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March 2018

Creative Commons & Open Licence Workshop – Clinical Educator Programme

March 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminar Room 2, Chancellors Building, Little France, Chancellors Building, Little France
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Black and white photo of a shelf with three plastic brains.

A private session for the Clinical Educator Programme. This workshop will provide: An overview of using copyrighted material in a HE setting, Copyright myths and exceptions in education, Creative Commons licences - what they mean, and how to identify them, Open Educational Resources - how to locate, use, and share as part of practice.

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LLC – Open Licensing & OER Workshop

March 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Room 1.02, 50 George Square, 50 George Square
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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A private event for the School of Literatures, Languages, & Cultures.
Learn how to locate and identify openly licensed materials online to use in your own teaching and presentations.

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Wiki Women in Red – March meetup

March 30 @ 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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April 2018

Portobello: People and Places Wikipedia Editathon

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Portobello Library, 14 Rosefield Avenue
Portobello, EH15 1AU United Kingdom
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Painting of Portobello beach . Children wading in the water & adults watching by the shore.

Join us for a day of editing Wikipedia to help improve pages on the online encyclopedia about the people and…

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Gif It Up – LTW April Showcase

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area) Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map

Explore the fun world of gifs with Gif It Up; learn how to make your own gifs from openly licensed and public domain, museum, library, and archival materials.  Using free and open online tools.
This month’s Learning Technology Showcase is based on a Digital Literacy theme. Due to popular demand, we are happy to iterate one of the big hits from the Festival of Creative Learning, Gif It Up.

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23 Things – Consolidating Digital Knowledge (Webinar)

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online webinar

23 Things for Digital Knowledge is an award winning, open, and self-paced course for digital and online skills. In this webinar we’ll be looking at Things 10 – 23 and consolidating the knowledge and digital wisdom we’ve gained from exploring the course.

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May 2018

WikiProject: Law edit-a-thon

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Room 1.08, Main Library, George Square (Central Area) Edinburgh, United Kingdom + Google Map
Shelf with a row of books title Wikipedia Contributors (multiple volumes)

Law student Jemima John is running a WikiProject Law edit-a-thon on 15 May. This event is aimed towards adding and/or improving legal articles on Wikipedia as part of the WikiProject Law specifically in the area of technology law and intellectual property.

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Digital Day of Ideas – Wikipedia and Wikidata: the sum of all knowledge

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Business School, 29 Buccleuch Pl
Edinburgh, EH8 9JS United Kingdom
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Digital Day of Ideas Logo - multicoloured lines spreading out from a circle

Using Wikidata, information on Wikipedia can be queried & visualised as never before. Beyond this, SPARQL queries can analyse datasets from Wikidata, and through federated queries, analyse data from multiple other sources.

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June 2018

Copyright & Licensing Training – June

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Argyle House (Room EW.07), Central Area
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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The practical applications in Higher Education of the most recent social or technical development (MOOCs, social media, digitisation and online…

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Processions: a Wikipedia editathon celebrating 100 years of votes for women

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Training Room 1.11, Edinburgh University Library, 50 George Square EH8 9LJ United Kingdom + Google Map
A woman shouting the words "Edit", suffragettes marching and holding up signs "votes for women".

Celebrate the lives & contributions of the suffragettes and all the incredible women missing from Wikipedia! This event is part of 2018’s celebration of one hundred years since the Representation of the People Act (1918)came into force and women were finally given the right to vote.

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