ASLIB was, from 1924 to 2010, an independent membership organization for special librarianship, technical and commercial information work, and latterly for information management. It was highly influential in the development of documentation and information science, in the United Kingdom and worldwide. Its activities included research and consultancy, training, professional development, publishing, and technology development. ASLIB was for many years the de facto UK center for information research, especially information and library management, information organization, and computer applications. It has had several names, being at times the Association of Special Libraries and Information Bureaux, ASLIB, the Association for Information Management, and ASLIB. In 2010, ASLIB became a part of Emerald Group Publishing, and activities ceased in 2016.