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New Annotated Statutes Service on Westlaw UK

6 August 2009

A new Annotated Statutes Service is now live on Westlaw UK. The new service aims to provide a greater understand of legislation. In a legislation search results list an A indicates that the legislation has been annotated.

As you are aware there is to be a new medical education centre on the Heath Park site which will house a new purpose-built library. The new library will incorporate the current provision of the Sir Herbert Duthie Library, the Nursing and Healthcare Studies Library (both on the UHW site) and the School of Nursing and Midwifery Library currently situated in the Caerleon Education Centre, Newport.
We are sending this email to all Schools to be served by the new library inviting suggestions for a new library name. The proposed name for the new medical education centre is the ‘Cochrane building’. Since we already have the ‘Archie Cochrane Library’ in Llandough we need to think of something different for this one. Thoughts of a name for the library have so far focused upon either names which describe what can be found in the library (such as resources or subject areas) or names of prominent figures in healthcare.

We are looking for a name which is exciting and innovative but also fits the purpose of our library as a hub for the provision of Medical, Nursing and Healthcare information, both electronic and print, for the whole of Wales. If you are up for the challenge we would love to hear from you and as a further temptation there is a prize up for grabs for the person who suggests the name used.

Please submit your suggestions with your name and contact details to Vikki Russell (PA to Janet Peters, University Librarian) at The closing date for suggestions is Friday 4The Annotated Statutes Service covers:

  • Effect and purpose
  • Term definitions
  • Judicial consideration
  • Possible ambiguities
  • Human Rights application
  • Derivation or origin of an enactment
  • Pepper v Hart notes which cross-reference Hansard reports of Parliamentary debates

Annotations are included for all new UK Acts, Scottish Acts and Welsh Measures within two weeks of Royal Assent. Initially back to 2007 but eventually expanding to the key pre-2007 Acts. Annotations are included for the whole Act (click on the Preamble of the Act in the search results) and at provision level and can be found below the text of the Preamble or provision or by clicking on Annotation on the left-hand menu. h December.