User talk:Lionel Scheepmans

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Again, welcome! — billinghurst sDrewth 01:04, 2 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

The Principles of Political Economy[edit]

Hi. Are you planning on adding the rest of the work? If not, I will be looking to delete the page. If you wish to add a link to a public domain work elsewhere on the web, then we would ask for you to do that from the respective author page. We try to not add just a cover page, we either have the work, or we don't. If you need a better template to link to somewhere like Gutenberg, then please let me know and I can see what we can create. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:09, 2 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Internet Archives has many editions listed from about 1848 to 1899.[1] Do you know which edition Gutenberg used?
What we usually try to do here in Wikisource is import an image of the book to Commons, then use that image on Wikisource to create an index file to proofread each page -- before creating a "public" version of the book. You sort of skipped the "source" part of all this.
I think it would be great to have "Principles of Political Economy" here on Wikisource (I lean towards the 1868 revised 5th edition), but what's been added here isn't helpful. I agree this should be deleted unless clarified/expanded within a week. Outlier59 (talk) 02:51, 2 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Hi billinghurst and Outlier59, I'm not planing on finish the rest of the work right now but after January 3th. My idea is to make copy past of each chapter from this site. I precise than I don't have the book in my possession. So I can't scan it. But the cover is already available on common. There is also a complete article on wikipedia. My Idea was to complete Wikisource by importing the text for using it in other Wikimedia project with internal links. But feel free to delete my work if you seam it's better. Best regards Lionel Scheepmans (talk) 10:05, 2 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]
This collection of documents[2] at University of Bristol[3] is roughly copied from an archive at McMaster University[4]. "Principles of Political Economy" is described in the Published Works section[5] as "Principles of Political Economy, with some of the their Applications to Social Philosophy, 2 volumes (London, Parker, 1848) revised, 1849, 1852, 1857, 1862, 1865, 1871." So you probably have a reasonably reliable text for one of those seven London editions, or some mixture of them. And you have a 1948 cover image in Commons. What you need for Wikisource is a full scan of a specific edition of the book. The text needs to be verifiable from a scan in Commons linked to Wikisource. You can request a scan at Wikisource:Requested texts.
You're new here and didn't know about this, so don't worry too much about this mistake. To tidy it up, please put a speedy delete tag (sdelete) on the page you created. Outlier59 (talk) 13:54, 2 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]
Ok Outlier59, thank for these clear explanations. You say true about my wikisource experience. So, I've learned maybe the first basic role of this project: No new book on wikisource without a complete scan of it. Is it correct to say this ? Lionel Scheepmans (talk) 14:38, 2 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]
I'd say that's basically the goal. If you have any more questions, try Wikisource:Scriptorium. Thank you for putting a speedy delete tag on the page. Outlier59 (talk) 15:05, 2 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]