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A central resource for assistance with creation, downloading, uploading, processing and other operations on scans of texts.
Times have changed, but it still can be hard to put 600 pages in the right order!

How to ask for help[edit]

If you need help with a scan, add your request in the relevant section below as a new sub-section. If you can, include all the details someone will need to work on the request without further questioning. You can use {{ping project|Scan Lab}} to send an immediate notification to all subscribed Scan Lab members. Once you have been answered, ping only that user when you reply with {{re|Their username}} (do not ping the whole project on every comment).

If your request has been completed, you can close the section with {{section resolved|1=~~~~}}.

Participants[edit]

Add your name to Module:Mass notification/groups/Scan Lab to be notified via {{ping project|Scan Lab}}. Also add your name below with details of any particular tasks you can help with.

Inductiveload[edit]

What I can do
General scan tasks: scraping/download, batch uploads, scan repair
Instructions
For batch uploads, please see User:Inductiveload/Requests/Batch uploads for the information I will need and in which format
For batch downloads from Hathi Trust, please also see User:Inductiveload/Requests/Downloads from Hathi Trust

Xover[edit]

What I can do
General scan tasks: scraping/download, scan repair, manipulating DjVu files (but not PDF)

Mpaa[edit]

What I can do
General scan tasks: scraping/download, scan repair, manipulating DjVu files (but not PDF)

Requests[edit]

Requests for downloading scans[edit]

If you would like scans that already exist online to be transferred to Wikisource, leave a message here. This includes batch transfers from the Internet or Hathi Trust for multi-volume works. Please include necessary bibliographic information so that scans can be uploaded to Commons with proper information and license templates. Author, country, and date of first publication. A suggested file name on Commons can also be helpful.

Finding scans[edit]

Requests for locating scans for existing works at Wikisource, or works you wish to add yourself but cannot find scans for. For general text requests, see Wikisource:Requested texts.

Scan repair[edit]

Request repair work on existing scans here.

Please do not request repairs on works that you don't really care about: the backlog at Category:Index - File to fix is a known backlog.

Index:Shepheards Calendar-Crane 1898.djvu[edit]

Notifying all members of Scan Lab (more info · opt out): (User:Inductiveload, User:Xover, User:Mpaa)Off by 1, starting at djvu 5.--RaboKarbakian (talk) 04:29, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@RaboKarbakian: Yes check.svg Done Xover (talk) 18:03, 26 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Index:Transactions NZ Institute Volume 23.djvu[edit]

Notifying all members of Scan Lab (more info · opt out): (User:Inductiveload, User:Xover, User:Mpaa)File had a couple of missing pages, so I tried to upload an alternative version. The Commons upload failed several times due to server timeouts, so I gave up and was going to ask for page interpolations. However, random sections of pages have been replaced by the alternative version, while retaining the OCR of the first version. For example, at page positions 113 to 117. The original file is https://archive.org/details/transactionsproc23newz and the alternative is https://archive.org/details/transactionsand01unkngoog. The original version is missing Plate V at page positions 67 & 68 and print pages 56 & 57. At this point, I've junked the pagelist as it wasn't making sense anymore and have gone through the original version in the page viewer in IA and it's only those pages missing. Could someone please rescue something out of this mess? [This is the last of the volumes for the Trans. N.Z. Inst. to sort.] Beeswaxcandle (talk) 07:34, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@Beeswaxcandle: Doing... . Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 07:37, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Beeswaxcandle: Yes check.svg Done . The page list don't have all the plates marked explicitly, but the pages seem complete now.
Also some image cache is stuck, but page index 101 is actually correct if you use a different resolution. random sections of pages have been replaced by the alternative version makes me wonder if there's a wider caching issue going one (possibly related to the datacentre move yesterday?). Inductiveloadtalk/contribs 08:47, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Ah. I've been getting very confused. I've tried purging here and at Commons and have decided that it's time I went to bed and see what it looks like in the morning. Thanks for your help. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 09:31, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Inductiveload: There is ongoing work to remove the old in-core VipsScaler in favour of doing all scaling in Thumbor, which ran into trouble with invisible dependencies and was rolled back today. If you're seeing image-specific cache weirdness it is a likely cause. Searching Phab for the obvious keywords should net you the relevant tasks (T260504 is probably a good starting point). Note, incidentally, some circumstantial connections to the PageImages API if that's relevant. Xover (talk) 12:08, 15 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Page:Unfortunate son, or, A kind wife is worth gold.pdf/2[edit]

Checkmark This section is considered resolved, for the purposes of archiving. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. --Xover (talk) 05:19, 24 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Low priority—page rotated, for some reason. No text. TE(æ)A,ea. (talk) 18:01, 16 September 2021 (UTC)[]

@TE(æ)A,ea.: It seems to be just this one page, and the page is just a no-text protective sheet? If that's the case I don't think it's worth the effort to correct it to begin with. In addition, PDF files are not easily manipulated in this way and might require reencoding the entire file (with sub-optimal tools) instead of just the one affected page. In other words, unless it's personally important to you for whatever reason (in which case I'd be happy to see what I could do regardless), I'd be inclined to just leave it as is. Xover (talk) 06:28, 17 September 2021 (UTC)[]

Index:The Life and Correspondence of the Reverend John Clowes.djvu[edit]

Checkmark This section is considered resolved, for the purposes of archiving. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. --Xover (talk) 05:20, 24 September 2021 (UTC)[]

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