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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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Ada Lovelace Day 2018

October 9 @ 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Kings Buildings, JCMB Rm. 3217
Edinburgh, EH9 3JU
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On Tuesday 9th October 2018, the University’s Information Services team are running an edit-a-thon to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day 2018 which is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

This year the event will have a particular focus on Contemporary Women in STEM and #ALD2018 is to be hosted at King’s Buildings with a evening networking event in the social space at the Joseph Black building (wine and nibbles supplied by the Royal Society of Chemistry).

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

October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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Gif It Up – Introduction to Gif making

October 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Argyle House (Room EW.13), Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson St
Edinburgh,
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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 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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