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Again, welcome! Beeswaxcandle (talk) 07:31, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Automated import of openly licensed scholarly articlesEdit

Hello WhatamIdoing,

We are putting together a proposal about the automated import of openly licensed scholarly articles, and since you are an active Wikisourceror, we'd appreciate yourcomments on the Scriptorium. For convenience, I'm copying our proposal here:

The idea of systematically importing openly licensed scholarly articles into Wikisource has popped up from time to time. For instance, it formed the core of WikiProject Academic Papers and is mentioned in the Wikisource vision. However, the Wikiproject relied on human power, never reached its full potential, and eventually became inactive. The vision has yet to materialise.
We plan to bridge the gap through automation. We are a subset of WikiProject Open Access (user:Daniel Mietchen, user:Maximilanklein, user:MattSenate), and we have funding from the Open Society Foundations via Wikimedia Deutschland to demo suitable workflows at Wikimania (see project page).
Specifically, we plan to import Open Access journal articles into Wikisource when they are cited on Wikipedia. The import would be performed by a group of bots intended to make reference handling more interoperable across Wikimedia sites. Their main tasks are:
  • (on Wikipedia) signalling which references are openly licensed, and link them to the full text on Wikisource, the media on Commons and the metadata on Wikidata;
  • (on Commons) importing images and other media associated with the source article;
  • (on Wikisource) importing the full text of the source article and embedding the media in there;
  • (on Wikidata) handling the metadata associated with the source article, and signalling that the full text is on Wikisource and the media on Commons.
These Open Access imports on Wikisource will be linked to and from other Wikimedia sister sites. Our first priority though will be linking from English Wikipedia, focusing on the most cited Open Access papers, and the top-100 medical articles.
In order to move forward with this, we need
  • General community approval
  • Community feedback on workflows and scrutiny on our test imports in specific.
  • Bot permission. For more technical information read our bot spec on Github.

Maximilianklein (talk) 18:27, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Index:Child-life in Japan and Japanese child stories (Ayrton, Matilida Chaplin. , 1901).djvuEdit

Want to get going on this? I could get it done in about 2 days (exc. images) but you expressed an interest. :) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 23:55, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Do you think we should finish validating the main one first? WhatamIdoing (talk) 17:22, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
It can proceed in parallel, In any case this one is mostly done, but needs someone to validate, which is perhaps slightly tricker than proof-reading.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 02:45, 4 January 2015 (UTC)