June 2012: Volume 17.2
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In this Issue:
- 2012: A good year for repositories
The Open Repositories 2012 Conference will be a showcase for several repository initiatives at EDINA.
- Cartogrammar maps help display data
The Cartogrammar project attempts to break down some of the barriers in the creation and use of cartograms.
- Tools and enhancements for Digimap for Schools
National grid lines overlay and a larger, full-screen map view makes the schools mapping application even more useful.
- EDINA in team for English place names exploration
The Digital Exposure of English Place-Names project will provide a gazetteer for the Unlock web service.
- Keepers Registry extends
The National Science Library of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NSLC) has joined other leading archiving organisations in the Keepers Registry.
- Research data service offers new online training course
MANTRA, the research data management course, has recently moved from project to service status.
- EDINA impact videos: introduction to key services
Statistical Accounts of Scotland, UKLOCKSS, and Unlock now all have video introductions.
- Latest EDINA documents
Community Report March 2012, Digimap Newsletter, UKLA Roundup, SUNCAT - Benefits and impact survey report
- Will’s World: There’s an app for that!
A fun mobile game using Shakespeare data provided by EDINA won top honours at Culture Hack Scotland this year.
- New Staff
Sandy Buchanan, Matt Cuthbert, Dorothy Graves McEwan and Muriel Mewissen join the crew at EDINA.
- Forthcoming Events
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