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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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How to find a book in DiscoverEd TAGS: | | | | If searching for a known item e.g. book, journal article, etc., use a combination of title and author keywords. –> Search DiscoverEd For example, if you were looking for this book: …Continue reading →

The Library’s earliest catalogue TAGS: | | | | When DiscoverEd launches in the summer, it will be time to say goodbye to the Library Catalogue – http://catalogue.lib.ed.ac.uk/ The current University of Edinburgh’s Library Catalogue has been in use for …Continue reading →

Discover the Library’s collections TAGS: | | | Did you know that University of Edinburgh Library has? 3.5 million books 40,000+ e-journals 360,000+ e-books Incredible, isn’t it? What’s more did you know that you have access to it …Continue reading →

Tag It, Find It! TAGS: | | | | | | | | Pop-up Library is back for a limited time only in Innovative Learning Week (ILW) and we want you to say what you see! Combining two of our most popular Pop-up Library …Continue reading →

Our most viewed images of 2014: Numbers 10 – 6 TAGS: | | The counting is complete and we can now exclusively reveal the top ten most viewed images in our online database for 2014. Numbers 10 – 6 are displayed below – …Continue reading →

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Get the best from the Library week @Pop-up Library TAGS: | | | | | All next week, 27th-31st October, the afternoon Pop-up Library sessions are being taken over by the Library Academic Support team for Get the Best from the Library Week. Get the …Continue reading →

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Collections

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Last Day for Museums Collections Intern During the summer the Museums Services Team took on a ten week ‘Museums Collections’ intern...

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Default utility Image Spotlight on Fiddles at St Cecilia’s Hall Guest post from Olivia Thorne, a museums placement student at St Cecilia’s Hall As a...
Default utility Image Finding my way around the map and atlas collection We catch up with Helen, our Projects Conservator at the University Collections Facility (UCF), in...

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