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The latest news from Information Services.

Celebrating 100 years of votes for women

To celebrate 100 years since the Representation of the People Act (1918) gave some women the vote, we held three #Vote100 Wikipedia editing events.

Widening participation

Our collaboration with the Lothian Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS) Summer School continued this year through the provision of Digital Creation and Information Skills training.

Microphones improve learning for all

We’ve learned from our rollout of lecture recording that the best quality and most accessible recordings are produced when the most suitable microphones are used.

DIY Film School supports film makers in India

Undergraduate students from the University used skills and equipment from our DIY Film School to document an amazing trip to India.

ISG on Apereo Board

Anne-Marie Scott has been elected to the Board of Apereo.

SensusAccess assistive technology

We are currently piloting SensusAccess software, enabling you to convert a range of electronic documents into more accessible formats.

Excellence in equality and diversity

Our PlayFair Steps equality and diversity initiatives, in Information Services Group, have been recognised as excellent by the judges at the recent Universities Human Resources awards.

Times Higher Education  

University of Edinburgh current staff and students now have access to Times Higher Education (THE) via a library subscription. 

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.

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.