March 2014 meet-up at Napier University

March’s Edinburgh Open Data meet-up returned to Edinburgh Napier University’s Merchiston campus, kindly hosted by Peter Cruickshank of the Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation. The evening featured the usual eclectic showcase of interesting open data projects, and livestream recordings of the meet-up are available here: Part 1: National Records of Scotland, Sally Kerr, Tim more »

January 2014 meet-up at the National Library of Scotland

Many thanks for Nicola Osborne for taking copious notes that formed the basis of this post. Recordings of the meet-up are available: Part 1 (Gill, Stevie, Grainne, Graeme) Part 2 (Sara, Tabitha, News) January’s Open Data meetup was hosted once again in the fantastic National Library of Scotland, which is beginning to establish itself as more »

Meeting up with Rufus Pollock

The Open Data Scotland Conference organised by Holyrood magazine on 10th December was a landmark occasion, and the keynote talk was delivered by Rufus Pollock, founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation. We decided to capitalise on Rufus’s trip north by organising an impromptu #OpenDataEDB on the preceding day, giving him an opportunity to find out more »

Introducing Scotland’s first Wikimedian-in-Residence

Ally Crockford discusses the work she is doing as Scotland’s first ever Wikimedian-in-Residence at the National Library of Scotland There’s a chance that way back in April you saw some ripples of media interest in a job posting at the National Library in Scotland for a Wikimedian-in-Residence. The typical response to the job posting then, more »

Introducing TellMeScotland, Scotland’s open data portal for public information notices

Tina McLelland talks about TellMeScotland, an open data initiative supported by the Scottish government that for the first time is releasing Scotland’s public information notices in a single online location. TellMeScotland is Scotland’s national public information notices (PINs) portal, allowing public notices across Scotland to be published in a single online location for the first more »