January 2016 meetup at the National Library of Scotland

Cross-posted from This evening I’m at Open Knowledge Edinburgh Meet Up 19, at the National Library of Scotland on George IVth Bridge, organised by OK Scotland. I’ll be liveblogging so, as usual, any corrections, tweaks, comments etc. are very much welcome. Tonight’s event has seven lightning talks: Gill Hamilton (NLS): Welcome Pippa Gardner (Urban Tide): Scottish Government more »

Getting the Measure of Scotland’s Air Pollution Problem

Air Pollution in Scotland Air pollution concentrations are so high they are breaking national safety standards and damaging health in many parts of Scotland. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, and even less likely places such as Inverness, all have Pollution Zones where toxic air levels regularly break Scottish regulatory standards — standards which were due to be more »

Open Licensing at the National Library of Scotland

New Metadata and Digital Content Licensing Policy Post by Gill Hamilton, Digital Access Manager, National Library of Scotland The National Library of Scotland is working on procedures and guidance to support a new and developing Metadata and Digital Content Licensing policy. As part of this work the Library has released collection metadata associated with the First World War Official Photographs under a CC0 license more »

Coders of the future, and Open Data

Way back in August, cities all over the UK played host to Young Rewired State Festival of Code, the national hackathon for under 19s. Edinburgh was no exception, and every day for a week around 16 young people — mostly regulars from the Prewired coding club took up residence in the University of Edinburgh’s Appleton more »

Edinburgh September Meetup at SCVO

Our September OpenDataEDB meetup was kindly hosted by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) at their offices in Lauriston Street. We are also grateful to 1partCarbon for generously sponsoring refreshments for the meet-up. Edinburgh Living Lab First off, we heard from James Stewart about a new collaboration between several departments in the University of more »