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Annotation Types

What this is: This is working document to collaborate in creating a list of annotation "types". It arose from a Scriptorium discussion as part of the eventual process of creating a Vote in order to determine the status (existence) of annotations at Wikisource. This not a voting page or a place to discuss the pros and cons of annotations. It is a reference list of all the types of annotations currently (or possibly) on Wikisource. It is also partly a discovery process and the more annotation types we find the better. Please feel free to contribute.

Wikisource Links (WS)

  • Annotation name: WS-A
    • Description: Wikisource author links
    • Example: Charles Dickens was an English novelist.
  • Annotation name: WS-W
    • Description: Wikisource work links
    • Example: Hard Times was a novel by Charles Dickens.
  • Annotation name: WS-P
    • Description: Wikisource publisher links
    • Example: Penguin Press is an English publisher.
  • Annotation name: WS-R
  • Annotation name: WS:PO
    • Description: Wikisource Portal links.
    • Example: "Jainism bears a striking resemblance to Buddhism in its monastic system"

Wikipedia Sister Sites (WM)

  • Annotation name: WM-W
    • Description: Wikipedia (Encyclopedia)
    • Example: Wikipedia
  • Annotation name: WM-B
    • Description: Wikibooks (Textbooks)
    • Example: Wikibooks
  • Annotation name: WM-D
    • Description: Wiktionary (Dictionary)
    • Example: Wiktionary
  • Annotation name: WM-N
    • Description: Wikinews (News)
    • Example: Wikinews
  • Annotation name: WM-S
  • Annotation name: WM-C
    • Description: Wikimedia Commons (multi-media)
    • Example: Wikicommons
  • Annotation name: WM-V
    • Description: Wikiversity (Courseware)
    • Example: Wikiversity
  • Annotation name: WM-Q
    • Description: Wikiquote (Quotes)
    • Example: Wikiquote

External links (EL)

  • Annotation name: EL-A
    • Description: Links to any external site not defined elsewhere
    • Example: is a commercial web portal site.
  • Annotation name: EL-AF
    • Description: Links to certain add-free sites that compliment Wikimedia with open source resources
    • Example: Project Gutenberg, Internet Archive, maps, Wikilivres (see {{Bibliowiki }})
  • Annotation name: EL-T
    • Description: Semi-external links to tools on the Toolserver.
    • Example: None at present
  • Annotation name: EL-TG


Note: Due to the unique nature of footnoted material, sources are desirable for most things. Sources could be in the footnote directly and/or referenced in the introduction material.

  • Annotation name: FN-R1
    • Description: Footnotes containing definition clarification
    • Example: "..keeping up a galling irregular fire" <ref>That is, skirmishing</ref>[1]
  • Annotation name: FN-R2
    • Description: Footnotes containing factual background information
    • Example: "To Mistress —." <ref>Many novels of the 17 and 1800's were written as though they were letters or other actual documents.</ref>[2]
  • Annotation name: FN-R3
    • Description: Footnotes containing scholarly analysis
    • Example: "..such may be the result."<ref>This is a morality tale.<ref>[3]
  • Annotation name: FN-R4
    • Description: Footnotes containing links/information suggesting further reading (perhaps merge with FN-R2)
    • Example: Le Monastier .. for a fuller description of this highland village see Stevenson's A Mountain Town in France. [4]
  • Annotation name: FN-5
    • Descriptions: Footnotes containing revisions between different versions of a document.
    • Example: "for the world words I longed for, and all its their dazzling opportunities, were theirs, not mine."[5]
  • Annotation name: FN-6
    • Description: Footnotes that correct misspellings/syntax
    • Example: [6]

Other (O)