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The problem with ebooks TAGS: | | | | | | | Working and studying through the Coronavirus pandemic has meant that we’re more reliant on ebooks and other electronic resources than ever before. As much as we would have liked for …Continue reading →

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New Scan & Deliver Service The semester has been a busy start for everyone! Due to government restrictions there have been limits placed on accessing our print resources, but as of the 18th January a …Continue reading →

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Welcome back, and the Law Library during Lockdown Hello, and welcome back! This semester is set to be another strange one as we begin in ‘lockdown’ conditions in line with Scottish Government restrictions. This means that for the …Continue reading →

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The Law Library, Old College TAGS: | | | | Have you visited the Law Library this year? This is a really unusual year for staff and students at Edinburgh and it can be disconcerting not knowing which facilities are …Continue reading →

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Digital Wall Student Experience Internships TAGS: | | | | This past Winter 2019/20 the Digital Imaging Unit and Centre for Research Collections Museums teams hosted two student interns to support the development of the new Digital Wall, which opened …Continue reading →

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New Digital Imaging Unit Website TAGS: | | | | Guest post by Meg Dolan (MScR Collections and Curating Practices, 2020) and Keith Bossert (MSc History of the Book, 2020) This summer we had the opportunity to intern with the …Continue reading →

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Tips for Searching Image Collections TAGS: The Digital Imaging Unit hosts the digitised content it has produced on a site called Image Collections. This site is available for searching, sharing, exporting, and reusing publically available and …Continue reading →

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Baltic, Books and Solidarity: Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT) International Staff Week I was delighted to be able to participate in the 4th International Staff Week at the Biblioteki Politechniki Gdańskiej recently. I work as the Senior Photographer for Edinburgh University’s Library …Continue reading →

Training Sessions: Low-Tech Imaging for Social Media There’s no doubt that in our digital age, social media and online presence is crucial to engaging with your customers, audiences or users. Due to the growing demand of higher …Continue reading →

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New i2S CopiBook V-Shape Scanner in the DIU Last week the i2S CopiBook V-Shape arrived in the Digital Imaging Unit where it was installed and demoed by Pascale Thuilliez from i2S. This high-quality bookscanner was bought with the …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Art and The Playfair: Speaking to Absent Volumes, or How to Find Books in the Library, Old Style During the academic year 2019-20 Rare Books worked with a group of third year students...
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Default utility Image The Battle of Life: A look at the Dumfriesshire mental health survey “worried, dull and anxious, not quite up to the battle of life.” Widowed female, 45-54...
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