Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Wikisource/Automated move of items from Wikimedia Commons to Wikisource

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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?
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  • Proposer: Gweduni (talk) 12:05, 30 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • @Gweduni: what do you call "items" here? Do you have an example? I'm not sure to fully understand (informations on index pages can already be automatically retrieve either from Commons or Wikidata, it shouldn't be time consuming anymore...) Cheers, VIGNERON * discut. 10:41, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@VIGNERON: so sorry - only read this now. i mean if we bulk upload books it would be nice to autogenerate the index on Wikisource rather than having to copy the "File:..." from Wikicommons then manually change to "Index..." on Wikisource Gweduni (talk) 13:59, 6 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • yeah, do not know if I would use pattypan for books. however, we are getting buried by the mass upload of books from Internet Archive. (i.e. c:User talk:Fæ/IA books) we need some semi-automated or automated tools to generate indexes. Slowking4 (talk) 22:40, 9 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]