Blog Posts

wikimediaconf2017-Highton1-300x169.jpg host a wikimedian: you can’t afford not to
February 20, 2017 4:54 pm by Melissa Highton
This week I spoke at a Wikimedia Edu conference. I spoke about the value of wikimedians in residence (WiR) for higher education (HE).  Some people have told me they can’t afford to host a wikimedian. I would argue you can’t afford not to. There are 3 main reasons why you can’t afford not to. They …
IMG_3055-e1487172382103-300x300.jpg the time is now
February 15, 2017 3:27 pm by Melissa Highton
The Festival of Creative Learning includes a variety of events being run by staff and students across the University. The festival runs from 20-24 February and we are running, and collaborating, on a variety of events – do come along and join us! You can view the full calendar of events on the Festival of Creative Learning …
uoeokn_breakouts.jpg Incentivising Open Research
February 6, 2017 6:24 pm by EdinburghOKN
In addition to a keynote and lightning talks, the recent UoE Open Knowledge Network event hosted a series of parallel discussion sessions focused on open educational resources, the interface between unrestricted and open data and incentivising the sharing of research data.  This latter session, led by Pauline Ward of the Data Library, identified a number of key points to address and potential actions to take forward. Key Points Greater sharing of research data can happen through: Financial incentives. Culture shift to...

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February 24, 2017 1:18pm
RT @GWillshaw: Finally completed proofread of Jehu's 1902 thesis on @wikisource. Now just needs validating... #hist
February 24, 2017 1:18pm
Contribute to open research, help proofread digitised theses on Wikisource! #FCL17 #OER #UKOER
February 24, 2017 7:54am
RT @LornaMCampbell: Still time to join us for day 2 of the History of Medicine editahon in the beautiful @surgeonshall…