SUNCAT updated

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service this week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • British Library (16 May 19)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University (10 May 19)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (15 May 19)
  • London Library (10 May 19)
  • Queen’s University, Belfast (08 My 19)
  • Royal College of Music (16 May 19)
  • School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (13 May 19)
  • Southampton University (12 May 19)
  • Trinity College Dublin (11 May 19)

To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.

Primary Geography Specialist CPD in Leeds 13th June

This course will focus on the teaching and assessment of geography throughout the primary phase linked to the requirements of the new Ofsted Framework and the National Curriculum. We will investigate what key knowledge and skills children require to be successful geographers.

During the session we will consider:

  • Auditing, monitoring and evaluating geography provision in your school
  • Progression and assessment of geographical skills, knowledge and concepts
  • Developing the use of ICT and technology including digital mapping
  • Creative ideas for activities including fieldwork
  • Sharing of good practice and resource ideas

This course is suitable for those new to geography subject leadership or those who require a refresher linked to recent Ofsted developments.

This course will be run by:

Rowena Pryor, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Lancashire County Council

Supported by Peter O’Hare from Digimap for Schools and Darren Bailey from The Ordnance Survey Education team. 

For further details contact peter.ohare@ed.ac.uk

 

Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/primary-geography-subject-leaders-yorkshire-network-meeting-tickets-61146658301

Digimap Updates Webinar: 16th May 2019

Over the next few weeks we will be running a programme of webinars covering updates to Digimap, Global and Society Collections and the Ordnance Survey Northern Ireland data, including how you can access these new services. A separate webinar to discuss and answer any questions on data licences will also be scheduled. The first webinar […]

2018 data for CEH Land Cover Plus: Crops

We are pleased to say that the 2018 update to the CEH Land Cover® Plus: Crops dataset is now available through Environment Digimap. CEH Land Cover® Plus: Crops has been produced by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in partnership with Remote Sensing Applications Consultants and provides annually updated arable crop information for the whole of Great […]

SUNCAT updated

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service last week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • Bath University (01 May 19)
  • British Library (09 May 19)
  • British Museum (01 May 19)
  • Canterbury Christ Church University (08 May 19)
  • Cardiff University (01 May 19)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (08 May 19)
  • Dundee University (01 May 19)
  • Durham University (02 May 19)
  • Edinburgh University (01 May 19)
  • Exeter University (04 May 19)
  • Hull University (01 May 19)
  • Imperial College London (01 May 19)
  • Kent University (02 May 19)
  • King’s College London (02 May 19)
  • Kingston University (01 May 19)
  • Northumbria University (01 May 19)
  • Open University (01 May 19)
  • Sheffield Hallam University (01 May 19)
  • Sheffield University (01 May 19)
  • Southampton University (05 May 19)
  • Strathclyde University (01 May 19)
  • Sussex University (01 May 19)
  • Swansea University (01 May 19)
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David (01 May 19)
  • Warwick University (26 Apr 19)
  • York University (01 May 19)

To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.

SUNCAT updated

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service this week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • Aberystwyth University (01 May 19)
  • Birmingham University (28 Mar 19)
  • Brunel University London (29 Apr 19)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (01 May 19)
  • Edinburgh Napier University (01 May 19)
  • Lancaster University (01 May 19)
  • Leicester University (01 May 19)
  • London Metropolitan University (26 Apr 19)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (01 May 19)
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (01 May 19)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (24 Apr 19)
  • Manchester University (01 May 19)
  • National Archives (01 May 19)
  • National Library of Wales (01 May 19)
  • Natural History Museum (01 May 19)
  • Southampton University (28 Apr 19)

To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.

#OutdoorClassroomDay 23rd May

#Outdoorclassroom day is on the 23rd of May this year. It comes at a particularly apt time as we see the huge positive wave of young people getting involved in activism to highlight the environmental crisis our world is in.

Digimap for Schools is a fantastic resource for planning and delivering these outdoor classrooms. Our maps can be used to create risk assessments and plan activity locations for the day. It can also be used to show the changes that have happened in you schools location over the past 130 years using our historical maps. The aerial imagery can be used with Ordnance Survey maps to give pupils a sense of place and explore their local area and environment.

We also provide lots of free resources to assist and guide your day. These outdoor education resources are available here: https://bit.ly/2DI0zcA

This resource (above) for example is great for getting pupils to do some biological monitoring and understanding the importance of the species in our environment.  This resource was developed for the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence but is also perfect for any KS2 activities in England and Wales.

SUNCAT updated

SUNCAT has been updated. Updates from the following libraries were loaded into the service this week. The dates displayed indicate when files were received by SUNCAT.

  • Canterbury Christ Church University (19 Apr 19)
  • CONSER (Not UK Holdings) (24 Apr 19)
  • Cranfield University (20 Apr 19)
  • De Montfort University (21 Apr 19)
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (24 Apr 19)
  • Glasgow University (19 Apr 19)
  • Oxford University (23 Apr 19)
  • Senate House Libraries, University of London (02 Apr 19)
  • Southampton University (21 Apr 19)
  • University of the West of England (24 Apr 19)

To check on the currency of other libraries on SUNCAT please check the updates page for further details.

Entitlement Registy Webinar Recording and FAQ

Over the last year, EDINA have been assessing the launch of an Entitlement Registry as a viable service for Higher Education, both in the UK and internationally. We have partnered with the LOCKSS Program at Stanford University to create an Entitlement Registry application that is a self-service tool to provide a single place to upload and keep entitlement records.

We held a couple of webinars on Wednesday 17th April for people to come along and see what we’ve been up to. If you weren’t able to make one of the sessions, or you’d like to review what you heard, here is the recording of the second session:

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We’ve also put together a FAQ document to cover the questions that were raised across both sessions: Entitlement Registry Webinar FAQs

It’s worth noting that the information in the webinar and FAQ was correct at the time they were created, but we’re constantly making changes and updates to the Entitlement Registry. If you’re looking at this in May, much may have changed!

Additionally, we’re pleased to confirm that our beta service will be going live in May, and we’re looking for beta testers. Beta testing will involve uploading your entitlement data to our platform and providing feedback to us on various aspects of its performance.

Our beta testing phase will allow us to assess the uptake, benefits and drawbacks of our approach to entitlement logging. Librarians will be able to upload, store and reference both locally produced records and those downloaded from a publisher.

Strong community uptake will help demonstrate strong library demand and urgency for publisher participation and, in parallel to this beta activity, we will continue to negotiate with publishers to articulate and reinforce the strong demand we hear from the library community.

Stay tuned to this blog, as we will be bringing you behind-the-scenes information and keeping you updated on developments.

Please let us know at edina@ed.ac.uk if you’d like to get involved in beta testing, or if you would like more information.