Digimap updates

From Wednesday 1st August 2018 all the Digimap Collections (except Aerial & Lidar Digimap) started new licences.  This means that the first time you log in to Digimap after this date you will need to agree to the new licences before you can access the service.

This is a standard process that happens only once a year. It is a simple additional step to the login process and does not involve re-registering any of your details. Login to Digimap as usual and follow the prompts. You will need to agree to new licences for each Collection.

All your saved maps and data download history will remain accessible and unaffected by this process.

Digimap downtime Tuesday 16th May

Digimap will be unavailable between 08.30 and 12.30 on TUESDAY 16th MAY 2017. 

This is an extension to their routine “at risk” period (Tuesdays 08.30 – 09.30), since the work they are undertaking cannot be completed within the hour.


You will not be able to log in to Digimap or retrieve any data orders during this time.  Data orders submitted before the downtime begins can be retrieved after 12.30 using the link sent to you by email.


Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this outage may cause.

Logging back into Digimap services and new look Digimap home page

Please note that there is a new look page for Digimap services  – and you also have to accept the terms of Digimap services  when you log back in  – they say below:

“We are now at the start of a new academic year and Digimap has new licence agreements in place for the Ordnance Survey, Geology and Historic Map and Data Collections. You may have noticed already that you have been asked to agree to the licence again when you logged in.  This is because some of the terms are different and you are required to agree to these new terms prior to accessing the data within the service.

When you login you will notice the Licence Agreements button at the top right of the home page.

Licence Agreement Button

Clicking on this will allow to you to view the licences you have agreed to and to agree to those you have not yet agreed to, then you can carry on using as before.

For more details see http://digimap.blogs.edina.ac.uk/2016/08/02/new-digimap-licence-agreements/ 

Trial of DETAIL inspiration until 17 June 2016

We have set up a trial to DETAIL inspiration – an architectural image database  – you can look at it on-campus here http://www.detail-online.com/inspiration.DETAILinspiration

“DETAIL inspiration, the database for architects is a new image and reference database with more than 2,400 projects from the last 30 years of DETAIL. The integrated search function, with numerous filters, allows your students and teaching staff to find precisely the right information. Each project described in the database is accompanied by DETAIL project documents, which can be downloaded as PDFs”

Please send any comments on this trial to Hugh Morgan,  Assistant Liaison Librarian – Collections Management.

Collection Spotlight – Building Construction

A collection spotlight

Can we fix it? – yes we can!

Building construction is one of the mainstays of the British economy. We can see it going on all around us – literally as far as BCU is concerned!

CEBE provides a range of courses to train all the various professions engaged in the construction process – Civil Engineering, Construction and Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology, Planning and Property Development. The extensive collection at Curzon Library supports the needs of those students.

building construction 2

There is a display of some of the Built Environments book collection on the ground floor in Curzon library until the end of term. The books can be borrowed, so if you are studying for a degree in a built environment subject or just thinking about a planning a home extension come along and have a look at what we have on offer.

For more information about resources for Built Environment studies have a look at the Libguide.

^Posted on behalf of Andrew Scragg