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We don't have the wikisource: interwiki link prefix[edit]

We also don't have the wikiquote: interwiki link prefix. But we have wiktionary: and commons:. See Interwiki map (which really should be Appropedia:Interwiki map). I'd like to have w: in addition to the verbose wikipedia:. I'm trying to make this site more hospitable for Wikimedia Foundation project wiki expatriates. It's a process. See my tasks page. --Teratornis 17:09, 22 February 2011 (PST)

Hi, I've left a note on the interwiki map page. After meeting up with Chris at wikiversity:University of Canberra/RCC2011, my involvement here will initially be focused on building links between the Appropedia and English Wikisource projects, so I would love it if s: and wikisource: could point there. Jayvdb 17:32, 22 February 2011 (PST) I'm also keen on Appropedia and Wikimedia Australia collaborating together, so a 'wmau' interwiki would be handy. Jayvdb 17:34, 22 February 2011 (PST)
I've added all those - thanks for the suggestions. I've pinged Lonny and Jason about running the update script.
Teratornis, agreed it should be Appropedia:Interwiki map, but I assume the link is in the update script somewhere... best to move in a single jump to the nice extension suggested by John at Talk:Interwiki map #SpecialInterwiki.
John, welcome! --Chriswaterguy 03:03, 28 February 2011 (PST)
Thanks for the welcome.
I did tell my mum about Appropedia, but her internet has been useless since everything went pear shaped during the Toowoomba floods. Jayvdb 03:33, 28 February 2011 (PST)

public domain search[edit]

We talked about migrating/replicating the public domain source list/search to Wikisource. How do we go about doing this? Jayvdb 03:33, 28 February 2011 (PST)

I've been meaning to ask you where I should raise the issue... we could just move it, very easily (I have the keys - I can add collaborators or we can start again with the same data) but I'd like to know that the Wikisource community felt involved and interested in this. Raise the issue on a Wikisource mailing list? --Chriswaterguy 07:53, 1 March 2011 (PST)

Wikisource texts[edit]

I see Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Attrib_pd - Harnessing Solar Power (USAID in Africa - Success Stories), Solar Cookers, Efficient Stoves Help Rural Families Worldwide, and Drip Irrigation Turns Gravel into Green would be appropriate on English Wikisource, however German Wikisource would probably baulk at Tropfbewässerung hilft den Bauern, Geld zu sparen, as they dont like works that are not accompanied by a scan of the hardcopy.

The source of Green chemistry would be appropriate on English Wikisource, and the press release on Earthquake proofing for buildings would also be suitable; these are good examples of where Wikisource would host the entire work, and Appropedia would only utilise a digest version of it.

UN Commission on Sustainable Development “Energy Cycle” (2005-2007) contains many state.gov resources which could be archived on Wikisource; the UN documents are not always PD, but usually are.

in re Volatile Organic Compounds, it looks like it is part of a published booklet, in which case the entire booklet would be suitable for Wikisource.

Cambridge Cohousing and other parts of this database would not be suitable on Wikisource, as it is a growing resource, and Wikisource doesnt like works which are not completed.

I think Three Acres and Liberty would be a good place for us to start interproject collaboration.

Jayvdb 03:33, 28 February 2011 (PST)

Thanks - let me think over this.
Didn't realize UN sometimes used PD - good to know!
Our PD works are generally taken from obviously PD sources (usually US govt; Three Acres and Liberty is from Gutenberg.org)... so I suppose the only advantage in getting them from us is that they've been converted to wiki markup? We'd be happy with that, of course. --Chriswaterguy 08:36, 1 March 2011 (PST)
"The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture" is one to think about. There's a pre-1923 edition which is out of copyright - already in electronic text form and used on Gardenology, but it doesn't seem to be on Wikisource or Gutenberg.org. I'd like to double-check the PD status and adapt it for ourselves.
I also found this grape growing manual, probably useful for us and not on Wikisource AFAICT. --Chriswaterguy 23:25, 3 March 2011 (PST)
re UN, see wikisource:Template:PD-UN
All PD works are suitable for Wikisource, grape growing manuals included ;-)
Scans of Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture are available on archive.org. it looks like there is more than one volume in this work. We need to find which set of scans are the best quality, upload the DJVU file(s) to Commons, and start transcribing them on Wikisource.
There is another grape growing manual on Internet Archive, and again there are a few sets of pagescans to choose between[1]
A search on Horticulture returns many lifetimes of transcription work ;-)
Jayvdb 00:25, 4 March 2011 (PST)