The "last_initial =" parameter in the Author template is actually for the first two letters of the "last name", or whatever name the author should be alphabetized under. --EncycloPetey (talk) 01:07, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
I have uploaded the PDF and set up the index: so we can properly transcribe and proofread the page. — billinghurst sDrewth 06:23, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
Simplified instructions to set up your own DjVu for proofreading:
- Find a quality scan on Internet Archive.
- Check the date/place of publication (this is relevant later) to verify the work is in public domain.
- Under "download options" find the DjVu file.
- Download the DjVu file to your computer.
- Upload the file to Commons, adding all the source information and license tags.
- ...but only if the work is in public domain in both the U.S. and country of publication.
- In most cases, this means that the work was published before 1924 and the author died more than 70 years ago.
- If the work is not in public domain in the country of origin, but is in PD in the US, it can be uploaded to Wikisource.
- Create an "Index:..." page here using the exact filename to match the file uploaded to Commons.
There are variations on this, including some tools that will allow working from Google scans, and there are some tools that facilitate uploads to Commons from IA. The Help:Beginner's guide to Wikisource has more information. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:07, 24 December 2019 (UTC)
Q. I need help uploading a DJVU and have a million and ten questions
- A. Best to use toollabs:ia-upload as it eases the burden, and properly populated it helps to populate an index: page if you have gadget on in WS preferences.
Q. why is nobody ever on irc?
- A. For me, it is just focus in other channels, but lunch and gardening today. I don't think that our active timezones match. For me, pinging my username has value after 15 minutes or so of no response. Generally if I am in IRC I am somewhere around, unless the cat has walked on the keyboard and unslept the PC.
Q. why do we translate the titles of some works but not others?
- A. I don't understand. Example(s) required. I use the title of the publication myself.
Q. why does Internet Archive identifier: spanishdancerbei00will such a confusing title page?
- A. Artistic license & book sales. We have no expectation of perfect replication, though we do like to give it a fair go. No one has ever been excommunicated for not replicating a title page.( though … <evil g>)
Q. why is there suffering in the world?
- A. Humans
Q. isn't there a bot or three that could do these things?
- A. which things? proofread? nope; OCR? yes, though never perfect. Apply text layers, yes, though often it is pointless, and self-defeating. Fix human suffering? I wish. "The Matrix" offers an opinion.
Q. has wikisource died?
- No, though #wikisource is pretty moribund
— billinghurst sDrewth 04:16, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
This template was deleted following a Deletion discussion. If you are interested in accommodating works with no clear individual author, we use Portal: space for listing those, such as Portal:Stratemeyer Syndicate. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:52, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
- You've created a page in the main namespace for listing works by a publisher. There is no "Publisher:" namespace in existence. To have a Publisher: namespace, you'd have to poll the community and then get Wikimedia to create one for the project. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:57, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
- Be advised the the outcome of previous discussions resulted in publishers occupying Portal namespace, such as those listed at Portal:Publishing companies. Unless there is a compelling reason to change the previous decision, apathy towards change is the most likely result. I've tried several times to get a "Work:" namespace off the ground, but unsuccessfully. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:04, 1 January 2020 (UTC)
Indeed, cataloging of works is sporadic. We primarily use author pages, categories, and portals. Author pages have had the most attention given to them. With categories, however, individual editors will work through small sections of what is currently categorized, and clean up a small section. But all too often, newly created works are given no categories at all, aside from one for the year of publication. And for Portals, some have been thoroughly cleaned up and expanded, but others have had no tending at all. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:11, 1 January 2020 (UTC)