Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive (NIOPA)

The Library, at Queen’s University Belfast, has been developing an online archive, known as the Northern Ireland Official Publications Archive (NIOPA).

We are delighted to inform you that archive is now freely available at the following address: http://niopa.qub.ac.uk/

NIOPA is fully searchable with browsing and full text functionality and, as a digital archive of Northern Ireland official publications, makes documents available to support the research community, government departments and the wider public.

We welcome your feedback and shall be grateful if you would circulate the web address to colleagues who may be interested. In addition if you have any enquiries please contact: niopaenquiries@qub.ac.uk

Please let us know if you would like us to provide promotional material or feel it would be beneficial for us to have a presence at any events.

For your information, NIOPA records and documents are deposited with the British Library under the Legal Deposit Libraries (Non-Print Works) Regulations 2013.

A formal launch is planned for early 2018 and we will contact again closer to the date.

Northern Ireland Official Publications Team

 

 

New digital resources for international governmental organisations

Following the development of the OECD iLibrary the OECD have spent the past few years developing “iLibraries” for other international organisations, using the same platform that users are familiar with if they use the OECD iLibrary.

The following are now freely available to use, but you’ll need a subscription if you wish to download, save or copy any information – or if you want to take advantage of the time saving features.

Should you wish to subscribe contact details can be found  here.

Print Still Matters: the Future

The Standing Committee On Official Publications (SCOOP) would like to hear your views on the Print Still Matters website. The site aimed to give an overview of the print Official Publications collections held in libraries in the UK.

The website however has not been updated since 2013. Keeping it maintained and updated is difficult and to do a full and proper revision will incur costs. We have devised a short survey (six questions) to try and find out how much it used and to help us make an informed decision as to whether and how to continue it.

The survey is available here.

We will be grateful if as many people as possible can complete it, ideally in the few weeks or so, in order that SCOOP can consider the results as soon as possible and decide what to do next.

Thanks in advance.

Steven Hartshorne

Secretary of SCOOP