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Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition
WikiProject to add Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition; see also Wikipedia:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition.

This project relates to the adding of the Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition to Wikisource.

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InaccuraciesEdit

This document is based upon the knowledge available in 1878–1889 and may be inaccurate, especially in the areas of science, law, and ethnography. Readers should only use the information as a historical reference. Do not use this information for medical or legal guidance or any research requiring current information.

Transcription errorsEdit

These articles are transcribed from the originals by volunteers, sometimes directly and sometimes by correcting a preliminary OCR conversion. While we strive for perfect accuracy, there may be transcription errors in the articles.

Structure and points of discussionEdit

This is a work in progress, feel free to add to the list of things to consider ;)

  • Layout: images, navigation etc.
  • Organising wikipedians for this mammoth task.
  • Linking to corresponding articles on Wikipedia where appropriate
  • Creating categories for content. I.E. Cities, biographies, elements, etc. Just like Wikipedia.
  • Providing English translations of Latin and French passages (EB1911 doesn't do this).
  • Contrasting smaller (detailed information or extended quotes) with larger fonted portions of an entry.

Style guideEdit

When written the EB9 style guide will be a general style manual that should be used specifically to this project. Mainly, it is a way to standardize the look and feel of going from one article to another, suggestions on formatting, and in general some tips on what to look for when trying to improve these articles over the raw text from external sources.

Using transclusionEdit

Few people read a volume of a long encyclopaedia from cover to cover. It is a reference work, and the natural unit for the reader is the article. To do the two things at once (reproduce the paginated text, produce single articles) is quite possible, using the transclusion of whole or partial pages into other pages. For one fundamental aspect of the activity of the project, checking the text against the image of the original in our djvu files, this has a clear advantage: correction of an error found with the text next to the image will propagate into the free-standing article. And then anyone can go and verify a spelling or date (say), and make a change if one is needed.

The technical requirements to do the transclusion are twofold: markup in the Page: namespace, which is simple and something of which the reader will not be aware; and the transclusion syntax applied by the article creator, which lives on the article page.

The current position is that the project uses two styles of transclusion, and there are numerous pages created simply by article text plus header only. Therefore there are three types of pages that you will see if you go to the edit tab on a EB9 article. The project does not prescribe which way is "correct". For more details see /Transclusion. — Until the EB9 transclusion guide is written see the EB1911 transclusion page

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SourcesEdit

Commons sources (a full set of DJVU files, by volume) These are large (around 85 MB) and may not load in all browsers.

The 24 volumes are named:

Wikisource volume number Volume DjVu Scan index From To
Vol. I
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 1.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 1.djvu A Anatomy
Vol. II
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 2.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 2.djvu Anaxagoras Athenry
Vol. III
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 3.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 3.djvu Athens Boissonade
Vol. IV
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 4.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 4.djvu Bokhara Canoe
Vol. V
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 5.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 5.djvu Canon Cleves
Vol. VI
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 6.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 6.djvu Clichy Dayton
Vol. VII
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 7.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 7.djvu Deacon El Dorado
Vol. VIII
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 8.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 8.djvu Eleanor Fakir
Vol. IX
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 9.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 9.djvu Falaba Fyzabad
Vol. X
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 10.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 10.djvu G Götz
Vol. XI
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 11.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 11.djvu Gouda Hippopotamus
Vol. XII
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 12.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 12.djvu Hiring Indus
Vol. XIII
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 13.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 13.djvu Infant Kant
Vol. XIV
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 14.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 14.djvu Kaolin KLons-le-Saulnier
Vol. XV
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 15.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 15.djvu Loo Memphis
Vol. XVI
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 16.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 16.djvu Mena Mosul
Vol. XVII
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 17.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 17.djvu Motanabbi Ormuzd
Vol. XVIII
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 18.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 18.djvu Orne Phthisis
Vol. XIX
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 19.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 19.djvu Phylactery Provins
Vol. XX
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 20.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 20.djvu Prudentius Roswitha
Vol. XXI
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 21.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 21.djvu Rothe Siam
Vol. XXII
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 22.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 22.djvu Sibbald Szolnok
Vol. XXIII
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 23.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 23.djvu T Upsala
Vol. XXIV
[[:File:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 24.djvu]]
Index:Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition, v. 24.djvu Ural-Altaic Zymotic

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