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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.

March's featured presentation

Maps are not just for geographers: Use cases for getting the most out of Digimap from EDINA, University of Edinburgh


Presentation Title and Link Presenter Event
Research Data Management - in introduction for trainee physicians Stuart Macdonald Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh Course: Critical appraisal and research for trainees, Edinburgh UK, 23 March 2016
Developing a Crowd Sourcing App Tom Armitage AGI Scotland 2016, Edinburgh UK, 16 March 2016
OER16 Open Culture Conference Preview Lorna M. Campbell OER16 Preview Webinar, 11 March 2016
Ensuring the Integrity (& Continuity) of Our Record of Scholarship Peter Burnhill Standing on the Digits of Giants: Research data, preservation and innovation, London UK, 8 March 2016
Maps are not just for geographers: Use cases for getting the most out of Digimap Emma Diffley Jisc Digifest 2016, Birmingham UK, 2 March 2016
6th COBWEB Consortium Meeting Chris Higgins 6th COBWEB Consortium Meeting, Dresden Germany, 25 February 2016
Information Services @ Argyle House: Gilmerton Primary Visit Carol Blackwood, Anne Roberston Gilmerton Primary School visit to EDINA offices, Edinburgh UK, 24 February 2016
COBWEB Project: Overall Project Status and Deliverables Chris Higgins 2nd Project Review, Brussels, Belgium, 3 February 2016
Digital Cultural Heritage and Open Education Lorna M. Campbell Cultural Heritage Sparks, Edinburgh, 29 January 2016
COBWEB technology platform and future development needs Chris Higgins Citizen Science: data and service infrastructure meeting, Ispra, Italy, 26 January 2016
EPSRC research data expectations and research software management Stuart Macdonald Invited speaker at School of Mathematics Research Committee Meeting, University of Edinburgh, 25 January 2016
COBWEB: Brief Introduction, GBIF Secretariat Chris Higgins COBWEB GBIF meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 January 2016
Introduction to data and support services for Political Data Analysis Stuart Macdonald Guest lecture on the University of Edinburgh School of Social and Political Science's Introduction to Political Data Analysis course, 12 January 2016
EDINA Supporting Digital Research Nicola Osborne, Lisa Otty Supporting Digital Scholarship in the College of Humanities and Social Science, University of Edinburgh, 2 December 2015
A Importância da IDE-a no Reino-Unido Conor G Smyth foro mundo UNIGIS, Rio de Janeiro, 1 December 2015
RDM @ Edinburgh: Why is it important? Stuart Macdonald Guest lecture on the University of Edinburgh HPC & Data Science MSc course, 17 November 2015
'Good, better, best'? Examining the range and rationales of institutional data curation practices Robin Rice IPRES 2015 Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 3 November 2015
University of Edinburgh's first QGIS Training Course Tom Armitage 4th QGIS UK user group meeting in Edinburgh, 16 November 2015
Introduction to RDM for Geoscience PhD Students Stuart Macdonald RDM Workshop, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, 2 November 2015
Research Data Management: Why is it important? Stuart Macdonald Languages and Cultures Research Committee Meeting, University of Edinburgh, 28 October 2015
Drivers and Responses toward Research Data Management Maturity: Transatlantic Perspectives Robin Rice Educause 2015 Indianapolis, Indiana, 28 October 2015
Introduction to RDM for trainee physicians Stuart Macdonald RCPE Workshop Course 'Research - an introduction for trainee physicians', Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 28 October 2015
Digimap for Schools for Secondary Schools Anne Robertson, Carol Blackwood Digimap for Schools presentation to Strathclyde University SecondaryEd students, 27 October 2015
Pitching, personality and (ethical) promotion Nicola Osborne Guest lecture for the "Professional Issues" module at University of Edinburgh, taken by Computer Science and Software Engineering Students, 16 October 2015
Introduction to data support services and resources for public policy Stuart Macdonald Introductory Analysis of Policy course, Academy of Government's MSc public policy program, 8 October 2015, Edinburgh
Digimap for Schools for Primary Schools Anne Robertson, Carol Blackwood Digimap for Schools presentation to Strathclyde University PrimaryEd students, 5 October 2015
RIOXX: the pragmatic development of a metadata application profile Paul Walk UN FAO, AIMS webinar (Agricultural Information Management Standards), 29 September 2015
End of COBWEB Co-Design Projects Celebration Chris Higgins COBWEB partners meeting, 21 September 2015, Machynlleth
SafeNet: Progress and Data Gathering Robbie Ireland Jisc Knowledge Base plus workshop, 16 September 2015, Glasgow
COBWEB - infrastructure and platform for Environmental Crowd Sensing and Big Data Chris Higgins EnviroInfo & ICT4S 2015 workshop, 9 September 2015, Copenhagen
Taking A Long View Peter Burnhill Taking the Long View: International Perspectives on E-Journal Archiving, 7 September 2015, Edinburgh
Exploiting the value of Dublin Core through pragmatic development Paul Walk DCMI International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications 2015, São Paulo, Brazil, 1-4 September 2015
Using Social Media to Communicate Your Work Nicola Osborne Presentation and discussion session for a group of agricultural consultants and researchers at Scotland's Rural College, Kings Buildings, Edinburgh, 27 August 2015
SDI – National to Global: perspectives from the UK academic sector Conor G Smyth SDI-Open 2015, IBGE, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 20–21 August 2015
Finding, managing and using the right MediaHub content Nicola Osborne West College Scotland Information Technology Symposium, Erskine, Scotland, 12 August 2015
Ensuring Continuity of Access To Our Published Heritage Peter Burnhill II Seminário sobre Informação na Internet in Brasilia, 3 - 6 August 2015

