Tuesday, 23 June 2009
Day three of the conference started (somewhat blearily for certain members of the audience) with a very interesting and informative talk by Vanessa Gamet of Kings College discussing the Terrorism Act and Patriot Acts in the UK and US, and their impact on and responses from the librarian community.
This was followed by a very entertaining session on records management from Paul Duller of Tribal Group. This was a very interesting session that highlighted best (and worst!) practice in records management, and gave us all some good suggestions on records management both at a personal and organisational level. I'm sure after this session we were all keen to get back to our desks and start implementing some grass-roots records management policies!
After a quick break for tea we had Laurence Bebbingham from Nottingham University talking on the legal issues and dangers in using web 2.0 applications. This session provided a sober contrast to some of the earlier sessions on web 2.0 technologies, and was a good reminder to us all of the importance of keeping within the law, even on the web.
Neil Richards was up next talking up for KM. This was a good overview of technology and the specific applications for KM in law firms. Neil has a real feel for the legal market, and I think gave us all a much better understanding of what SharePoint can do for our firms. Unfortunately, the BIALL Blog didn't make it to the last session of the day - Jonathan Brewer from LexisNexis discussing new legal technologies. We were caught up downstairs with the seemingly endless raffle winners! For those who did make it, please let us know how it went!
This years conference was a great event, with lots of fantastic speakers, and I'm sure all of the attendees had a great time. Many thanks to all of the speakers for giving up their time to give us all such a great and informative conference.