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October 2017

Women in Red – Wiki meetup

24th October 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Argyle House, Room EW.10, 3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Three red hearts with the white silhouette of a woman's head.

WikiProject Women in Red are monthly wiki-editathons to address the "Content gender gap" on Wikipedia and address it in a positive way.

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Black History Month Editathon

25th October 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
2.36, William Roberston Wing, Old Medical School, Doorway 4, Teviot Place
Edinburgh , EH8 9AG
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In celebration of Black History Month, this event is focused on increasing the representation of women of colour on Wikipedia. Wikipedia is…

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November 2017

Teaching with Wikipedia: What do I need to know first?

14th November 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area) Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map
Hands are cupping a mini wikipedia globe made from wet sand

In this session, open to all University of Edinburgh staff, we will discuss best practice from three recent Wikipedia assignments at the University of Edinburgh and outline the steps that would be involved in running a Wikipedia assignment.

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Be Open – How to create, use, and share Open Educational Resources

15th November 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Appleton Tower M2a (room 1.02) Edinburgh, + Google Map

Use open, be open. Learn how to create teaching and research presentations that can be shared openly on the web…

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

23rd November 2017 @ 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

23rd November 2017 @ 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

24th November 2017 @ 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

30th November 2017 @ 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

7th December 2017 @ 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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Wiki Women in Red – December meetup

21st December 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Argyle House, Room EW.10, 3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Three red hearts with the white silhouette of a woman's head.

In November 2014, just over 15% of the English Wikipedia’s biographies were about women. Founded in July 2015, WikiProject Women in…

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