IPad Mini: What's all the fuss about?

Thursday, 25 October 2012

"It's beginning to look a lot like C..."  I almost said the C word!  Too soon?  For those of you, like me, who start thinking about where the tree will go this year, what colour wrapping paper I might use and what would I like as a gift, if I could have anything...  you are maybe pondering which handy little device will best fit into my new designer Hand/Man bag?  You may also have heard the odd rumblings of an iPad Mini coming to market. 

Well here is a selection of links to assist you in your decision making process, happy shopping:

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Social Media Explained (with the aid of a donut!)

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

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BIALL Official Publications Seminar

Thursday, 11 October 2012

One of the areas identified in our recent survey of training needs suggested that BIALL members would like us to arrange a course on Official Publications. I am therefore pleased to announce this seminar which will be taking place early next month at The National Archives in Kew, which will be open both to BIALL members and also to non-members:

Official Publications Seminar
Wednesday 7 November, 13:00-16:30
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU

This afternoon seminar will feature three authoritative speakers from The National Archives, who have also kindly agreed to host the session for us.

1. Legislation.gov.uk
(John Sheridan, Head of Legislation)

2. Government parliamentary papers
(Helen Creeke, Official Publications Manager)

3. The National Archives collections policy
(Julia Stocken, Head of Information Management and Practice)

The course will begin with registrations at 1pm (for a 1:30pm start), and light refreshments will be provided. The price will be £20 (+ VAT) for BIALL members, or £30 (+ VAT) for non-members.

Further information about the course is available also please see the Booking form. To reserve your place, please complete and return the booking form to Lynne Cameron at (or by post to the address supplied on the form).

Although we potentially have a generous capacity for numbers attending this course, we have a deadline for bookings of 30 October. Regardless of available places, it will therefore not be possible to take any further bookings after this date. Consequently, I would encourage those interested in this course to book their place at this seminar as soon as possible.

Mark Haines
(Chair, BIALL Professional Development Committee)

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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

I was reminded today of a Dan Pink video that I came across a while ago after reading his book, Drive.  I thought it was timely for this autumn season, when every other person seems to have the sniffles and mention of the 'C' word, starts to strike fear in many a bank balance.  I thought this would be a nice video to watch over lunch to remind ourselves that we work in an environment which requires at least "rudimentary cognitive skill' and that "Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose" are more important than external rewards...

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