“More pure thought less word search”

There was  a good turn out for our SWOP meeting at the Supreme Courts yesterday.  We were delighted to welcome Alison Young from the Mitchell Library in Glasgow to the meeting as well as Kelly, Sarah Louise and Rebecaa from the  library service for the Scottish Courts.

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Attendees enjoyed a tour of the Courts’ buildings which included the original cells, now used for storage and the ‘piano store’ which as well as a piano housed a coffin!

Jennie Findlay, Scottish Courts Services Library Manager, was our guest chair and introduced Lord Carloway, Lord President of the Court of Session.

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His speech reflected on the fact that the Scots Legal System is based upon principle and not precedent  and whilst databases certainly aid research they must be used with caution and not replace research of core works and texts by legal greats. He has kindly made his speech availablefor those unable to attend yesterday.

SWOP Forum Talk – 19 June 2017

The minutes and reports from the meeting that followed will be available shortly.

The main work of the group is sharing our expertise and knowledge across  many diverse areas of information work and digital literacy with a focus on government information.  If you have any ideas or projects that you would like the group to take forward or work with us on please contact the   SWOP Chair.

 

 

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One thought on ““More pure thought less word search”

  1. Reblogged this on SLLG Blog and commented:
    For SLLG members, this posting is especially informative because of the full text link to Lord Carloway’s talk on the use of print and online resources in the law library: past, present and future, presented at the SWOP event.
    Click on ‘view original post’ link below.

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