Wikiversity:Help with the migration of Wikiversity pages from Wikibooks

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The central page for requesting the import of Wikiversity pages from Wikibooks is Wikiversity:Import.

This page explains how members of the Wikiversity community can help speed the process of importing Wikiversity pages from Wikibooks.

The Wikiversity namespace hierarchy. A wikiversity page for a School goes in the "School:" namespace and the names of such pages start with the "School:" prefix". Each Wikiversity school is devoted to studies of several academic topics. School pages link to pages in the "Topic:" namespace. Most pages in the "Topic:" namespace function like an academic department that studies a narrow academic topic. Departments can link to learning materials and educational resources. All learning resources belong in the main namespace (their names do not include any prefix.

Steps required[edit]

Steps that do not require a custodian[edit]

Anyone can do these steps:

Marking pages[edit]

  • After importing a page, we must:
    • Mark the original copy of the page still at Wikibooks with {{MovedToWikiversity}} (shorter name, same template: {{m2wv}}) to avoid future changes to the original page at Wikibooks and this also lets custodians know that a page has already been imported. If the page is moved you can pipe the template to the correct wikiversity page like this {{MovedToWikiversity|nameofnewpage}}.
    • Add all pages that have been imported to Wikiversity from Wikibooks into either Category:Pages needing cleanup after Import or Category:Pages moved from Wikibooks so we can keep track of what pages have been imported. The rest of this page describes what should be done for pages in Category:Pages needing cleanup after Import.

Naming new pages[edit]

The import function often fails to give a good name to the newly created copy of a page that was imported from Wikibooks. We need a page name that is correct and useful. "Correct" means that the page has the correct namespace prefix. For example, the correct namespace for school pages is the "School:" namespace and all pages in that namespace have names that start with the "School:" prefix.

A Wikiversity school is a very large organizational unit. The goal is to have relatively few Wikiversity schools that are the "major schools" similar to the list that was developed by the Wikiversity community at Wikibooks. The "Topic:" namespace should be used for smaller organizational units such as departments. See: Wikiversity:Namespaces and Wikiversity:Naming conventions for infomation on the use of "School:" and "Topic:" namespace pages as special purpose portals in Wikiversity. The "School:" and "Topic:" pages are for organizing the activity of Wikipedians and for guiding browsers to specific topics.

All Wikiversity edicational content (learning resources, lessons, learning projects, learning materials) goes into pages of the main namespace. Pages in the main namespace do not have any prefix.

Other page naming rules: If you create a page in the "School:" namespace, use a page name such as School:Physics. Do not use page names such as School:School of Physics. If you create a page for a specific topic or learning resource, do not use numbers in the page name. [[Physics 101]] <-- bad name. Use a descriptive page name such as: Introduction to Physics with Calculus.

Once a good name is decided upon, use the "move" button to move the already imported page (that has a bad name) to a new page with the desired page name. Note: it is important to use the "move" button and NOT just copy and paste page content. We are trying to keep the authoring history of pages intact as much as possible.

note: in some cases, there will already be a similar page at Wikiversity before the corresponding Wikibooks page is imported. In those cases, the page from Wikibooks can be placed in the "Portal:" namespace or, for pages that are learning resources, given a slightly different name in the main namespace. The two related pages at Wikivrsity should be hyperlinked to eachother.

Correctly format newly imported pages[edit]

Wikiversity has suggested formats for how to organize the content for Schools, Departments and learning project pages.
See the templates at Category:Page creation templates. After a page has been imported from Wikibooks, you can insert one of the following into the top of the page:

  • {{subst:School boilerplate}}
  • {{subst:Division boilerplate}}
  • {{subst:Department boilerplate}}
  • {{subst:Degree boilerplate}}
  • {{subst:Stream boilerplate}}
  • {{subst:Learning project boilerplate}} (this includes courses, units, etc)

You may need to organize the content of a page that was imported from Wikibooks. For example, for a department page, place links to lessons in the "Learning materials and learning projects" section of the page.

Link repair[edit]

If an imported page has links to sub-pages, an effort needs to be made to make sure that the sub-pages are imported, correctly named and correctly linked to other Wikiversity pages.

Sometimes there are additional pages already at Wikiversity that should be linked to a newly imported page. Try using the "search" function to find such pages.

Categorization[edit]

Newly imported pages need to be placed in appropriate categories, including "Pages moved from Wikibooks".

Note: please add [[Category:Wikiversity schools]] to School pages that correspond to schools on this list of schools.

Coordination[edit]

In order to make sure that all this work is done in an efficient way, talk to custodians who are doing page imports. Use talk pages and IRC discussions: join on #wikiversity-en(on Freenode).

1) Custodians should place links to newly imported pages in the #To Do section below. They should put the newly imported pages in Category:Pages needing cleanup after Import.

2) Non-custodians can do the rest of the work following instructions on this page (above) and on the Category page.

3) When all of the work related to a page is done, move the page from Category:Pages needing cleanup after Import to Category:Pages moved from Wikibooks. When done, move the "work order" from the "To Do" section of this page to the "Done" section.

4) If you find a page listed for import at Wikiversity:Import but the page has already been imported, please move it to the section for completed imports of that page.

To Do[edit]

If you start to work on a task in this list, leave a note below the task to indicate what you are doing and if you want/need help.

Please contact a custodian if this list (below) is empty. Try Wikiversity:Notices for custodians and the talk pages of custodians who are doing page imports.

  • Portal:Music was imported from Wikibooks and needs to be coordinated with School:Music. Also, mark b:Wikiversity-School of Music and its talk page with {{MovedToWikiversity}}.
    • Notes:
      • Marked. STILL TO DO: This module has subpages that need to be imported. 555 14:30, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
        • I think I've gotten all the subpages, let me know on my talk page if I've missed any.--digital_me 18:14, 3 September 2006 (UTC)

Done[edit]

  • School:Chemistry
  • School:Theology
  • School:Classics
  • Portal:School of History - note: in some cases, there will already be a similar page at Wikiversity before the corresponding Wikibooks page is imported. In those cases, the page from Wikibooks can be placed in the "Portal:" namespace or, for pages that are learning resources, given a slightly different name in the main namespace. The two related pages at Wikivrsity should be hyperlinked to eachother.
  • [Wikiversity:School of Veterinary Medicine] had no talk page and it needs to be moved (use the "move" button) to School:Veterinary Medicine. Mark b:Wikiversity-School of Veterinary Medicine with {{MovedToWikiversity}}.
    • Notes:
      • I've moved the page and marked the wikibooks page - but I'm not sure what else I need to do (in terms of cleanup). Martinp23 19:06, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
      • It's done - but someone may want to check my first effort :) Martinp23 20:03, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
  • School:Biology needs cleanup. Also, mark b:Wikiversity:School of Biology and its talk page with {{MovedToWikiversity}}.
    • Notes:
      • I've marked the books page as moved. Needs cleanup Martinp23 20:07, 26 August 2006 (UTC)
      • School template inserted. Still needs link repair and import of subpages from Wikibooks.


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