Wikisource:WikiProject 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
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This project relates to the adding of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica to Wikisource. This edition is considered one of the best reference works of all time, and was the biggest edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica with:
- 29 volumes
- 44 million words
- 40,000 articles written by over 1,500 authors within their various fields of expertise.
As such, it was considered to represent a summary of human knowledge in the early 20th Century.
- /faq — Frequently Asked Questions for the project; look here first for the answers to your questions.
- /Style Manual
Trademark usage 
This project has not been endorsed by Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. or an agent, editor, or subsidiary thereof. Use of the trademark Encyclopædia Britannica® is strictly to acknowledge the original title of this material, which has gone into the public domain due to the expiration of the copyright of this material.
When referring to this text on external websites or in news media accounts, it should instead be described as the Wikisource 1911 encyclopedia project. Any legal objections to the use of the above trademark on Wikisource should be referred to the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
This document is based upon the knowledge available in 1911 and may be inaccurate, especially in the areas of science, law, and ethnography. Readers should only use the information as a historical reference. Do not use this information for medical or legal guidance or any research requiring current information.
Transcription errors 
These articles are transcribed from the originals by volunteers, sometimes directly and sometimes by correcting a preliminary OCR conversion. While we strive for perfect accuracy, there may be transcription errors in the articles.
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Subpages of this page.
Structure and points of discussion 
This is a work in progress, feel free to add to the list of things to consider ;)
- Layout: images, navigation etc.
- Organising wikipedians for this mammoth task.
- Linking to corresponding articles on Wikipedia where appropriate
- Creating categories for content. I.E. Cities, biographies, elements, etc. Just like Wikipedia.
- Providing English translations of Latin and French passages (EB1911 doesn't do this).
- Contrasting smaller (detailed information or extended quotes) with larger fonted portions of an entry.
Style Manual 
- The EB1911 style manual is a general style manual that should be used specifically to this project. Mainly, it is a way to standardize the look and feel of going from one article to another, suggestions on formatting, and in general some tips on what to look for when trying to improve these articles over the raw text from external sources.
Using transclusion 
Few people read a volume of a long encyclopaedia from cover to cover. It is a reference work, and the natural unit for the reader is the article. To do the two things at once (reproduce the paginated text, produce single articles) is quite possible, using the transclusion of whole or partial pages into other pages. For one fundamental aspect of the activity of the project, checking the text against the image of the original in our djvu files, this has a clear advantage: correction of an error found with the text next to the image will propagate into the free-standing article. And then anyone can go and verify a spelling or date (say), and make a change if one is needed.
The technical requirements to do the transclusion are twofold: markup in the Page: namespace, which is simple and something of which the reader will not be aware; and the transclusion syntax applied by the article creator, which lives on the article page.
The current position is that the project uses two styles of transclusion, and there are numerous pages created simply by article text plus header only. Therefore there are three types of pages that you will see if you go to the edit tab on a EB1911 article. The project does not prescribe which way is "correct". For more details see /Transclusion.
Wikimedia Sister Project Advertisement 
The Wikimedia Sister Project Ad is a recruiting tool that is to be edited by current participants to try and get some more help here when we are ready for them. The intention is that the contents of this page will be posted in the "Water Cooler" section of the respective Wikimedia projects to advertise this project among other Wikimedia users. As of right now this is just a draft, and add comments in the Talk page about this if you don't like the tone before it gets sent out.
The targets (for now) of participation and announcement will be on Meta, Wikipedia, and Wiktionary. Wikibooks has plenty of advertising for now, although a general announcement might be in order too, at least to formally let everybody know the project is finally over here at this Wikimedia project.
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Add your name here with ~~~~ if you wish to join the team!
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- —Zhaladshar (Talk) 9 July 2005 15:50 (UTC) (although I can't start until the 17th of July)
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See also 
- 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
- Scanned pages at User:Tim Starling/ScanSet PNG demo — Tim has written a MediaWiki extension to view scanned page images from Andreas Grosz's CD/DVD sets. Brian0918 obtained a DVD and uploaded the images.
