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December 2018

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

4th December 2018 @ 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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Copyright & Licensing Training

5th December 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dugald Stewart Building (Room 1.17), 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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Will it Bite Me? Media, Licensing, and online teaching environments

6th December 2018 @ 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 one hour information session aims to provide teaching staff with the information and tools to use copyright and licensed…

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

6th December 2018 @ 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

10th December 2018 @ 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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Lecture recording: licensing, media use, and open educational resources

11th December 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chrystal MacMillan Building (Seminar room 6), George Square
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Open Edinburgh Logo

This one hour presentation is the first topic in the Lecture Recording Training Programme and provides practical advice to help…

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January 2019

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

January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Collaborate Ultra
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 one hour information session aims to provide teaching staff with the information and tools to use copyright and licensed…

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Copyright & Licensing training

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
30 Buccleuch Place, Room G.3 United Kingdom + Google Map
email, by Geralt (Pixabay) CC0 Public Domain

This training course is well-suited to those who require a basic understanding of copyright law, licensing and HE applications, 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

January 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area) Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Editing Wikipedia has never been easier using the new Visual Editor interface which makes editing Wikipedia as easy as using…

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Gif It Up – Introduction to Gif making

January 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Argyle House (Room EW.13), Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson St
Edinburgh, EH3 9DR United Kingdom
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via GIPHY Calling all creative types, history nuts, graphic artists, animators, and lovers of the internet! Learn how to make…

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