• Aslib

    Author(s):
    David Bawden (see profile) , Lyn Robinson
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    CityLIS
    Subject(s):
    Library and information science, Information science, Library history, Documentation
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Information history, Special librarianship, information management, Professional associations
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6RV0D07X
    Abstract:
    Gives a short history of Aslib, which was from 1924 to 2010 an independent membership organisation for special librarianship, technical and commercial information work, and latterly for information management, It was highly influential in the development of documentation and information science, in the UK and worldwide. Its activities included research and consultancy, training, professional development, publishing, and technology development. Aslib was for many years the de facto UK centre for information research, especially information and library management, information orgnaisation and computer applications. It has had several names, being at times the Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux, Aslib, the Association for Information Management, and ASLIB. In 2010, ASLIB became a part of Emerald Group Publishing, and activities ceased in 2016.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    7 months ago
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