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 2013.


Presentation Title and Link Presenter Event
October 2014
Reference Rot and Linked Data: Threat and Remedy Peter Burnhill PRELIDA Consolidation and Dissemination workshop, Riva del Garda, Italy, 17-18 October.
Digimap for Schools Anne Robertson, Carol Blackwood Broomhill Primary School, Glasgow 6 October 2014
September 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
August 2014
GIS in Education – tales from a data provider Addy Pope RGS-IGB Annual Conference 2014, London, 28 August 2014
July 2014
Jisc Publications Router: Delivering Open Access Content to Institutions Muriel Mewissen Repository Fringe 2014, Edinburgh, 31 July 2014
Reference Rot and E-Theses: Threat and Remedy Peter Burnhill 17th International Symposium on Electronic Theses & Dissertations, University of Leicester, 23–25 July 2014
Learning from Others Mistakes: How Social Media Etiquette Distorts Informal Learning Online Nicola Osborne European Conference on Social Media, University of Brighton, 10–11 July 2014
Supporting Good Practice in Research Data Management: Edinburgh's Experience Robin Rice LIBER Annual Conference, Riga, Latvia, 2 July 2014
Engaging researchers in RDM & Open Data at Edinburgh University Robin Rice RECODE workshop, Riga, Latvia, 1 July 2014
June 2014
Introduction to the New SUNCAT Interface. Zena Mulligan Interlend 2014 Conference, Edinburgh, 23-24 June 2014
Roles and Skills for RDM Robin Rice and Beth Hall ARLG Conference 2014, Falmer, 23 June 2014
The Online Will's World Hack – making coding fun, accessible, creative and social Nicola Osborne Creative Futures for Scotland, Edinburgh, 23 June 2014
Geospatial metadata and spatial data workshop: 19 June 2014 Tony Mathys Geospatial metadata and spatial data workshop, James Hutton Institute, University of Aberdeen, 19 June 2014
RDM Programme @ Edinburgh: Data Librarian Experience Stuart Macdonald ADP Workshop for Librarians: Open Research Data in Social Sciences and Humanities (ADP), Ljubljana, Slovenia, 18 June 2014
Your Public Engagement Activity - Crowdsourced! Nicola Osborne Beltane Annual Gathering 2014: Citizens, Research!, Edinburgh, 12 June 2014
Too Many Copies! The confusion between duplication and versioning Muriel Mewissen 9th Open Repositories Conference, Helsinki, 9 – 13 June 2014
Research Data Management and Spatial Data Addy Pope 9th Open Repositories Conference, Helsinki, 9 – 13 June 2014
DSpace for Data Revisited Stuart Macdonald 9th Open Repositories Conference, Helsinki, 9 – 13 June 2014
Now We Are Six: Integrating Edinburgh DataShare into local and internet infrastructure Robin Rice IASSIST Conference, Toronto, 6 June 2014
IASSIST40: Data management & curation workshop Robin Rice IASSIST Conference, Toronto, 6 June 2014
Discovering What You Can't Always Get From Google: Jisc MediaHub Andrew Bevan RSC Northern efest 2014, Sunderland, 5 June 2014
May 2014
Research Data Management at the University of Edinburgh Stuart Macdonald College of Science and Engineering - 'What's New in the Library', University of Edinburgh, 28 May 2014
EDINA Datashare and MANTRA Stuart Macdonald IT Professionals Forum, University of Edinburgh, 20 May 2014
Trading Consequences & Planning Project Communications / Launches Nicola Osborne 2014 EDINA Projects Day, Edinburgh, 15 May 2014
Palimpsest Social Media Nicola Osborne Palimpsest Methodologies Day, Edinburgh, 13 May 2014
Data and Ethics Robin Rice Working with Data: National Collections and Digital Humanities, Edinburgh, 2 May 2014
Attention, Citizens! Some tips for communicating your Citizen Science project – and using social media to do it! Nicola Osborne Part of the Citizen Science workshop at the British Science Association Science Communication Conference 2014, Guildford, 1 May 2014
April 2014
Preserving Streams of Issued Content Peter Burnhill STM Annual U.S. Spring Conference 2014, Washington DC, USA, 30 April 2014
Digimap for Schools: Mapping the Nation Anne Robertson Mapping the Nation: Representations of Scotland 1200-2000, National Museum of Scotland, 26 April 2014
It's About Time: Preserving the integrity of the scholarly record Peter Burnhill 37th UKSG Conference, Harrogate Conference Centre, 14-16 April 2014
