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Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool

Help:Books - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are almost no limits when creating books from Wikipedia content. A good book focuses on a certain topic and covers it as well as possible. A meaningful title helps other users to have the correct expectation regarding the content of a book.


Via Robin Good
Stephen Dale's insight:

I can't add much to what Robin Good has already said, though I did explain the same process when I created a travel book for our holiday in the Amazon last year. Why not create a book for your next holiday destination?

 

 http://stephendale.net/2013/01/05/creating-a-travel-guide-from-wikipedia/

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Angela Watkins's curator insight, January 24, 8:34 PM

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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, January 25, 4:16 AM

Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Few people know that it is actually possible to curate Wikipedia content into custom print books or PDF / OpenDocument ebooks that contain exactly the content you want in the order you specify.

 

Once you are logged into Wikipedia you simply activate the Book Creator Tool and then, from that moment on, everytime you visit a Wikipedia page you can click and add it to your curated Wiki-Book.

 

There is also a dedicated wiki page where you can manage the pages you have collected and you can reorganized and sort them any way you want, eliminating the pages you don't need.

 

Unfortunately there is no integrated way to edit and further customize the content of those pages for your own use.

 

PDF versions are freely downloadable by anyone, print book versions are paid.

 

N.B.: The price for print books depends on the number of pages, starting with US$ 7.90 for books up to 100 pages. 10% of the gross sales price goes to the Wikimedia Foundation. Books are perfect bound, printed in the dimensions 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch (216 mm x 140 mm) and contain a table of contents, your chapters and articles, licensing information next to an index.

 

More info about printed versions: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books/Frequently_Asked_Questions ;

 

Free to use.

 

Learn everything about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Books ;

 

Video tutorial: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Enwp_screencast4.theora.ogv ;

 

 

MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, January 27, 7:04 PM

It's worth keeping in mind that some 'publishers' try to sell books based entirely on Wikipedia content. 

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From Creating To Sense-Making: That's What Curation Is All About


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With almost anyone now able to generate and publish content, finding relevance (signal to noise) is precoccupying knowledge workers everywhere. Sense-making, new media literacy and the ability to understand concepts across a wide range of disciplines are ctitical skills for the content curator in cutting through the noise to find that all important signal. Effective content curation will help us to focus and make sense of our complex and ambiguous world, to understand context and ultimately to make better decisons. 

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Robin Good's curator insight, June 23, 2013 2:35 AM


Elizabeth Weaver Engel and Jeff De Cagna are the authors of a small but very useful guide to Content Curation originally written for membership groups, and first published in November 2012.


The guide offers a good introduction to why content curation is so important, how it can help any organization and what are the key things to know about it for anyone who knows little or nothing about it.


From the original PDF guide, entitled "Attention Doesn't Scale: The Role of Content Curation in Membership Associations":


"Content curation provides a potential path to a new type of thought leadership, one that is more suited to a world where information is no longer the scarce resource. Focus is. Meaning is. Wisdom is.


But that type of support will require a signicant shift in our business models.


For decades, associations have been in the business of generating information.


Our challenge now is to transform ourselves into being in the business of sense-making, helping members distinguish what new information is most relevant and integrate that information into their mental categories, and meaning-making, helping them understand the implications of that  new information for their worldviews."


Lots of good tips, references and relevant resources listed. Provides good foundational reference for any serious business reader.


Good intro to content curation. Resourceful. Informative. 8/10


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Attention Doesn't Scale (PDF) - http://www.getmespark.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/AttentionDoesntScale-Whitepaper-Nov2012.pdf

(9 pages)


YouTube video: http://youtu.be/IWbFI_ny9fY
(The Role of Content Curation in Associations:
Interview With Elizabeth Engel
) by Brian Kelly of AssociationMaves.com

(23':41")



Freddy Monteiro's curator insight, June 23, 2013 5:01 AM

Will content curation shape the way we rank scientific journals/articles?

Mary Clark's curator insight, July 5, 2013 2:24 PM

Good stuff on the last page about essential job skills and curation skills.