The Information Services Group incorporates the following divisions:

  • User Services
  • Library and University Collections
  • Applications
  • Learning, Teaching and Web
  • IT Infrastructure
  • EDINA and Data Library
  • The Digital Curation Centre
Each of these divisions provides key services and undertakes projects from time to time, which may produce datasets of interest to a broader community.

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Recent Submissions

  • Edinburgh College of Art Artist Books 

    Baseby, Francesca; University of Edinburgh
    The ECA Library began actively collecting artists’ books in the 1980s. The earliest books in the collection date back to the 1960s, for example Ed Ruscha’s Twenty-Six Gasoline Stations, a now iconic paperback book. The ...
  • University of Edinburgh Art Collection 

    Baseby, Francesca; University of Edinburgh
    The University of Edinburgh Art Collection supports the world-leading research and teaching that happens within the institution. Comprised of an astonishing range of objects and ideas spanning two millennia and a multitude ...
  • University of Edinburgh Musical Instrument Collections 

    Baseby, Francesca; University of Edinburgh
    The Dataset contains records for 5198 objects in the University of Edinburgh’s Musical Instrument Collection. The collection ranks among the world's most important collections of musical heritage. All the main types or ...
  • Centre for Research Collections Reading Room Data August 2017 to July 2019 

    Baseby, Francesca; University of Edinburgh
    The Dataset contains details of all items consulted in the Reading Room of the Centre for Research Collections, Main Library, University of Edinburgh during the 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years. The data records the ...
  • The Blizzard Challenge 2017 

    Ronanki, Srikanth; EPSRC - Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    WITHDRAWN: This item has been withdrawn from DataShare at the request of Professor Simon King and is no longer available.The Blizzard Challenge 2017 was the thirteenth annual Blizzard Challenge and was once again organised ...
  • Scoping Statistical Analysis Support 

    Nelson-Viljoen, Cindy; McDonnell, Diarmuid
    The aim of this survey was to collect feedback about existing training programmes in statistical analysis for postgraduate researchers at the University of Edinburgh, as well as respondents’ preferred methods for training, ...
  • Feel The Heat - A World Temperature Data Quilt 

    Zaenker, Julia; Vladis, Nathalie
    Feel The Heat - A World Temperature Data Quilt is based on the HADCRUT4 dataset of world temperature data. Each row of the quilt represents a year. Each square in a row represents the average world temperature according ...
  • The Surface of Significance 

    Godfrey, Lucas; Giannotti, Matt
    Surface of Significance is an ongoing research project in the School of GeoSciences with the aim of reconceptualising geographic space such that a relative view of space may be modelled computationally to support highly ...
  • Roam Exercise Set 2 

    McGarva, Guy; Carr, Viv
    Zip file with 5 Roam exercises in PDF and PPTX formats, plus trainer guide and Quick Guide. GIS vector data. This dataset was first accessioned in the EDINA ShareGeo Open repository on 2014-04-10 and migrated to Edinburgh ...
  • Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 

    Pope, Addy
    this dataset shows the results of the 2014 referendum on Scottish Independence which took place on the 18th September 2014. The data is broken down into the geographical areas such as Edinburgh, Midlothian, Fife and the ...
  • UK Fire Service Areas 

    Boswarva, Owen
    Fire Service Areas is a set of boundaries for the operating areas of statutory fire and rescue authorities in the United Kingdom and the Crown dependencies. Boundaries for England, Scotland and Wales have been derived from ...
  • Broad Rental Market Areas (Scotland) 

    Boswarva, Owen
    Broad Rental Market Areas (BRMAs) are the geographical areas used to determine Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates. This dataset covers Scotland only. Please see the Doc folder for more details. Released by Rent Service ...
  • Global Corruption 2013 

    Pope, Addy
    These datasets show levels of corruption around the world. The data is classed by the number of respondents and there are ma countries missing. Two datasets included - 1. Have you paid a bribe? 2. Would you report corruption. ...
  • GB Postcode Area, Sector, District 

    Pope, Addy
    This dataset represents the Postal Boundaries for 2012. Included in the zip file are postcode Areas (AB, EH,..), districts (AB1, AB2,..) and sectors (AB1 1, AB1 2, ..). This data was sourced from Geolytix (https://blog.g ...
  • Landsat 8 - South-East Scotland July 2013 

    Pope, Addy
    This is a NASA Landsat 8 image of the South-east of Scotland which was acquired on 06/07/2013. You can view the metadata for this record here: ...
  • 2010 Westminster Constituencies 

    Pope, Addy
    2010 UK Constituency boundaries for the 2010 elections. This data is a subset of the boundary data that was released by the OS through their OpenData site in April 2010. Note, this dataset was updated in April 2010 to ...
  • Working with map data in GIS 

    McGarva, Guy; Carr, Viv
    Wind Farms - follows on from the 'Dave' Data Download case study. View and symbolise OS raster and height data and Wind Farm location data. GIS vector data. This dataset was first accessioned in the EDINA ShareGeo Open ...
  • FOSS4G UK Training Data 

    Armitage, Tom
    Several datasets and workbook for use in the Visualising Arts and Humanities Data Workshop at the FOSS4G UK 2016 conference in Southampton. Tiff data generated from OpenStreetMap in QGIS as a screen Grab. (CC BY_SA). London ...
  • The GB Meridian 

    Reid, James
    The location of the GB central meridian. Lineage unknown. GIS vector data. This dataset was first accessioned in the EDINA ShareGeo Open repository on 2010-09-03 and migrated to Edinburgh DataShare on 2017-02-22.
  • Non VOSA sites 

    Pope, Addy
    A list of the Open Access non-VOSA sites offering HGV and PSV MOT testing. Data downloaded from ( potcodes matched through GeoConvert. Data then ...

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