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The latest news from Information Services.

BITS - Issue 20 out now

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

New University web search

The recently deployed University web search features enhanced ways to search content and access results from across the University's web estate.

Scottish Power BI User Group Event

On the 18th of May, the University of Edinburgh will become hosts of the second Scottish Power BI User Group (PUG) meeting.

Extra study space in the central area during April and May

Revising in the central area in April and May? The Main Library will be busy but additional Main Library spaces are available, Floors 2, 3, 4 and 5 are opening longer, and alternative places to study are provided nearby.

CAHSS Post-Offer Visit Days

Main Library
The Main Library welcomed hundreds of new visitors, and offered library tours, during the 2018 CAHSS Post-Offer Visit Days on Wednesday 28 March and Wednesday 4 April.

£1,100.42 raised for Book Aid International

Our annual library fines donation event, run in conjunction with ESCA to celebrate World Book Day, raised a grand total of £1,100.42 for Book Aid International.

Artist Talk: Nathan Coley’s The Basic Material is not the Word but the Letter

Join Turner Prize shortlisted artist Nathan Coley for this in-conversation event in which he will discuss his latest work: The Basic Material is not the Word but the Letter (2018), created for the University's Main Library.

It's time to get creative

We're looking forward to the range of innovative events being held across the University as part of The Festival of Creative Learning.

Supporting the growth of online learning

New marketing projects are underway in ISG to support the University’s commitment to online learning.

Get a website health check with Snapshot – the new site analysis tool

Snapshot is an audit tool that allows EdWeb CMS editors and site managers to monitor and evaluate some key areas of their EdWeb site.

Using student feedback to improve IT support

Our Website & Communications and IS Helpline teams have been working together over the past year to iteratively improve IT help provision through a process of user testing and content enhancements.

Record viewing figures for Media Hopper Replay

Use of Media Hopper Replay for lecture recording reached a peak in December with over 70,000 hours of content replayed.

Extended opening hours for New College Library

Pilot funding has been secured to extend New College Library opening hours in 2018. service reaches 10,000 users

Over 10,000 members of the University are now benefitting from free access to the online learning platform

Digital Skills Programme – Semester 2 courses open for booking

Whether you’d like to be an expert at Excel, a Wikipedia wizard or a proficient programmer there is something for everyone in our Semester 2 Digital Skills Programme.

Largest number of CMALT holders in the UK

The University of Edinburgh is proud to have the largest number of current CMALT holders of any institution in the UK.