This paper is not so much about electronic publishing — as about change. More importantly it is about our professional institutions and their response to change. In many ways it is appropriate that I give this paper at an Aslib conference. In 1983 Aslib changed, if not its main name, then its subtitle to the Association of Information Management. This implies that Aslib has extended its interest beyond the field of just libraries and information bureaux, to information per se. In this respect, Aslib appears to be saying that its business is information, irrespective of its presentation and form. Such an approach seems both sensible and closely in line with modern developments; more importantly it is one which our other professional institutions could do well to follow.
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