Information Services

Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service

We support learning, teaching and research through the digitisation of and long-term digital access to rare and unique research collections acquired or created by the University of Edinburgh.

Our Services

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Learn more about the types of services we offer, our prices and the digitisation lifecycle our orders go through after a request is made.

Find Digitised Material

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Many of our collection items have already been digitised and are available to view, share, download. For reuse and licensing of any digital content please see Image Licensing.

Request Service

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Please tell us how we can help you. If your request concerns a Special Collections or Museum item, please contact the Centre for Research Collections directly at

About Us

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Find out more about our service, who we work with and the equipment we use

Image Licensing

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Images from the University of Edinburgh collections are regularly featured in academic articles, major publications, webpages and TV programmes. Explore our Image Licensing, Copyright, Citation, and Data Protection policies.

Engagement and Impact

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In addition to hosting webinars and workshops, the Cultural Heritage Digitisation Service publishes a blog, and participates in many outreach activities and publications in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh and external partners to increase awareness and use of the University’s research collections and digital resources.