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Bawden, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-0478-6456 & Robinson, L. ORCID: 0000-0001-5202-8206 (2017). ASLIB. In: Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences. . Boca Raton: CRC Press.


ASLIB 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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Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences on 13/11/2017, available online:
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Library & Information Science
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