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  The European Landscape Convention
Posted by: GnomeKing - 20th June 2016, 06:08 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (17)

The European Landscape Convention:
http://www.coe.int/en/web/landscape/home
Do we risk loss of this protection for Heritage, Communities and Landscape?
Can we remain signatories if the UK votes Leave?&
Do we want to see Archaeology across Europe protected in a similar manner to our own in the UK?

Discuss....

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  Echo, your past is my past is the governments for free
Posted by: Marc Berger - 16th June 2016, 01:01 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (3)

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/...ion/2/made

Quote:
Quote:Public administration

2.—(1) For section 47(2) and (3) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988(1) substitute—
“(2) Where material is open to public inspection pursuant to a statutory requirement, copyright in the material is not infringed by an act to which subsection (3A) applies provided that—

(a) the act is done by or with the authority of the appropriate person,
(b) the purpose of the act is—
(i) to enable the material to be inspected at a more convenient time or place, or
(ii) to otherwise facilitate the exercise of any right for the purpose of which the statutory requirement is imposed, and
© in the case of the act specified in subsection (3A)©, the material is not commercially available to the public by or with the authority of the copyright owner.

(3) Where material which contains information about matters of general scientific, technical, commercial or economic interest is on a statutory register or is open to public inspection pursuant to a statutory requirement, copyright in the material is not infringed by an act to which subsection (3A) applies provided that—

(a) the act is done by or with the authority of the appropriate person,
(b) the purpose of the act is to disseminate that information, and
© in the case of the act specified in subsection (3A)©, the material is not commercially available to the public by or with the authority of the copyright owner.

(3A) This subsection applies to any of the following acts—

(a) copying the material,
(b) issuing copies of the material to the public, and
© making the material (or a copy of it) available to the public by electronic transmission in such a way that members of the public may access it from a place and at a time individually chosen by them.”

(2) For section 48(2) and (3) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 substitute—
“(2) The Crown may, without infringing copyright in the work, do an act specified in subsection (3) provided that—

(a) the act is done for the purpose for which the work was communicated to the Crown, or any related purpose which could reasonably have been anticipated by the copyright owner, and
(b) the work has not been previously published otherwise than by virtue of this section.
(3) The acts referred to in subsection (2) are—

(a) copying the work,
(b) issuing copies of the work to the public, and
© making the work (or a copy of it) available to the public by electronic transmission in such a way that members of the public may access it from a place and at a time individually chosen by them.”


Not sure that I have seen this 2014 regulation discussed here but am presuming that it is the one used to put my reports up on the web by my LPAs but its using the word disseminate which is a word out of CIFA Cod of Conduct, Principle 4 of the Code (dissemination of archaeological information)

(3) Where material which contains information about matters of general scientific, technical, commercial or economic interest is on a statutory register or is open to public inspection pursuant to a statutory requirement, copyright in the material is not infringed by an act to which subsection (3A) applies provided that,
(b) the purpose of the act is to disseminate that information, and
© in the case of the act specified in subsection (3A)©, the material is not commercially available to the public by or with the authority of the copyright owner.


(3A) This subsection applies to any of the following acts—
© making the material (or a copy of it) available to the public by electronic transmission in such a way that members of the public may access it from a place and at a time individually chosen by them.”

Is this dissemination free and to get this dissemination are we supposed to say that the report is not commercial? That's presumably for copyright that is produced to satisfy a condition. How does it work for pre application reports?

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  ba.nr what is it?
Posted by: Marc Berger - 13th May 2016, 05:26 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (10)

I did a search looking after the demise of the much loved HER world and came across snarly welsh attempts to get HERs statutory but it seems to be buried in a "news" forum which doesn't bring the thread to the front of the thread or notice in index pages (?)

http://www.bajrfed.co.uk/showthread.php?...nvironment

hosty seems to like it, is it some kind of must-have facebook connivance?

Dig Discover Enjoy http://www.thedigsite.co.uk/shop.html

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  Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964
Posted by: Marc Berger - 29th April 2016, 08:37 AM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (4)

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1964/75

Does anybody know if this Act allows county councils to charge district councils for the maintenance of county museums?

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  Whats in their briefs?
Posted by: Marc Berger - 27th March 2016, 02:40 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (57)

Quote:3.6.4 In England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man ownership of objects rests with
the landowner, except where other law overrides this (e.g. Treasure Act 1996, Burial
Act 1857). The archaeologist undertaking the fieldwork or the planning archaeologist
must make this clear at the inception of the project (in the brief, WSI or project design).

This paragraph appears in a lot of the ifa fieldwork standards. I was just wondering if anybody could show me a brief where this obscure bit of English law is made clear to landowners. There's no examples that I know off issued by the Lincolnshire LPAs. I would be interested in what other archaeologists do about this guidance.

