Wikipedia:WikiProject Guyana

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WikiProject Guyana
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Welcome to WikiProject Guyana! This group was formed to better organize articles on Guyana in a spirit of cooperation.

Scope

This group includes within its scope all articles related to Guyana, its cities, geography, transportation, culture, history and so on. It aims to expand Wikipedia's resources on Guyana in a fair and accurate manner. All of these articles should be contained within the Category:Guyana or one of its subcategories.

Participants

If you haven't already done so, please also add your name to the members list of our parent Wikipedia:WikiProject South America.

Active members

Members should also feel free to add {{User WikiProject Guyana}} to their userpages to identify themselves as members of this group.

Inactive members

Participation Needed

WikiProject article requests list

Please add new requests here

To do list

Please add tasks to the list here.

Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Guyana:
  • Photographs: Over the last few days, project members have identified over 140 articles on places, natural and cultural features in Guyana that are currently lacking photographs and would be much improved by the addition of them. These include, for example:
The full list can be found at Category:Wikipedia requested photographs in Guyana. These articles would all benefit hugely from the addition of a photograph, so any contribution to knocking one or more of these off the list would be greatly appreciated! To find out more about creating and uploading photographs for Wikipedia, see WP:Images.
  • Geographical Coordinates: A large number of articles about places in Guyana are missing geographical coordinates and could usefully have geographical coordinates added. As of 01.02 on 30 August 2012, there are 74 articles in need of coordinates. The articles in question are listed in Category:Guyana articles missing geocoordinate data. At the time of writing, some examples included:
...and there are many more, as well.
  • Why add coordinates?
  • By adding coordinates, a Wikipedia reader can easily view the location on a street map, nautical chart, topographic map, by satellite photo, realtime weather map, and in many other ways. Coordinate data makes an article eventually appear in various services such as Google Maps' Wikipedia overlay, Google Earth, and Wikipedia's own internal map service. Coordinate data also helps readers looking for geographically-based data, such as locations near a reference point, or related information.
  • How is it done?
  • The articles are all marked with {{coord missing}} tags, which need to be replaced with {{coord}} tags that contain the location's latitude/longitude coordinates; or you might be able to add coordinates to an existing infobox. You can find out how to do this at the Wikipedia:Geocoding how-to for WikiProject members. Anyone making coordinate corrections should read Template:Coord/doc first. Some articles that do not display the coordinates in the upper right corner of the article have "display-title" missing from the Coord template.

Article Assessments

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Assessment status

  • Importance ??? 430 on table, 94 in category, as of August 31, 2012
  • Quality Unassessed 93 on table, 0 in category, as of August 31, 2012
  • Total articles 1058 on table, as of August 31, 2012
  • Importance ??? 0 on table, 0 in category, as of September 12, 2012
  • Quality Unassessed 1 on table, 0 in category, as of September 12, 2012
  • Total articles 1122 on table, as of September 12, 2012, an increase of 64
  • Increase since August of 6% attributed to old articles now with proper templates, and a few brand new articles

Templates

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Resources

Online Sources

Here are web sites with information about Guyana and Guyanese people.

  • [1] Guyanese people abroad
  • [2] Guyana Wiki
  • Land of Six Peoples - An archive of news articles from Guyana's leading newspapers from 1999-2007. The site is incomplete and seems to be malfunctioning in some places, but it is an invaluable archive nonetheless with a treasury of some great articles on wide-ranging topics.
  • The West Indian Encyclopedia.
  • Odeen Ishmael's The Guyana Story - from Earliest Times to Independence - A really helpful historical source...
Additional list of Online Sources provided by Mike Christie
  • "Guyana". U.S. State Department. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  • "Political and Economic History of Guyana". San Jose State University. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  • "Guyana: A Short Political History - by David Hinds". The Guyana and Caribbean Political and Cultural Center for Popular Education. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  • "Council on Hemispheric Affairs Forum: Uncharted Territory in Guyanese Legislative Elections". The Guyana and Caribbean Political and Cultural Center for Popular Education. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  • "Guyanese Politics". University of Chicago Department of Anthropology. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 
  • "Uncharted Territory in Guyanese Legislative Elections". Council on Hemispheric Affairs. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 

Books and Sources Available from other users

Mike Christie has the following books, and has kindly said that members can contact him if they would like him to look something up in one or more of these sources. Please don't expect a quick turnaround however, as he is very busy at the moment...

  • Daly, Vere T. (1974). The Making of Guyana. New York: Macmillan. 
  • Hope, Kemp Ronald (1985). Guyana: Politics and Development in an Emergent Socialist State. New York: Mosaic Press. ISBN 0-88962-303-1. 
  • Lowenthal, David (1978). West Indian Societies. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19501559-2. 
  • Henry Paget & Carl Stone (eds.) (1983). The Newer Caribbean: Decolonization, Democracy and Development. Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues. ISBN 0-89727-049-5
  • Spinner, Thomas J. (1984). A Political and Social History of Guyana, 1945–1983. Boulder CO: Westview Press. ISBN 0-86531-852-2. 

Lorelei has the following books - please ask away if you would like me to look anything up!

  • Ali, Arif (2008). Guyana. London: Hansib. ISBN 9781906190101. 
  • Baber, Colin; Henry B Jeffrey (1986). Guyana:Politics, Economics and Society. London: Frances Printer. ISBN 0861874188. 
  • Burnett, D. Graham (2000). Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0226081206. 
  • Burrowes, Reynold A. (1984). The Wild Coast: An Account of Politics in Guyana. Cambridge, MA: Schenkman Publishing. ISBN 0870730371. 
  • Menezes, Mary Noel (1979). The Amerindians in Guyana 1803-73: A Documentary History. London: Frank Cass. ISBN 9780714630540. 
  • McGowan, Winston (1998). The Demerara Revolt, 1823. Georgetown: Free Press. ISBN 9769500011. 
  • McGowan, Winston; James G. Rose; David A. Granger (2009). Themes in African Guyanese History. London: Hansib. ISBN 9781906190187. 
  • Schomburgk, Robert H. (1840). A Description of British Guiana. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Company. 
  • Whitehead, Neil L. (1988). Lords of the Tiger Spirit: A History of the Caribs in Colonial Venezuela and Guyana 1498-1820. Dordrecht: Foris Publications. ISBN 9067652407. 
  • Williams, Brackette F. (1991). Stains on my Name, War in my Veins: Guyana and the Politics of Cultural Struggle. Durham: Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-1119-4. 

Resource Exchange

If you know of a source that you would like to use but are unable to get hold of, try contacting volunteers at Wikipedia's Resource Exchange Project.

Tools

Main tool page: toolserver.org
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. automatically to references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.

External watchlist

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