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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 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 →

Edinburgh University Students in Spain TAGS: | | It is 80 years since the Spanish Civil War broke out.  Unlike both World Wars, we have no record of University of Edinburgh students who fought (and died) in Spain …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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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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