For older presentations, see the archive ».


Publication Title and Link Author(s) Citation
A Importância da IDE-a no Reino-Unido Conor G. Smyth Smyth, C.G. 'A Importância da IDE-a no Reino-Unido'. Proceedings of Foro Mundo UNIGIS 2015 – Creando la Comunidad SIG em America Latina. 2016
'Where' Matters: Keeping Apace with Geo-Ubiquity in a Digital World Conor G. Smyth Smyth, C.G. '"Where" Matters: Keeping Apace with Geo-Ubiquity in a Digital World'. In Digital Information Strategies. Edited by David Baker, Wendy Evans. Chandos Publishing, 2016. Pages 167-183.
SDI – national to global : perspectives from the UK academic sector Conor G. Smyth Smyth, C.G. 2015, 'SDI – national to global : perspectives from the UK academic sector'. Proceedings of a pre-conference workshop of the 27th International Cartographic Conference: Spatial data infrastructures, standards, open source and open data for geospatial (SDI-Open 2015). 20-21 August 2015. Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). Rio de Jaineiro, Brazil.
How to be a brilliant conference chair J. Begatio, Lorna M. Campbell, S. Gray, I. Land Begiato, J., Campbell, L.M., Gray, S., and Land, I., (2015), 'How to be a brilliant conference chair'. The Guardian Higher Education Network. Wednesday 2 December 2015.
Don't be a conference troll: a guide to asking good questions J. Begatio, Lorna M. Campbell, S. Gray, I. Land Begiato, J., Campbell, L.M., Gray, S., and Land, I., (2015), 'Don't be a conference troll: a guide to asking good questions', The Guardian Higher Education Network, Wednesday 11 November 2015 07.16 GMT,
Reference rot in scholarly statement: threat and remedy Peter Burnhill, Muriel Mewissen and Richard Wincewicz Burnhill, P., Mewissen, M. & Wincewicz, R., (2015). 'Reference rot in scholarly statement: threat and remedy'. Insights. 28(2), pp.55-61.
What EDINA Does: Ensuring Ease & Continuity of Access Peter Burnhill Peter Burnhill. "What EDINA Does, Ensuring Ease & Continuity of Access". Conference paper delivered at 10th International CALIBER-2015 HP University and IIAS, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India March 12-14, 2015.
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.
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)
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
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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