Robert Burns Manuscripts – gie us a job! It’s the time of year for all things Robert Burns. Here in the DIU I have recently finished digitising a collection of Robert Burns Manuscripts. These are highly treasured manuscripts …Continue reading →

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An insight into Joseph Joachim’s life and work – Sarah and Devon’s experiences as CRC interns TAGS: | | | | Earlier this year, our two interns Sarah and Devon spent a few months re-housing and listing the papers of the Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim (1831-1907), recently donated to the CRC. …Continue reading →

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Riddle’s Court, a Discovery With our this project currently in progress, our eyes and ears are particularly attuned to Patrick Geddes material elsewhere in our collections.  It was a delight recently to stumble across …Continue reading →

Copernicus x Smith The University’s Iconics Collection holds some of the institution’s most valued and treasured items, and the recent push for more digitisation of the University of Edinburgh collections has meant that …Continue reading →

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Sydney Goodsir Smith Stands for Rector TAGS: In 1951, students voting for a new Rector of Edinburgh University faced a choice between a quite extraordinary range of candidates. The election of actor Alistair Sym in 1948 had …Continue reading →

Last Day for Museums Collections Intern During the summer the Museums Services Team took on a ten week ‘Museums Collections’ intern through the Employ.ed On Campus programme. This is her blog post, reflecting upon ten weeks …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 →

Voyages of Discovery In this weeks’ blog post we are pleased to welcome our newest member of staff, Juliette Lichman. When not working on new orders, she has been preparing old ones to …Continue reading →

The Stories and Afterlife of Lady Grange Stories beget stories – it’s one of my favourite things about them – and archives are built on precisely this strength. Archival collections, like those at the University of Edinburgh, …Continue reading →

Scottish Court of Session Papers; digitisation pilot At present I am working on a pilot project, digitising the Scottish Court of Session Papers. The collection is held across three institutions; The Advocate’s Library, The Signet Library and …Continue reading →

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A Stitch in Time: Mahābhārata Delivered Online I don’t know if I have ever been more excited about a digitisation project going...

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