TL;DR: the Italian Wikisource has been indexed by a digital library platform used by over 4500 libraries in Italy . This means that over 3500 texts (proofread and/or validated) can be read by library patrons. Many libraries will add them to the catalog too (!).
Longer and librarianer explanation. Some knowledge of Wikisource is needed too :-) As an employee of MediaLibrary Online, I worked in these months to get all the metadata and index the texts from Italian Wikisource. A bit of perspective * All the texts have been either proofread or validated. * They are not all whole books: we indexed the texts directly in namespace 0 (and not in the Index: namespace), in order to provide the user a better search experience and findability. This, in our opinion, is very important: we used the MediaWiki API to retrieve all the data, and some HTML scraping for the rest :-) * We link directly the EPUB generated by the awesome tool from Tpt, but also to the page in Wikisource. * We automatically generated the EPUB covers for every text which didn't have one. Ex: http://www.medialibrary.it/media/scheda.aspx?id=850275912 MediaLibraryOnline is a digital platform that provide Italian libraries with the possibility of lend digital resource, as ebook or audiobooks. It's not just "a portal on the Internet", but a service used and managed by single libraries for their uses. It also has an "Open" collection, freely accessible and downloadable for everyone (and not only the patrons of the libraries which have access to MediaLibrary). I've been hired few months ago to develop such collection, and this is a major milestone for us (and for me :-). I'm expecially excited by the fact that now Wikisource ebooks "enter" in the collection of libraries, and often in their very catalog. I think it is a very good step forward for our project, and I'm eager to replicate this project with other Wikisources as well :-) If needed, I can explain some details.  http://www.medialibrary.it/media/ricerca.aspx?seltip=310&selarg=-1&keywords= wikisource&x=0&y=0&portalId=1 On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 9:52 PM, Keilana <keilanaw...@gmail.com> wrote: > That's such a wonderful, sweet project! :) It seems likely infeasible for > bigger projects but as a way to build a strong small wiki community, I > think it's amazing! > > Kudos to you! > > -Emily > > On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 2:35 PM, attolippip <attolip...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Oh, Liam, you are right :) > > > > We award the "best newbie of the month" on Ukrainian Wikipedia and award > > him/her with a can of condensed milk via post  > > (we also award with a can of condensed milk the "best contributor of the > > month", and want to do it is a few smaller wikiprojects as well > (Wikiquote, > > f.ex.)) > > > > For this we create the lists with all contributions (main namespace only) > > for all users per project per months  and look if the contributions > are > > in line with the rules (no copyright violation, vandalism etc.). Then a > > message on the talk page with a picture of a can and after the winner > gives > > us his/her postal address, we send him/her the can itself :)  > > > > It is sweet. I can vouch for that :) > > > >  > > > > > https://ua.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%88%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%8E > >  > > > > > https://ua.wikimedia.org/wiki/%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0_%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%88%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%8E/bb:%D0%92%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%96%D1%8F > >  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Zgushchivka_poshtoyu > > > > Best regards, > > antanana > > ED of Wikimedia Ukraine > > > > 2015-06-11 22:04 GMT+03:00 Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com>: > > > > > And the award for for the first negative comment on this thread that is > > > designed to be "about things going right" goes to Trilliam. > > > Congratulations on being the official "party pooper" of Wikimedia-l. > > There > > > will be cake tomorrow. > > > > > > To return to nice things, and in response to the previous message by A > > > ntanana: > > > I learned a few months ago that in the Ukrainian Wikipedia they don't > > give > > > out "barnstars", the give out "cans of condensed milk"! Why? Because > > > they're sweet :-) > > > > > > > > > https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BF%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%96%D1%8F:%D0%97%D0%B3%D1%83%D1%89%D1%96%D0%B2%D0%BA%D0%B0 > > > > > > > > > And, please correct me if I'm wrong Antanana, but you also identify the > > > "best newbie" each month on the Ukrainian Wikipedia and physically > send a > > > can of condensed milk to that person in the mail?! I think that's just > > the > > > coolest, funnest, most unique way of celebrating new contributors I've > > > heard of! > > > > > > -Liam / Wittylama. > > > > > > wittylama.com > > > Peace, love & metadata > > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>