Information Services

News archive 2010

Click on the links on the right hand menu to view the Data Library's archived news items from 2010.

Multimedia Resources for Teaching

The Data Library has recently produced a new guide that highlights a range of resources offering multimedia content that is copyright cleared or labelled with a Creative Commons licence permitting its re-use.

International Workshop on ICT & e-Knowledge

In the developing world, digital technologies have the potential to transform lives.

Clinical trials data added to Edinburgh DataShare

To coincide with Open Access Week 2010 we are pleased to report that a further open access deposit has recently been made to Edinburgh DataShare, the digital repository of multi-disciplinary research datasets produced at the University of Edinburgh, hosted by the Data Library.

Research Data Management Panel

Data Librarian Robin Rice was a panelist at the European Conference on Digital Libraries 2010 conference at the University of Glasgow on 7 September, 2010.

News from Repository Fringe 2010

The third annual Repository Fringe conference was held at the National e-Science Centre, University of Edinburgh on the 2nd and 3rd September.

Repository Fringe registration opens

Repository Fringe 2010: Registration now open.

New 'Internet for Social Statistics' tutorial

A new edition of the free 'Internet for Social Statistics' online tutorial in the Virtual Training Suite is now available.

Open Knowledge Scotland event

The first Open Knowledge Scotland event took place on 13th May at the contemporary InSpace area of the Informatics Forum. It was organised and supported by iDEAlab and EDINA at the University of Edinburgh, and by the Open Knowledge Foundation.

Data Library supporting AQMeN network

For much of the past year the Data Library has been actively involved with the development of, and ongoing support for, the website of the recently established Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) in Scotland.

Addressing History

EDINA in partnership with the National Library of Scotland (NLS) has been awarded a JISC Rapid Innovations grant to develop an online, 'crowd sourcing' tool to enable a broad spectrum of users - both in academia and beyond (such as local history groups and genealogists) - to plot a location on a map of any address, street name, advert or listing from digitised historical Scottish Post Office Directories on to a contemporaneous historical map.

Data Library website refurbished

The streamlined Data Library catalogue (Finding data) is part of the new Information Services website. It allows users to browse data sets held at the Data Library or freely available on the Internet; by subject category, alphabetically, or by region.

Digimap and OS OpenData

The Government published details on 31st March of a package of Ordnance Survey datasets which are now available for free use and re-use under OS OpenData.