# 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.
Colleagues from the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences point out key aspects and issues associated with adventuring into open knowledge territory. Challenging and fascinating question arise from the School of Divinity, Edinburgh College of Art, and Moray House School of Education.
University colleagues beyond bring a lot to the conversation on open knowledge too. They contribute valuable projects and resources to increase the University’s impact. Great things happening in Information Services and the School of Informatics.
Workshops on data use
Finally, the afternoon workshops focus on two different tools. DataShare and WikiData focus on using research data and opening them up to the widest audience possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!