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.
A very interesting link that may be of interest to Public Librarians and perhaps School Librarians alike.
This leaflet explains the different roles of the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Government, the UK Parliament and the European Parliament.
Scottish Parliament Publication – Who Does What?
In the lead up to the local government election in May CILIP in Scotland will be campaigning for libraries across Scotland and showing why #LibrariesMatter. SWOP members can help with this campaign.
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This policy review was commissioned by the Scottish Government. The agreed purpose was to inform the ongoing development of education policy, practice and leadership in Scotland, by providing an independent review of the direction of the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and emerging impacts seen in quality and equity in Scottish schooling. It focuses especially on the cycles corresponding to Broad General Education (BGE, i.e. up to student age 15) with the brief being to:
- Highlight key impacts of the approach taken to developing the curriculum to date.
- Analyse key aspects of education policy and practice in Scotland, and integrate insights from PISA and other evidence from different countries/regions.
- Highlight areas where further change or development could add value to an ongoing programme of educational improvement.
There will be an Scottish Government debate in the Scottish Parliament on the 12th January 2016
Delivering a world-class education system
UK Supreme Court proceedings can now be viewed any time, any place, with the launch of an on-demand archive of past hearings unveiled today to complement the court’s existing live streaming service.
Lawyers, law students and anyone interested in the workings of the highest court in the land will now be able to watch hearings of cases over the preceding year at their convenience – a move likely to cut legal costs in the production of transcripts as well as providing a unique educational tool.
“Now justice can be seen to be done at a time which suits you,” said Lord Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court. “The archive will help people see the background to decisions made in our highest appeal court. It will also be useful to the legal profession and serve as an informative tool for those considering a career in the law.”
The National Library of Scotland have posted three very interesting videos on youtube……
These videos aim to show that not all Librarians are “older” and “sensibly dressed”
These videos form a small part of the National Library of Scotland’s youtube channel.
Well worth a look.