Sketchpad colouring book workshop

Image of a user designing artwork on a laptop

Want to learn a new skill? And possibly contribute to the We Have Great Stuff Colouring Book?

In this workshop we will be creating beautiful digital illustrations ready for colouring inspired by University of Edinburgh (UoE) buildings and the amazing treasures held in the Centre for Research Collections (CRC).

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Supporting CAHSS researchers through digital skills training: The CDCS example

Top down view of lots of laptop computers on a desk as well as several phones, and other digital devices.

This 1-hour session will discuss the different aspects of the digital skills training that The Centre for Data, Culture & Society (CDCS) is currently offering, and the plans it has for the future.

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More power! Scaling up your research computing, how, when, and why

Image showing the internals of a computer including the fan and chipboards.

From geology to literature, genomics to law, academic research is increasingly utilising larger and larger digitised datasets, and with these comes the potential need to use more powerful computers. But how do you decide when to scale up from working solely on your own laptop, and what should you consider in the process?

This short session will cover the key questions to ask yourself, consider what impact increased computing power could have on your day-to-day research workflow, discuss access to shared high-performance computing clusters here at the University of Edinburgh, and provide pointers to where you can go for more help.

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Library Bitesize: Introduction to web archives

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What happens to information on the web when webpages are updated or taken offline?

This session presents the overarching concepts of web archives – what they are and why they matter. It looks at approaches and tools used to collect and preserve web content (such as websites and social media) and how archived web content can be accessed and used in research.

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Library Bitesize: Check your source

Screenshot of the University's library search service, DiscoverEd

Students are often asked to read and cite academic, scholarly or peer-reviewed sources in their written work.

But what is an academic, scholarly or peer-reviewed source? How do you know that the information you find is appropriate for academic purposes?

This session will introduce you to different types of information source; how to search for and identify relevant sources and how to recognise or select resources appropriate to your subject or topic.

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