As our recently published annual report clearly demonstrated, 2015, the NLA’s 20th year representing publishers, was another success story. If you like numbers they are here.
Alongside growing the royalties we return to publishers, we continued to invest in providing content and services for publishers and media monitoring organisations. Magazine publishers added their content to eClips during the year, bringing the number of professional users with access to the service to half a million.
As for services used by journalists, the ClipShare service was upgraded to both increase access speeds and deliver search results on the breadth of content dating back to 2007. Continuing to develop the service is today more important than ever, with over 7,000 journalists now relying on it for their daily work.
2015 also saw a landmark in our support for the next generation of journalism, with NLA contributions to the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) passing £1m.
With a packed calendar and lots of exciting initiatives on the horizon, I look forward to seeing the next chapter of our organisation unfold in its 20th year.