I'm happy to tell you that, right now, the Italian Wikisource has been
indexed by MediaLibrary Online, a digital library platform used by over
4000 libraries in Italy:
As an employee of MediaLibrary Online, I worked in these months to get all
the metadata and index the texts. A bit of perspective
* All the texts have been either proofread or validated.
They are not all whole books: we indexed the texts directly in namespace 0
(and not in the Index: namespace), in order to provide the user a better
search experience and findability.
This, in our opinion, is very important: we used the MediaWiki API to
retrieve all the data, and some HTML scraping for the rest :-)
* We link directly the EPUB generated by the awesome tool from Tpt, but
also to the page in Wikisource.
* We automatically generated the EPUB covers for every text which didn't
MediaLibraryOnline is a digital platform that provide Italian libraries
with the possibility of lend digital resource, as ebook or audiobooks.
It's not just "a portal on the Internet", but a service used and managed by
single libraries for their uses.
It also has an "Open" collection, freely accessible and downloadable for
everyone (and not only the patrons of the libraries which have access to
I've been hired few months ago to develop such collection, and this is a
major milestone for us (and for me :-).
I'm expecially excited by the fact that now Wikisource ebooks "enter" in
the collection of libraries, and often in their very catalog.
I think it is a very good step forward for our project, and I'm eager to
replicate this project with other Wikisources as well :-)
If needed, I can explain some details.
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I'm having trouble using the WSexport tool: it is very slow, and some
longer books are not even converted.
Is it working for you?
BTW, I was wondering if it is possible to use a sort of cache in the tool,
that generate a new book only if a page has been modified since the last
last download... Not sure how difficult it is.
Hey, we are working on porting old scripts of pywikibot (formerly
pywikipedia) to the new framework of pywikibot (pywikibot-core).
One of the scripts is djvutext.py but we are told that since Proofread
exists. Wikisource bot operators doesn't need something like this anymore.
A disunion in phabricator <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T66853> is
going on. I appreciate if you participate.