The Introduction to Wikisource session was recorded at Repository Fringe 2016 at the University of Edinburgh on 2nd August 2016 as part of the Wikidata & Wikisource Showcase event.
1.Wikisource is a free human-curated online digital library. It hosts
out-of-copyright & public domain texts (also CC-Zero, CC-BY and CC-BY-SA
2.Wikisource is a treasure trove of novels, short stories, plays, poems, songs,
letters, travel writing, non-fiction texts, speeches, news articles,
constitutional documents, court rulings, obituaries, eulogies and much more
3.Pdf or Djvu page scans are uploaded first to Wikimedia Commons before being
transcribed through Optical Character Recognition software (OCR) onto Wikisource in a searchable HTML format which
is then proofread by 2 different Wikisource users for quality assurance.
4.The result is an online text library which is free to anyone to read
with the added benefits that the text is quality assured, completely searchable
AND downloadable (pdf, epub & mobi formats).