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Skene, Societies and Swedish Serendipity TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | How often do you walk past a 1000 year old rune stone?  The answer is every day, if you work or study near the Main Library! Earlier this year I …Continue reading →

Looking Ahead – Our 2024 Project Preview TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | I began working with the Cultural Heritage Digitisation Services team last November, as a Digitisation Operator. Before joining the team, I was digitising plant specimens in the Herbarium of the …Continue reading →

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AHFAP 2023: A Snapshot TAGS: | | | | | At the beginning of November, I was given the opportunity to attend the Association of Historical and Fine Art Photography (AHFAP) Conference 2023 at the Barbican Centre in London. The …Continue reading →

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Women’s best friend: Histories of Animal Rights, Veterinary Science and Early Suffrage I am a recent addition to the Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service team. I was previously a studio photographer, with an additional specialism in biological and microscopic photography. My scientific artwork …Continue reading →

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Image to Text: Exploring Text Extraction Processes in L&UC TAGS: | | | | Since April I have been an intern with the University of Edinburgh’s Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service (CHDS) and the Centre for Data, Culture and Society (CDCS), looking into text extraction …Continue reading →

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CHDS DAMS Internship Experience TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Over the past 6 months, I have had the pleasure of working with the Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service team as a DAMS (Digital Asset Management System: software used to manage …Continue reading →

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Queer Photography Archive TAGS: | | | | | | For the first few months of 2023, I have been using medium format photography to document a collection of zines, posters, photographs and booklets from the Lothian Health Service Archive. …Continue reading →

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From Plagues to Progress: Looking at A Century of Edinburgh’s Public Health TAGS: | | | | | Over the last few months, our team has been working on digitising the Lothian Health Service Archive’s collection of Annual Public Health Reports for the City of Edinburgh. Comprising of …Continue reading →

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Back to the Wall: A Year of Experimenting with the Main Library’s Digital Wall TAGS: | | | | | | The Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service (CHDS) has managed the Main Library’s Digital Wall since it was installed in late 2019.1 The Wall is made up of two sets of nine …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Archival Provenance Project: Emily’s finds               My name is Emily, and I’m the second of the two archive interns that...
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Sustainable Exhibition Making: Recyclable Book Cradles In this post, our Technician, Robyn Rogers, discusses the recyclable book cradles she has developed...
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