EDINA Newsline

September 2008: Volume 13.3

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In this Issue:

LOCKSS, CLOCKSS and PEPRS are key to digital preservation

The UK LOCKSS Alliance, the CLOCKSS "dark archive", and the EDINA/ISSN project PEPRS all contribute to the cause of good preservation practice.

Update on Ordnance Survey data for Digimap

The latest available OS data is now up at Digimap.

Feedback wanted on Ordnance Survey licence agreement

Negotiations on a new OS licence agreement will begin shortly, and we need your opinions.

ShareGeo repository to join Digimap

GRADE has been reincarnated as ShareGeo, a repository tool for Digimap.

New map production software for Digimap

EDINA has chosen the Cadcorp SIS and Cadcorp GeognoSIS family of GIS products to replace the existing GIS platform for the delivery of Digimap.

agcensus offers KML data

The EDINA agcensus service is now delivering grid-square agricultural census data in OGC Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files.


New interface enhancements include a list of the libraries holding each title now displays on the results screen, and a "Find a Copy" button has been introduced to the full record display. Also a second parallel downloading service contains both CONSER and ISSN records and will gradually expand to include Contributing Libraries' MARC records.

West Midlands schools access EIG

The West Midlands Regional Broadband Consortium will have access to Education Image Gallery (EIG) from 1 October 2008.

Index to The Times and Inspec discontinued

Two services no longer available from EDINA.

New discovery project for EDINA and Mimas

A project to look at integration of authentication, personalisation, aggregation across EDINA and Mimas services, plus looking at a Scholarly Communications Portal.

A look back at the move from Athens

A smooth transition.

Edinburgh Repository Fringe 2008

An event with a view to fostering coordination, co-operation and cross-pollination within the community working on the fringes of the repository world.

Forthcoming Events

Upcoming conferences, exhibitions, and training events.


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