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The History of Access to University Ash Mowat is one of our volunteers in the Civic Engagement Team. Ash has been researching the history of access to study at University, via our University Archives and shares …Continue reading →

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Volunteering at the CRC: Charlotte’s experience TAGS: | | | Today we’re introducing Charlotte Holmes, a postgraduate student who is doing some volunteer work under the supervision of archivist Aline Brodin. Her main task is to catalogue and box-list two …Continue reading →

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Edinburgh Research Archive: March 2021 TAGS: | | | | | | | | Edinburgh Research Archive: March 2021 • https://era.ed.ac.uk March saw a record number of downloads for ERA, with a 10% increase on the previous best of May 2020 and a 27% increase …Continue reading →

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Edinburgh Research Explorer: March 2021 TAGS: | | | | Edinburgh Research Explorer: March 2021 • www.research.ed.ac.uk The dip in download numbers which seemed to inflict Research Explorer from the last quarter of 2019 onwards, due to some heavy-handed filtration implemented …Continue reading →

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Art and The Playfair: Speaking to Absent Volumes, or How to Find Books in the Library, Old Style TAGS: | | | | | During the academic year 2019-20 Rare Books worked with a group of third year students from Edinburgh College of Art.  The project was to produce an artist’s book in response …Continue reading →

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Edinburgh Research Downloads: December 2020 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Edinburgh Research Downloads: December 2020 • www.research.ed.ac.uk • www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk • Looking at how Edinburgh Research Explorer and ERA have performed over the last year. • Research Explorer hasn’t had the best of years, the …Continue reading →

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Good Riddance to an ‘Intolerable’ Year: James Hogg Bids Farewell to 1831 To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Hogg (1770-1835), we are featuring a peculiarly timely manuscript from Edinburgh University Library’s collections. Hogg’s poem ‘1831’ will strike a …Continue reading →

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Edinburgh Research Downloads: November 2020 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Edinburgh Research Downloads: November 2020 • www.research.ed.ac.uk • www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk • Looking at how Edinburgh Research Explorer and ERA have performed over the last year relative to other institutions across the UK. Overall they’ve …Continue reading →

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The Scotichronicon and the Goblin Ha’ – witchcraft and hobgoblins in our manuscripts! TAGS: In popular culture, archives sometimes have a cryptic reputation: if some filmmakers were to be believed, in the middle of dust and darkness would rest ancient manuscripts and parchments containing …Continue reading →

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Image shows Newspaper Article on Access Course Launch The History of Access to University Ash Mowat is one of our volunteers in the Civic Engagement Team. Ash has been...
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Default utility Image Bearing Witness: The Pre-Digitisation Conservation Treatment of The Witness, Part 1 This week we have the first instalment of a two-part series by Projects Conservator Mhairi...
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