About NAG

NAG is a professional organisation for people responsible for or interested in the acquisition, management and development of library resources in libraries of all types. It is run by its members for its members.

NAG produces impartial good practice guidelines and standards relating to its core purpose. It offers opportunities for education and training, knowledge sharing and networking through its annual conference and a regular series of regional seminars and workshops. Members benefit from discounts on events.

NAG is a voice for everyone associated with library and information resources – librarians, information officers, publishers and service suppliers – providing leadership and a source of shared expertise for its membership.

Our leaflet is available here – please share it to promote the value of NAG.

A special leaflet for commercial members such as publishers and suppliers is also available here.

Our Business Plan is available to download here.

NAG’s sphere of interest and influence

  • Materials acquisition and collections management
  • Supply chain efficiency and acquisitions workflows
  • Electronic trading and data interchange
  • e-books and online resources
  • Supplier selection and stock specification
  • Stock promotion and effective stock management
  • Best value, bids and tenders
  • Library management systems
  • RFID applications
  • Bibliographical data
  • Catalogue enrichment and information discovery

Please contact the NAG office nag.office@nag.org.uk if you would like to be put in touch with somebody to offer help or advice on any of the above issues.

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