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Collaboration of the Week

The current community collaboration is collecting works related to
WikiProject NARA.

Last collaboration: Portal:Disney:
see the improvements!


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Wikisource has a number of active Wikiprojects that could use
your help in tackling these large additions to our library.


Dictionary of National Biography Project
Work: Dictionary of National Biography


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The current Proofread of the Month is

Pieces People Ask For  (1885)
by George Melville Baker.

Last month completed: The Spirit of the Nation
The next scheduled collaboration will begin in May.

Welcome to Wikisource!
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Now that you're here, you're probably wondering...

Welcome! Thank you for joining Wikisource; we'd love for you to stick around and get more involved. We are a small community of approximately a hundred key people, with infinite help from random passers by. You might be wondering which of the two classes we consider you...well, I guess that's going to be up to you.

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Chances are, you have a favourite subject we don't cover very well...here's how to change that!

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If you can't think of any particular corners to improve on Wikisource, how about taking a look at Portal:Religious texts, Portal:Wars or Portal:Texts by Country for some ideas? Don't forget to list your contributions on those pages as well so others will find and read them in the future!

Reading when you want, how you want
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Places to go, people to meet
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Well, if you've clicked all the way to this tab, you might as well plan on spending a few more hours acquainting yourself with our massive library. It's not perfect, sometimes there's an occasional misspelling or you'll see a text sorted incorrectly. So help us out, let us know, or fix it yourself!

If you're bored and just wanting to grab a mop and bucket, then there are plenty of corners that need tidying. Works that need to be split into chapters, Works that need their licensing clarified, Works that need machine-read words corrected, Works that need page-numbers removed and Authors whose full names we don't know would all be a great place to start!

Help us out

innotata 20:58, 14 May 2010 (UTC)

The annexes[edit]

This page and others are labelled as annexes. If they are, we should be looking to move them to subpages of the parent document and we would leave the root level page with a redirect. This helps to keep all parts of a document together, and also allows for better navigation of work through relative links. If you need a hand to undertake this, please feel free to give me a nudge. — billinghurst sDrewth 04:10, 11 July 2010 (UTC)

Many thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:45, 11 July 2010 (UTC)
You may find the template {{gap}} useful rather than a whole heap of spaces, with some more hints at Help:Templates. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:07, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

The progress marker[edit]

Doing nicely! In the page namespace, whenever you feel that if the text is right please progress the text to Proofread (amber). This will then allow the next proofreader to advance it to Validated (green) marker. — billinghurst sDrewth 15:38, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

empty cats[edit]

You are creating category and pages in the wikisource: namespace that contain no texts, do you intend to populate them? Cygnis insignis (talk) 16:53, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

WP:LAW[edit]

I see you doing good work pretty regularly on treaties, so I thought you may be interested in WP:LAW. Cheers, stephen (talk) 04:54, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

UNSCRs[edit]

Hello,

I just finished re-categorizing the last of the indvidual Resolution pages to appear under the appropriate year it was isssued...

NOTE: change depth to equal 0 (zero) with an edit to collapse this after you get the idea


...which then places all the ...Resolutions in the Year as single sub-categories that bundles all the resolutions rather than listing them as pages under works for that year (see Category:2002_works for an example)

I now see the main Wikisource:UNSCR page as been broken out into into sub-pages per year and you've categorized all of them as individual pages under Works for the year in which they were created. This is fine (I guess) but it seems a bit redundant and was wondering if there was a better way to have most if not all U.N. works in general, but all of the resolution-types specifically, appear as sub-categories rather than pages under the year they were created. Any thoughts? George Orwell III (talk) 00:12, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Files to Commons[edit]

I have moved File:Indonesian archipelagic baselines.djvu to Commons, as it can be housed there. We have a preference to host works on Commons wherever possible. — billinghurst sDrewth 02:39, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Memorandum Circular[edit]

Note: We generally do not indent paragraphs when we transcribe documents on Wikisource. And, in any event, leading colons do not cause paragraphs to be indented. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:46, 30 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikisource User Group[edit]

Wikisource, the free digital library is moving towards better implementation of book management, proofreading and uploading. All language communities are very important in Wikisource. We would like to propose a Wikisource User Group, which would be a loose, volunteer organization to facilitate outreach and foster technical development, join if you feel like helping out. This would also give a better way to share and improve the tools used in the local Wikisources. You are invited to join the mailing list 'wikisource-l' (English), the IRC channel #wikisource, the facebook page or the Wikisource twitter. As a part of the Google Summer of Code 2013, there are four projects related to Wikisource. To get the best results out of these projects, we would like your comments about them. The projects are listed at Wikisource across projects. You can find the midpoint report for developmental work done during the IEG on Wikisource here.

Global message delivery, 23:20, 24 July 2013 (UTC)