I've created an online database of all the CC-BY-SA articles

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Re: I've created an online database of all the CC-BY-SA arti

Postby MarkC » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:42 pm

Thanks Gus

There's perhaps a little more tweaking to do in the cutting script as the "LUGS on tour" section sneaks into the page for issues 10, 13 & 14, but I'm certainly happy to see a separate Elvie section :D
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Re: I've created an online database of all the CC-BY-SA arti

Postby Gus » Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:40 am

Issue 15 is online! --> http://lvarchivum.com
Thanks again for all these superb articles!
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Re: I've created an online database of all the CC-BY-SA arti

Postby Rich.T. » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:33 pm

Over the last few weeks, I have been thinking hard about doing something like this myself and only just discovered this post.
Brilliant work!

What I had in mind though, was turning the magazines and articles into wiki pages or something similar and allowing collaborative editing and commenting. That way, the readership and larger community could easily contribute to and update the older articles (perhaps for republication). Non-CC'd articles could be included for subscribers with a valid account and subscriber code, thus allowing hot topics to be kept up-to-date. Also new features might be created by those without literary skills and then refined by other interested people. If someone in the community would then step forward to write up the article, they could then submit it to the magazine and subsequently be paid. Top contributors could also be given a cut of the revenue for this and then everyone would benefit (not least the overstretched LV Gang).

I have been looking into looking into various conversion tools, like OCR, Pandoc (http://pandoc.org/), LibreOffice/OpenOffice (http://www.libreoffice.org/), wikEd (http://www.appropedia.org/Appropedia:WikEd), etc. and the relevent links have been sitting in my browser as open tabs for ages. Once my open-tab-count reached over fifty-five, I decided I needed to do something about this; hence this post!
Good source: http://www.appropedia.org/Appropedia:Porting_PDF_files_to_MediaWiki

Gus: What tools did you use to make your fantastic site?

As I stated above, the LV team needs some support from the community and this concept might provide a way of creating great content, which may in turn lead to increased traffic to this site and some increased (brand) recognition for LV. If subscriptions can be grown, the team might be able to revisit projects like Beep Beep Yaar! and then grow supporting revenue further.

A well timed [-]spamming[/-] evangelism campaign might also be of help to spread some 'Google Love', with the community posting links to relevant articles around the internet, in the proper places.
I have done this in a couple of places, where I thought that LV articles have been relevant and/or illustrative to a discussion, providing links to LV PDF pages and am always disappointed when my Google searches don't come up with LV links, when I know that there has been a great article about this in an old copy of the mag.

Perhaps some of the more recent features and tutorials could be 'put out there' sooner, especially if they are hot topics.

What do you all think?
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Re: I've created an online database of all the CC-BY-SA arti

Postby MarkC » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:09 am

Sorry Gus, it's a bug report ;)

Whilst browsing the archivum today I noticed a minor case sensitivity problem: in the "Brose through sections" view there is an entry for "Group test" and another for "Group Test". Expanding either gives the same results, with issue #15 missing. Digging into the contents for issue #15 shows it as "Test", whereas the earlier editions I looked at used "test"; it seems that the sections view is picking up both cases (and displaying them distinctly), but on expanding it only the lower case results appear.
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Re: I've created an online database of all the CC-BY-SA arti

Postby johnlane » Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:14 am

Ken Riley's letter "I still haven't found what I'm looking for" printed on page 10 of issue 27 would have been a good opportunity to plug this useful resource. I, for one, am grateful to Gus for taking the time do put it together and continue hosting it :)
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Re: I've created an online database of all the CC-BY-SA arti

Postby DJM » Sun May 01, 2016 3:31 pm

This is great - just found it!
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Re: I've created an online database of all the CC-BY-SA arti

Postby M-Saunders » Mon May 02, 2016 8:04 am

Hi, just to let everyone know that I've uploaded LV18 now:

https://www.linuxvoice.com/download-lin ... -issue-18/
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Re: I've created an online database of all the CC-BY-SA arti

Postby jeth » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:33 pm

Is lvarchivum.com abandoned? Great idea, but the database hasn't been updated and the site freezes and crashes.

Can Gus give us a status update?
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