Call for Papers: 7th NAG Collection Development Seminar for Academic Libraries 17th May 2017, Birmingham

If you are interested in speaking at the seminar, we are looking to fill a number of 30 minute slots, so please do contact us with an outline.


The seminar addresses academic library Acquisitions Services. This year we would like to focus on Operational Excellence and share ways in which Acquisitions teams have made processes more efficient, reducing wasted effort or spending and better equipping themselves to support their institutions.

Building on the success of the 2016 seminar, we also intend to run a breakout session to allow delegates to discuss issues further and for NAG to report on current and best practice. More specific ideas for this are also welcome.

As well as a programme of presentations and the breakout session, our seminar offers you the opportunity to network, exchange real life experience with Library colleagues and suppliers. We will once again be using the interactive app Glisser to enable real time slide sharing, polls and questions.

Please note:

  • Call for papers closes:  Sunday 6th November 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: by Friday 9th December 2016

We require a 300-500 word abstract, which should be submitted to National Acquisitions Group on

Sponsorship options will be available; please contact us if you would like to receive information about these soon.