While the principles of minute taking have hardly changed for hundreds of years, the technology we use to help or hinder us changes all the time. This second edition takes account of the increasing use of laptops, data projectors and other equipment in meetings. It examines carefully the advantages they bring and the best ways of incorporating technology into sound procedures that preserve the integrity of minutes. It doesn't, however, neglect the fact that pen and paper - and a range of options in between - are still perfectly valid tools for the professional minute taker. The new edition is the first of the newly branded 'Key Guide' series - condensed pocket books on a range of subject matter for those new to the subject or for those who want core subject information in one slim volume.