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The latest news from Information Services.

BITS - Issue 18 out now

The latest issue of BITS, the Information Services Group magazine, is now available online.

Learning services summer upgrades

This summer Information Services have upgraded three of the University’s core learning services, bringing contemporary interface design to some of our best used services.

Scaling and transforming education with IT Futures

University staff are invited to join us at this year's IT Futures conference, with the theme of scaling and transforming education.

Playful learning and engagement

Playfulness as part of learning and engagement is gathering momentum, as July saw Information Services staff participating in playful conferences.

Media Hopper Replay

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The results are in and we're delighted to announce that the University's new lecture recording service is to be called 'Media Hopper Replay'.

Essential maintenance of core IT services

There will be an essential maintenance event on Wednesday 12 July 2017.

Enhancing the student experience with new functionality for EdWeb

With the release of new javascript functionality to support rich, powerful web applications to pages and sites across EdWeb, we are moving to a new phase of what we can deliver to enhance the student experience.

A vision for a new search experience

Funnelback has been chosen as the replacement for the University central search engine.

Resource Lists: Leganto is now live

Leganto, the new resource lists system, is now live.

New look and feel for DiscoverEd

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DiscoverEd, our online discovery service, will have a new and improved look and feel from Tuesday 4 July.

'Festival rooms' to be fitted out with new lecture recording service

It’s full steam ahead with the rollout of the new University-wide lecture recording service.

Get clued up on copyright

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One of the leading copyright experts and trainers in the UK, Naomi Korn, is visiting the University on Tuesday 13 June to provide a refresher session and open lecture.

Reading Music

Explore the rich history of the University's music collections in the latest exhibition at the Centre for Research Collections.

Polling underway for new lecture recording service name

The University is investing in a new lecture recording service and we’re going to the polls to choose a name.

New Lynda.com Playlist Centre

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Playlists curated by subject matter experts at the University of Edinburgh are now available in our new Lynda.com Playlist Centre.

Largest online peermarking project a success

A project where students utilised the PeerMark tool to digitally mark and review their fellow students' applications for the 'Go Abroad' scheme has been successful.