The University of Edinburgh Open Knowledge Network #uoeokn – Event 2 (28 April 2017)

# uoeokn 2: a great day to catch up with what colleagues have been working on in this expanding field of ‘open knowledge’.

 

A morning of lightning talks

First, all morning lightning talks emphasize the natural and ever-present connections between research and teaching, and how they cross-fertilize.

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Add a new page to your Intranet site

Let’s see how to add a new page to your Intranet site, when you have the right permission level.

We take the Intranet site of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) as an example.

Go to the Intranet site in which you want to add a new page

Watch out for sites and sub-sites. Check the Intranet site URL and see which level you are at.

For example, the College’s Intranet site is at https://uoe.sharepoint.com/sites/hss/ . The ECA’s Intranet site is at https://uoe.sharepoint.com/sites/hss/eca/ . Like all other CAHSS school’s Intranet sites, it is a subsite of the CAHSS top-level site.

Similarly, you will have many sub-sites locally, and sub-sites of sub-sites.

Add a new page to your Intranet site, in four steps

The sequence of screen capture images below will take you along the process to add a new page to your Intranet page.

TIP: If you click on one of the images, you will see a full size version of the image. Press the back button in your browser to come back to where you were.

1 – Start from your Intranet site’s homepage

Once you’re on the homepage of the Intranet site in which you want to create a new page, click on the ‘Page’ tab in the top left corner.

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Listen to our 10 most popular 2016 sound-tracks

For the first time, in 2016, the SoundCloud account for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh attracted just under 100 likes, and over 3,000 plays.

A wealth of resources

Our SoundCloud account hosts a wealth of resources. With over 200 sound tracks, this is as many opportunities to enrich your content with digital scholarship, for instance for learning and teaching.

New 2016 voices in this top 10

Three new voices made it up to the top 10 most popular tracks for the whole 2016:

  • Maddie Long, a PhD student in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. Maddie talks about her experience preparing for the 3-Minute-Thesis competition. Congratulations to Maddie who won the 2016 UK final of the 3-Minute-Thesis competition (12 September 2016).
  • Vladimir Alpatov, of the Russian Academy of Sciences, speaks on historical attempts to replace the Cyrillic alphabet with the Latin one.
  • Kenny Beaton discusses the Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches website. Kenny focuses in particular on tracks Calum Maclean collected himself. He also picks a couple where Calum is also the contributor rather than his usual role of being the collector.

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10 sound-tracks to enjoy our digital scholarship

Sound-tracks available online also contribute to digital scholarship. Indeed they help with scholarly communication and impact.

Find out about Digital Scholarship activities at the University of Edinburgh

The web team for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences also provides support for colleagues throughout the College and its 12 schools with uploading sound-tracks to SoundCloud audio platform.

Find out about the web team for the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

In the six months from January to June 2016, our SoundCloud account has attracted increasing attention. Sound-tracks reflect the diversity of topics colleagues and their guests have contributed. They have prompted over 1,500 plays and 50 likes.

In just ten sound-tracks, you can get a little idea of the research going on in arts, humanities and social sciences at the University of Edinburgh. All the links below point at sound-tracks on the SoundCloud account of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

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UX Scotland Conference 2016 – Report

I attended the UX Scotland Conference 2016 with a view to discovering the latest trends and thinking in the constant evolution of design interfaces.

The best aspect of the conference was the overall theme of practical and applicable solutions to improve our user experience. Indeed, most of the sessions during the second day provided not only a lot of food for thought and inspiration but also some immediately actionable tips.

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Discover the ECA Advent Calendar 2015

Rejoice! The ECA Advent Calendar 2015 takes up where the 2014 calendar left things.

Discover the ECA Advent Calendar 2015

This year’s calendar includes offerings from students at Edinburgh College of Art, in varied programmes such as Animation, Music, Film & TV, and Textiles.

Like in 2014, there is a wide variety of content, and lots of humour and talent on display.

ECA Advent Calendar 2015 screenshot

http://www.advent-calendar.eca.ed.ac.uk/2015/

Did you miss the ECA Advent Calendar 2014?

The ECA Advent is still live and gives you the opportunity to sample the creativity of past ECA students.

Discover the ECA Advent Calendar 2014

CHSS Research Impacts Site is live!

Every now and then a project brings the whole team together and combines everyone’s knowledge and expertise.

It’s always extremely rewarding to see a final product so we’re very excited to announce the launch of the University of Edinburgh’s ‘Research Impact’ site. Going live today after months of planning, building, recording and editing we’re pleased to say it looks great! We will be adding new case studies and improving the website over the next few months but are very happy with announcing what’s in place to the big wide world. And so without further ado… (drum roll please…) here it is!

http://www.impact.hss.ed.ac.uk/

Humanities and Social Science Research Impact websiteResearch Impact website As a world leading university much of the research that goes on in Edinburgh is helping to change world politics, law, economics, social thinking and practises (to name a few!). Here at the uni we felt that the impacts of many of the research studies in the College of Humanities and Social Science were so outstanding that they had to be showcased. The Research Impacts site has taken some of the biggest personalities and most impactful studies and given them a platform. From rebuilding the face of an ancient Egyptian mummy to the impact of neuroscience on The Church of Scotland, the topics and staff featured are vast and all equally fascinating. Building the website, and in my case producing the video features, was (and is) a huge task given that even though these academics are leaders in their fields they can be far too modest or, heaven forbid, camera shy!

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ECA Advent Calendar 2014

A fun Drupal site we’ve built recently was the ECA Advent Calendar 2014 for Edinburgh College of Art.

What’s in the ECA Advent Calendar 2014?

Behind each randomised door is a short video. All videos are the creative work of students on the BA (Honours) Animation programme.

The calendar grid is responsive. In other words, it adapts to different widths of device by resizing and re-stacking (24 is a handy number, being divisible by 4, 3 and 2).

There’s a lot of variety to the animations: some are very funny, some a little melancholy, and all are very creative. It’s great fun to check each morning.

ECA Animation Advent Calendar

http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/advent-calendar (external link)

P.S. If you don’t feel like clicking through all the doors, you can get the elves to do it for you.
http://www.advent-calendar.eca.ed.ac.uk/?magic-elves=awake (external link)
(note: videos won’t autoplay on iPad)

After the success of the ECA Advent Calendar 2014, Edinburgh College of Art commissioned a new edition in 2015!

Discover the ECA Advent Calendar 2015