Talk:AT Sourcebook

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See the AT Sourcebook usage instructions for how to add and manage citations.

License - what's suitable[edit source]

I'm very happy to find this great project underway.

I just want to clarify that the only kinds of work that are suitable for import as a regular Appropedia page are:

  • public domain content (e.g. most publications from the US federal govt)
  • Work licensed under a compatible Creative Commons license - i.e. CC-BY and CC-BY-SA only.
  • Work where explicit permission is obtained from the copyright holder to release under Appropedia's CC-BY-SA license.

If it doesn't fit one of these criteria it should be marked with {{open access}}. Such pages are still great to have, as it's still much more accessible and searchable than if it's locked away in a PDF, for example, and we can add suitable categories.

E.g. What is AIDS? doesn't meet these criteria, so it should be marked with {{open access}}. To explain in more detail: Why is this incompatible? Two key reasons are that this permission statement:

  • doesn't say whether derivatives are allowed.
  • only allows for free distribution. While Appropedia itself meets this requirement, Appropedia content is not restricted in this way. We can't make this commitment.

Sorry to be a wet blanket! I just want us to avoid problems down the road, and respect the copyrights of any work we use here. --Chriswaterguy 01:46, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Naming[edit source]

Minor point: pages of original text from a publication should be moved to the "Original:" namespace, e.g. Original:What is AIDS?.

Then if they use a compatible license (i.e. they're not just "{{open access}}") the text can be copied into one or more regular Appropedia pages (with attribution, i.e. a link pointing to the original page... of the form of these notices.

Thanks to all the students working on this great project! --Chriswaterguy 01:46, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Question[edit source]

What sort of bibliography format would you like? --L.Gardner 23:02, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

I just replaced your page on "Where There Is No Doctor" with a redirect to the Where There is no Doctor page I created last year. Have a look at that page to see what sort of information I thought was useful to put on an Appropedia page.
The most important info is the details of where to get the information. A link to a web site where it can be downloaded is best,
The next important piece of information is what it is about? Enough info so readers can decide if they want to seek it out. Even if you don't know enough about the subject for a detailed review you can still say how many pages it is, what level of detail it has, who it is aimed at / would be useful to.
Proper attribution of the copyright owner is useful. Add a link to the page for that organisation. If the page doesn't exist then consider creating it.
Please add the page to the appropriate category. This helps others find it.
Remember that the page is meant to be useful to someone with a slow internet connection who doesn't know much about the subject but would needs to know more so they can do something.

Joe Raftery 18:08, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

better way to arrange this?[edit source]

Can we find a better way to arrange this information? We currently have pages for the bibliographic detail of each reference, which means there are lots of pages with very little content. Joeturner 04:39, 16 April 2013 (PDT)

I started to move the related site pages to subpages under section subpages, which are shown at the top of this page. This allows the subpages to be categorized as Category:AT Sourcebook subpages. That way, the pages can be managed at multiple levels - Sourcebook, section, page - and it's clear they are part of a larger Sourcebook article structure. That's also the basic way I manage Portal subpages. --RichardF 18:43, 19 April 2013 (PDT)

AT Sourcebook usage instructions[edit source]

The AT Sourcebook usage instructions for how to add and manage citations now are available at Talk:AT Sourcebook/Usage. These usage instructions show how to lay out:

  • a main page section (Level 1) so that it links to its corresponding section subpage;
  • a section subpage (Level 2) so that it links to its corresponding citation subpages;
  • a citation subpage (Level 3) so that it can be transcluded to its corresponding section subpage; and
  • a citation subpage (Level 3) so that it can be transcluded to its corresponding section subpage without including the paraphrased article text.

--RichardF 19:17, 28 April 2013 (PDT)