The MCB Group, the holding company of the Emerald publishing group has announced that it has acquired Aslib.
Emerald states that it intends to carry out consultations with current and former members and others but that it plans to build a ’21st century membership organisation’.
This seems an excellent time to alert our subscribers to an article due to appear in our June issue. Written by Oriole Newgass, the article considers the role of professional associations and membership organisations for information professionals. Oriole analyses both successes and failures and recommends some radical ways forward for high value professional associations.