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 – Introduction to Gif making

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Calling all creative types, history nuts, graphic artists, animators, and lovers of the internet! Learn how to make your own gifs from openly licensed and public domain, museum, library, and archival materials.

The Workshop

This course is a beginner level Gif making workshop that doesn’t assume any prior experience using graphic editing software tools.

In this introductory workshop you will be guided through the steps to create your very own gif using images and materials from University of Edinburgh museum, library, and archival materials.

Over the course of three hours we will look at the variety of public domain and openly licensed materials on the web that are available for creative re-use, and discuss the ethical responsibilities we as creators have towards those materials.

Everyone will be provided with open materials and guided through the different steps available to alter, stitch together, add special effects, and turn these images into gifs.

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: https://edin.ac/2vWGkUg


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




June 6
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Argyle House (Room EW.13)
Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson St
Edinburgh, EH3 9DR United Kingdom
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