Announcing the GIG Award Winners 2019

The GIG Committee is delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 GIG Awards.

This year the Annual Award has been awarded to the GKIM Knowledge Management Task & Finish Group for their collaborative work on developing a Maturity Model to support implementation of the HMG Knowledge Principles.

The GIG Judging Panel were struck by how well a team, comprising 19 volunteers from a range of government depts and Agencies, had come together to work creatively and collaboratively to develop a robust and usable tool which will raise the profile and understanding of knowledge management in government departments and beyond. It was noted that all of the T&F Group had selflessly taken on this role in addition to their busy day jobs.

Congratulations team on a great contribution to the GKIM profession and on winning the GIG 2019 Annual Award!!

The Awards keep coming in for Fiona Laing who is the winner of the GIG Life-time Achievement Award for 2019. Fiona was also recently named the Scottish Library & Information Professional of the Year for 2019. Many congratulations Fiona on both of your very well-deserved awards.

Fiona’s nomination for the GIG Life-time Achievement Award outlined her many achievements during a long career working with government information in the form of Official Publications, and specifically highlighted her outreach and training work. Fiona has worked tirelessly to promote Official Publications and ensure that they are as widely available and accessible as possible. In addition, she was commended for her work with SWOP (Scottish Working Forum on Official Publications) and CILIP, demonstrating the significant and highly-valued contribution Fiona has made to the wider profession in a number of different areas.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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Scottish Agriculture, Wellbeing, and Internet Access – New Official Publications 12.08.19

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Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

How the general data protection regulation [GDPR] changes the rules for scientific research.The implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) raises a series of challenges for scientific research, in particular for research that is dependent on data. This study comprehensively investigates the promises and challenges associated with the implementation of the GDPR in the scientific domain, with a special focus on the impact of the new rights and obligations on the design and conduct of scientific research.”

Mechanisms supporting single parents across the European UnionThis memo presents trends and risks for single parents across the European Union, and provides an overview of existing support mechanisms. We also highlight examples of practices supporting single parents in some Member…

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The National Archives: Two new services for EU legislation

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James Cleverley MP, Under Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union made a written ministerial statement on the 3rd July 2019 confirming that the Queen’s Printer’s duties and powers to publish European legislation under Schedule 5 paragraph 1 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act (c.16) which were brought into force on the 3rd July 2019.

The National Archives has released two new services:

.      https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/eu-exit/: this new EU Exit Web Archive is a comprehensive archive of a wide range of legislative materials in English, French and German. This includes Treaties, legislative acts, the Official Journal of the European Union and other supporting materials, and judgements of the European Court of Justice. This archive will continue to be maintained until exit, at which point it will stand as a permanent record of EU law as it stood when the UK left the EU.

.      We have added legislation originating from the EU to www.legislation.gov.uk.  We have also  published details about the amendments to EU legislation from the EU and, crucially, the corrective amendments made by UK legislation in preparation for exit. This new collection of EU legislation will continue to be maintained with new content from EUR-Lex until the point of exit, at which point we will maintain the UK versions of the legislation, with amendments incorporated into the texts.

 

Brexit Update from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre, 29th June 2019

Brexit Update Latest Issue #89

 

Contents:

NEW PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

  • Who has responsibility for Brexit in the new Cabinet?
  • What is the new Prime Minister’s Brexit policy?
  • Reaction from the Scottish Government
  • Reaction from the European Commission
  • Reaction from Ireland

NO-DEAL ANALYSIS AND PREPARATIONS

  • New UK Government no-deal preparations
  • Commons Report: consequences of no-deal for UK business
  • OBR: no-deal fiscal stress test

Back Issues

SPICe have been producing the Brexit Update since 15 September 2016. Catch up on past editions at the following link: www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/101103.aspx.

 

Solemn Cases, Wild Salmon, and Statistics on UK-EU Trade – New Official Publications 29.07.19

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Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

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Food Banks in the UK – “The primary source of data on food bank use is the Trussell Trust. This national charity provides food parcels to people referred to it by professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and the Citizens Advice who meet certain requirements. Other charities also operate food banks or similar services, but there is no centrally collected data on them, except in Scotland. The data used here is mostly from the Trussell Trust, and so it should be considered incomplete – there are some areas where the Trussell Trust does not operate, but where other services may have delivered food parcels.”

