On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 7:26 PM, Aubrey <zanni.andrea84(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The issue of metadata is nontheless serious, because
it's one of the most
important flaws of Wikisource: not applying standards (i.e Dublin Core) and not
having a proper tools for export/import and harvest metadata
Both good points. Are there proposals on wikisource to address these
two points in a way that's friendly to wikisource contributors?
I want us to
get better, faster, less held up by the idea of
coordinating with other projects, because there are much larger
projects out there worthy of coordinating with. The annotators who
work on the Perseus Project come to mind... but that's truly a harder
problem than this one.
The Perseus project is an *amazing* project, but I regard them far more ahead
than us. The PP is actually a Virtual Research Environment, with tools for
scholars and researcher for studying texts, (concordances and similar stuff).
I would love to have PP people involved in
collaboration with Wikisource, just
don't know if this is possible.
Yes, PP is ahead of us in some ways. But in other ways they have run
into bottleneck and multilingual issues that a wiki environment can
I believe that Prof. Greg Crane of the Perseus Project (cc:ed here) is
interested in starting to collaborate with Wikisource, even while
pursuing ideas about developing a larger framework for wiki-style
annotations and editions.
While it may be hard in the short term, in the long term that's what I
think we all want wikisource to become.
It is interesting because a project similar to PGDP
(it is Italian and started
in 1993, emulating the glorious PG, just with Italian texts) is, right now,
moving to a wiki. Although the scale is way smaller, Wikipedia and Wikisource
showed them a system which tends to eliminate bottlenecks, and for them this is
Luckily, the relationships with the Italian Wikisource
are really good, and
they'll probably share an office with Wikimedia Italy, in October.
The interesting fact is that the offices will be within a library ;-), so I
really expect a collaboration there.
Wow. This is all great to hear -- can you include a link to the
project? I'd like to blog about it.