Marc

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  Pro rata holiday entitlement for short term contracts.
Posted by: Crocodile - 25th March 2016, 03:39 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (5)

Archaeology employs a lot of people on short term contracts, it is thus important that these individuals are paid their pro rata annual leave entitlement at the end of the contract, minus what they have taken as leave of cause.

Since 1998 everyone working a full 5 day week is entitled to 28 days annual leave or the pro rata equivellent. Contrary to popular opinion there is no statutory entitlement to bank holidays although employers can, and many do, require you to take 8 days of your annual leave entitlement on bank holidays.

So, to work out what a temporary employee needs to to be paid in holiday pay at the end of the contract you simply work out their pro rata holiday entitlement minus what days they have taken as annual leave, including any bank holidays.

What an employer should not do, and many do do is deduct all the bank holidays from the annual leave entitlement and work out their employees pro rata entitlement on 20 days annual leave minus any annual leave days that do not fall on bank holidays. In short you can't deduct bank holidays thst have not beem taken from an employees overal holiday entitlement.

I know employers who do this and it can potentially leave people short on holidsy pay by up to 2.3 days.

Has anyone else come across this or is there anyone who is not aware of this?

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  Predictions for 2016...
Posted by: BAJR - 24th March 2016, 06:42 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (83)

Prediction for 2016...

From April I predict you will see more G2 jobs at 18k plus. as companies vie to attract staff ( remember that salary is only one thing that is a benefit. see holidays, security, pension accommodation on away jobs etc as additional benefits.)
The supervisor and Project Officer is now rarer than a conservative MP in Scotland. So be prepared to see a shift in this place too. If Diggers are on over 18k. then a supervisor ( with the added responsibility should now be looking at 21k plus and a (good) PO would be mad to work for anything less than 26k


Indeed Rubicon and Cotswolds recent adverts show the trend for larger companies to pay more and provide more benefits is not impossible in todays climate. more work... not enough staff....
Rubicon are paying currently £ 21,359 to 23,000 for Supervisor level and £27, 607 to £30,434 for POs


Cotswold's are not far behind with POs getting a raft of benefits and £23,727 - £29,133 Diggers are on £18,147 - £18,709
The poor Project Manager is in a high stress poor return position currently, with the step up of responsibility really needing a larger salary ( believe me... PMs... you may think we were fat arsed desk jockeys. but hells teeth it is a tough life... causing me one nervous breakdown!)


Anyway... will I be right? or wrong? Is this the time.. to push forward?

What do you think

OR will we kick ourselves in the goolies again!

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  Audit Trails and cIFA Codes.
Posted by: GnomeKing - 18th March 2016, 02:07 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (9)

Advice Sought:
I am seeking advice on cIFA codes relevant to County Archaeologists, and audit trails relating to the monitoring of projects done in pursuance of Planning Regulations;
It seems that County Archaeologists would fall under these;
http://www.archaeologists.net/…/…/CIfAS&GCommissioning_1.pdf
In regard of audits trails, i see this;
"Monitoring and managing the quality of archaeological work
6.1 .b.
undertake monitoring of all relevant stages of archaeological work in accordance with stated policies or contractual agreement, and document and share the results of monitoring with appropriate parties in order to provide a ROBUST AUDIT TRAIL for planning, legal and quality management purposes"
Am I correct in thinking that this applies to monitoring of commercial projects by County Archaeologists????
Do any County Archs out there have a specific approach to this?
Do they keep 'robust audit trails' ?
Indeed what does the archaeological community think of this provision in relation to County Councils?

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  Gwynedd Archaeological Trust changes...
Posted by: BAJR - 3rd March 2016, 09:34 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (5)

Do people know about the proposed changes to the structure of Gwynedd Archaeological Trust and the provision of the regional historic environment service for north-west Wales. It seems this would potentially involve the removal of the Principal Archaeologist post, which has responsibility for these services, and it coming under the direct management of the Trust Director.


The GAT Director was the head of the contracting arm and retains responsibility for this at the same time.



What are peoples thoughts on this? Is it wise to have the HER/Planning Archaeologist and Contracting Company as one in the same? In effect approving their own work?


There turns out to be a Trustees Meeting on 9th March and comments are welcome... In this particular discussion, can we refrain from any flippant or unhelpful remarks... and stay focussed on this issue.

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  Bede's World
Posted by: barkingdigger - 17th February 2016, 12:05 PM - Forum: The Site Hut - Replies (2)

Bede's World closed on Friday 12 Feb and according to their website they are now going into Administration. However, not a peep here in the Site Hut, or the News section of the forum? Have all the Bajrites fled to Twitter? Or even the more ancient FaceAche? Mighty quiet here among the tumbleweeds...

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