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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.

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ghbrett's insight:

See Robon's comments below for an in depth analysis. Thank you Robin

Angela Watkins's curator insight, January 24, 2014 11:34 PM

Curate Your Own Wiki-Guide with the Wikipedia Book Create Tool | @scoopit via @k3hamilton http://sco.lt/...


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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:16 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, 2014 10:04 PM

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

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The Ultimate Guide To Emerging Technologies | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide To Emerging Technologies | Edudemic | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it

Published Date: July 20, 2012
Source: EDUCEMIC blog

URL: http://edudemic.com/2012/07/the-ultimate-guide-to-emerging-technologies/

Title: The Ultimate Guide To Emerging Technologies

"Gene therapy? Anti-aging drugs? Neuroinformatics? If this sounds like something out of some Minority Report, you’re in for a surprise. According to a simply amazing visualization by the geniuses at Envisioning Tech, all this and more is coming to your world in the next few decades.

And it all starts with education. If we want each of these incredible (some scary, some not) technologies to actually happen, we need to make sure every student and teacher sees this visualization. Seriously. Show this roadmap to a student contemplating a degree in science or math and they’ll be pretty inspired. Who wouldn’t want to be the person who discovered a way to build a SPACE ELEVATOR?! That’s right. That’s one of the emerging technologies."

NOTE: This is an infographic that projects the emergence of particular technologies up to 2040. Some will be applied in learning situations, others to the workplace, and others are scientific advances. The diagram is a PDF which is easier to read when enlarged.

ghbrett's comment, August 23, 2012 9:14 AM
Update: There is an online interactive version of this infographic that pop's up info-bites about the topic as you mouse over the items. Got to: http://envisioningtech.com/envisioning2012/
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How to Convert PDF Documents to Excel

How to Convert PDF Documents to Excel | Distance Ed Archive | Scoop.it
Knowing how to convert PDF documents to Excel workbooks gives you access to the data your business needs in an easy-to-edit format. Once you know how to perform this conversion, you can quickly ...

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ghbrett's insight:

Tips and Advice on how to convert from one file format to another is always helpful. In business, education, and training much content comes in the form of PDF. Being able to transform it into Excel permits the user to perfom analytics or other data functions on the content. A useful article and process to have.

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