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    I am the owner and managing director of Information Automation Limited (IAL), a company that specialises in research, consultancy and training for the information profession. We are particularly interested in all forms of electronic information resources (e-journals, e-books, etc) and I teach a course in electronic publishing at the Department of Information Studies in Aberystwyth. Drilling down still further(!), my interests centre on the quality and evaluation of electronic information, and in the thinking that underpins activities in library and information science.
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    Thursday, February 14, 2008

    Big Brother is SO watching you little Bro'

    Information World Review revealed today, that in an experiment which apparently started in 2006,
    The UK government is to create a database that will hold the academic achievements of every citizen from the age of 14.

    The system has been under trial since 2006 and will allow colleges, universities and future employers to check whether prospective candidates have the qualifications they claim.

    and of course, although no one has yet said so, this data will be linked (if the system ever works) to all that other data that the government will hold on you (medical, criminal...) and to the National Identity Register.

    At least it may stop all those e-mail offering me a cheap PhD in 7 days.

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