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Assessment pages for GLAM project?[edit]

Hello, I'm in the process of making a GLAM page for the BYU library. I've made a talk page template to put on related pages, and now I'm trying to make an assessment table like many Wikiprojects have: under "assessment." Do I need to make a page for each cross-category (i.e., FA-class Top-importance articles and the like)? I think the way the Wikiprojects do assessment tables is more automated but I'm not sure how to get that to work. Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 19:14, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

It looks like you've got WP 1.0 bot and the basic categories up and running, so that's all you really need. I wouldn't go overboard on categories - some of the old, very big projects do have dedicated intersection categories but there's now a script that can generate lists of category intersections and that's what the table links to now, so there's no need to create them yourself. One specific thing though - you really want to match project name to categories, and at the moment there's a full stop difference. Probably easier to move the Project than the categories at this stage. If you haven't seen Wikipedia:WikiProject Council/Guide/WikiProject and Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Guide/Technical_notes#Automation they're probably worth a read - there's lots of toys available but at the same time I wouldn't get too hung up on the technicalities. People get a bit hung up on software when the really difficult bit of any Wikiproject is the meatware... Le Deluge (talk) 12:50, 25 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply! Another kind user helped me to set up the assessment table. I hadn't thought about the project name vs. category name difference! How important is it that they match up? Rachel Helps (BYU) (talk) 15:12, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Karen Knorr[edit]

User:Karen1knorr is apparently Karen Knorr, and that article has no illustrations. (I had to undo her edits, as they were just copypaste of a press-release, but I am slowly re-writing the text, which definitely was useful). If someone wants to talk to her and try to negotiate a portrait and/or one of her photographs to be released under CC-BY-SA, that would be great.--Ymblanter (talk) 10:42, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Possible items of interest[edit]

I am maybe a few weeks away from finishing some significant additions to pages in the Category:WikiProject libraries. But, if at any time, anyone were interested to see what, if any, books in the public domain they might have access to which are listed as sources for articles in the books therein included, which aren't yet available on Internet Archive or other sites, they might be among the more interesting and useful works to get added, and might, in some cases, be among the ones more likely to get quicker editor attention here. Just an idea, anyway. John Carter (talk) 18:07, 18 May 2016 (UTC)

John Carter What is this category? It is a category full of subpages of WikiProjects - how does it work? Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:10, 18 May 2016 (UTC)
Well, the category is a collection of pages I created as a sort of accompaniment to the similar Category:WikiProject prospectuses. The prospectuses category lists the articles in reference works specifically relevant to individual WikiProjects and their relative length, named subarticles, etc. The libraries pages, which are still a lot fewer, although I am working on that, lists the now-public-domain works cited in those same reference works as specific sources for the articles listed, or, in some cases, by the separate headings within the work's main "bibliography" section. The talk pages rank the works included in the main page by the number of separate bibliographies they appear in. Like I said, most of them are still on paper with me here, but I will be adding them hopefully starting next week. I do know some of them contain older works, sometimes from foreign countries, and they might be among those most useful to get and be able to make available to editors here.
Right now the paper lists of additions and new pages run to about 225 pages of my somewhat tiny handwriting, so it will probably be a while before they are all added, but they should at least be able to help find sources on some topics. John Carter (talk) 18:18, 18 May 2016 (UTC)