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The latest news from Information Services.

Improving Digital Scholarship at the University

The ISG recently completed an analysis project to provide the Digital Library Board with recommendations for improving resource accessibility and enhancing digital scholarship

Open eTextbooks for access to music education

The OER Service and the Reid School of Music are delighted to have received a Student Experience Grant in order to undertake a research and development project to explore the creation of an open etextbook using existing content from the Reid School of Music’s Fundamentals of Music Theory course.  

Women EmpowerED Wikipedia Editathon

Looking forward to International Women’s Day 2021, ISG are running another of our ever-popular Wikipedia editing events.

Core IT Services Essential Maintenance

There will be an Essential Maintenance event on Wednesday 10th March 2021.

Dissertation Festival

Mon 8 March – Fri 19 March 2021

EventsAir Platform Live

The University announced the launch of a new virtual digital events platform, EventsAir, as part of the Online and Digital Events Service

Centre for Open Learning Moves to Cloud Solution

The University Centre for Open Learning recently migrated to a Cloud software solution

Future Proofing the UniDesk Infrastructure

The University of Edinburgh recently launched a project to simplify the UniDesk technical architecture to better meet member needs and enable streamlined service delivery.

New Christian-Muslim Relations Course

A new short online course on Christian-Muslim relations has been launched by the School of Divinity.

You Are Not Alone - Pair Up in Edinburgh!

The University launched a successful initiative to pair staff/alumni with current students for outdoor activities

Click & Collect Service Launched

A new Library Click & Collect Service was launched on 8 February 2021 to provide access to print collections while government guidelines require that we suspend browsing access in our libraries.

Video Inductions now available for uCreate Studio Makerspace

uCreate Studio - The University of Edinburgh’s community Makerspace - are delighted to announce the availability of their new video induction. Opening up essential equipment loans to new students and staff.

The University's ISG and Edinburgh Innovations Partnership Fosters Industry Relationship Management

Informatics Professor Looking at Robotic Design
The University of Edinburgh’s Information Services Group and Edinburgh Innovations recently completed a project to consolidate Intellectual Property data within the comprehensive, centrally supported Industry Relationship Management system.

University's ISG and PSRP Receive International Recognition for COVID-19 Ceasefires Tracker

Homepage of COVID-19 Ceasefires Tracker Tool
The University’s Information Services Group (ISG) and Political Settlements Research Programme (PSRP) leveraged their collaborative partnership, with support from international organizations, to launch a digital tool to track the relationship between COVID-19 and global conflict resolution.

Historic digital humanities maps and data project

Building on the success we have had in our digital humanities partnership with History , Classics and Archaeology ( HCA) in mapping the historical Scottish Witches, LTW have a new web project which has just launched Mapping the Scottish Reformation – A database of the Scottish clergy, 1560 to 1689.

Short online courses website launched

The University has launched a new website to promote its growing portfolio of free short online courses.