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From Wikimania 2010 • Gdańsk, Poland • July 9-11, 2010


This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.

Title of the submission
Wikis In Print 2010
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Heiko Hees


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Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)


Personal homepage or blog



This presentation updates on last years presentation about the state of the Book Tool. In the meantime the tool was deployed on all major language versions of Wikipedia - including the English Wikipedia lately. The talk starts with a short introduction to the tool and briefly summarizes the improvements that happened during the last year, like the GUI-update, the suggestion tool, custom covers, addition of a 'Book:'-Namespace, etc. It will further give some insight on community and visitor adoption of the tool, backed by statistics. The focus of the presentation will be on upcoming developments like cross-wiki collections, a way to patch articles w/o modifying them to be more suitable to books, another remake of the UI and the catalog.

Note: Please write me if you are missing any interesting aspect in the outline and I'll happily add it.

Outline of the presentation

Wikis in Print 2010
Background of the project
Displaying of real printed books
Short live demo
Improvements during the last year
New UI
Suggestion tool
Custom covers
Adoption of the tool
Within Wikipedia (Statistics and Examples)
PDF downloads
Saved books
Community books
In other Wikis
Other Wikis
Upcoming features
Mixing and Mashing without Limits
Cross Wiki Collections
Article overlays to omit/replace/rewrite sections
More output options
Color Books
Hardcover Books
Publishing books (ISBNs & Co)
Other imporvements
RtL language support
Improved UI (Mockups)
Remake of the catalog (Mockups)
Questions and Answers

Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
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