Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Wikisource
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Improve workflow for uploading books to Wikisource
- Problem: Uploading books to Wikisource is difficult.
- Who would benefit: all new users to wikisource
- Proposed solution: improve IA upload tool, to work with jpg and jpg2 files; you could also do UX redesign of the task flow uploading texts from IA, Hathi, Google Books
- More comments: previous year wishlist Community_Wishlist_Survey_2020/Wikisource#Improve_workflow_for_uploading_books_to_Wikisource; Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikisource/Index creation wizard; Wikisource Pagelist Widget
- Phabricator tickets: phab:T154413
- Proposer: Slowking4 (talk) 01:54, 21 November 2020 (UTC) previous Aubrey (talk) in 2017 - re-proposed by Candalua (talk) 2019
I was going to publish a similar wish. We had Book Uploader Bot but it is not working anymore. A grant was funded but I don't know if the tool exist. IA Upload is great but we need something for other website (Google Books, Gallica, HathiTrust...). Actually it takes a few hours for downloading a book, convert it into djvu and upload it on Commons. --Shev123 (talk) 20:22, 25 November 2020 (UTC)
- Not that it fixes the issue, but the grant resulted in the toolforge:bub2 tool. Both in BUB2 and InternetArchive the Index page in Wikisource is not filled.--Snaevar (talk) 22:40, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
Structured Data on Wikisource
- Problem: Cataloging Wikisource with Wikidata is possible, but an embedded solution like Structured data on Commons would enable to add more detailed metadata holdings at the documents.
- Who would benefit: visibility and SPARQL-Query usage for Wikisource, textbox quality, interoperability, Wikisource communities in participating international wikisource versions
- Proposed solution: a structured data part in Wikisource like Structured Data on Commons.
- More comments:
There could be two ways in which Structured Data on Wikisource could be used:
- 1. bibiographic metadata about documents on Wikisource are stored in Wikidata and linked over the sitelink (schema:) to Wiksource. The Wikisource community could use this data to automatic generate infoboxes (textboxes).
- * maybe there is a lack of discussion about the bibliographic metadata model on Wikisource. imho represents Wiksource pages a new version/edition of the underlying work. so instead of linking the Wikisource pages directly as sitelink to the originate works or editions, something similar to SDC "digital representation of" would be even more precise.
- 2. a great benefit of "structured data on Wikisource" could be the possibility to tag or (semi-)automatically recognize "named entites" within the given text corpora. many items (e.g. persons, places) where mentioned in different ways in the text, in interesting and important ways - but not important enough to define them as "main subject" (P920) in the bibliographic (wikidata) item. but if we could have to create a tagged map of named entites linked by Q-IDs a really new way of searching or disovering Wikisource articles could be enabled.
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Fix search and replace in the Page: namespace editor
- Problem: Currently, after using the search and replace function in the default editor is broken. (replace/find can't seem to find the correct selection and replace adds the header and footers to the page)
- Who would benefit: Wikisource users
- Proposed solution: Fix the underlying issues in the JS API leading to the search and replace function being broken. Alternatively, re-implement the search and replace function as a independent widget.
- More comments: Re-submission of Community_Wishlist_Survey_2020/Wikisource/Repair_search_and_replace_in_Page_editing and Community_Wishlist_Survey_2020/Wikisource/memoRegex (as the alternative)
- Phabricator tickets: T183950
- Proposer: Sohom Datta (talk) 20:14, 21 November 2020 (UTC)
Automated move of items from Wikimedia Commons to Wikisource
- Problem: bulk upload of items to Wikimedia Commons through Pattypan works well. But it's then a manual and time-consuming job moving each item over to Wikisource and creating the index page there
- Who would benefit: anyone wanting to upload digitised content to Wikisource in bulk (e.g. national libraries)
- Proposed solution: build step into Pattypan?
- More comments:
- Phabricator tickets:
- Proposer: Gweduni (talk) 12:05, 30 November 2020 (UTC)
XTools Edit Counter for Wikisource
- Problem: There are no wikisource specific stats about user wise Proofread/validation. It is impossible to know stats about proofreading task. Wikisource workflow is different from Wikipedia. It could not be done by xtool. So we need specific Stats tools for Wikisource.
- Who would benefit: Whole Wikisource Community.
- Proposed solution: Make a stats Tools for Wikisource specific.
- More comments: Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Wikisource/XTools Edit Counter for Wikisource
- Phabricator tickets: phab:T173012, phab:T172408
- Proposer: Jayantanth (talk) 09:10, 18 November 2020 (UTC)
Hello Jayantanth. Do you know the tool called Wikiscan ? For the bengalese Wikisource, you can find a lot of statistics there (but not that much on proofreading though). For the french Wikisource, it is quite useful. Maybe you can also find what you are looking for on the tool called ProofreadPage Statistics, with specific statistics about proofreading, but not user-centered. --Consulnico (talk) 15:41, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
On the French Wikisource, we also use a self made robot, BookwormBot that allows to make reports on all the books (not users though) in a specific category. You can configure as many cats you need to be included in reports. It's the tool we're using to compile the daily results of our monthly "mission" This robot starts every 6h on WSFR and takes about 15-20 mins to run in our selected catagories ; so we have updated tables regularly... You may contact Coren to have more informations about this robot. --Ernest-Mtl (talk) 18:35, 20 November 2020 (UTC)