Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Wikisource/Improve workflow for uploading books to Wikisource

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Improve workflow for uploading books to Wikisource


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)[reply]

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)[reply]
yeah, a cascade of bots / tools is nice. but the maintenance is problematic. i think a universal tool / UX redesign with some onboarding of maintenance, with a dashboard to trackprogress, is going to be required in the long run. Slowking4 (talk) 02:02, 4 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

I think it's also difficult to create the cover for a book, once you uploaded it. Avecus (talk) 23:59, 8 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]

See also Community Wishlist Survey 2020/Archive/Improve workflow for uploading academic papers to Wikisource, and Commons:Commons talk:CropTool#PDF quasi-extract. HLHJ (talk) 23:24, 19 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]