IIIF Conference, Göttingen, June 2019 TAGS: | | | | | The Western European heatwave coincided perfectly with this year’s IIIF Conference in Göttingen, causing many a delegate to hastily clamour to the thrift stores to obtain more appropriate attire for …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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Edinburgh hosts international IIIF event TAGS: | | | Jointly with the National Library of Scotland, the University hosted the annual IIIF Showcase and Working Meeting from December 3-6. As consortial members, it was a good opportunity for both …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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Africa Wide Information – database trial TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Library has set up trial access to Africa Wide Information (Ebsco) until 30th June. Africa-Wide Information comprises an aggregation of 50 databases sourced from Africa, Europe and North America.  …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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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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IIIF – International Image Interoperability Framework TAGS: | | | | | The adoption of IIIF (International Image Interoperability Framework) has been gaining momentum over the past few years for digitised images. Adoption of IIIF for serving images allows users to rotate, …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 →

ArchivesSpace at the University of Edinburgh – the techie side TAGS: | | | Introducing ArchivesSpace for researchers and public users, as well as the administrative side for our Archives Team within the Centre for Research Collections, has been an ongoing project for the …Continue reading →

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