To cite a book just add the ISBN and page number. Leave it at that; or
perhaps you could devise a bot that follows up, converting ISBN + page
number into a full-blown reference.
On 26 Jan 2016 4:20 pm, "Andrea Zanni" <zanni.andre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 8:03 AM, Gerard Meijssen <
> > - It is really laborious to add references. Many references are a
> book a
> > publication and I give you one example of a book . It takes MUCH
> > time to add a source than it is to add a statement. The book, the
> > authors
> > they need sources in their own right..
> Also, Wikidata has not found a way yet to work with books.
> Yes, it's relatively easy to create an item for a recent book and populate
> it with a few statements relatively to the main metadata (author, year of
> publishing, publisher).
> What we don't have is a way to *consistently* work with books (which have
> often many translations and editions). We cannot import (yet) library
> catalogs in wikidata. We don't even have a consistent way to link
> Wikidata to Wikisource (index pages, ns0 pages).
> I think this is quite relevant for the reference issue.
>  there is an ongoing project with the National Library of Florence, in
> Italy. We now have a script to import records in WIkibase, and will do on a
> local one. Then we will approach Wikidata.
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