Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/May 2021

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Monthly Challenge

2021

  • Each month, the Wikisource community selects a few text to proofread and validate.
  • The texts are featured for a maximum of three months with a few exceptions.
  • The challenge builds Wikisource's core collection and helps introduce new users to Wikisource.
  • Wikisource seeks to make free, scan-backed ebooks accessible to everyone.

May 2021[edit]

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  • Works in current challenge: 29
  • Total pages in current challenge: 13330
  • Average processed pages per day this month: 74

Guidelines[edit]

Welcome to this month's challenge. For a general overview of proofreading, see Help:Beginner's guide to proofreading. The challenge has a few special guidelines and tips for new users.

Guidelines[edit]

  1. If you've worked on a page, but don't have time to finish, please save your work as Not Proofread.
  2. If you encounter a difficulty such as a table, missing image, or a different alphabet, please mark the page as Problematic and an experienced editor will review it.
  3. Once you have finished proofreading a page, make sure to mark it as Proofread.
  4. Validation requires a careful checking of the proofread text to make sure that the formatting and spelling match the original. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines in Help:Beginner's guide to validation. Once you finish validating a page, mark it as Validated.
    • Do not use spell-check to validate, as many older work use non-standard spellings. Even if there is a mistake in the original, transcribe it as-is.

Tips[edit]

  1. Many books published before 1820 feature a long s (ſ). Replace those with {{ls}} to yield s.
  2. At the start of a poem, put <poem> and place a </poem> at the end. Separate verses with a blank line.
  3. Mark the spot where an image should go with {{missing image}}, a table with {{missing table}} and other alphabets with {{Language characters}}.
  4. Add a blank line between each paragraph.

Challenge texts[edit]

Sprint: Science

The texts in the Sprint are indicated with a ribbon

Under 50 pages: to proofread
The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803 (Prospectus).pdf
To proofread (no expiry)
To validate (new works this month)
Crime and Punishment - Garnett - Neilson - 1917.djvu

Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Russian Fiction, Novels) Russia 1917

Jane Eyre (1st edition), Volume 1.djvu

Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë (Novels, Women Writers) UK 1847

Oliver Twist (1838) vol. 1.djvu

Oliver Twist (Volume 1) Charles Dickens (Social Inequality, Novels) UK 1838

Paradise Lost Manuscript 02.png

Paradise Lost (Manuscript) John Milton (Seventeenth Century, Poetry) England 1665

Austen - Sense and Sensibility, vol. I, 1811.djvu

Sense and Sensibility (Volume 1) Jane Austen (Novels, Women Writers) UK 1811

Sons and Lovers, 1913, Lawrence.djvu

Sons and Lovers D. H. Lawrence (British Literature, Novels) UK 1913

Ulysses, 1922.djvu

Ulysses James Joyce (Irish Literature, Novels) Ireland 1922

To proofread (new works this month)
The complete works of Count Tolstoy (IA completeworksofc09tols).pdf

Anna Karenina Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian Literature, Novels) Russia 1904

Clarissa (1748 Volume 1).pdf

Clarissa (Volume 1) Samuel Richardson (Eighteenth Century, Novels) UK 1748

A Daughter of the Samurai.pdf

A Daughter of the Samurai Etsu Inagaki Sugimoto (Celebrating the Public Domain, Biography, Women Writers) Japan 1925

Science
Enquiry into plants (Volume 1).pdf
The librarian's copyright companion, by James S. Heller, Paul Hellyer, Benjamin J. Keele, 2012.djvu

The Librarian's Copyright Companion James S. Heller, Paul Hellyer and Benjamin J. Keele (Legal Text, Celebrating the Public Domain) USA 2012

The New Negro.pdf

The New Negro Alain Locke (Celebrating the Public Domain, Black Writers) USA 1925

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Orley Farm (Volume 1) Anthony Trollope (Victorian Serial) UK 1861

Paradise lost - a poem in ten books (IA paradiselostpoem00milt 0).pdf

Paradise Lost John Milton (Seventeenth Century, Poetry) England 1666

Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly (1852 Volume 1 Original).djvu

Uncle Tom's Cabin Harriet Beecher Stowe (Slavery in the USA, Novels, Women Writers) USA 1852

The Wanderer (1814 Volume 1).pdf

The Wanderer Fanny Burney (Novels, Women Writers) UK 1814

The Works of H G Wells Volume 1.pdf

The Works of H.G. Wells (Volume 1) H. G. Wells (Science Fiction, Novels) UK 1924