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Distributed RE[edit]

I'm a bit concerned of all the templates you've been creating. This is the English Wikisource and templates should generally be named in English.--Prosfilaes (talk) 05:06, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Plus we would generally have a purpose and explanation for the templates. Would you mind describing the templates and how you would see them being utilised at English Wikisource? Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 07:00, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for your help. I am afraid, I have made in fact a mistake: have not realized that en.wikisource is English and not generic/international. (BTW have made a quick try to use in my Sandbox templates from my personal namespace, but could not figure out how to.) My reasoning is the following:

  • de:Paulys_Realencyclopädie_der_classischen_Altertumswissenschaft is an internationally important piece of human scholarship, so we should have of it as much and as early as possible
  • both scans and transcriptions are needed
  • copyright is considered on a per entry basis
  • so, it changes from year to year which parts of the printed pages have to be blanked out, what makes handling of scans very cumbersome

regarding scans

  • what is in the PD both in the EU and the USA should go to commons
  • volumes published before mid 1909 are in the PD in the USA and volumes published before 1923 are in the PD in some part of the USA, in other states the situation is unclear
  • but there is no part of the wikisource family where one may put books which are in the PD only in the USA but not in the EU
  • therefore scans not fit for commons may only go to wikilivres (or to

regarding transcriptions

  • what is in the PD in Germany should go to de.wikisource
  • what is in the public domain in the USA but not in Germany, should go to international wikisource (without prefix); subquestion: how about volumes from 1909 to 1922?
  • entries in the PD only in Canada should go to wikilivres
  • according to the rules of wikilivres every year a batch of entries going to PD in Germany is to be moved to de
  • all entries (regardless of on de, internat. wikisource or on wikilivres) should be based on a common template library
  • the template libraries on internat. wikisource and on wikilivres should be as close to the original on de as possible; subquestion: can templates be aliased or crossreferenced?

See also RE-Discussion and please comment. --S8w4 (talk) 13:39, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello and thanks for your interest in digitizing the RE. Since I'm not around here often and since the RE is a German project, I'd like to ask you to answer there. You can write in English of course. Jonathan Groß (talk) 09:25, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

The more complex templates I have moved to your user space, those that were simple have been deleted. — billinghurst sDrewth 09:49, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for cleaning up. --S8w4 (talk) 10:20, 4 August 2010 (UTC)



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