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MmITS is a Special Interest Group of CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals). MmITS aims to unite those members of CILIP Multimedia Information and Technology Group who are living and working in Scotland. Its members are engaged or interested in multimedia information and technology developments. MmITS enables communication and promotes professional interests across Scotland and across the library and information sectors.

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MmITS 11th Annual General Meeting - Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Wednesday 7th May, 2pm-4pm

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.

Venue:  The Glasgow Room, The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN
Date/time:  Wednesday 7th May 2014, 2.00pm – 4.00 pm
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)

Post-AGM Presentation

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Nicky Imrie, a researcher on the Mackintosh Architecture project, will be our post-AGM speaker. Led by the Hunterian Museum at Glasgow University, this project has set the ambitious goal of cataloguing, photographing and evaluating all of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s architectural designs.  According to the project web page, “Mackintosh’s core activity as an architect is remarkably under-researched, despite the attention given to his achievements as a designer and watercolour artist”.  Therefore, the project aims to “redress this balance”.

The end result of the project will be a web –based resource due to be launched in July along with a major exhibition at the Hunterian 2014. This will provide a catalogue of all projects by or associated with Mackintosh and will include full project descriptions, related drawings and archived documents and information on associated contractors. The resource also includes interesting background information on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and will feature a series of essays.

Nicky has kindly agreed to discuss her experiences of working on this fascinating project. She will talk about the challenges of identifying Mackintosh architectural work and the interesting discoveries they made! She will discuss how they tackled the process of cataloguing and digitising the diverse sources.  She will also tell us about some of the technical challenges faced and the steps they have taken to ensure the final resource is user-friendly.

(Note: Non-members are welcome to attend the AGM but are not eligible to vote.)

MmITS Visit to the BFI Mediatheque at Bridgeton Library

Wednesday 26th February 2014, 1.30pm

Many thanks to all who joined us for the CILIP MmITS visit to the fantastic new BFI Mediatheque at Bridgeton Library. This is a hidden gem, unique to Scotland, and housed within the newly renovated Olympia Cinema site. During the tour, we were able to access a specially commissioned collection of Scottish film and television, entitled ‘Scottish Reels’, covering more than a century of Scottish life and culture drawn from the BFI National Archive and the Scottish Screen Archive. The bespoke viewing stations also gave us the chance to search more than 2,000 clips ranging from home movies and adverts, to children’s television and documentaries, many of which have not been seen since they were first broadcast.

To find out more about our experience of the BFI Mediatheque and the extended tour of the wider library facilities provided by the excellent Bridgeton Library team, read Lynda Robertson’s article on the MmITS blog and Anabel Marsh’s account of the day on Anabel’s blog.

Sincere thanks to the Bridgeton Library team for making this event possible and keep checking back for details of the next MmITS event!


MmITS @ Library Camp, October 2013

Following Anabel Marsh's announcement at our AGM in May that Scotland's first ever Library Camp would take place in October, the event proved to be a great success for all those in attendance at Glasgow's Mitchel Library on Saturday 26th of October. Two of our intrepid committee members, Louise Morrison and Lynda Robertson, took part in the day's activities by pitching a session on business information. To find out more about their experiences and what they had to say, go to the MmITS blog and read their post-Library Camp report. A range of topics were covered during these sessions, and the pitch put forward by Library Camp founder Anabel Marsh and CILIP's Policy and Digital Officer Sean McNamara focussed on ideas for the next National Libraries day. Go here to read further and get involved if you can!


10th Annual General Meeting, 9th May 2013

Many thanks to all who joined us at the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow for our 10th AGM on the 9th of May, and in particular to our wonderful speaker, Anabel Marsh, for her very insightful talk focussing on the development, success, challenges and future of the Glasgow Library Tweetups. Click here to learn more about the GLTU and to get involved. Look out also for the Scottish Library Camp, a fantastic new event that Anabel announced is being planning for October 2013 at the Mitchell Library.

Many thanks also to Marjory Stewart, Librarian at the Royal Faculty of Procurators, for allowing us to tour the library facilites.

UPDATE: Read an in-depth review of the AGM by Louise Morrison on the MmITS Blog.


12th Annual Scottish Ebooks Conference Reports

MmITS was proud to sponsor 2 delegates to attend the 12th Annual Scottish Ebooks Conference, which took place on the 25th of October 2012 at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, University of Edinburgh:

Jenny Ridout of Preston College is currently working towards her Chartership. Follow Jenny on Twitter @jennyridout and her blog at Jenny's Cabinet of Curiosities. Go here to read Jenny's first-hand experiences of the conference.


Penny Andrews, Graduate Trainee at Leeds Metropolitan University and one of the organisers of Library Camp. Follow Penny's blog at Penny Binary. Penny's conference report was printed in the November edition of Information Scotland.


MmITS Survey Results 

Many thanks to all who took the time to give us your thoughts for the MmITS Survey.

The findings of the survey can now be accessed here on the MmITS blog, so please feel free to read and comment on the results.

The feedback we received has been very useful and we intend to develop the ideas and comments received in order to ensure that the MmITS group offers the best value for its members.

Thank you for your interest and support. 


9th Annual General Meeting, 24th April 2012

Many thanks to all who joined us at Glasgow University Library for our 9th AGM on the 24th of April, and in particular to our wonderful speaker, Mr Stewart Bain, Library Assistant Extraordinaire and Twitter icon, for his very entertaining and insightful talk focussing on social media.

Click here to discover some of the tips we learned for the successful use of Twitter and Facebook to promote services based on the work done by Stewart at Orkney Library and Archive Services.


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