Welcome @edinburghuniversity students! While getting your cards sorted in the @edunilibraries come take a break and explore the new digital wall on the 1st floor! Learn about the different services and digital resources available. #wehavegreatstuff to help you thrive! #edwelcome #welcomeweek
New @edinburghuniversity exhibit on the debunked practice of #phrenology with death masks from the Anatomical Museum collections. Fascinating stories tied to each including #williamburke of #burkeandhare whose death mask analysis went against phrenologists expectations, much to their frustration. Check out the whole exhibit at the Centre for Research Collections in the Main Library.
Toured the amazing @stceciliashall last week and was so struck by its beautiful curation and exquisite collection I barely took pictures! A must see for any music enthusiast visiting #edinburgh. You get tablets to hear the instruments play as you tour and they also recently put in hidden drawers for interactive fun! See the pocket violins.
Makeshift digitisation by one of our expert photographers in the Digital Imaging Unit of a collection item on permanent display. This approach will allow for large scale reproduction. How do you approach #digitisation of items that can't be moved? #specialcollections
I. Smell. Wet. Dog.
The @edinburghuniversity Library just opened its latest exhibit #BodyLanguage celebrating pioneering Scottish women who led the healthy fit body movement in the 19th and 20th centuries. #edfringe2019 #physed
#Fringe is coming...
Back at it. Presenting on AV Collection identification and handling at Oxford's Bodleian Libraries today. Do you know your av carriers? Two great online guides are U of Illinois' PSAP https://psap.library.illinois.edu/collection-id-guide and VIAA's know your carrier guide. https://www.knowyourcarrier.com/ #AVArchives #avpreservation
Lovely morning leading a session on Time-Based Media and challenges around its use within digital humanities research. Great potential projects pitched as part of our activity. What do you think are the barriers to #DigitalEngagement with these collections? #dhoxss2019 #HumDat #AVArchives
Just led a session on Time-Based Media at Keble College for the Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer #dhoxss2019 #DigHum #AVArchives now for lunch....