Presentations & Publications

Below are some of the publications and presentations we have produced during the current academic year (August to July), most recent first.

Archive of older presentations: August 2009 – July 2014.


Presentation Title and Link Presenter Event
The impact for learning and teaching of using Digimap for Schools in Scottish classrooms and outdoors Carol Blackwood Education Scotland Digital Learning Day, Stirling, 21 March 2015
Finding, managing, delivering and using the right MediaHub content Andrew Bevan Jisc Digital Festival, Birmingham, 9-10 March 2015
Digital mapping tools to support teaching and learning in colleges Anne Robertson
Making research data more resourceful Stuart Macdonald
How to equip researchers in managing data Rocío von Jungenfeld
Social media and managing your digital footprint Nicola Osborne
Jisc geospatial services: enabling research across disciplines Tom Armitage
Harnessing the power of indoor positioning technology Ben Butchart
Open.Ed Lorna M. Campbell Open@Ed, Edinburgh, 9 March 2015
What does Open Science, Open Scholarship look like? Robin Rice
SafeNet for KB+ Robbie Ireland KB+ Workshop, London, 11 February 2015
RDM Training Initiatives @ Edinburgh – DIY RDM Training Kit for Librarians Stuart Macdonald 10th International Digital Curation Conference, London, 9-12 February 2015
Service Integration to Enhance RDM: RSpace electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) case study Stuart Macdonald
Using Social Media to Communicate Your Research Nicola Osborne Heriot-Watt Crucible VII, Edinburgh, 15 January 2015
Access to Digital Back Copy Peter Burnhill CNI Fall 2014 Membership Meeting, Washington, DC, 8-9 December 2014
COBWEB Chris Higgins Citizens' Observatories: Empowering European Society Open Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 4 December 2014
RDM PROGRAMME @ EDINBURGH - Service Interoperation Stuart Macdonald RDMF 12 - Research Data and Repositories (and other systems), RDMF, University of Leicester, 19 November 2014
RDM PROGRAMME@EDINBURGH: An institutional Approach Stuart Macdonald "Directions for Research Data Management in UK Universities" Workshop, Moller Centre, University of Cambridge, 6 November 2014
Geography & GIS in Scottish Schools: Observations from a Service Provider Peter Burnhill, Anne Robertson RSGS convened meeting on Geography and GIS in Scottish Schools, Perth, 31 October 2014
Open data and research data management at the University of Edinburgh: policies and services Robin Rice Open research data: the future of science, Lausaunne, Switzerland, 28 October 2014
Geospatial Metadata Workshop Geography, School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) (downloads 75Mb Powerpoint presentation) Tony Mathys Geospatial Metadata Workshop at the University of Manchester, 28 October 2014
RDM @ Edinburgh Stuart Macdonald Arkivum Workshop, Data Storage & Preservation Strategies for RDM, University of Edinburgh, 27 October 2014
Digital maps: past, present; on your desktop and in the palm of your hand Anne Robertson, Carol Blackwood Meeting of the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers, Perth, 25 October 2014
RDM Programme at University of Edinburgh Stuart Macdonald RDM Workshop, University of Tartu, Estonia, 24 October 2014
Edinburgh DataShare - DSpace for Data Stuart Macdonald
RDM through a UK lens - New Roles for Librarians? Stuart Macdonald Open Data and DataCite Estonia seminar as part of the Estonian Open Access Week at University of Tartu, 23 October 2014
Harnessing open source search (Solr power) in a library context Zena Mulligan Internet Librarian International 2014, London, 21 October 2014
Reference Rot and Linked Data: Threat and Remedy Peter Burnhill PRELIDA Consolidation and Dissemination workshop, Riva del Garda, Italy, 17-18 October
COBWEB – Where we are at Chris Higgins COBWEB Co-Design Workshop, Machynlleth, 16 October 2014
Digimap for Schools Anne Robertson, Carol Blackwood Broomhill Primary School, Glasgow 6 October 2014
Knowing their Place: Digimap for Schools Anne Robertson Scottish Learning Festival 2014SECC, Glasgow, 24-25 September 2014
Jisc MediaHub 2014/2015 Update Andrew Bevan CILIP MMIT Conference, Sheffield, 11 September 2014
Deep Impact: Metadata and SUNCAT Natasha Aburrow-Jones CILIP Cataloguing and Indexing Group Conference 2014, Canterbury, 8 September 2014
GIS in Education – tales from a data provider Addy Pope RGS-IGB Annual Conference 2014, London, 28 August 2014

For older presentations, see the archive ».


