Wednesday 29 August 2012

A summer slumber

But only on the blog! In actual fact we have been rather busy, with a very well attended meeting at the beginning of July, to hear Emily Goodhand (@copyrightgirl in the Twittersphere) to talk to us about the copyright landscape as it currently stands. As you can imagine, there were plenty of questions, thankfully we can rely on people like Emily to keep up with this rapidly changing domain, so we can draw on their vast knowledge as and when we need to. However, most of us should probably try to grasp the basics, so here are Emily's very complete slides which will better demonstrate what was covered than I ever could.

We also had an informal get together at the Catherine Wheel pub in the beautiful Berkshire village of Goring where there was much talk about what we could do in our upcoming events and meetings. This included the possibility of a CILIP special interest groups roadshow, to showcase what the special interest groups are all about. Hopefully we will get this off the ground so watch this space. Remember, if there is any event you would like us to look into organising then we would like to hear your ideas.

On the subject of future events, on 5 September in Reading we have Yvonne Lewis, Assistant Libraries Curator for the National Trust, giving a potted history of how the Trust acquired its libraries, its recent acquisitions, and the cataloguing and digitisation of documents. Then on 3 October we have CILIP President Phil Bradley (@Philbradley on Twitter, and this is his website), a popular and well-known speaker on the web, internet searching, and new technology matters. This event will be in a new venue RISC, and being a Reading resident I can vouch that it one of the most interesting bars in town.

Hope to see you at an event in the near future and I will be blogging about Yvonne Lewis's talk very soon.


  1. I'm hoping that you mean October 3rd, rather than 3rd September!

    1. Well spotted Phil, indeed I do, hope I didn't induce any undue panic! I shall pop off and amend that now...