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The latest news from Information Services.

Preparing for Teaching Continuity

Student using laptop in outdoor location (near Arthur's Seat).
We have produced some advice and guidance on how to continue teaching remotely should it not be possible to access the University campus.

International Women's Day 2020: Information Services Group Events

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March 2020, events and activities are taking place across Information Services Group to celebrate women and their contributions to the University and beyond.

#DigitalCitizen: Raising Digital Safety Awareness

On Tuesday, 11th February, Safer Internet Day, the Digital Skills and Training team launched #DigitalCitizen, an online campaign to raise awareness about digital safety and the responsible use of technology.

ISG Innovation Programme Review Video Available

A video has been created which reviews the last four years of the ISG Innovation Programme.

Digital Footprint: if I Googled you, what would I find?

Digital Footprint logo - one stylised human footprint
As we move around the online world we leave tracks and traces of our activity all the time: social media accounts, tagged images, professional presences, scraps of text, but also many artefacts we don't always realise we are leaving behind, or that others leave about us.

An ‘Edinburgh model’ for online teaching

A new, short online course: An Edinburgh Model for Online Teaching has been developed to assist in staff development for expanded online teaching. 

Developing digital skills with student interns

The Digital Skills and Training team have appointed five new student interns to continue the excellent work of the 12 students who have worked with our team in recent years.

New videos aim to prevent mastitis in smallholder dairy cattle

Person hand milking a dairy cow
A series of openly licensed training videos provide clear and easy to follow examples of good on-farm practices for smallholder dairy farmers.

Interactive witchcraft map

Screengrab of Witches website depicting the number of accused witches in parts of Fife and Lothian.
New website launched visualises the data from the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft Database (1563 to 1736).

Welcome Week

Group photo, including Peter Mathieson and Gavin McLachlan, at Welcome Week 2019 in the Main Library foyer
Peter Mathieson, Principal, University of Edinburgh, Gavin MacLachlan, Vice-Principal, CIO and Librarian, University of Edinburgh and Andrew Wilson, President of EUSA meet staff and get involved helping new students as they arrive in the Main Library during Welcome Week.

Learning Technology Team of the Year Award

Picture of the team on stage holding the award and certificate
Information Services Group was recognised at the Association for Learning Technology awards this week, winning Learning Technology Team of the Year for our work on lecture recording.

Online learning celebrated in new publication

We've been pioneering online learning at the University since 2005. This new publication celebrates our approach and highlights some of our inspiring students and graduates who have chosen this mode of study.

Lecture Recording publication

Various images of students attending lectures
A new lecture recording publication 'Delivering and Evaluation Lecture Recording', is now available.

Lecture Recording Student Guidance now online

Lecture recording student guidance
Top tips for students now available

Western General Hospital Library to move

WGH Library will open in the Medical Education Centre on 10 September 2019

BITS issue 24 out now

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