March 2014
Helping you Managing your Journal Collections Zena Mulligan, Fred Guy, Adam Rusbridge, Andrew Bevan EDINA Serials Forum, SOAS/University of Edinburgh, 17/21 March 2014
Using social media to communicate your research Nicola Osborne Heriot Watt Crucible VI, Edinburgh, 14 March 2014
Citizen Science in your pocket: Collecting data to support teaching and research using your smart-phone Tom Armitage and Addy Pope Digital HSS workshop, University of Edinburgh, 12 March 2014
RJ Broker: Automating Delivery of Research Output to Repositories Muriel Mewissen Jisc Digital Festival, Birmingham, 11-12 March 2014
The Strategic Developer: a new role for Higher Education? Paul Walk Jisc Digital Festival, Birmingham, 11-12 March 2014
EDINA presentations at Jisc Digifest EDINA staff Jisc Digital Festival, Birmingham, 11-12 March 2014
February 2014
Tales from the Keepers Registry: Dr Who and the Scholarly Record Peter Burnhill Association of Subscription Aggens & Intermediaries Annual Conference, London, 24-25 February 2014
Digimap: Making the Most of Roam Guy McGarva, Vivienne Carr Online Webinar, 19 February 2014
Jisc MediaHub Rick Loup, Vivienne Carr Online Webinar, 12 February 2014
January 2014
Ensuring the Scholarly Record is Kept Safe: Measured Progress with Serials Peter Burnhill Academic Publishing in Europe 9, Berlin, 29 January 2014
COBWEB Project: Citizens Observatories Side Event Chris Higgins GEO-X Plenary, Geneva, Switzerland, 15 January 2014
December 2013
Building Confidence: Training Librarians in Research Data Management Robin Rice IATUL Workshop, "Research Data Management: Finding our Role", University of Oxford, 5-6 December 2013
Geospatial Metadata Workshop
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Tony Mathys Geospatial Metadata Workshop, University of Highlands and Islands, Elgin, 6 December 2013
November 2013
Geospatial Metadata Workshop
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Tony Mathys Geospatial Metadata Workshop, Manchester, 25 November 2013
Increase usage of online resources Andrew Bevan Jisc RSC Eastern Learning Resources Managers Forum, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, 22 November 2013
Geospatial Metadata Workshop
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Tony Mathys Geospatial Metadata Workshop, Aberdeen, 18 November 2013
October 2013
Local, technical innovation in an outsourced world Paul Walk Futures Café, ILRT, Bristol University, 14 October 2013
How does it feel to participate in public? Nicola Osborne Session 2: Co-creation in the University of Edinburgh Institute for Academic Development's Online Tutoring course (Autumn 2013), online guest lecture, 14 October 2013
September 2013
Geospatial Metadata Workshop
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Tony Mathys Geospatial Metadata Workshop, St Andrews, 19 September 2013
FOSS4G Review (blog post series) Addy Pope Free and Open Source Software for Geo (FOSS4G) Conference, Nottingham, 18 September 2013
Data Management Issues
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Tony Mathys GEOMED 2013 Conference, Sheffield, 16 September 2013
Using The Keepers Registry To Assist Collaboration Between Keepers Peter Burnhill iPres 2013: Preservation at Scale Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, 5–6 September 2013
August 2013
Who is looking after your e-journals? Telling Tales About The Keepers Registry & Your Digital Shelves Peter Burnhill and Françoise Pelle IFLA World Library and Information Congress , Singapore, 17-23 August 2013

Crowdsource Your Neighbourhood
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Addy Pope, Nicola Osborne Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, Edinburgh, 5 August 2013
Six Use Cases for Edinburgh DataShare Robin Rice Repository Fringe 2013, Edinburgh, 1 August 2013
The GoGeo Vision for Repositories
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Tony Mathys Repository Fringe 2013, Edinburgh, 1 August 2013

For older presentations, see the archive ».


Publication Title and Link Author(s) Details
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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