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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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Send the Library your Leganto Resource Lists by 24th July A wee reminder that if you’re building your Resource list using Leganto and you’d like the Library to order books, provide scans of chapters of move books to reserve collections, …Continue reading →

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“Manuscripts rare for the writing” and The Skeleton in the Library Cupboard: the Early Library Records Project   The Library holds a very rich collection of the records of its own activities, stretching right back to the charter of Clement Littil’s bequest in 1580, which started the …Continue reading →

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Old dog…new tricks! TAGS: | | | A few weeks ago – and with some money left in the kitty – I made a pitch to purchase some additional equipment to build on established procedures in place …Continue reading →

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What is My Collection? One of the new features in Leganto is My Collection, which you can use to collect and organise your own resources.

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Resource Lists: new features! Now that Leganto has been live for a few weeks, you might have come across some features that the previous system didn’t have. We thought we’d highlight the new options …Continue reading →

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Automated item data extraction from old documents TAGS: | | | | | | Overview The Problem We have a collection of historic papers from the Scottish Court of Session. These are collected into cases and bound together in large volumes, with no catalogue …Continue reading →

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Unexpected delights at the UCF TAGS: | | | | | | There is a large area of grass growing at the side of the University Collections Facility (née Library Annexe) which is usually just grass and moss with the odd daisy …Continue reading →

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Course organisers: 3 steps to requesting a digitisation (scan) You can use Leganto to request a scan of a book chapter or article on your resource list. There’s three things you need to remember to do: Tag the item, …Continue reading →

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Edinburgh’s International Inventions Exhibitions Did you know we had International Inventions Exhibitions in Edinburgh in 1886 and 1890? The most famous international exhibition was held in London in 1851 at the Crystal Palace, but …Continue reading →

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Digitisation Strategy and Survey The University of Edinburgh already provides access to a wide range of digital resources, but...
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