Scotland Loves Monuments 2019

Get involved in Wiki Loves Monuments! Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photo competition which takes part throughout the month of September every year, and is supported by the Wikimedia Foundation. The aim is to crowdsource as many high quality, openly licensed photos as possible of scheduled monuments and listed buildings throughout the world. Why? …

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Wikimania 2019

Digital Support Librarian Lauren Smith reports on her first-time attendance at Wikimania 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. My conference experience Once I’d got my head round the different buildings, room numbering systems and Wikimania room naming conventions, I was able to find my way around the beautiful campus and lovely spaces fairly easily. I found the …

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Balance for Better – recognising notable Edinburgh women 

Guest post by Lorraine Spalding, LTW Communications Manager at the University of Edinburgh. The theme of International Women’s Day 2019 was Balance for Better.  In keeping with the spirit of better balance, the Board Room at Argyle House and three training rooms were renamed after notable women with connections to Edinburgh.    The Brenda Moon Boardroom was officially opened …

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Translation and Open Education – An Experiment using Wikipedia

This post is the fourth in a series of blog posts for Open Education Week. By Dr Iraklis Pantopoulos, Edinburgh College of Art, and Dr Charlotte Bosseaux, Translation Studies, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh. Translation and open education go hand in hand! The historical role played by translation in the proliferation and dissemination of knowledge …

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Wikipedia in Higher Education: How students are shaping the open web

This post is the third in a series of blog posts for Open Education Week. By Jemima John, Digital Skills Intern and undergraduate, School of Law, and Ewan McAndrew, Wikimedian in Residence, University of Edinburgh. Since the early 2000’s, Wikipedia has acquired somewhat of a negative reputation for being unreliable. Educators are normally wary of allowing Wikipedia …

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