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The latest news from Information Services.

Our libraries are open!

Open book in library
Since Edinburgh moved to restriction Level 3 from Monday 26th April, all remaining University of Edinburgh libraries (with the exception of The School of Scottish Studies Archives and Library) have now reopened.

Collections as data go live!

Untidy pile of books
We are so excited to announce that the Theses Collection and the Scottish Statistical Accounts are now available as Collections as Data. This means that they can be downloaded as datasets and used for computational analysis.  

Services at the Centre for Research Collections have resumed!

The CRC Reading Room is now open and face to face services have resumed.

New Microsoft Teams Capability Launching May 2021 – Webinar and Attendee Registration

Microsoft rolls out new webinar function to the Teams application.

Research data training online

As we are still facing significant restrictions on movement and in-person events during the whole of semester 2 we will continue offering our RDM (Research Data Management) training courses online only.  

Edinburgh University Library joins the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association

We are delighted to announce that Edinburgh University Library is now a member of the Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association (OASPA), under the Supporting Services and Infrastructure (Non-Commercial) class.

Accessing University Estates Space Drawings Online

Digital images of University buildings, floor plans and assets remain easily accessible online.

Volunteering Virtually at the Centre for Research Collections

From October to December 2020, the Conservation team hosted their first ever virtual volunteer as part of a diverse range of 30 volunteer projects at the CRC that took place remotely while there was reduced capacity on site due to Covid-19 control measures.

uCreate Studio supports RIE surgical printing

The Neurosurgery department of the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh is currently studying the benefits of using 3D printing in a medical context.

The University Prepares for UCAS Clearing

The latest project to prepare for and support the University clearing is now underway.

Developing Your Data Skills Programme

Long Term Evaluation Survey Results

Exploring the University's Cultural Heritage Collection Online

The University’s Digital Library program is working to launch an online exhibitions platform to display content from the University’s extensive cultural heritage collection in new and engaging ways.

Annual Start of Term IT and Library Business Readiness Project

The Information Services Group is working across teams to prepare for 2021 start of term activities and ensure the best possible IT experience for new and returning students.

Implementing A Cloud-Based Delivered Catering System

The University is moving forward with updating its Delivered Catering system to meet customer demands and offer a seamless online ordering experience.

Automating the University's Media Monitoring

Information Services is helping the Communications and Marketing team to automate their process for tracking media mentions of University academic and corporate staff

Cara Syria Programme Support

The Digital Skills and Training team are providing an Introduction to Excel webinar to help with budgeting for research projects as a contribution to the Cara Syria programme on 8th April, 2021.