- Encyclopædia Britannica
- Category:1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
Commons sources (a full set of DJVU files, by volume) These are large (around 85 MB) and may not load in all browsers.
The 29 volumes are named:
|Volume DjVu||Scan index||From||To|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 01.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 01.djvu||A||Androphagi|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 02.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 02.djvu||Andros, Sir Edmund||Austria|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 03.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 03.djvu||Austria, Lower||Bisectrix|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 04.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 04.djvu||Bisharin||Calgary|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 05.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 05.djvu||Calhoun, John Caldwell||Chatelaine|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 06.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 06.djvu||Châtelet||Constantine|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 07.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 07.djvu||Constantine Pavlovich||Demidov|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 08.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 08.djvu||Demijohn||Edward the Black Prince|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 09.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 09.djvu||Edwardes, Sir Herbert Benjamin||Evangelical Association|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 10.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 10.djvu||Evangelical Church Conference||Francis Joseph I|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 11.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 11.djvu||Franciscans||Gibson, William Hamilton|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 12.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 12.djvu||Gichtel, Johann Georg||Harmonium|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 13.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 13.djvu||Harmony||Hurstmonceaux|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 14.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 14.djvu||Husband||Italic|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 15.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 15.djvu||Italy||Kyshtym|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 16.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 16.djvu||L||Lord Advocate|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 17.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 17.djvu||Lord Chamberlain||Mecklenburg|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 18.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 18.djvu||Medal||Mumps|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 19.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 19.djvu||Mun, Adrien Albert Marie de||Oddfellows, Order of|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 20.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 20.djvu||Ode||Payment of members|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 21.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 21.djvu||Payn, James||Polka|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 22.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 22.djvu||Poll||Reeves, John Sims|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 23.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 23.djvu||Refectory||Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 24.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 24.djvu||Sainte-Claire Deville, Étienne Henri||Shuttle|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 25.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 25.djvu||Shuválov, Peter Andreivich||Subliminal self|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 26.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 26.djvu||Submarine mines||Tom-Tom|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 27.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 27.djvu||Tonalite||Vesuvius|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 28.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 28.djvu||Vetch||Zymotic diseases|
[[:File:EB1911 - Volume 29.djvu]]
|Index:EB1911 - Volume 29.djvu||Index||List of contributors|
