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.
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.
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.
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.