That's a great idea!
I think we can use Wikidata to build the list:

I had been erroneously thinking along the lines that we'd have to be uploading something to the items before making it part of a Wikisource collection, but of course that's not necessary. I think your hierarchy of wikisource collections sounds perfect.

It'd be cool if items with a page on a Wikisource could have a little footnote like they do for Open Library ones ("[Open Library icon]This book has an editable web page on Open Library.).


On Sun, 12 Feb 2017, at 08:17 PM, Andrea Zanni wrote:
It's the list of the files on Commons uploaded from Internet Archive.
The idea, right now, is that every language Wikisource would take care of their uploads,
and when they are more than 50 they create a "Italian/German/Bengali Wikisource",
collection on Internet Archive.
The whole set of collections will be inside one "Wikisource" global collection.
Make sense? Do you agree?

On Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 8:38 AM, Sam Wilson <> wrote:

On Thu, 9 Feb 2017, at 03:13 PM, Alex Brollo wrote:
Thanks Sam! 
Now we should focus on  help about requisites of a good, wikisource-oriented IA upload: proper scan quality, good file names and useful metadata. IMHO it would be great to build a "wikisource collection" into IA, since collection admins can edit any item detail but its ID, and fix most mistakes. 

That sounds like a great idea! So it sounds like we need to have 50 items already uploaded before they'll create a collection for us. Then, maybe we build it into ia-upload: a way of uploading and setting metadata for a set of scan files? It would upload files to IA and then do the DjVu-creating thing and upload just the DjVu to Commons?

Or do people upload to Commons first? And then our tool takes a file (or category of files), uploads it to IA, and then pulls the DjVu back from there and adds it to the same category?

(I'm sort of thinking aloud...)

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