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November 2017

Wiki Loves Monuments – Adding 2,100 new pictures of Scotland to Wikipedia

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Argyle House (Room EW.09), 3 Lady Lawson St
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dark overgrown ruin windows looking out onto forest

This year, a record 2,100 high quality pics of listed buildings and monuments were added to Wikimedia Commons to help preserve our cultural heritage online. Now that they are Commons, these can now help illustrate Wikipedia for the benefit of all.

This drop-in session is open to all and will show how easy it is to add these newly taken images to relevant Wikipedia pages.

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Copyright & Licensing Training

November 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Joseph Black Building, Room G.69 (King’s Buildings), Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map
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.

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Scottish Living Artists: Wikipedia Editathon

November 24 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF
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This collaborative event between Edinburgh University’s Centre for Design Informatics, the University’s Wikimedian in Residence, and the Fruitmarket Gallery will give participants a chance to shape information about living Scottish artists for future researchers.

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Licensing, Games, and OER: Board Game Jam

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ECA Main Building, Room B22, 74 Lauriston Place
Edinburgh, EH3 9DF United Kingdom
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dice, counters, and spinners

Hands-on workshop to create a n OER board game. Explore prototyping and play testing and adding variety and fun by employing different game mechanics.

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December 2017

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

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area), Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

This session will introduce you to Wikisource: Wikimedia’s free library of openly-licensed source texts.
Including: 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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