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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)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 29473
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Reported: 2008-02-29 16:02 UTC by Mathias Schindler
Modified: 2014-06-23 13:41 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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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 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".

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

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

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).
Comment 1 Andre Klapper 2014-06-23 13:41:26 UTC
Still valid; tested on

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