
  • Applicants must be in a position within a Library or Information Service, where they have direct responsibility for information resource management (e.g., serials and/or e-resources acquisitions, resource metadata and discovery, scholarly communications, collections management, digital publishing, e-resource or serials sales, scholarly publishing, or knowledgebase management), vendor, agent, or scholarly publisher, or direct contact with library users supporting them in the use of information resources.
  • English is the designated language.
  • Current Board members and Officers of NASIG and UKSG are not eligible.

About UKSG and NASIG

UKSG, set up in 1978, exists to connect the information community and encourage the exchange of ideas on the process of scholarly communication. Established in 1985, NASIG is an independent organization working to advance and transform the management of information resources. Our ultimate goal is to facilitate and improve the distribution, acquisition, and long-term accessibility of information resources in all formats and business models.


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