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May 2022, Birmingham

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Transition – Wednesday 11th May 2022, The Studio, Birmingham

To ensure we are building our collections effectively, we must keep acquisitions supply chains running smoothly. Uncertainty about the future, information technology, sustainability, managing budgets, and having the right skills to inform our decision making, all form part of how we select and acquire material. We strive to ensure value for money and embed organisational objectives in our planning.

However in an environment where financial resources are limited, and our expenditure comes under increasing scrutiny, we must constantly review our practices and resources, and regularly consider revising or even replacing them completely. Change requires transition, such as migrating to a new library management system; working under a new management structure; adapting to a reduced staff or resources budget; moving or withdrawing large parts of our collections; or changing our collections and acquisitions policies/workflows.

NAG’s 12th edition of the highly successful Collection Development seminar alongside a Public Libraries Forum event will be taking place at The Studio, Birmingham on Wednesday 11th May 2022.  We are offering one free delegate place to every NAG Member institution for both the Collection Development Seminar and the Forum so we anticipate high attendance for this return to physical events for NAG.

For this edition, the topic is “Transition – problems, solutions, conclusions.”

At this event there will be two separate streams, one for Academic Libraries (#NAGcd12) and one for Public Libraries (#NAGplf22) with a shared networking lunch.


As a special offer for Covid recovery, all NAG Member institutions (i.e. Non-Profit Corporate and Public Libraries members) will be entitled to a free delegate place, further delegate places will be available at £80 (#NAGcd12) and £40 (#NAGplf22).  Commercial NAG member places will also be available at these rates.  Non-member places will be £160 and £75 respectively. (All prices shown excluding VAT).   Booking links have been emailed to all main NAG contacts to ask for their delegate details; and booking links are now live above for additional places, NAG Commercial Members and non-members.

We will be recording the #NAGcd12 papers for upload to the NAG website afterwards however we are not planning to offer this as a hybrid event.

All our Gold and Silver exhibitor sponsorship options for this event have now been taken up however some other sponsorship opportunities are available – please see:

#NAGcd12 #NAGplf22


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May 11
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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The Studio, Birmingham
7 Cannon Street
Birmingham, B2 5EP United Kingdom
0121 634 2800
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