Template talk:Gutenberg author

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Problem, Henry James example[edit]

How do we link, say, Henry James? If we try Henry_James, it will bring up a list of all authors with "Henry James" anywhere in the name. --Prosfilaes 09:33, 4 May 2005 (UTC)

I wish I had a good answer for that, and it is something I recognized as a flaw. The short answer is not to use the "gutenberg author" template, and make your own external link to: http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/j#a113, the problem with this link is that someone may need to fix it later on. Let me give you some background. . . . Project Gutenberg assigns a code to each author (that is what "j#a113" is the above link). Unfortunely, they do not claim that this code has any permanance. Gutenberg specifically requests that outsiders use one of their canonical URLs, or ones that they pledge to continually support. The canonical URL format for an author is: "John_Q._Public" rather than "q#9999". In some cases it does not work well, and http://www.gutenberg.org/author/Henry_James is a perfect example. On the other hand, this ambiguity is sometimes helpful, as for http://www.gutenberg.org/author/William_Shakespeare because it also shows the category for his spurious works, that otherwise a user would not see if he went to http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/s#a65. --Eoghanacht 16:48, 2005 May 4 (UTC)
You now can use id=Henry_James_(1843-1916) to disambiguate. Works by Henry James at Project Gutenberg You can also give (42-) or (-42) if the other date is unknown. The parens and the hyphen are required. For any question regarding the Project Gutenberg web site contact me at webmaster@gutenberg.org . We are very interested in collaborating with Wikipedia, so we'll quickly fix anything that can be fixed. --Marcello 10:36, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

See also: new pge.rastko.net link.[edit]

For authors who wrote largely in Cyrillic languages (as well as many others), they may have more works on pge.rastko.net than on the U.S. Gutenberg site. There's now a template for them too. See Template:Gutenberg-europe author.

 *{{gutenberg-europe author|id=5579|name=Vuk Stefanović Karadžić}}

which generates

If someone would like to write Project Gutenberg Europe, it'd be much appreciated; red links are ugly.

Note that PGE also mirrors all of the U.S. Gutenberg content. Only etexts with IDs above 100000 on pge.rastko.net are PGE-specific. Unless there's PGE-specific content, there's no compelling reason to have two links to identical material. Enjoy! grendel|khan 14:19, 7 October 2005 (UTC)

New simpler syntax.[edit]

The template is backwards-compatible. but it now supports leaving out the name entirely.

Thus, on Theodor Hertzka, the code

{{gutenberg author}}


Works by Theodor Hertzka at Project Gutenberg

Substitutions can still be used as before if the link doesn't generate properly. grendel|khan 09:20, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Something to watch out for is if this is used in an article which is later moved to a different title, resulting in a broken link. Andrew Sly 02:14, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Internet Archive and Google Books[edit]

Would there be interest in creating a template that incorporates all three services (PG, IA, GB). Here is an example from Alfred Russel Wallace:

Do we need separate author templates for each service, or a single template?

-- Stbalbach 04:29, 14 April 2007 (UTC)



I request an admin to add cs.wiki link to cs:Šablona:Gutenberg autor. Thanks. Jan.Kamenicek (talk) 22:02, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

I've moved all the categories and interwikis to Template:Gutenberg author/doc, so you can add anything you need to yourself. Happymelon 21:17, 28 March 2008 (UTC)

gutenberg.org has changed since 28 March 2008[edit]

For example : Dick, Philip K., 1928-1982 each book and author now has a unique URL :


a unified Gutenberg template should be possible, such as :

{{Gutenberg|no=40964|name=Tony and the Beetles|author=Dick, Philip K., 1928-1982|authornum=33399}}

Xb2u7Zjzc32 (talk) 14:33, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

I think this is badly needed e.g. Margaret_of_Navarre. For this author, Gutenberg's bibrec gives author id "Marguerite, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of Navarre, 1492-1549" [for example] Just try and get any author id that works. I have. There isn't any. But the author num of 32596 should work great! So: any hope of getting this unified Gutenberg template? Thanks! Cloudjpk (talk) 18:28, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Protocol-relative URL[edit]

Since both http://www.gutenberg.org/ and https://www.gutenberg.org/ work, please switch this template to protocol-relative URL. Thanks. --bender235 (talk) 05:51, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Redrose64 (talk) 11:55, 29 March 2015 (UTC)