OER Service Digital Skills Events

The OER Service runs a wide range of workshops and events as part of the University's Digital Skills programme. Our up and coming events are listed below, and you can find a full list of workshops we offer here:  OER Service Digital Skills. If you would like us to come to your school or college to run a session tailored to your requirements, please contact us at open.ed@ed.ac.uk.

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Gif It Up – Advance your Gif making skills

30th October 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Gif It Up logo

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.


The Workshop

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.

In this intermediate-to-advanced workshop you will advance your Gif making skills using free and open editing software and tools that anyone with an internet connection can access.

We’ll be using public domain and openly licensed images and materials from The University of Edinburgh museum, library, and archival materials that are available for creative re-use, We’ll also discuss the ethical responsibilities we as creators have towards those materials.


Make a butterfly flutter, or autumn leaves swoosh, with Gifs that make you grin.


Participate in open sharing and collaboration – gifs created on the day will be openly licensed and re-shared for further creativity and re-use by others.


Bookings via MyEd.

Europeana.eu celebrates GIFs

From 1 – 31 October each year, all GIF-­makers, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet are invited by Europeana.eu to create brand new GIFs by remixing copyright-free and openly licensed material from four international digital libraries.

More information on the Europeana.eu blog here: http://blog.europeana.eu/tag/gif-it-up


Gif at top was created using an image from the Roslin Glass Slides collection at The University of Edinburgh, CC BY


30th October 2019
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Stephanie (Charlie) Farley


Argyle House, Room EW.10
3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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