I attended an Official Publications seminar on Wednesday 7 November 2012. It was hosted by the British and Irish Association of Law Librarians (BIALL) and held at the National Archives in Kew. A fabulous building, if a little out-of-the-way for travel. Their cafe and restaurant is well worth a visit! Our four speakers were all from the National Archives, and spoke about their roles in legislation, parliamentary and government publications, and collections policy.
Carol Tullo (Director of Information Policy and Services)
Introduction to the seminar and role of the National Archives in official publications policy and standards. Discussed on the provenance, authority and legal status of official publications. Focused on the role of crown copyright, and the strive for open-access, reliable and re-usable information. New Gov.uk website replaces Direct.gov.uk, as single source of government information, with departmental websites closing in next few years.
John Sheridan (Head of Legislation)
Introduction to the Legislation.gov.uk website. Designed…
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