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Annual Conference 2014: Challenges, Choices and Opportunities

2-3rd June, Dundee. Full details.

East Branch Meet the President

Date: Wednesday 23 April 2014, 6-8pm

Location: Quaker Meeting House, Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh

Booking: e mail

CILIPS President Robert Ruthven will be talking about his career and experience in various library sectors.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served.

The Quaker Meeting House is accessed from the top of Lawnmarket or from the George IV Bridge/Victoria Street. Look for the blue pointers. There is metered parking nearby (free on Sundays) in Johnston Terrace, Victoria Street and Grassmarket. Buses 23, 27, 41/41A, 42, and 45 pass nearby. 

Access to the meeting house along Victoria Terrace from George IV Bridge is restored.

MmITS 11th Annual General Meeting 

Date: Wednesday 7th May, 2-4PM

Location: The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN

The CILIP Multimedia Information and Technology Group, Scotland invites members to attend the 11th Annual General Meeting and post-AGM presentation by Dr Nicky Imrie on on the Mackintosh Architecture Project. Full details:

Venue:       The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN
Directions :  Getting to the Mitchell Library
Booking: Please email to book your place.

This is a free event.  Refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits will be served) 

JISC Event: Open Source for Libraries 

Date: Friday 16th May, 10am-3pm

Location: JISC RSC

Jisc RSC Scotland, in association with PTFS, are hosting a day of open source demonstrations and opportunities for library and information services. Systems covered will include open source library management system Koha and its integration with VuFind as a discovery service, serials management and link resolving using CUFTS and rebus:list for reading list management.

Full details

Cataloguing and Indexing Group Scotland: Annual General Meeting plus seminar on RDA

Date: 19th May 2014 - 1pm-3.30pm

Location: National Library of Scotland, Map Library, 159 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PH (Conference Room)


Booking: Both the AGM and seminar are open to non-members, but only members are eligible to vote at the AGM.  There is no charge for attendance at the AGM or the seminar, but please register to reserve your place by contacting Eilidh MacGlone at  Further details will be available on the CIG blog.


Nominations for the Committee

At the meeting the CIGS Chair will be seeking nominations from those members interested in becoming involved in the work of the Committee.  If you are interested, or would like to nominate a colleague, please contact CIGS Secretary, at for a nomination form.


The chair invites items for the Agenda, please send any proposed agenda items to Paul Cunnea, CIGS Secretary at

Post-AGM seminar - RDA: a bigger picture

Gordon Dunsire

Under the lid of RDA

The RDA element set underpins the content and structure of RDA. Gordon will describe developments in the element set and how they improve the utility of RDA metadata. These include work on modelling the "Extent" attribute to make it easier to process, new extensions and changes to the RDA element set and relationship designators, the new element set namespace published in January 2014, and the development of documentation to answer the question "what does an RDA record look like?".

Deborah Fritz

RDA in many metadata formats

RIMMF (RDA in many metadata formats) is a visualization tool for catalogers, to help them to get used to thinking RDA instead of thinking AACR/MARC, and a cataloging training tool, to help educators teach RDA thinking. Deborah will demonstrate the latest version of the tool, which is freely downloadable from, and discuss its development to support linked data. 

The seminar will take place at 1.30pm following the AGM.

Information Literacy : Part 2

World War One Investigations

Date: 20th May 2014, 14:00 to 16:00pm

Venue: Missoni Hotel, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Cost: £40 for CILIPS members, £50 for non-members

Booking: Click here. Registration essential on or before 30.4.14 for catering purposes

Direct any enquiries to East Branch Events Co-ordinator, Alison Leslie: Tel: 0131 623 3822


This event will combine practical workshops and presentations from local experts on researching and gathering digital resources to commemorate the WWI centenary.


Susan VargaInformation and Digital Service Development Leader, Central Library, Edinburgh (ECLIS)

Allan Kilpatrick, Archaeological Investigator, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS)

Susan and Allan will guide you through a selection of ECLIS and RCHAMS online resources with the aim that you leave this event with a wealth of resources downloaded to support your WWI projects.

Free 8GB data stick pre-loaded with a resource pack.

School Library Camp

Date: Saturday 14th June
Location: Andersonian Library, Strathclyde University
Cost: Free (booking required)