newsline Spring 2017

   

PROJECTS

datafest

On the 20th - 24th March the first DataFest took place. This week-long festival of data innovation, included events running across Scotland.

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“A Live Pulse”: Yik Yak for understanding teaching, learning and assessment at Edinburgh

EDINA are working with colleagues in the Centre for Research in Digital Education (Moray House), the Language Technology Group (Informatics) and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and several student research associates on a new PTAS-funded project exploring how Yik Yak, an anonymous geosocial mobile app, is being used around the University. Data analysis is now underway with findings expected later in 2017.

To find out more about the project, including our ethics statement on working in this emerging space, see:

http://yikyakresearch.blogs.edina.ac.uk/

   

PROJECTS

Digital Footprint

EDINA are delighted to announce the launch of a new Digital Footprint MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), a free online course.

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Curious Edinburgh

App Teaching Pilot

New Android and iOS versions of the Curious Edinburgh history of science app have been launched as part of an undergraduate teaching pilot funded by the Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme and led by Dr Niki Vermeulan (Science, Technology and Innovation Studies). The Curious Edinburgh app, which was built by EDINA, has also been featured as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 “Moments in Time” exhibit.

Find out more:

http://curiousedinburgh.org/

   

Janet Roberts

Janet Roberts

Janet Roberts took up the role of Director for EDINA in January 2017.

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Aerial Digimap

Huge area of new images now available!

Aerial Digimap was only launched at the end of last year but the response from the Digimap community has been amazing.

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Paul Walk

New Publication: Paul Walk

EDINA’s Paul Walk has recently co-edited a technical book called "Developing Metadata Application Profiles".

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Robin Rice

New Publication: Robin Rice

EDINA's Robin Rice has recently co-written a book called “The Data Librarian’s Handbook”.

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