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Rfc - Library of Congress Classification subpages

There is a clear consensus to keep the subpages of the Library of Congress Classification page on Wikipedia. Editors recommended expanded the subpages with more information about what is included in the classification and any related history.

Cunard (talk) 03:29, 8 October 2017 (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Should we keep, or redirect, or merge and redirect, or delete subpages of the Library of Congress Classification page on Wikipedia? For more background please see the discussion in the section just above this one entitled Possible unnecessary pages. In October of 2012 some of these sub-pages were "merged" and "redirected" into the Library of Congress Classification page. Here is one example: [1]. Other such pages were not. On the Library of Congress Classification page itself the subpages are linked as "main articles" in each subsection, as far as I can tell. Thank you. ----Steve Quinn (talk) 00:02, 3 September 2017 (UTC)


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Steve Quinn, I'm thinking you should post a notice about this RfC at some of the noticeboards but I'm not sure which ones. Maybe start with WP:RSN...Atsme📞📧 00:30, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

  • keep (RFC-bot invitee) - I feel like the content of the main entries are extensive enough that they would be fine as stand-alone articles and inappropriate to merge into the main article on the Library of Congress classification system. It would be nice if there were a bit of actual introduction, describing what is and isn't included in that classification and any possible history, before you went in to the listing of all the defined sub-sections, but that's a project that is ancillary to the question of whether they are appropriate as articles. I would say that they should probably be marked as wp:stubs until that content can be crafted for those articles. VanIsaacWScont 03:31, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep I mostly agree with Vanisaac. I understand the idea that anyone looking this deep into it might be better well suited for the LOC website, but I see no harm in having pages about them here too. I like the idea of adding a history, or at minimum introduction to each page just to outline it (or make it look more like an encylopedia entry) but this isn't entirely needed. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 21:32, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep (RFC-bot invitee) - generally per Vanisaac. Note this is one of the 3 core Portal:Contents#Third-party_classification_systems that have been used for many decades, and are useful to a small percentage of readers. The alternative to keeping the pages where they are, is moving to Wikipedia: namespace, as was done with the Roget classification at some point - but that would exclude them from searches. Quiddity (talk) 19:07, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Keep (RFC-bot invitee) Nothing to add to preceding. JonRichfield (talk) 06:24, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Wikiproject Event?

We have an awful lot of stubs.. I've been trying to bring 2-3 up to start class each day this week, but at my current pace I'll be done in about 3 years (which by then another 3000 stubs will have been sorted). I've seen other Projects in the past do events where everyone tries to lower the stub count for a month or so, is there any interest here? Just a thought! SEMMENDINGER (talk) 21:58, 20 September 2017 (UTC)

Grant Proposal University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

I have been working with the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh as a visiting scholar. This role has opened my eyes to the tremendous potential for the Pitt Libraries to become more involved in sharing resources, releasing content into the public domain or under a CC attribution license and providing open access to as many publications. I was fortunate to be located in the area and so could perform some of Visiting Scholar functions by actual visits to the libraries. I have been doing this since 2015. Though campus visits and contributor training is not part of this position, when I have been asked, I have provided training. Requests for training have now surpassed my ability to respond and provide training as a volunteer.

Therefore your support is solicited for the Project Grant that can be seen here. Part of the grant-making process requires notification of those who would like to support this project. I am the potential grantee and believe that this position will make a significant contribution to many projects, including the WP:Library. The University of Pittsburgh intends to release as many historical photos as possible into the public domain. Most of the archival materials are related to United States History. Other projects will also benefit. Some of these are Wikipedia:WikiProject Indigenous peoples of North America, Wikipedia:WikiProject Ethnic groups, Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red, Wikipedia:WikiProject Pennsylvania, Wikipedia:WikiProject United States History, Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/American Revolutionary War task force, Wikipedia:WikiProject Pittsburgh, and Wikipedia:WikiProject African diaspora. Some of these WikiProjects are currently semi-active and would benefit from more contributions from those in the Western Pennsylvania region and the University of Pittsburgh. The University of Pittsburgh has significant archival and historical content related to gaps to these WikProjects. I would also like one or two advisers to give me advice in this capacity. Thank you for your consideration.

Best Regards, Barbara (WVS)   12:00, 28 September 2017 (UTC)
Hi there Barbara. Talk pages are for discussion of Wikipedia articles. They're not supposed to be used for purposes external to Wikipedia. See: WP:NOTPROMO. I'm sure there are email lists and Facebook groups you can use to drum up support. With best wishes - kosboot (talk) 15:18, 28 September 2017 (UTC)

Guide for access to research: looking for early readers

To help researchers (and Wikipedians), I've been collaboratively working on a now 24-option guide about how to access sources when you don't have access to them. The folks at WP:RX are pros at this kind of digging. Could you give it 10 minutes and feel free to make comments, suggestions, corrections, or additions? Don't hesitate to be bold :)

You're a Researcher without Access to Research: What do you do?

Thank you!

Jake Orlowitz Ocaasi (WMF) (talk) 18:47, 19 October 2017 (UTC)

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