Publication Title and Link Author(s) Citation
Service Integration to Enhance Research Data Management: RSpace Electronic Laboratory Notebook Case Study Stuart Macdonald and Rory Macneil Stuart Macdonald and Rory Macneil. "Service Integration to Enhance Research Data Management: RSpace Electronic Laboratory Notebook Case Study". International Journal of Digital Curation Volume 10, No. 1 (2015), pp. 163-172.
SUNCAT: Ten Years and Beyond Celia Jenkins Celia Jenkins. "SUNCAT: Ten Years and Beyond". February 2015, Ariadne Issue 73
Research Data MANTRA: A Labour of Love Robin Rice Rice, Robin. (2014). "Research Data MANTRA: A Labour of Love." Journal of eScience Librarianship 3(1): Article 4.
RDA: Analysing the Impact of a New Cataloguing Standard on SUNCAT, the UK's Serials Union Catalogue Natasha Aburrow-Jones Alexandria, Manchester University Press, 24:2 (August 2013), pp 63-81
Historical Post Office Directory Parser (POD Parser) Software From the AddressingHistory Project Nicola Osborne, George Hamilton, and Stuart Macdonald Journal of Open Research Software 2(1):e23, DOI:
Learning from others mistakes: how social media etiquette distorts informal learning online. Nicola Osborne Proceedings of the European Conference on Social Media, University of Brighton UK, 10-11 July 2014; Eds: Asher Rospigliosia, Sue Greener; Reading, UK (July 2014)
A Legacy of Inspiration and an Enduring Smile Peter Burnhill IASSIST Quarterly, 37:1-4 (Spring 2013)
Data Curation Systems Development: Evolving thoughts Stuart Lewis, John Scally, Kerry Miller, Robin Rice, Tony Weir, Çuna Ekmekcioglu Poster at the 9th International Digital Curation Conference, San Francisco, (February 2014)
RDAP Review: Edinburgh DataShare - Reflections from a Data Repository Manager Robin Rice Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 40:2 (December 2013/January 2014)
Are you data savvy? [Interview] Robin Rice with Andrew Cox and Ellen Verbakel OpenAire Newsletter, 13 November 2013
Implementing the Research Data Management Policy: University of Edinburgh Roadmap Robin Rice, Çuna Ekmekcioglu, Jeff Haywood, Sarah Jones, Stuart Lewis, Stuart Macdonald, Tony Weir International Journal of Digital Curation, 8:2 (2013), pp. 194-204
Modelling Urban Scale Retrofit, Pathways to 2050 Low Carbon Residential Building Stock (PDF download) Simon Lannon, Aliki Georgakaki, Stuart Macdonald Proceedings of BS2013: 13th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambéry, France, August 26–28 2013
Who is looking after your e-journals? Telling Tales About The Keepers Registry & Your Digital Shelves P. Burnhill, F. Pelle IFLA World Library and Information Congress, Singapore, August 2013: Congress track 5: Ideas, innovations, anticipating the new Agile management: strategies for achieving success in rapidly changing times (Session 98) ‘Knowledge Management’ and ‘Academic & Research Libraries’
‘DIY’ Research Data Management Training Kit for Librarians

