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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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The Perils of Technology: Aviation During the First World War TAGS: | | | | The First World War was the first in which air warfare played a significant part. While aircraft were ultimately to change the face of warfare, the demands of the war …Continue reading →

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History of British Guiana 1922 TAGS: | | | | | Whilst systematically scanning early 1900’s theses, mostly on specific medical matters such as Insanity and Beri Beri, I came across a fascinating account of Guyana rural life in what was then …Continue reading →

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Leganto is now live! Drum roll please…………… The new reading list system, Leganto is now live! Staff and students can view the new homepage at the current Resource Lists address: http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk To access resources …Continue reading →

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Reading Music The new exhibition in the Binks Trust display wall on the 6th floor of the Main University Library shows some of the fabulous items relating to music in our rare …Continue reading →

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Access to Talis Aspire resource lists 12th June- 12th July 2017 From Monday 12th June the Resource Lists web address http://resourcelists.ed.ac.uk will take you to the new reading list system, Leganto and not to Talis Aspire. Between 12th June-12th July, you …Continue reading →

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Updates to the Resource Lists website As Leganto is going live very soon, we’ve made a few changes to the Resource Lists website over the last couple of weeks (but it won’t look too different – …Continue reading →

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2 and 3D Photography: Practice, Prophecies, and Beyond- Conference at the Rijksmuseum Team DIU (well, half of it!) have been visiting the Rijksmuseum again for the biennial conference on 2 and 3D photography. 2 full days of speakers followed by another workshop …Continue reading →

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Leganto launches in June! Book a place on a Resource Lists workshop… The new reading list system, Leganto, launches in June, so you’ll soon be able to create your resource lists using the new system. To help get you started with Leganto, …Continue reading →

The Gaelic Liturgy; the only copy in Scotland This unassuming little book is of the greatest national importance: it is the only copy in Scotland of the first book printed in Gaelic (Gaelic Liturgy; year 1567; shelfmark Dd.10.44.).  …Continue reading →

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