The meeting held at the British Library 22nd May 2015 on the theme of acquisition was well attended, with a very informative and lively session from Andrew Motion and Peter Rankin. Thanks to members who shared their experiences on negotiations with donors and depositors. Chatham house rules applied to the day but we hope some members will share edited highlights in the next GLAM edition of ARC. More details of the ARC edition will be sent to members in the next few weeks. We do hope that members will have lots of literary archives stories to make it as successful as it has been in previous years.

Minutes from the 2014 Aberystwyth and British Library meetings can be found here.

We do hope that members can join us for our 10th year celebration at the John Rylands in Manchester on 1st October. At the meeting we will be looking back at a decade of GLAM, alongside the following two discussions:

Literary societies & archives, with talks from Anne Price-Owen and Nia Daniel from the David Jones Society and Antoinette Fawcett and Fran Baker from the Norman Nicholson Society

Recent developments in copyright in the UK and the EU

We will then proceed with our usual AGM meeting.

For all those wishing to attend, please contact Joanne Fitton ( by 18th September.