Additional sources that can be used to help in compiling the text of EB:
Free, public-domain sources for 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica text 
Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia:
|Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia
(As of 30 July 2010)
|Volume 2.1:||Andros, Sir Edmund||–||Anise|
|Volume 2.4:||Aram, Eugene||–||Arcueil|
|Volume 2.5:||Arculf||–||Armour, Philip|
|Volume 2.6:||Armour Plates||–||Arundel, Earls of|
|Volume 2.7:||Arundel, Thomas||–||Athens|
|Volume 3.1:||Austria, Lower||–||Bacon|
|Volume 3.5:||Bedlam||–||Benson, George|
|Volume 3.6:||Bent, James||–||Bibirine|
|Volume 4.2:||Bohemia||–||Borgia, Francis|
|Volume 4.3:||Borgia, Lucrezia||–||Bradford, John|
|Volume 4.4:||Bradford, William||–||Brequigny, Louis|
|Volume 5.2:||Camorra||–||Cape Colony|
|Volume 5.4:||Carnegie, Andrew||–||Casus Belli|
|Volume 5.6:||Celtes, Konrad||–||Ceramics|
|Volume 5.7:||Cerargyrite||–||Charing Cross|
|Volume 6.2:||Chicago, University of||–||Chiton|
|Volume 6.6:||Cockaigne||–||Columbus, Christopher|
|Volume 6.8:||Conduction, Electric|
|Volume 7.2:||Constantine Pavlovich||–||Convention|
|Volume 9.4:||England||–||English Finance|
- Project Gutenberg's Distributed Proofreaders
- A place to help out if you want to get more EB texts available and proofread: List of Distributed Proofreaders "Britannica" projects
|Internet Archive – Text Archives
|Volume 1||DjVu 1||A||Androphagi|
|Volume 2||DjVu 2||Andros, Sir Edmund||Austria|
|Volume 3||DjVu 3||Austria, Lower||Bisectrix|
|Volume 4||DjVu 4||Bisharin||Calgary|
|Volume 5||DjVu 5||Calhoun, John Caldwell||Chatelaine|
|Volume 6||DjVu 6||Châtelet||Constantine|
|Volume 7||DjVu 7||Constantine Pavlovich||Demidov|
|Volume 8||DjVu 8||Demijohn||Edward the Black Prince|
|Volume 9||DjVu 9||Edwardes, Sir Herbert Benjamin||Evangelical Association|
|Volume 10||DjVu 10||Evangelical Church Conference||Francis Joseph I|
|Volume 11||DjVu 11||Franciscans||Gibson, William Hamilton|
|Volume 12||DjVu 12||Gichtel, Johann Georg||Harmonium|
|Volume 13||DjVu 13||Harmony||Hurstmonceaux|
|Volume 14||DjVu 14||Husband||Italic|
|Volume 15||DjVu 15||Italy||Kyshtym|
|Volume 16||DjVu 16||L||Lord Advocate|
|Volume 17||DjVu 17||Lord Chamberlain||Mecklenburg|
|Volume 18||DjVu 18||Medal||Mumps|
|Volume 19||DjVu 19||Mun, Adrien Albert Marie de||Oddfellows, Order of|
|Volume 20||DjVu 20||Ode||Payment of members|
|Volume 21||DjVu 21||Payn, James||Polka|
|Volume 22||DjVu 22||Poll||Reeves, John Sims|
|Volume 23||DjVu 23||Refectory||Sainte-Beuve, Charles Augustin|
|Volume 24||DjVu 24||Sainte-Claire Deville, Étienne Henri||Shuttle|
|Volume 25||DjVu 25||Shuválov, Peter Andreivich||Subliminal self|
|Volume 26||DjVu 26||Submarine mines||Tom-Tom|
|Volume 27||DjVu 27||Tonalite||Vesuvius|
|Volume 28||DjVu 28||Vetch||Zymotic diseases|
|Volume 29||DjVu 29||Index||List of contributors|
|Volume 1 of 1922 supp||Abbe||English History|
|Volume 2 of 1922 supp||English History||Oyama, Iwao|
|Volume 3 of 1922 supp||Pacific Ocean Islands||Zuloaga|
|Reader's Guide - 1913|
Google Book Search:
- Format: all have machine-readable plain text, with many typos
- Completeness: complete
- The text is not accessible to many IP addresses outside the USA however the same sources are available at the Internet Archive (See above)
- torrent of 29 djvu volumes, losslessly created from the Tim Starling TIFF files. .torrent
- Format: DJVU
- Completeness: ?
Other sources for 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica text 
The "LoveToKnow Classic Encyclopedia" is a wiki that is "based" on the original encyclopædia text, and claims copyright on the modified text.
- Format: mediawiki wiki text
- Completeness: incomplete?; almost complete?
- Quality: needs formatting and proofreading
The JRank "Online Encyclopedia" includes original and contributed articles; the originals may have been edited and the collection is subject to a claimed copyright.
- Format: mediawiki wiki text
- Completeness: incomplete?; almost complete?
- Quality: needs formatting and proofreading
- includes a lot of hidden text, making copy and paste very difficult. Firefox extension CleanHide removes the hidden text to make copy and paste simple.
Classic EB is an aggregation of Project Gutenberg projects in Wordpress format, one post per article.
- Completeness: lags PG releases.
- Quality: Thoroughly proofed and HTML formatted.
- Article identification: Site search; article urls have the format eb.tbicl.org/article-name (approximately).