ASLIB, The Association for Information Management, has been acquired by MCB Group, the holding company for Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Emerald and ASLIB have been working closely together since 2001, when ASLIB’s collection of research journals, including Journal of Documentation and ASLIB Proceedings, were acquired by Emerald. The acquisition means that ASLIB’s services to members will continue and grow, and the operating name and identity of ASLIB will be preserved.
Established in 1924, ASLIB has recently encountered difficult times. Following the sale of its journals to Emerald, ASLIB sold its book publishing business to Taylor and Francis in 2002, and went into voluntary liquidation in 2004, following which it was reconstituted as a limited liability company providing membership services to library and information professionals.
ASLIB’s registered office will move to Emerald’s UK headquarters in Bingley, West Yorkshire.