S. Macdonald, R. Rice

Framing the Digital Curation Curriculum International Conference Proceedings, May 2013
Research Data Management Training for Librarians – An Edinburgh Approach R. Rice, S. Macdonald ALISS Quarterly, (8:3) (April 2013)
Tales from The Keepers Registry: Serial Issues About Archiving & the Web Peter Burnhill Serials Review 39 (2013) pp 3–20
AddressingHistory—Crowdsourcing a Nation's Past Stuart Macdonald & Nicola Osborne Journal of Map & Geography Libraries: Advances in Geospatial Information, Collections & Archives, 9:1-2 (2013)
Fieldtrip GB: Creating a customisable mapping and data capture app for the HEFE community(PDF Download) Ben Butchart, Addy Pope, Murray King, George Hamilton, Panos Terzis, Michael Koutroumpas Paper presented at GISRUK 2013, University of Liverpool, 3 – 5 April 2013
OGC® Engineering Report for the OWS Shibboleth Interoperability Experiment (PDF Download) Editor: Chris Higgins OGC® Public Engineering Reports, 6 April 2012
AddressingHistory: A Web 2.0 Community Engagement Tool and API Stuart Macdonald IASSIST Quarterly, 35:3 (Fall 2011)
Digital Monograph Technical Landscape study
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Liza Daly EDINA published report for JISC, Dec 2011
Going for GOLD - Adventures in Open Linked Metadata James Reid, Will Waites, Ben Butchart Paper presented at the AGI GeoCommunity11 Conference, Nottingham, 20 September 2011
Shibboleth Access Management Federations as an Organisational Model for SDI Christopher I Higgins, Michael Koutroumpas, Andreas Matheus and Andrew Seales International Journal for Spatial Data Infrastructures Research, 7 (2012)
Research Data Management Initiatives at University of Edinburgh Robin Rice & Jeff Haywood Paper presented at the 6th International Digital Curation Conference, December 2010
Geospatial resources for supporting data standards, guidance and best practice in health informatics(PDF file, 1.5 MB) Tony Mathys & Maged N. Kamel Boulos BMC Research Notes, 4 (January 2011)
Amplification and Analysis of Academic Events through Social Media: A Case Study of the 2009 Beyond the Repository Fringe Event Nicola Osborne In Wankel C. and Wankel L. (eds.) Higher Education Administration with Social Media Including Applications in Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, Alumni Relations, and Career Centers. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 167-190. 2011
Collaboration to Data Curation: Harnessing Institutional Expertise Stuart Macdonald & Luis Martinez-Uribe New Review of Academic Librarianship, 16:S1 (2010) pp 4-16
Securing Geospatial Information (PDF file, 989.1 KB) Chris Higgins, Andreas Matheus & Steven Ramage Geoconnexion, 9 (October 2010)
Lowering the barriers from Discovery to Delivery: a JISC funded EDINA and Mimas project (PDF file, 1.3 MB) Fred Guy & Joy Elizabeth Palmer Interlending & Document Supply, 38:3 (September 2010)
AddressingHistory - An online community engagement tool (PDF file, 134.2 KB) Stuart Macdonald ALISS Quarterly, 5:4 (July 2010)
Piloting an E-journals Preservation Service (PEPRS). (PDF file, 112 KB) Peter Burnhill & Fred Guy The Serials Librarian, 58: 1. pp 117-126. Author Posting. (c) 'The North American Serials Interest Group, Inc., 2010.
This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of The North American Serials Interest Group, Inc. for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in The Serials Librarian, 58:1 (January 2010)
Evaluation of Georeferencing (PDF 176 KB) Richard Tobin, Claire Grover, Kate Byrne, James Reid & Jo Walsh Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval, Zurich, Switzerland, February 2010
Research Data Practice in the Life Sciences Stuart Macdonald UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, University of Oxford, 7 December 2009
SUNCAT: the next steps for the UK's national serials catalogue Zena Mulligan Interlending & Document Supply 37:4 (2009) pp 215-222
SUNCAT Impact and Satisfaction Survey Report (PDF file, 143 KB) Zena Mulligan EDINA published report for JISC, October 2009
User Engagement in Research Data Curation Stuart Macdonald Lecture Notes in Computer Science – Research in Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, 5714 (2009)
JISC SIS Web 2 Case Study Nicola Osborne Ann Chapman, Rosemary Russell. JISC Shared Infrastructure Services Landscape Study. (August 2009)

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