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About the Multimedia and Information Technology Group

The Multimedia Information and Technology (MmIT) Group aims to unite CILIP members engaged in, or interested in, multimedia information and technology developments in library and information science.

It is a means of sharing experience and ideas, and promoting common professional interests.

Members are drawn from all information service sectors, and have in common an interest in the delivery of information based on modern media, including graphic forms, streaming video, film clips, sometimes animation, and sound – alongside traditional text. 

The Group acts as a forum for explaining and reflecting on the exploitation of technology in information provision.

It deals with the integration and management of all the forms in which information is presented, the use of a range of electronic delivery systems, now including web-based applications, and innovation; all in the interests of communicating information.

What We Do

The Group is concerned with the organisation, delivery and exploitation of information in all of the above forms, in various combinations and for all purposes.

Our task is what it always has been: to champion the continuing importance of multimedia, to identify and explain trends and developments, and to provide development opportunities for our members.

How We Do It

Our regularly updated blog can be used by anyone with a useful contribution to make, whether it is an event, a research report, opinion piece, or anything else relevant to multimedia.

A free seminar event combined with our AGM. Recent themes have included:

- Mindfulness and Technoloy

- The Library's Role in Digital Citizenship

 - Reverberations: Social Media, Impact and Altmetrics within Libraries and Research

- The Changing Landscape of Library Technologies: Implications for the Library

A programme of workshops is also a feature, and is currently in preparation for the next 12 months.

Our Structure

Multimedia Information & Technology is decentralised, which allows the Group to keep in touch with members’ needs and concerns.

Scotland (MmITS) and MmIT North West run their own programmes and promote professional interests in their own spheres, while contributing UK-wide and in an international context. Institutional members of the group are worldwide.

Volunteer to work with us

We invite you to join us on the committee as a volunteer. Contact us to find out more about how you could be involved with the group or apply for vacant committee roles. 

Contact Us

To contact us with any general queries about the group, email

For queries regarding volunteering on the committee please contact us on or tweet us @MultiMediaIT 

For finance queries for MmIT activities please email Amina Sparkle (Treasurer).

Image credit: "Keyboard" by Laura Henderson is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.

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