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, email@example.com, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, 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 knowmailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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