So you want to inspire librarians. Let us think big. What is it that
librarians aim to achieve
- they are responsible for the collection they maintain
- they want to make their collection optimally accessible to its public
- they want to help their public to find information
The West Bengali Library network provides books in a digital format online.
What we can do is make sure that all the data about these book is available
in Wikidata. It is extremely likely that we can get that data from the
librarians involved. When we add this to Wikidata and find a way to link to
the URL from where the users of Wikidata can get access to the e-books and
pdf's, we will realise our own aim and the aim of the librarians involved.
Articles are written about books, authors and it is important that this is
done. It takes substantially less effort to include information in
Wikidata. It has never been easier to add labels in *YOUR* language. By
making sure that information becomes available on books, editions of books,
authors etc we can help librarians in achieving their goals.
In my opinion we will get involvement when we have something to offer.
On 18 February 2014 08:58, Shyamal L. <lshyamal(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Many here will be aware of the incredibly wonderful
work being done by the
volunteers at WP:RX. Unfortunately, there seem to be no Indian librarians
(or even volunteers with access to the few good libraries around) involved
in this venture.
Here is a list of some of the India related requests that have failed to
get responses - wonder if anyone can help?
Here are some more recent requests
Young India articles by M.K. Gandhi
requested by User:Yann on 6 November 2013
Debbarman's article on Sterculia khasiana In: Assam Forest Records.
Botany. Calcutta, India 1: 5, t. 3. 1934 [Jul 1934] (as Sterculia khasiana)
requested by User:Melly42 on 4 February 2014
Much older requests
page 193 of Donner, Henrike, ed. (2012). Being Middle-class in India: A
Way of Life. Routledge. ISBN 9781136513398 / 978-0-415-67167-5
requested by User:Sitush on 28 March 2013
pages 1437-1438 of Singh, Kumar Suresh, ed. (1996). Communities, segments,
synonyms, surnames and titles. People of India: National series 8.
Cambridge University Press & the Anthropological Survey of India. ISBN
requested by User:Sitush on 17 December 2012
Sunil Kumar Sen (1985). The working women and popular movements in Bengal:
from the Gandhi era to the present day. K.P. Bagchi. pp. 104 to 106.
Bharati Ray (29 August 2002). Early feminists of colonial India: Sarala
Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Oxford University Press. pp.
149 to 151. ISBN 978-0-19-565697-8.
Satyavrata Ghosh; Marxist Study Forum (1994). Remembering our
revolutionaries. Marxist Study Forum. pp. 77 to 82.
requested by User:Titodutta on 8 December 2012
"For a Free Press," Mean Time (India) July 20, 2005
requested by User:Crtew on 24 May 2013
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