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October 2018

Gif It Up – Advance your Gif making skills

October 26 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Argyle House (Room EW.13), Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson St
Edinburgh,
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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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November 2018

Will it Bite Me? Media, Licensing, and online teaching environments

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Training Room 1.11, Edinburgh University Library, George Square EH8 9LJ United Kingdom + Google Map
Drawing of the crowsfoot plant, which was often recommended for dog bites and for nosebleeds, with a man being bitten by a dog below.

This information session aims to provide teaching staff with the information and tools to use copyright and licensed materials in…

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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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Will it Bite Me? Media, Licensing, and online teaching environments

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hudson Beare Building (classroom 6), Kings Buildings
Drawing of the crowsfoot plant, which was often recommended for dog bites and for nosebleeds, with a man being bitten by a dog below.

This information session aims to provide teaching staff with the information and tools to use copyright and licensed materials in…

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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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Train the Trainer event – Learn how to run Wikipedia training for inside/outside the curriculum

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area) Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

The University's Information Services team will run a training session for anyone who wants to learn how to run Wikipedia editing sessions for use inside or outside the curriculum.
This role will mean being able to train others how to navigate & edit Wikipedia, how to run an 'edit-a-thon', giving advice to colleagues where possible and being a point of reference to & from Wikimedia UK as appropriate.

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January 2019

Will it Bite Me? Media, Licensing, and online teaching environments (Webinar)

8th January 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Drawing of the crowsfoot plant, which was often recommended for dog bites and for nosebleeds, with a man being bitten by a dog below.

This information session aims to provide teaching staff with the information and tools to use copyright and licensed materials in…

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