As part of the new Framework of Qualifications, CILIP is developing a Mentor Scheme for those members who do not have access to an existing scheme, for example through their place of work. The Mentor Scheme will be available to members who wish to progress from Certification to Chartered Membership or to participate in the Revalidation Scheme. It will also form a compulsory element of the new Chartership process.
We are about to set up the scheme in Wales, so if you are interested in becoming a mentor now is the time to register online at: http://www.cilip.org.uk/qualificationschartership/FrameworkofQualifications/mentor/mentorguidelines.htm We will be running mentor training courses in North Wales, SE Wales and SW Wales in the autumn. The first will run on the 7 and 21 September, venue to be confirmed.
2 CYNULLIAD / WELSH ASSEMBLY
2.1 CyMAL Disability Summer School
The CyMAL Disability Summer School will take place on 1 September at the
University of Wales, Bangor, 6 September at the National Library of Wales in
Aberystwyth and 14 September at Swansea Rugby Club. Programmes and booking
forms will be sent to Welsh museums, archives and libraries in mid July and
booking forms must be returned by 5 August for Bangor, 12 August for
Aberystwyth and 19 August for Swansea. Details will also appear on the
CyMAL website. In the meantime, if you would like any further information,
including an important monograph by John S Thompson.
The resources can be found at:
10 GWYBODAETH / INFORMATION
World Summit on the Information Society
A special supplement of this month's Info@UK is now available.
The British Council have just commissioned a special issue of Info@UK
dedicated to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), the second
phase of which will be held in Tunis in mid November. This edition can be
found at http://firstname.lastname@example.org
Briefly, the supplement charts the history of WSIS, what was achieved (or
not as the case may be) at the first phase of WSIS in Geneva in December
2003, the hopes and aspirations for the future, and the role of the British
Council in representing the issues of concern to UK civil society as we move
towards the summit in Tunis. It also includes details of the successful UK
WSIS Day held in Manchester on May 24 which was attended by nearly one
hundred delegates from a range of civil society entities.
11 TECHNOLEG / TECHNOLOGY
CILIP launches RFID in Libraries Conference 8 November 2005
An excellent opportunity for library managers to learn about the potential applications of RFID in libraries. The conference will consider technical issues such as interoperability, metadata and standards, as well as looking at management issues such as staffing, procurement,
privacy, and tagging existing collections. Leading suppliers will support the conference and provide an insight into their latest offerings.
Call 020 7255 0543/4 or fax 020 7255 0541 or e-mail email@example.com
Information is also available online at:
12 HAWLFRAINT/ COPYRIGHT
12.1 Just how small is a snippet? Let's ask Google
More on the copyright debate linked to the Google Print proposed project.
Richard Huws is head of reading services at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth which has been storing the nation's most important records for centuries. Now an astonishingly large number of people are now using it to find out about their Welsh roots.