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MCG : Museums Beyond the Web Conference TAGS: | The Natural History Museum in London was the setting for the Museum Computer Group‘s Museums Beyond The Web Conference, on November 7th. There was a certain aptness to the venue, …Continue reading →

Discover Gaelic Special Collections from New College Library TAGS: | | | Did you know that over 400 items which together form the Gaelic Collections at New College Library have recently been catalogued online. This collection of monographs and pamphlets was put together from …Continue reading →

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RANDOMS TAGS: | | | I wanted to share some fantastic images that have come through the Digital Imaging Unit via general random digitization requests. This material is bound for individual researchers and would normally …Continue reading →

Discover Special Collections from New College Library TAGS: | | | Did you know that, out of the 250,000+ books held at New College Library, over a third are Special Collections? Come and join me at the Pop-up Library (on the …Continue reading →

11th century Celtic Psalter – new book reader object in LUNA TAGS: | One of the real treasures of Special Collections is the 11th century Celtic Psalter (Ms 56)- at nearly 1000 years old, it is referred to as the oldest book in …Continue reading →

Fifty Shelves of Gray (and Nelson) TAGS: | | | | | | | | | While the cover of Fifty Shades of Grey displays a degree of restraint, publishers and consumers of the romance genre did not always have such a taste for understated dust-jackets. …Continue reading →

Crime & Intrigue at the CRC TAGS: | | Today sees the launch of a new Hercule Poirot novel, penned by crime author Sophie Hannah with support from the Agatha Christie estate. As a die-hard Agatha Christie fan, this …Continue reading →

Pressing Matters TAGS: As a conservator, you can often find some rather surprising and unexpected ephemera in archive and book collections. Take, for example, this folder from the University’s Aitken Collection. At first …Continue reading →

Fairytales & Chivalry at the Centre for Research Collections TAGS: | | | When I think of our rare book collections, I tend to think or row upon row of brown, leather bound volumes. This is true for a large part of the …Continue reading →

Cataloguing Christ’s Second Coming TAGS: | | | | We’re delighted that the cataloguing of nearly 500 items held in the Shaw Collection on the Catholic Apostolic Church at New College Library, is now complete. While further research is …Continue reading →

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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...
Digitisation Strategy and Survey The University of Edinburgh already provides access to a wide range of digital resources, but...

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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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