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An update from Project Conservator, Claire TAGS: | | | | | My name is Claire Hutchison and I am very proud to introduce myself as the Lyell Project Conservator at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections. I am a …Continue reading →

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Project Reboot! TAGS: | | | | | | | | The last few years has seen us all face challenges and embrace change – and the Charles Lyell Project is no different. The Project has said farewell to Elaine and …Continue reading →

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Righting Letters – Conserving the Lyell Collection TAGS: | | | | Today we have the first installment of a two-part series from Sarah MacLean. Sarah is here on an 8-week internship funded by the NMCT to help with the conservation of …Continue reading →

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Dissertation Festival: Exploring library resources for dissertations in gender studies TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | As part of the 2022 Dissertation Festival, running from 7th-18th March and facilitated by the Academic Support Librarians, Digital Skills and IAD teams, I was invited to attend an online …Continue reading →

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Introducing the Lyell Advisory Board TAGS: | | | | | We are very happy to introduce our Sir Charles Lyell Collection Advisory Board.   The Sir Charles Lyell Collection team is made up of cohort of professional curatorial, conservation, photography, public …Continue reading →

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Dissertation Festival 2021 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | From 8 – 19 March the Library is running an online Dissertation Festival. The events taking place during this two week period will highlight what the Library can do for …Continue reading →

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The Lyell Project Team is Growing! TAGS: | | | | | | 22 February marks the anniversary of the death of renowned Scottish geologist, Sir Charles Lyell (1797-1875). Newly appointed Senior Lyell Archivist, Elaine MacGillivray, says ‘hello’ and reflects on Lyell’s contribution …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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The Forsaken Mermaid TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This week we dig a little deeper into the story behind a document that was conserved in the course of our project work in 2018, and discover legendary sea creatures …Continue reading →

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Spotlight on our Centre for Research Collections TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On Tuesday 30th January we’ll be holding a Discovery Day event in the Main Library where representatives from 3 publishers of digitised primary source collections and our very own Centre …Continue reading →

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Default utility Image Homes for Rocks – Rehousing the Lyell Geological Specimen Collection Today we have the first installment of a two-part series from Joanne Fulton. Joanne is...
Default utility Image Righting Letters – Conserving the Lyell Collection Today we have the first installment of a two-part series from Sarah MacLean. Sarah is...

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