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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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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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Digital Witness TAGS: | | | | | | We have started digitising The Witness newspaper! This twice weekly newspaper was created by the Church of Scotland in 1840 and edited by Hugh Miller (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Miller ), an influential …Continue reading →

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From Tantruming Cobots to Stephen Hawking at Work- CHDS at the AHFAP 2022 Conference TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | |   The Association for Historical and Fine Art Photogapher’s (AHFAP) conference is always a highlight of the year and, alongside 2and3D Photography at the Rijksmuseum and Archiving, it has become …Continue reading →

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Out of (Kar)luck For several months now I have been working as a Digitisation Operator at our studio in the main University library, and that time has flown by. A large part of …Continue reading →

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Student Interns Capture ‘The Student’ TAGS: | | | | | | | 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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From Castles to Cradle: Photographing the Lyell Notebooks TAGS: | | | | | | 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 TAGS: | | | | | | | 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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Introducing a 3D Digitisation Service: Feasible or Fantasy? TAGS: | | | | | 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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Default utility Image A Scottish Witness of the Great Kantō Earthquake To mark the centenary of the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923, we are publishing a...
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Default utility Image Giving Decorated Paper a Home … Rehousing Books and Paper Bindings In the first post of this two part series, our Collection Care Technician, Robyn Rogers,...
Default utility Image The Book Surgery Part 2: Bringing Everything Together In this blog, Project Conservator Mhairi Boyle her second day of in-situ book conservation training...

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