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Witchcraft, Waulking & Will-o’-the-Wisps – Exploring the Maclagan Manuscripts Have you ever been stuck for a good nursery rhyme to tell your kids? Or needed a cure for a headache that just will not go away? Or perhaps you’ve found …Continue reading →

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Student Interns Capture ‘The Student’ In February 2022, PhD students Vesna Curlic and Ash Charlton began their digitisation internships in partnership with the University of Edinburgh’s Library and University Collections and the Centre for Data, …Continue reading →

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My Experience as a DAMS Metadata Intern My name is Muminah and I’m about to enter my final year of studying Computer Science and Maths. For the past couple of months I’ve worked as a Digital Asset …Continue reading →

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From Castles to Cradle: Photographing the Lyell Notebooks I was delighted to take on the challenge of helping photograph the University’s collection of notebooks of geologist Sir Charles Lyell, and there’s a bit more to photographing 300 notebooks …Continue reading →

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The Skene Album – An artistic partnership between author and artist James Skene was a close friend of one of Scotland’s greatest and most influential writers. By profession  he was a lawyer, but he was also a keen amateur artist. Skene …Continue reading →

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“A Beautiful Way to Remember” – Digitising the LHSA’s HIV/AIDS Collections At the beginning of this year, I started in my role as the Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service’s new Digitisation Assistant. As part of the team responsible for providing the main …Continue reading →

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Introducing a 3D Digitisation Service: Feasible or Fantasy? For the past eleven weeks I’ve had the opportunity to intern with the Digital Imaging Unit, working on a project to evaluate the potential of establishing a 3D digitisation service within the department. “3D digitisation” in …Continue reading →

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Lyell’s School of Rock TAGS: | | | | |   In November 2019 the Library excitedly welcomed Sir Charles Lyell’s two hundred and ninety-four notebooks into its Special Collections. With support and funding from leading institutions, groups and donations …Continue reading →

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Digital Wall Student Experience Internships TAGS: | | | | This past Winter 2019/20 the Digital Imaging Unit and Centre for Research Collections Museums teams hosted two student interns to support the development of the new Digital Wall, which opened …Continue reading →

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New Digital Imaging Unit Website TAGS: | | | | Guest post by Meg Dolan (MScR Collections and Curating Practices, 2020) and Keith Bossert (MSc History of the Book, 2020) This summer we had the opportunity to intern with the …Continue reading →

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