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Dashing Skeletons and a Zebrule

Univeristy of Ediburgh LogoWhat do a dashing skeleton, some beautiful feathers, Shakespeare, and a Zebrule named Romulus all have in common? These are the images selected from the University’s Images Online collection for our new Resource Lists @ Edinburgh postcards!



The images have all come from the University’s Images Online collection (images.is.ed.ac.uk)  which displays and highlights images of resources held by the University of Edinburgh Library. The images that have been created by the University’s Digital Imaging Unit are freely accessible to all and well worth a look.

Proving particularly popular is the design featuring an image of Romulus the Zebrule. Romulus was bred by Scottish zoologist, James Cossar Ewart at Penicuick  in the 1890s. If you are as curious about Romulus as we were further information can be found over on the Towards Dolly blog post – Zebra Crossing – James Cossar Ewart, Romulus and the Penicuik Experiments.

Another excellent image of Romulus as a foal can be viewed in high quality over on the Images Online collection: Romulus at 7 days old

We are currently gathering feedback on our postcard designs so if there is a particular image in this selection that you enjoy please let us know. We will be handing out the postcards during our workshops and demonstrations over the summer:

Wed 18th June 2014: 2-4pm, Main Library, George Square, Training Rm 1.12

Wed 25th June 2014: 2-4pm, Main Library, George Square, Training Rm 1.08

The above workshops are bookable via MyEd. If you are interested in Resource Lists @ Edinburgh but can’t attend on these dates, please get in touch. We are happy to arrange alternative training sessions for individuals or small groups.

More information is available on the Resource Lists using Talis Aspire webpage and the ResourceLists@Edinburgh Blog.


Stephanie Farley

Library Learning Services Assistant