Post provides balanced and accessible overviews of research from across the biological, physical and social sciences, and engineering and technology. They place the findings of this research in a policy context for Parliamentary use.
The best known format for these briefings are ‘POSTnotes’: four page summaries of public policy issues based on reviews of the research literature and interviews with stakeholders from across academia, industry, government and the third sector; they are peer reviewed by external experts. POSTnotes are often produced proactively, so that parliamentarians have advance knowledge of key issues before they reach the top of the political agenda.
St Andrews University’s entry in the SWOP Directory has been updated. Thanks to Charlotte Kelham for the information. Their collection contains the following:
Extensive print collections of UK and Scottish Parliament and Government publications including House of Commons Papers & Bills, Command Papers, House of Lords Papers and Bills, Hansard (both Commons and Lords), Public General Acts and Local & Personal Acts, Statutory Instruments. All are listed on SAULCAT our Library catalogue. Some of our collections are stored off-site in various stores, this is indicated on the records on SAULCAT; items is stores can be retrieved on request, please contact us prior to visiting if you require something from our stores. We have a range of online resources, such as House of Commons Parliamentary Papers, MEMSO and Hein Online which are restricted to University of St Andrews staff and students.
See the Directory entry for full details.
It’s never too late to have an entry amended or added to the Directory. Please see here for instructions.
I’m very pleased to say our entry for the Mitchell Library is up-to-date again, after far too long. Thanks very much to Librarian Alison Young for the information.
The Mitchell’s OP Reference collection contains the following:
- Scottish Parliamentary papers including Bills 1999 – 2009
- Scottish Acts and Statutory Instruments 1999 – date
- House of Commons Papers (including Bills and Command Papers) 1715 – 2009
- House of Lords Papers 1884 – 2009
- Public General Acts 1225 – 2013 (bound copies only, 2013 is the most recent we have)
- Local and Personal Acts 1895 – 1922
- Acts of Parliament of Scotland 1124 – 1707
- House of Commons Hansard 1803 – 2013 (bound copies only, 2013 is the most recent we have
- House of Lords Hansard 1909- 2013 (bound copies only, 2013 is the most recent we have)
- United States Congressional Record 1882 -1937
Please take a look at the Mitchell’s Directory entry for full details
Take a look at the recently updated Directory entries for the following organisations (in no particular order):
If you haven’t updated your entry this year it has now been archived – but fear not! It is never too late to have an entry amended or added to the directory. Please see here or email me.
Our Annual General Meeting is more than just a meeting. We use the opportunity to meet in different locations and hear about a variety of projects to stimulate discussion, create CPD and training opportunities.
This year is no exception and we are delighted to be holding the 2017 AGM at the
National Library of Scotland Kelvin Hall, Glasgow on the 23rd November at 1.30 pm.
The event will begin with a behind the scenes tour by Ruth Washbrook, Head of the Moving Image Archive. This will give the opportunity to see the preservation and digitisation processes for film donations as well as some of the Government information films held in the collection.
Refreshments will be provided.
We are really delighted to have Helen Costello back with us to talk a little about her new role in the Scottish Parliament and reflect on her professional journey thus far.
Finally, Eilidh MacGlone – National Library of Scotland Web Archivist will demonstrate the new UK Web Archive public interface and how best to use this for research
This will be followed by the SWOP AGM – Agenda and papers will be sent out in advance of the meeting.
For catering purposes it is important to reserve your place on Eventbrite.
Why not join us in the café at Kelvin Hall from 12 noon for an informal catch up with colleagues over coffee or lunch. (Please note that lunch is NOT unfortunately provided by SWOP).
Francesca Ezzelino, Newsam Library and Archives, UCL Institute of Education is a member of SWOP and uses the network to ensure a comprehensive coverage of publications for Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA), their repository of Official Publications in the areas of education, training, children and families.
The UCL Institute of Education is home to an extensive print collection of Official Publications, beginning with the origins of state education in the United Kingdom in the 19th century to the present day. The breadth of the collection brings together key legislation, reports produced by select committees and government departments, circulars and memoranda. It also includes documents published by quasi-governmental bodies such as Ofsted, the Schools Council and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, as well as local authorities, political parties and trade unions.
As part of an on-going digitization programme between the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Library of Congress issues of the congressional record covering the first world war are now freely available to access.
The congressional record is the official record of debates in the US congress .