Wikisource:WikiProject SLQ

WikiProject SLQ

This project is to co-ordinate efforts to retrieve and present works stored by the State Library of Queensland (SLQ), as part of their 'Pitch In' e-volunteering campaign.

Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, March 25, 1937.jpeg
  1. Before you begin, you are encouraged to create an account. This is not required, but unregistered users cannot use all of the site's features. You won't need to give any personal information.
  2. Please explore the editing tools available to you at the top of the input box below for formatting marks and advanced wiki code. When in doubt, just do your best and let the next editor correct any issues you had.

    You can also zoom in on the image with the "Proofread tools".

    Use the "Preview" button to see how something looks before saving.

  3. Wikisource tracks progress on transcriptions with a color-coded page status system. Once you are logged-in, you should notice the colored buttons just above the "Save" button below the input box.
    • Once you think you have completely and accurately transcribed a page, click the yellow button for Proofread before saving the page. This means only one contributor (you!) has verified its contents.
    • If the page was already marked proofread when you got here, your job is to validate the transcription you see in the box below you. You can tell because the yellow button will already be marked, and you will have the option to mark it green. Please make any necessary corrections and then click the green button for Validated before saving the page.
  4. Remember, this is a wiki. Mistakes can be fixed by more experienced editors. So, be bold and have fun!

About WikiProject SLQ

The State Library of Queensland is the main reference and research library provided to the people of the State of Queensland, Australia, by the state government. It is charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records. It holds a huge quantity of information, much of which falls under What Wikisource Includes. However, many records, while nominally available to the public, are not easily accessed over the Internet.

This WikiProject aims to co-ordinate and oversee the addition of valuable works from SLQ in the Wikisource corpus. It provides a common discussion area, lists of works that are being transcribed.

The WikiProject will commence with World War 1 documents and diaries and old Australian cookery books, after which we'll start working on documents on a diverse range of topics important to Queenslanders and of great interest to anyone with a passion for history.

It is hoped that this project will attract users from outside Wikisource, and there is plenty to do without being acquainted with the full Wikisource system (although if we can persuade new users to stay, so much the better!).


Ready for transcription


  • Maurice George Delpratt Correspondence 1915-1920 (at least 20 x 1-2 page documents. Correspondence between family and Delpratt himself and the Red cross to family )


People on the ground

There are SLQ staff who are participating in this Wikisource WikiProject. Feel free to ask them questions on the talk page.