On 26 October 2011 12:21, Andrew West <andrewcwest(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 25 October 2011 23:07, Andy Mabbett
A QR code could be placed at a relevant war
memorial, it points to
a Wikibook collecting all the soldiers' letters, with scans and transcripts.
I'd rather the QR code point (via QRpedia) to a Wikipedia article
about the memorial, and have that point to relevant pages on commons/
Wikisource, and the book.
I would have thought that very few war memorials would be notable
enough to merit their own article on Wikipedia,
I think many are sufficiently notable; especially if we are able to
source information about the people they commemorate.
and even if an article
did exist, it would not be the place to put all the letters and
ephemera associated with the individual soldiers listed on the
That's not what I'm suggesting; the Wikipedia article should link to
the relevant commons/wiki-source pages/ categories (and a category per
memorial would be appropriate in such cases)
In my opinion, Brian's suggestion of using
gather together all the scans, transcripts and other relevent
information in a single place, and linking to it from a QR code is
definitely the best solution.
I'm not sure that presenting a mobile device users, especially one
with a casual interest, with a link to a Wikibook is the best
I think that it is dubious whether a QRpedia code is
warranted in this
case, although potentially a Gaelic Wikibooks project (does not
currently exist) could mirror the contents of the English Wikibooks;
and for a similar project about Welsh soldiers there is both an
English and a Welsh Wikibooks project that could both host the
You'd loose the language-detection facility offered by QRpedia.