Submissions/Wikisource technical infrastructure: what we have done and what we could do

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.

Submission no. 5055
Title of the submission
Wikisource technical infrastructure: what we have done and what we could do?
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
Author of the submission
Tpt and Rtdwivedi
E-mail address
Tpt and Rtdwivedi
Tpt and Rtdwivedi
Country of origin
France and India
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikisource Community User Group
Personal homepage or blog

Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

Since the creation of the Proofread Page extension by ThomasV in 2007, the Wikisource community is used to improve its technical infrastructure in order to help the creation of "the free library that anyone can improve". In the past two years, important works have been done by volunteers contributors, like the creation of Wsexport (an ePub export tool that fits Wikisource needs) or diverse tools to upload book scans to Wikimedia Commons. Some others have been done with the help of the Google Summer of Code, like a strong refactoring of the ProofreadPage extension and the creation of the BookManager extension. This presentation will summary what have been done and close with a short presentation of current and possible future projects.

Topic covered will include:

  • Past projects: Wsexport, the refactoring of the ProofreadPage extension and its new Page: pages edit interface, Wikidata integration with the creation of the "other projects" sidebar and the creation of a tool to upload Internet Archive files to Wikimedia Commons
  • Current work: creation of the BookManager extension.
  • Possible future projects: Adaptation of the VisualEditor to Wikisource needs, creation of a tool to import scans from various repositories like Google Books to InternetArchive as a first step before upload to Wikimedia commons…

  • Technology, Interface & Infrastructure
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
15 minutes (including 5 minutes of questions)
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes (Tpt)
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