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Bug 13195 - Improve Special:Booksources to show bibliographic data and results
Improve Special:Booksources to show bibliographic data and results
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
1.24rc
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks: 29473
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Reported: 2008-02-29 16:02 UTC by Mathias Schindler
Modified: 2014-06-23 13:41 UTC (History)
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Description Mathias Schindler 2008-02-29 16:02:47 UTC
Special:Booksources is one of the most popular Special pages, since all of the ISBNs referenced in articles are linking to it. It currently provides a useful list of web links pointing to libraries, book shops (new and used).

There are several ways to improve it:

1. Show bibliographic records for a given ISBN. Some of them can be captured by web services (for example from http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=3435361). One might want to use free sources, which might be possible in the future thanks to openlibary.

2. Instead of showing a dumb list, it might be useful to already indicate whether the book is in stock there.

Wikipedian Jakob Voss has started to build a service called "Sieheauch".

http://www.gbv.de/wikis/cls/The_SeeAlso_Linkserver_Protocol

3. Show which sites at that Wiki (here: Wikipedia) are mentioning the ISBN:

http://ws.gbv.de/seealso/isbn2wikipedia

There are already services out there who do similar jobs, they could be integrated in Wikipedia or at least reconstructed:

http://wpplus.bsz-bw.de/wp2bookstore?isbn=3-442-76012-7

4. Link to Book digitalisation projects when they have the text of a book on display (such as Google Book Search, Wikisource, Amazon Search inside).

http://ws.gbv.de/seealso/isbn2googlebooks?id=3-442-76012-7
Comment 1 Andre Klapper 2014-06-23 13:41:26 UTC
Still valid; tested on https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ABookSources&isbn=9783442760121

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