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Defence, Duress, and Detectives: Alexander McCall Smith’s PhD TAGS: | Most know the name of Alexander McCall Smith in connection with his award-winning children’s literature, but he is also a giant in the legal field, both in the UK and …Continue reading →

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10,385 theses down, 2,115 to go! TAGS: | | | The Library’s project to digitise its entire collection of PhD and doctoral level theses is now entering its final phase, with the team on track to have all 17,000 volumes …Continue reading →

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A Book of Two Halves Our Projects Conservator, Nicole, describes a technique for repairing books that have broken in half in this week’s blog… I have now moved full time to the conservation studio at …Continue reading →

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#1lib1ref at the University of Edinburgh TAGS: | | | On Friday 20 January, staff from across Information Services took part in Wikimedia’s #1lib1ref campaign, adding 63 edits to the encyclopaedia throughout the day – almost double last year’s total! …Continue reading →

2017 Library and University Collections calendar: Images from the Directory of Collections TAGS: The 2017 Library & University Collections calendar, which features a wide range of images from the Library’s Directory of Collections, is available to buy now from the Main Library and …Continue reading →

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PhD Theses Conservation My name is Nicole and I am excited to be in my fourth week as the new digitisation project conservator working on conserving the PhD theses before digitisation. The PhDs …Continue reading →

Student newspaper digitisation project returns! TAGS: | | | | The Student newspaper digitisation project is back! Over the next six months we’ll be digitising back issues from the late 1980s and early 1990s and making them available online at …Continue reading →

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Thesis scanning project: six months in! TAGS: | | Friday 28 October marked the end of the first quarter of the Library’s PhD digitisation project, with over 3,000 theses scanned to date. After a challenging first few months, the …Continue reading →

5,000 Science and Engineering theses now online! TAGS: | | | Library & University Collections is pleased to announce the upload of around 200 digitised Science and Engineering theses to our online repository, bringing to an end the University’s largest digitisation …Continue reading →

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First batch of digitised theses available on ERA! TAGS: | | We are pleased to announce that the first batch of approximately 80 PhD theses is now available online through ERA, our online institutional repository! https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/15956 The theses have initially been …Continue reading →

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Correcting Shakespeare Since November last year, I have been volunteering on the Luna Project in the Digital...
Default utility Image Plaque Unveiled to Edinburgh University’s First Nobel Prize Winner Today, at the Hermitage of Braid, Principal Peter Mathieson will unveil a plaque commemorating Edinburgh...

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Default utility Image The Good, the Fair and the Unusable. Conservation of Session Papers at the CRC. This week, Projects Conservator Nicole introduces a brand new project she is working on at...
Default utility Image Problem Photographs in the Patrick Geddes Collection This week’s blog comes from Project Conservator, Nicole Devereux, who has come across a sticky...

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