Monday, 19 November 2012

A colleague recommended this video recently and I thought I would share it with you, as it incorporates thoughts from some of the best business brains in the world:

The Biggest Mistake a Leader Can Make

"Through Imagining the Future of Leadership, a symposium at the Harvard Business School and accompanying blog series, expert thinkers gathered to investigate what is necessary today to develop the leaders we need for tomorrow".

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The New Moys Edition is Nearly Here!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Important news has reached the BIALL Blog.  Bridging a ten year gap since the fourth edition, the fifth edition of the Moys Classification and Thesaurus for Legal Material is finished and is being readied for publication.

As BIALL members will know, the scheme created by Elizabeth Moys is a leading classification scheme for law materials and is used worldwide.  Edited by Diana Morris the new edition includes new concepts such as global warming, climate change and the restructuring of natural resources and environmental law.

It will be published  by De Gruyter  on the 26th November in a striking orange cover and will cost £178.

BIALL President James Mullan commented

"This new updated edition promises to be bigger and better and will assist many Law Librarians with the organisation of their resources. The publication of this new edition is due in no small part of the hard work of Diana Morris and her team. This team included Sarah Spells, Law Librarian and Deputy Head of Teaching and Research Support at SOAS Library, who unfortunately passed away before the work on the new edition was complete."

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Loughborough Loses Department of Information Science

Friday, 9 November 2012

The Department of Information Science at Loughborough University is going to close!  The Times Higher Education Supplement reports;

"The department's closure was confirmed to its 25 staff last week, following a strategic review that concluded it should be replaced by a centre for information management within Loughborough's School of Business and Economics"

The article goes on to say that there are no plans for redundancies and that existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will continue.

The loss of departmental status and the limited scope of the plans for future research in the restructured centre are the main concerns expressed regarding the news.

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BIALL Salary Survey

Monday, 5 November 2012

I'm pleased to announce that the 2012 BIALL Salary Survey is now available for download from the members area of the BIALL website.

You can access the report directly from the Salary Survey page, or via the Publications page. Both will require you to log in using your BIALL login details.

Contributed by: Olwyn Mitchell

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