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Fundraising for Lyell Digitisation TAGS: | | | | | Library and University Collections Philanthropy Manager, David McClay, brings us news on the fundraising campaign to digitise the Sir Charles Lyell notebooks. The fundraising campaign to digitise Sir Charles Lyell’s …Continue reading →

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The Lyell Project Team is Growing! TAGS: | | | | | | 22 February marks the anniversary of the death of renowned Scottish geologist, Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875). Newly appointed Senior Lyell Archivist, Elaine MacGillivray, says ‘hello’ and reflects on Lyell’s contribution …Continue reading →

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Health in Motion: I move, therefore I am TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | As many of us face the challenge of managing our mental and physical well-being during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we look to the doyenne of movement and pioneer of …Continue reading →

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2020 World Book Day TAGS: | | | | Do you know today is World Book Day? Originally designated by UNESCO on 23rd April, World Book Day in the UK has been celebrated on the first Thursday in March …Continue reading →

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Introducing Whiiif – Full text searching across image-based collections TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | Background For historical collections digitisation projects inside the library, we are increasingly looking to provide OCR transcriptions of the documents alongside the digital images. In many cases, this can enhance …Continue reading →

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IIIF Conference, Washington, May 2018 TAGS: | | | | | | We (Joe Marshall (Head of Special Collections) and Scott Renton (Library Digital Development)) visited Washington DC for the IIIF Conference from 21st-25th May. This was a great opportunity for L&UC, …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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Library Digital Development investigate IIIF TAGS: | | | | | Quick caveat: this post is a partner to the one Claire Knowles has written about our signing up to the IIIF Consortium, so the explanation of the acronym will not …Continue reading →

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Bridging Gaps at the British Museum TAGS: | | | | The overwhelming setting of the British Museum played host to this year’s Museums Computer Group “Museums and the Web” Conference, and as usual, a big turnout from museums institutions all …Continue reading →

Do it like they do on the DiscoverEd channel TAGS: | | | | | | DiscoverED, the University of Edinburgh’s new one step information, discovery and delivery service, is now on-line and fully operational. You can request Library Annexe items using the new service; all …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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Projects

Default utility Image Semply the Best: A Collection in Need of Some Love This week’s blog comes from Project Collections Assistants Anna O’Regan, Winona O’Connor and Max Chesnokov...
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