Open Initiatives Committee

This committee will work to ensure that NASIG is positioned to effectively support Open Access Publishing, library focused Open Source software communities, Open Educational Resources, and other important open initiatives.

  1. Report on the benefits and drawbacks of available options for transferring the NASIG Proceedings to an open platform, and recommend the best option for NASIG to take its Proceedings Open Access.
  2. Develop relationships with library focused Open Source software communities.
  3. Advise the NASIG board on ways to support Open Educational Resources.

Please note that as of September 2022, the Open Initiatives Committee has disbanded. 


Melissa Hart Cantrell (University of Colorado Boulder), 21/23
Michelle Colquitt (Clemson University), 22/24
Rivkah Cooke (Indiana University Bloomington)
Virginia Martin (Duke University), 21/23
Julia Procter (Penn State Libraries), 22/24
Denis Shannon (University of Wyoming), 21/23
Bonnie Russell (Michigan State University), 21/23

Board Liaison:
Moon Kim

If you have any questions you may email the Open Initiatives Committee.


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