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National Library of Scotland Research Fair This event will be open to all – researchers, postgraduate students, librarians, archivists and research managers – will take place on Wednesday, 7th February 2018 from 13.00 – 16.00 in …Continue reading →

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Crowdsourcing Event at Strathclyde University On 19th and 20th February 2018, we are holding a conservation crowdsourcing event here in Archives and Special Collections at the University of Strathclyde. Our aim, over the two days, …Continue reading →

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On trial – Enhanced Electronic Grammars (EEG) Overview Specially designed for the needs of general linguists and typologists. Enables simultaneous complex searches across dozens of languages on hundreds of linguistic phenomena. Naturalistic examples illustrate each linguistic phenomenon, …Continue reading →

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10,385 theses down, 2,115 to go! TAGS: | | | The Library’s project to digitise its entire collection of PhD and doctoral level theses is now entering its final phase, with the team on track to have all 17,000 volumes …Continue reading →

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Museums sites go IIIF The main portal into Library and University Collections’ Special Collections content, collections.ed.ac.uk, is changing. A design overhaul which will improve discovery both logically and aesthetically is coming very soon, but …Continue reading →

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Conserving Patrick Geddes I am very excited to be working on the ‘Evergreen: Patrick Geddes and the Environment in Equilibrium’ project as Project Conservator which runs for 10 months. During my first month …Continue reading →

The Indian Primer

Digital Library Team’s 12 highlights for Christmas It has been a very busy year in the Digital Library teams with lots happening both with new projects and changes to existing services. Here is a run down of …Continue reading →

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Resource Lists: New in December We’ll be posting about new updates every month, but here are some of the new features in Leganto released in December: 1. New! Student view: you see what your list …Continue reading →

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The Indian Primer: iconics in raking light   According to researchers at the Centre for Research Collections, The Indian Primer is a tiny book containing Christian instruction, mainly in the native American Algonquian language. Printing began in America …Continue reading →

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International Digital Preservation Day – Kryoflux-athon 2017! Back in July I posted the great news that we’d purchased a Kryoflux, along with 5.25″ drives, to enable us to read the growing number of disks we’re finding in …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image The Metamorphosis of Patrick Geddes Work continues on re-cataloguing the Geddes family photographs.  Working in such close proximity with these...
Living Icons: Keeping with the “Archival Liveness” of the University’s Iconic Items As the other blog posts that I have written for the DIU will attest to,...

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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...
Default utility Image Store Room Surprises! Project Conservator, Helen Baguley, describes some of the more unusual objects she has found in...

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