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Knowledge Exchange Week 2018

The University of Edinburgh Library and Collections division will host its third Knowledge Exchange Week from 4th - 8th June 2018. 

Knowledge Exchange Week 2018
Knowledge Exchange Week 2018

Following on from the success of our previous two Knowledge Exchange Weeks, we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a third programme in June 2018.  For the first time, we will be offering a twin track programme: a General Library strand and a Digitisation strand.

The general programme is aimed at Library and Cultural Heritage Professionals from all backgrounds and career stages.  This exciting summer programme provides a unique opportunity to listen to speakers from across Library and University Collections and gain a hands-on insight into the work that we do.  There will also be opportunities to visit other cultural institutions across Edinburgh and discover more about our beautiful city.        

In addition, and for the first time, we will be running a parallel Digitisation Skills Week for staff working in or developing digitisation within libraries and cultural heritage.  This programme is aimed at staff who are relatively new to the field and who wish to learn about the University's work in this area and to share knowledge and best practice with colleagues from across Europe. Elements of the Digitisation Skills Week will be joint sessions with the General programme.


University of Edinburgh, Library and Collections Knowledge Exchange week will take place from the June 4th – June 8th 2018, running from Monday morning until Friday afternoon. 


The general programme will provide a general insight into the work of Library and University Collections staff, covering library services, special collections, archives and museums. There will also be visits to external institutions and sites out with the University of Edinburgh Main Library, which will act as a base for the week.  An optional evening programme will also be offered to provide you with a taste of Edinburgh.  The subjects being covered during the week will include*:

  • Collections, Conservation and Preservation
  • Engagement and Programming
  • Research and Teaching Resources
  • Estates Development and Collections Management Projects
  • Digitisation – Policies and Practices
  • Collection Discovery and Design
  • Open Access and Digital Repository Services 
  • Internationalisation  

The digitisation programme will give a general overview of the work of the Library and University's Digitisation Team and will specifically include:

  • Digitisation Strategy
  • Scanning
  • Copy table photography
  • Object photography
  • IIIF
  • 3D
  • Digitisation projects
  • Image Delivery

  • Low-tech Photography for Social Media

  • Digital Humanities

The draft 2018 programmes can be viewed below. Please note that programmes for both strands are still in development and are therefore subject to change.



How to Apply?

Applications for 2018 have now closed. We had a very high number of applications, so no late applications can be accepted.  


Costs and Accommodation

Participation in the scheduled programme is free of charge, with the exception of evening events which will be optional and where stated at participants own expense.  Accommodation and travel costs will also be at participants' own expense.  

Accommodation can be booked for all participants in Masson House, Edinburgh, which is located on the Pollock Halls Campus and close to the University’s Main Library.    

Further Information

For more information about the Knowledge Exchange Week please contact  and to find out more about University of Edinburgh Library and Collections please see our webpages at the link below:

Library and University Collections