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Crowdsourcing Conservation 2018 TAGS: | | Due to the success of last year’s ‘Crowdsourcing Conservation’ event, we are repeating the session on 19 and 20 February 2018! You can read more about last year’s event here. …Continue reading →

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Crowdsourcing Conservation at the CRC TAGS: | | | | In this week’s blog, Special Collections Conservator Emily, describes the highly successful crowdsourcing conservation event held in February at the CRC… In February, we held our first ever conservation crowdsourcing event …Continue reading →

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CSV Mind-Blow(ve)n! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | I was lucky enough to have a paper accepted to Csv,conf,2* in Berlin on the 3rd-4th of May, which was great to do, but it also got me through the …Continue reading →

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Where’s Dolly? Another metadata game TAGS: | | | | | | | The Towards Dolly project, showcasing research from genetics at the Roslin Institute, has helped surface lots of interesting material within the library, not least at the current exhibition. One of …Continue reading →

Open Repositories 2015 TAGS: | | | | | Last week I was very fortunate to attend the Open Repositories Conference in Indianapolis. Where I was co-authoring a presentation on metadata games with Tiltfactor, Dartmouth College, and also co-chairing the …Continue reading →

LibraryLabs Pop Up at Central TAGS: | | | | | Following on from the success of our Pop Up Library Metadata Games sessions during Innovative Learning Week, this week we took Metadata Games to the City of Edinburgh Council’s Central Library, …Continue reading →

‘Innovation’: the Emperor’s new clothes? TAGS: | | | | Scott and I travelled down to Cambridge last week to speak at the Museum Computer Group’s Spring Meeting, ‘Innovation’: the Emperor’s new clothes? It was a very informative day that …Continue reading →

Metadata Fun and Games TAGS: | | Earlier this week we ran a 1980s-inspired crowdsourcing ‘Metadata Game’ to enhance the description of items within our online image collection http://images.is.ed.ac.uk. The good folk of Library and University Collections …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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