Wikisource:Community collaboration/Monthly Challenge/June 2022

Monthly Challenge

June 2022

  • Each month, the Wikisource community selects a few texts 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.
  • Pages processed: 7257
    • (362% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 4385
  • Pages validated: 2517
  • Pages processed: 6976
    • (348% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 4029
  • Pages validated: 2677
  • Pages processed: 6392
    • (319% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 4718
  • Pages validated: 1351
  • Pages processed: 5928
    • (296% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 4123
  • Pages validated: 1488
  • Pages processed: 6306
    • (315% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 4575
  • Pages validated: 1521
  • Pages processed: ~4778
    • (~238% of 2000)
  • Pages proofread: 2746
  • Pages validated: 1696

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June 2022Edit

GuidelinesEdit

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

Guidelines, tips and information

GuidelinesEdit

  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 works use non-standard spellings. Even if there is a mistake in the original, transcribe it as-is.

TipsEdit

  1. Many books published before 1820 feature a long s (ſ). Replace those with {{ls}} to yield s (its appearance is changed by the Visibility gadget).
  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.
  5. For oldstyle numbers use {{oldstyle}}.
  6. For images, use the following format:
{{img float
 | file = name of the image file
 | cap = The caption
 | align = left/center/right
 | alt = A description for those with different visual abilities.
 | width = How wide the image is: e.g. 500px
}}
For more information, see {{img float}}.

Difficulty LevelsEdit

  1. Easy – These works have good OCR and have simple formatting consisting mainly of font sizes, bold, italics, centering, and a Table of Contents.
  2. Average – These works have references and indexes in addition to the formatting of Easy texts. In addition, there language tends to be more academic or contain dialectical English.
  3. Last Bits – This category could use a better name, but the idea is that this is an Index that has mostly been proofread, but a few more challenging pages remain.
  4. Second Glance - This category is for works that appears to have been proofread once, but require a careful look to make sure that the text matches the scan.
  5. Formatting – This category is for Indexes imported from another site that also does proofread, but wishes not to be named. They are fully proofread, but require checking to make sure that all the formatting is there. All pages will require the addition of header and footers. However, most pages will require no other work.
  6. Transclusion – These works have been fully proofread, but remain untranscluded. They are a great place for a user to learn about transclusion and reduce the backlog.

Challenge textsEdit

To fix

The New Negro Alain Locke (Transclusion)   1925

Under 50 pages: to proofread

1926 SAT College Entrance Examination Board (American History)   1926

Doctor Graesler Arthur Schnitzler (Periodicals)   1922

To proofread (works added 1 month ago)

The Gilded Age Mark Twain (Acclaimed Books)   1874

A History of Hungarian Literature Frigyes Riedl (Hungarian Literature)   1906

The Jungle Upton Sinclair (Acclaimed Books)   1906

Lord Jim Joseph Conrad (Acclaimed Books)   1900

Lucian's True History Lucian of Samosata (Science Fiction)   1894

Moby-Dick Herman Melville (Acclaimed Books)   1851

Nihongi William George Aston (History)   1896

Ragged Dick Horatio Alger (Acclaimed Books)   1868

The School and Society John Dewey (Acclaimed Books)   1900

The World and the Individual Josiah Royce (Acclaimed Books)   1899

To validate (works added 1 month ago)
To validate (works added 2 months ago)
Completed works

As a Man Thinketh James Allen (Requested Texts)   1913

Boone's Wilderness Road Archer Butler Hulbert (American History)   1902

Enough Rope Dorothy Parker (Transclusion)   1926

Through Bolshevik Russia Ethel Snowden (Requested Texts)   1920

The Woman Socialist Ethel Snowden (Requested Texts)   1907