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Wikisource Community User Group/February 2017 Hangout

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To talk about various Wikisource things, such as:

Notes will be recorded on an etherpad.

If anyone has any trouble joining the Hangout, get on #wikisourceconnect on IRC and we'll try to sort it out.



  1. Sam Wilson
  2. Bodhisattwa
  3. Nicolas VIGNERON
  4. Yann
  5. Jayanta

Some connections troubles...

Actions from last time: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikisource_Community_User_Group/January_2017_Hangout#Actions

IA Upload[edit]

Sam reported on recent work done on the IA Upload tool (working to meet Wikisource Wishlist #2).

  • Better system of generation of DJvU based on Alex Brollo's script
  • DJVU creation is functionning \o/
  • Google page removal works too, optional for user, not automatic
  • We need a boot to remove existing Google front pages on Commons
  • I18n of the interface in Translatewiki, see T158522

Still to come:

Open issues:

Please try https://tools.wmflabs.org/ia-upload/ and report bugs!

Author metadata editing gadget[edit]

A cross-wiki gadget (all language wikisource using one gadget) to edit authors' metadata on Wikidata, from Wikisource. Building a gadget will help because we wont have to leave Wikisource worth trying

Localisation via commons perhaps? e.g. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Data:I18n/Template:Graphs.tab

Documentation is essential (qv. https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T153332 too)

WikiCite 2017[edit]

WikiCite ! Wikidata data, gadgets/stuff specific for Wikisource needs.

2017 European GLAMwiki Coordinators meeting[edit]

Nicolas: GLAMwiki meeting, Paris employees from WMUK, Italia, Austria, etc. and Nicolas from Wikisource Roundtable and Panels Bottomline : GLAM know Wikisource but doesnt know what Wikisource really is !!! Workshop done by Nicolas - 2 peoples very interested. Librarian from Tunis, needs guide and easy/quick workflow, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedian_in_Residence_at_Diocesan_Library_of_Tunis

Wikimedia CH grant[edit]

Yann: Wikimedia CH gave a grant for one year to Yann, meeting scheduled in Lausanne (with Gabrielle Marie and someone from the archive) If you have wish about a specific book, just ask Yann. @Yann, if you find any book in Bengali Language , please archive it. Catalogue link please - Book scanner in Paris : https://www.bookscanner.fr/ (in French, some info in English here : https://www.bookscanner.fr/about-this-bookscanner.html ) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bookscanner-Wikimedia-France-closer.jpg Swiss National Library : https://www.nb.admin.ch/?lang=en Lausanne BCU : http://www.bcu-lausanne.ch/catalogues/

Bengali books - http://renouvaud.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=facet&fctN=facet_searchcreationdate&fctV=%5b1700+TO+1940%5d&rfnGrp=1&rfnGrpCounter=1&frbg=&&indx=1&fn=search&dscnt=0&scp.scps=scope%3A(41BCU_BHL)%2Cscope%3A(41BCU_SERVAL)%2Cscope%3A(41BCU_RERODOC)%2Cscope%3A(41BCULAUSA_LIB)%2CEbscoLocal%2Cprimo_central_multiple_fe&tb=t&vid=41BCULIB_VU1&mode=Basic&ct=search&srt=rank&tab=default_tab&dum=true&vl(freeText0)=Bengali&dstmp=1488114244406

Geneva BU : http://www.unige.ch/biblio/ Workshops / editathons later ths year in Switzerland

Please put online a list of books you wish to get scanned:

  • Pierre Cérésole

Wikiconvention in Paris - scanned 2 books ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConvention_francophone/2016/fr )

Sam: it would be cool to have a book scanner community

BUB tool[edit]

BUB tool - https://github.com/rohit-dua/BUB/issues/53 - Sam: not familiar, tricky create phabricator task

Needs discussion

Make Wikisource "book-based"[edit]

need to discuss


Build stats for contest tool[edit]

need one simlpe stats tools about https://tools.wmflabs.org/wscontest/ https://github.com/CristianCantoro/wscontest

Next meetup[edit]

Next meetup - 26th March, 2017