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February 2020 Journal Club : AI and Metadata TAGS: | | | | What do cataloguing and cars have in common? One answer is that developments in artificial intelligence are changing both of them. Our February Journal Club discussed three recent articles about …Continue reading →

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October Journal Club : “Unhiding” Special Collections TAGS: | | | Our second meeting of the Journal Club in 2019/20 met on Wednesday 2 October to talk about improving access to Special Collections. Our discussion article was: Marcella Tam (2017) Improving …Continue reading →

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Here’s an interesting question…how do you build accessibility into your digital preservation service? TAGS: | | | | | | | I recently attended training on Equality Impact Assessments here at Edinburgh University to enable me to better understand our obligations, under the Equality Act, in the provision of our digital …Continue reading →

Searcher Review 2014: Refine your search TAGS: | | | When you use Searcher, you’ll  usually return a large amount of results.  The limiters on the right of the screen make it easy for you to refine your search results. …Continue reading →

Searcher Review 2014 TAGS: | | | The library is working on a review of Searcher, our branded EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). Over the next few months the Library will make a series of changes to Searcher. …Continue reading →

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