The Fundamental Review, begun in early 2016, is reaching an important stage over the next two months. The first stage was research by LISU (the Library and Information Statistics Unit http://www.lboro.ac.uk/microsites/infosci/lisu/ ). Their report was presented to the SWRLS Board on 1 July and can be accessed at SWRLS Review Final Report formatted.pdf.
At the AGM in November 2016, the membership agreed to convert the charity to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. New Objects were agreed and a change of name to add an 's' to the word Service was also agreed. The proposed strapline and mission were not agreed and the Board are reviewing these. Please see the AGM minutes for more details. The Board met on 10 January, 2017 to discuss the next stage of the Review including agreeing a new Constitution. This will be presented to the membership at the next Regional Council meeting on 5 April, 2017 at Bath Spa University. The new constitution will be very different from the current one and all members are urged to attend the meeting in April to consider this important document.