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October 2018

Gif It Up – Introduction to Gif making

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Argyle House, Room EW.10, 3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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In this introductory workshop explore the fun world of gifs and learn how to make your own from openly licensed and public domain, museum, library, and archival materials.  Using free and open online tools.

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Gif It Up – Advance your Gif making skills

October 3 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Argyle House, Room EW.10, 3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Build on your Gif making skills and flex your creativity by making clever and graphically fun gifs from openly licensed and public domain, museum, library, and archival materials. This course is best suited to those who have attended the introductory Gif making workshop or who have some basic experience using graphic editing software tools.

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Introduction to Open Data with Wikidata and Histropedia – the timeline of everything

October 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area) Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Absolutely anyone can use Wikidata for something, so people of all disciplines and walks of life are encouraged to attend this session. Basic knowledge of using the internet will be needed to get involved in the practical activity, but there are no other pre-requisites.
Anyone interested in open knowledge, academic research, application development or data visualisation should come away buzzing with exciting new ideas!

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Getting started with Wikipedia – Editing using the new Visual Editor interface

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Argyle House, Room EW.10, 3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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This is a workshop aimed primarily at anyone who is interested in learning how to edit Wikipedia but, up until now, were never entirely sure how or why to begin.

New editors are very welcome as full Wikipedia editing training will be given during this session and afterwards you can ask questions of the trainer about anything you were unsure of or next steps or anything else you maybe interested in.

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Copyright & Licensing Training

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Argyle House (Room EW.14), Central Area
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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email, by Geralt (Pixabay) CC0 Public Domain

This Copyright and Licensing training course is well-suited to those who require a basic understanding of copyright law, licensing, and open educational resources. For those who already have some knowledge of copyright law and licensing, this course can serve as a refresher. Opportunities for questions and discussions will be ample.

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November 2018

Copyright & Licensing Training

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Argyle House (Room EW.14), Central Area
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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email, by Geralt (Pixabay) CC0 Public Domain

This Copyright and Licensing training course is well-suited to those who require a basic understanding of copyright law, licensing, and open educational resources. For those who already have some knowledge of copyright law and licensing, this course can serve as a refresher. Opportunities for questions and discussions will be ample.

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Getting started with Wikipedia – Editing using the new Visual Editor interface

November 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area) Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

This is a workshop aimed primarily at anyone who is interested in learning how to edit Wikipedia but, up until now, were never entirely sure how or why to begin.
New editors are very welcome as full Wikipedia editing training will be given during this session and afterwards you can ask questions of the trainer about anything you were unsure of or next steps or anything else you maybe interested in.

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December 2018

Copyright & Licensing Training

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Argyle House (Room EW.07), Central Area
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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email, by Geralt (Pixabay) CC0 Public Domain

This Copyright and Licensing training course is well-suited to those who require a basic understanding of copyright law, licensing, and open educational resources. For those who already have some knowledge of copyright law and licensing, this course can serve as a refresher. Opportunities for questions and discussions will be ample.

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Introduction to Wikipedia’s sister project: Wikisource – the Free Digital Library

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area) Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

In this session we will introduce you to Wikisource: Wikimedia’s free library of openly-licensed source texts. Including, an introduction to what Wikisource is and how you can engage with it, a short practical activity where you will learn how to navigate Wikisource and proofread a page of text. And an example of how an out-of-copyright/openly-licensed PhD thesis has been transcribed to Wikisource so the text is now 100% searchable, quality-checked and linked to from Wikipedia just 1 click away.

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Wikipedia Women in Red – Learn how to edit and help create biographies of notable women

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area) Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map
Three red hearts with the white silhouette of a woman's head.

Join us to write new Wikipedia articles to surface knowledge about notable women missing from Wikipedia. Suggested pages to edit/create will be provided but you will be supported to edit on any topic or person you wish to. No experience necessary.

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