SLA Training Event – Copyright in a post-Brexit world

This event at National Library of Scotland may interest some of our SWOP Members. Join the SLA for a fascinating seminar on copyright presented by Dr Charles Oppenheim, a leading expert on this topic. The three-hour seminar will cover a brief summary of key copyright elements, recent changes to copyright legislation and their impact on librarians and information professionals, and the likely consequences for copyright law following Brexit. The seminar will be preceded by lunch and there will opportunities for questions and answers at the end of the seminar.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/copyright-in-a-post-brexit-world-tickets-27824299228

Forthcoming events

Here are a few items for your diary – although details are still to be finalised:

  • Our next meeting will be the AGM in November (date and venue to be confirmed).  Since SWOP will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary in September, this AGM may just be a little more festive than is usual!
  • We’re hoping to offer a couple of training sessions this year: “Social media for researchers” – to be run by the Scottish Government Library – details are still to be confirmed for this;  Also, we hope to liaise with the Scottish Law Librarians Group (SLLG) on a training course to cover the Scottish Parliament legislative process, legislation and basic legal materials – but this is currently just a “concept”
  • …and finally, there is talk of organising a little excursion to visit the Scottish Book Trust in the autumn.  This will be a bit of a social event – and I’m sure it will be lovely!

Exciting as all these sound, nothing is yet confirmed for any of them.  Please watch this space for updates!