Official Publications blogs

For those of who work with official publications (UK and Scottish government and parliamentary papers) enquiries, here are some blogs which will be of interest.

SWOP Forum

The Scottish Working Forum on Official Publications (SWOP) is set up for information professionals interested in official publications. SWOP’s blog is a place for news about developments in Scottish official publications in particular. Scottish Government and Scottish public body information of interest to the readership is also posted.

Official Papers UK

This is the blog by the Standing Committee on Official Publications (SCOOP). The group aims to improve access and availability of UK official publications. The blog contains news and information on developments in the field of parliamentary publishing.

Inside the Act Room

The UK Parliament Archive provides access to records of Parliament dating back from 1497. Their blog features news and projects well as revealing some of the more unusual parts of their collection.

UK Web archive blog

The UK Web archive was established in 2004 to preserve and make accessible web resources deemed of scholarly and cultural importance from the UK domain. As from 2013, the Non-Print Legal Deposit Regulations has meant the archive has extended to the whole UK domain web. With increasing “born digital” political publications, the archive is becoming more important in political research, as the UK Web archive explains with the post “Curating the election“.


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