UKeiG Commentaries: Statements, Notices and Papers

From time to time UKeiG publishes notices, summaries and statements covering issues that affect those working in the knowledge, information and library sectors - particularly where those issues relate to e-resources or communications. They will be published beneath this page with the most recent at the top of the list.

  • Ethics and the Investigatory Powers Bill

    30th August 2016 - UKeiG is the body that focuses directly on the use and exploitation of e-resources, and, as such, has particular concerns with respect to freedom of access and right of access. With respect to the Investigatory Powers Bill, its concerns focus on any limitation or consequences imposed on such right of access, and on the proper response of Knowledge/Information/Library professionals to such limitations.

  • The Marrakesh Treaty and its Implications

    25th August 2016 - In June 2013, at a diplomatic conference in Marrakesh, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (the UN agency concerned with everything to do with intellectual property, including copyright) adopted the so-called Marrakesh Treaty for facilitating access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled (this latter term being taken to mean for those people who are physically unable to turn the pages of a physical book).

  • Legal Deposit and Access to Parliamentary Papers

    9th March 2016 - On 31st March 2016 the current printing and publishing contract between Parliament and The Stationery Office (TSO) will expire for Lords Papers and Bills; as a result, the Deposit Libraries will no longer hold future hard copies of Commons Papers, Bills, Lords Papers, Bills or Command Papers. Meanwhile electronic supplies remain freely available ... Libraries that currently receive print copies are encouraged to keep their print collections going.  


  • Disabled Student Allowances changes – key issues for libraries

    16 February 2016 - Changes to disabled student allowances (DSA) in England will shift the responsibility for provision of accessible learning resources to the individual's institution. The key changes are the removal of funding for support and enhanced support assistants – those who might previously have provided practical support in the library or supported print impaired students in reading, scribing or notetaking...

  • Draft Investigatory Powers Bill: CILIP Response to the Joint Select Committee

    20 January 2016 - The following paper is the text of CILIP's submission to the Joint Committee Inquiry into the  Investigatory Powers Bill, originally published on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Joint Committee - publications web page.

  • Information Management and ISO9001:2015

    25 November 2015 - The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has recently released ISO9001:2015 for quality management systems. A feature of this new edition is the focus on effective documentation management. This offers important opportunities for information managers to support business-critical quality objectives through closer integration of information management policies and processes with those for quality management...

  • EU Safe Harbour: Regulating data flows to the US

    22 October 2015 - The recent ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the regulation and the protection of data transfers from the EU to the US has deemed that the US does not ensure an adequate level of protection...