On 09/21/2013 07:59 PM, Pradeep Mohandas wrote:
We're looking at a collaboration where we might
get newspapers from
the 1850s. Can we upload these onto WikiSource? Any useful structural
systems in place to handle this?
Newspapers are difficult, but not impossible.
It has been done. Fortunately, newspapers
from 1850 are often smaller than full-size
20th century broadsheet newspapers. The
smaller, the more similar to a book, and
the easier to handle in Wikisource currently.
Here is a (small, 3-column, 4-page) newspaper
in Swedish for one day in 1836,
This is the transcluded page after proofreading.
You can find each of the 4 pages by clicking the
page numbers in the left margin.
You can follow arrows to <-- previous and --> next
day (20, 21, 22 January 1836). There is a Djvu
file and an Index page for each day's issue.
I did a full month (January 1836) in May 2010.
The starting/overview page has a calendar layout,
Two full years (1836-1837) are uploaded as Djvu
files to Commons if anyone wants to continue.
(But I have not seen any interest in these 3 years.)
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Project Runeberg - free Nordic literature - http://runeberg.org/