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Digital Library Team’s 12 highlights for Christmas It has been a very busy year in the Digital Library teams with lots happening both with new projects and changes to existing services. Here is a run down of …Continue reading →

Digitisation Strategy and Survey The University of Edinburgh already provides access to a wide range of digital resources, but we want to increase the number of our own collections available in digital format. Webpages …Continue reading →

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DataVault Update March 2017 Following on from the Jisc Research Data Spring the universities of Manchester and Edinburgh have been continuing to develop DataVault.  Both institutions are currently planning local implementations, whilst working together …Continue reading →

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IIIF Technical Workshop and Showcase March 2017 Improving Access to Image Collections On 16th and 17th March the University of Edinburgh and National Library of Scotland will be hosting two International Image Interoperability Framework events. IIIF Showcase …Continue reading →

University of Edinburgh joins IIIF Consortium as a Founding Member The University of Edinburgh has joined the International Image Interoperability Framework Consortium (IIIF) as Founding Members. On Tuesday 26th April, the formal agreement was signed between Gavin McLachlan, Chief Information …Continue reading →

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IIIF – International Image Interoperability Framework TAGS: | | | | | The adoption of IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) has been gaining momentum over the past few years for digitised images. Adoption of IIIF for serving images allows users to rotate, …Continue reading →

ArchivesSpace at the University of Edinburgh – the techie side TAGS: | | | Introducing ArchivesSpace for researchers and public users, as well as the administrative side for our Archives Team within the Centre for Research Collections, has been an ongoing project for the …Continue reading →

Open Repositories 2015 TAGS: | | | | | Last week I was very fortunate to attend the Open Repositories Conference in Indianapolis. Where I was co-authoring a presentation on metadata games with Tiltfactor, Dartmouth College, and also co-chairing the …Continue reading →

‘Innovation’: the Emperor’s new clothes? TAGS: | | | | Scott and I travelled down to Cambridge last week to speak at the Museum Computer Group’s Spring Meeting, ‘Innovation’: the Emperor’s new clothes? It was a very informative day that …Continue reading →

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‘Develop a Data Vault’ project funded! The ‘Develop a Data Vault‘ proposal submitted to the Jisc #DataSpring funding call has been funded!  Jointly submitted by the Universities of Edinburgh and Manchester, the project aims to develop …Continue reading →

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