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Libraries for Privacy - Digital Security Workshop
Date: 8 July 12-4pm
Venue: Glasgow Women's Library - 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow, G40 1BP
Details: Libraries are a key resource for everyone: a repository of ideas, creativity, and diverse and challenging voices. They are also vital to their community, offering training and shared spaces in which users can learn, express themselves, and explore the world.

As part of Scottish PEN's campaign to protect free expression in the digital age, we are excited to announce a workshop that will help libraries support users in strengthening their online privacy. This workshop has been developed in partnership with the Library Freedom Project, and is supported by CILIPS.

The aims of the workshop are to:

  • Identify and discuss the challenges faced by libraries in Scotland when confronted with both government and corporate surveillance, especially in light of the Investigatory Powers Bill that can be used to target libraries.

  • Demonstrate technology tools that can help thwart surveillance from the intelligence agencies' dragnet and the massive data collection done by corporate entities. These tools can be installed on public computers or taught to patrons in computer classes, and provide practical ways for everyday people to prevent search tracking, browse the web anonymously, and encrypt some of their online communications. This workshop is available to people at all levels of technical ability and will focus on a solutions based approach to enable you to roll out the training to the users of your libraries.

This workshop is available to library professionals, volunteers, activists and other information professional who work in public, academic or specialist libraries.

Because of the limited number of spaces available, we would ask that each participating library send a maximum of 2 delegates to participate in the workshop. This will ensure that we are able to offer this training to as many libraries as possible. 

Please bring a laptop so you can take full advantage of the hands-on training provided.

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CIG Scotland AGM 2016

Date: 22 July. AGM starts at 1.30pm; post AGM talk starts at 2pm


Venue: Glasgow Colleges Riverside Campus, 21 Thistle Street, Glasgow, G5 9XB

Refreshments will be available. 

Directions are available at 

The Cataloguing & Indexing Group in Scotland warmly invites you to its 2016 Annual General Meeting, which will take place at Glasgow Colleges Riverside Campus on Friday 22nd July. 

If you are interested in joining the committee, or wish to raise items for the agenda, please contact CIGS Secretary, Paul Cunnea, 

Post AGM seminar: Metadata for putting historical maps online - a look behind the scenes at

We are delighted to welcome Chris Fleet from the National Library of Scotland to talk at this year’s AGM.  Chris will talk about putting the Library’s historical maps online. 

The National Library of Scotland’s Map Images website currently makes available 150,000 maps, with around 5,000 visitors, and 30,000 page views every day. This talk will look at the metadata and technologies that make this possible, particularly the central role of geographical coordinates in finding maps, as well as the growing value of open standards and web services in presenting maps. What are the main ways that people use to find maps online, how are these relevant to finding and presenting other content based on place or geography, and what is georefencing?

Chris is Map Curator at the National Library of Scotland where he has worked since 1994, with a focus on digital mapping and on making available historical maps online.

Registration: Both the AGM and seminar are free and open to members and non-members, but registration is required.   You can register at




Professional Registration and Portfolio Building (plus reflective writing)

Date: 6th Sep 2016

Venue: Airyhall Library, Aberdeen



CILIP in Scotland Autumn Gathering

Date: October 20th 

Venue: Glasgow City Hotel

Booking and further details announced in summer. 


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