Wednesday, 12 March 2008

European Information Training Event

A proposal to arrange a session for the Association incorporating some form of training on European information has been posted to the blog and we need your views on what level of interest this might attract and what form it should take.

We have an agreement in principle from the EIA to support the event but we need to outline our requirements to them before they can give a firm commitment

Training on offer from EIA currently includes the following topics and it would be useful if you could say which would be of interest to you

§ The European Union - what it is, what it does, how it works
§ Tracing policy and legislative documents
§ Tracing background and explanatory materials
§ Using EU information networks
§ How the EU legal process works and how to track EU law effectively
§ The planning cycle, SEC documents and COM documents
§ The consultation process (EP, ESC and CoR)
§ Adoption (including ‘How do I know it’s been adopted?’) and transposition into national legislation
§ Case law (including ‘what’s the difference between C-1/05, T1-05

and F-1/05?’)
§ Documentation associated with mergers

It would also be useful if you could express your preference for the form of session – either full day, half day or lunchtime (12-2)

It is envisaged that the session would be run in Birmingham in September

ALLICE Meeting Minutes - Wednesday 12 March 2008

Wednesday 12th March 2008

Meeting held at :

HBJ Gateley Wareing, One Eleven Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2HJ

1. New Secretary

Phil Uttley (Hammonds) was welcomed as the Association’s new secretary and Jackie Hanes was thanked for all the work she had done in the past

2. ALLICE Bursary

ALLICE are offering a bursary to facilitate attendance at the BIALL Conference in 2008. Details of eligibility criteria and an application form are associated with these minutes. Applications should be submitted to Sue Kendall,, by 4th April

3. EIA event

A European Information training event is planned for later this year. Opinions are sought on suitable content and event format. A response form is associated with these minutes for those not able to complete one at the meeting. Responses should be sent to Phil Uttley,, by 11th April

4. Union Serials list

A volunteer is required to co-ordinate the publication of a new Union Serials list. Please let Phil Uttley know,, if you are prepared to take this on. It is hoped that this might be completed by the end of May

5. Future meetings

The next meeting will take place at 1230 on Wednesday 18th June at Anthony Collins

Sue Kendall is trying to set up a ‘mini’ BIALL Legal Research Materials course in Birmingham/West Midlands later this year and would be interested in hearing from anyone prepared to host it. For further details on requirements, please contact Sue at sue.kendall@mills-reeve

Would anyone interested in hosting either the September or December ALLICE meeting, please let Phil Uttley

6. Digital Copyright?

Laurence Bebbington of the University of Nottingham explored the issues relating to copyright generally and digital copyright specifically. This interesting talk explained the issues that law librarians face in working within the copyright framework. Laurence highlighted the fact that the issues relating to digital copyright are no different than those relating to any other form of copyright and that the core issues are whether the material is copyrighted and what you want to do with it.

A copy of Laurence’s presentation (duly copyright cleared!) is associated with these minutes

Thursday, 6 March 2008

Next meeting - 12th March 2008

12.30 pm Wednesday 12th March 2008

Meeting to be held at

HBJ Gateley Wareing
One Eleven Edmund Street
B3 2HJ

Map & Directions:


Normal business

1. New Secretary
2. BIALL Bursary
3. EIA event
4. Union Lists
5. Future meetings

Guest speaker (Digital copyright)

Laurence Bebbington of the University of Nottingham