Wednesday, March 28, 2007

CIG Scotland AGM

The CIGS AGM took place on Friday 23 March at the Causewayside Building of the National Library of Scotland.

Following the AGM, Stuart James, former CIG Secretary and founding member of CIG Scotland gave an entertaining overview of the organisation's history as he witnessed it first hand. The room was packed with well-wishers for Stuart's retirement, which was celebrated after the meeting with cake and suitable refreshments.

C&I is delighted to be able to print the text of Stuart's talk in issue 156 and would like to take the opportunity to thank him for sending it and a copy of his article in the journal from 1990, which we will reprint alongside it so that members have a comprehensive oral-history-in-print of CIGS.

We would be interested to hear from other members of CIG and CIGS who would like to share their memories of our organisational history.

Gordon Dunsire, Chair of CIGS, gave a lively presentation on the developments of RDA and commonly-expressed concerns about it, garnered from mailing lists, events, and other sources, all of which he allayed in expert fashion.

Neil Nicholson (Book Reviews Editor) and I were pleased to address the audience on the recent developments of C&I, and we are grateful to all who offered us articles and book reviews for forthcoming issues. Thank you to the CIGS Committee for inviting us, and to the assembled CIGS membership for welcoming us into their midst.

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