Statistics on UK-EU trade – “This note provides basic figures on UK trade with the…

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Whips and the origins of Parliamentary Whipping

Reformation to Referendum: Writing a New History of Parliament

Earlier this year an Early Day Motion sponsored by a number of former chief whips and signed by a long cast of others who have served as whips marked what is being treated as the centenary of the Government Whips’ office, though it was as much to congratulate the current private secretary to the Government Chief Whip, Sir Roy Stone, for a knighthood that acknowledges his achievement in keeping the show on the road over an exceptionally torrid period. The anniversary is of the appointment in June 1919 of Charles (later Sir Charles) Harris (1901-86) as private secretary to the Conservative Chief Whip, paid out of Treasury funds. There was in fact little sense at the time that Harris’s appointment was an innovation – in some ways it was a reversion to previous practice – but Harris’s long continuity and indispensability in the office (he finally retired in 1961), serving…

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Referendums (Scotland) Bill, Single-Use Plastics, and the 2021 Census – New Official Publications 25.06.19

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Newly published official publications from :

Westminster and the UK Government

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European Parliament elections 2019: results and analysis – “This briefing paper analyses the results of the 2019 European Parliament elections, focussing on both the UK and EU-wide results. It also analyses the repercussions for the EU, in terms of the balance of forces within the new Parliament and its impact on the forthcoming appointment process for the top jobs in the EU, including the European Commission Presidency.

Online pornography: age verification – “This Library Briefing Paper looks at the introduction of age verification for online pornography.

Age verification (AV) for access to online pornography was due to come into force from 15 July 2019. However, on 20 June 2019, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport announced…

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Scottish Parliament Oral History Project Book

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The Scottish Parliament Oral History Project has compiled a series of interviews with staff, MSPs and journalists regarding their careers and experiences at the Scottish Parliament. These interviews captured a rich array of material, shining new light on the Parliament’s history.

This book accompanying the project compiles extracts from these interviews, shining new light on the Parliament’s history, telling the story of Parliament through those who have helped shape it over the last 20 years.

Information and interviews about the  oral history project including the associated book are available online, and the book is available to purchase at all leading bookshops.

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Marking 20 years of the Scottish Parliament

 

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A year-long programme to mark 20 years since the creation of the Scottish Parliament has been announced.

Designed to showcase the positive impact the Scottish Parliament has had on the lives of those living in Scotland over the last two decades, the programme will aim to reach people from all over Scotland. It will include an ‘open event’ in June, the launch of a new public exhibition telling the story of the Parliament, a series of family days held at Holyrood, and a competition for young people to write a letter to the Parliament on their hopes and aspirations for the Parliament over the next 20 years.

Details of the full programme will be released throughout the year with many opportunities for people across Scotland to be involved.  Their are  two main events taking place on Saturday 29th June – The Queen formally addressing Parliament and the more informal public celebrations.

High Streets, Gas Emissions, and inequality from space – New Official Publications 11.06.19

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Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

Demographic outlook for the European Union 2019. “This paper is the second in a series that EPRS (European Parliamentary Research Service) is producing on the demographic outlook for the European Union (EU). The economy, labour market, healthcare, pensions, the environment, intergenerational fairness and election results – they are all driven by demography.”

Automated tackling of disinformation : Major challenges ahead – Study.This study maps and analyses current and future threats from online misinformation, alongside currently adopted socio-technical and legal approaches. Drawing on and complementing existing literature, the study summarises and analyses the findings of relevant journalistic and scientific studies and policy reports in relation to detecting, containing and countering online disinformation and propaganda campaigns. It traces recent developments and trends…

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Banking Scams, Leadership Elections (Conservative Party), and Travelpac Data – New Official Publications 28.05.19

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Newly published official publications from :

The Scottish Parliament and Government

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Review of Children (Scotland) Act 1995 consultation: analysis – “The Scottish Government is committed to improving family law and how the child’s voice is heard within cases, and to ensure that the child’s best interests are at the centre of the system. To assist the Scottish Government to target any necessary changes, a public consultation ran between May and September 2018 seeking views on potential changes to Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (the 1995 Act).

This report provides an analysis of the consultation responses from the consultation on the Review of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.”

New national public health body ‘Public Health Scotland’: consultation – “This consultation document invites views on the proposals for a new national public health…

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Robots in Healthcare, Cyber Kiosks, and Domestic Abuse – New Official Publications 13.0519

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Newly published official publications from :

The European Union

General view of the Plenary chamber in Brussels – PHS Hemicycle – Plenary session week 46 2014

Europe’s urban air quality: Re-assessing implementation challenges in cities. “Air pollution is one of the most important environmental problems affecting people’s health, particularly in urban areas of Europe. Over the past decade, air quality has slowly improved in many of Europe’s cities, as a direct result of more robust air quality policies across various governance levels, the introduction of targeted measures and actions, and technological improvements that have reduced emissions from various sources. Nevertheless, many cities and regions still experience exceedances of the regulated limits for air pollutants.”

Robots in healthcare: A solution or a problem? Workshop proceedings – Study. This report summarises the presentations and discussions of a workshop on the use of robots and AI in healthcare, held at the…

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