Hi to all,
Following the resolution of the Line Feed addition Bugzilla:26028 , I have been
requested at multiWS:S to run a clean up across the broader Wikisource community.
en/fr/it/la wikis have already done through local fixes or SDrewthbot; and I presume that
deWS has their's under control.
I have recorded the detail of fix at a subpage to my bot account. My plan was to run
through with this identified account, though obviously not flagged as a bot at a slow
If it is not desired for me to run SDrewthbot through your xxWS, then please get back to
me and I will desist.
Please get back to me if you would like more information or need for me to clarify things.
 = https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=26028
 = https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/User:SDrewthbot/trim_trailing_LF
I have searched in some wikisource help pages for convert wikisource books
to eBook files (e.g. epub), but I haven't found nothing. I would like know
if somebody talked before about this.
On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 8:30 AM, Brian McNeil
> I assume Fae has mentioned to you that the National Archives of Scotland
> might be interested in doing something around soldiers' wills?
> As-opposed to a more formal "last will and testament", these documents
> are a final letter to loved once to be delivered if they were killed.
> Along with each, their CO would have returned personal effects which
> might include items like ticket stubs for a theatre show seen the night
> before they went to the front.
> How, and where in the family, this could work with Wikimedia projects is
> what I'm not entirely sure on.
Commons, and Wikisource, would be the place to start.
IMO, any text held by a national archive should be within the scope of
Wikisource. Most texts will fit within the current English Wikisource
policy, but it could be expanded a bit by relying on the selection
process of external organisations.
> On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 15:35 +0100, Chris Keating wrote:
>> I see from the 2012 activity plan that there's a budget for a
>> Wars project . Is there a leader for this? An online
>> Hello! :-)
>> The short answer is Yes, sort of, me. And no, not yet. And I would
>> love to speak to you about it (and to anyone else interested in what
>> we can do with the World War I centenary).
>> The longer answer is;
>> There is a really big opportunity both for Wikimedia UK and indeed
>> the whole movement connected to the World War I centenary. For a
>> period of about 4 years there's going to be increased public interest
>> in this area. Around some key dates the number of people researching
>> World War I topics on Wikipedia (everyone from primary-school children
>> to journalists) will be massive. What's more, pretty much every museum
>> and archive in the country which has any relevant collections is going
>> to be doing *something* related to World War I in 2014.
>> Further - it's not just us - this is a massive global event; 2014 is a
>> major centenary for almost every European nation and lots of
>> non-European ones.
>> This is something I've long had in mind - a couple of years ago I
>> started the Great War Centennial project on-wiki, which was then
>> incorporated into the Military History Wikiproject. However, it didn't
>> get very far (particularly not compared to the Battleships
>> Since I've been on the Board, I have been very gradually making
>> contacts both within Wikimedia (including the military history
>> wikiproject) and with potential partner institutions about what
>> Wikimedia UK could do in this regard. I know Milhist is up for doing
>> more outreach, indeed one of the Milhist coordinators is is UK-based
>> and has been contacting the Ministry of Defence about releasing more
>> of their material under the Open Government License, which is great.
>> The budget we've put in for 2012 could yet be spent in a number of
>> different ways. And I hope this won't just be a 2012 activity - I
>> would like to see us make this an ongoing area of activity, certainly
>> to 2014, quite possibly beyond.
>> I am keen to move this further, though I don't have much time spare
>> until the New Year as I'm mainly occupied on the Fundraiser. So at the
>> moment I'm mainly collating interested parties, with a view to getting
>> a core group of Wikimedians together who want to shape what we do with
>> this, and a core group of partner institutions, and putting the two
>> groups together in a room in January or February and seeing what they
>> come up with in terms of inspiration for the period 2012-2014. Some
>> (but not all) of the decisions about how the WW1/WW2 allocation in
>> 2012 budget is spent will already have been taken by then, but not all
>> of them, and as I say I think the 2012 budget figure is a beginning
>> not an end.
>> If anyone's interested in this, please wave :-)
>> I can be
>> persuaded to invest in and read some books, although if the
>> books were
>> to come out of the budget and then be placed in Wikimedia UKs
>> afterwards that would be preferable.
>> We can already handle support investment in books, via the Microgrant
>> scheme: http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Microgrants
>> Wikimedia UK mailing list
>> WMUK: http://uk.wikimedia.org
> Brian McNeil.
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