Wikibooks:Collaboration of the Month

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The Collaboration of the Month is an attempt to get Wikibooks regulars and guests who want to help out to work together on a single project over the period of the month. The hope is that the Wikibook will advance quickly over that period.

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Voting results[edit source]

Resources for collaborators[edit source]

Selection criteria[edit source]

Collaborations of the Month are selected by a simple majority vote from books nominated by registered Wikibooks editors. To become a Collaboration of the Month, a Wikibook must meet the following criteria:

  1. The Wikibook must have its basic project structure already in place. Preferably, it should also have a small, limited, amount of content already available.
  2. The Wikibook must concern a well-known subject. For instance, a Collaboration of the Month could not be over Liquid Crystal Display Dynamics.
  3. The Wikibook must not have been a Collaboration of the Month at any time in the past year.

If you believe a Wikibook meets the above criteria and want to nominate it as a Collaboration of the Month, do the following:

  1. Add {{CoMcandidate}} (see Wikibooks:Templates) to the top of the discussion page for the main page of the project.
  2. Click on the link within the template's box which reads its nomination sub-section. Then, under the Nominations section on the voting page for the next month type ===[[Articlename]]=== and add your reason for nomination below. Be sure to sign your reason with your signature by adding four tildes, ~~~~

Voting rules[edit source]

The following are the rules and conditions for voting for the Collaboration of the Month:

  1. Only registered users with 20 or more edits to their name may vote.
  2. You may vote under as many nominations as you wish, however, you may only vote for each book itself once.
  3. Sign your vote with a number sign and four tildes, #~~~~, after the most previous vote under the book's nomination. Unsigned votes will be removed.
  4. Any nomination which receives 3 or more votes in one month will automatically be renominated the next month if it is not chosen.
  5. If you wish to include a short comment for your vote, then you may do so. Make sure that if you leave such a comment, that you are also voting for that page.
  6. Do not post objection votes as these will have no effect on the final tally.
  7. Voting will end at 00:00 UTC on the first day of each month. In essence, when a new month begins voting ends. Any votes added after this time will be discarded.
  8. The nomination with most votes will be chosen as the Collaboration of the Month. In case of a tie, the older Wikibook will be chosen.

Templates[edit source]

See all templates connected with Collaboration of Month.

Past Collaborations of the Month[edit source]

Collaboration of the Month
December 2006 - Shaving

This book gives a beginners introduction to shaving and trimming bodyhair and also tips and tricks for advanced shavers.


Collaboration of the Month
November 2006 - The GIMP

The GIMP is a multi-platform, open source, graphics editor.


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Collaboration of the Month
October 2006 - C Sharp Programming

C# is a multi-platform, object-oriented programming language similar to Java and C++ and a part of .NET Framework. Considered to be a powerful and easy to learn language and having support from Microsoft Corporation, C# is gaining popularity among programmers. The Wikibook on C# is still under development - help us expand it to a complete guide to the language.


Collaboration of the Month
September 2006 - William Shakespeare's Works

Do you like the works of William Shakespeare? Then this is the book for you. This book contains many annotations of the plays and sonnets by this literary master, along with links to the plays, which are stored in WikiSource. Help expand this book to include more annotations and analysis. All contributors are welcome to join in!


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Collaboration of the Month
August 2006 - Reverse Engineering

Do you like low-level computer software and assembly language? Do you like to solve puzzles? Then the Reverse Engineering book here at Wikibooks could use your help. This book discusses many topics from the field, including reversing tools, operating systems and file formats, program structure, and dissassembly. This is a broad field of study, and you can help!

This textbook also has a print version for offline reading.


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Collaboration of the Month
July 2006 - Muggles' Guide to Harry Potter

Do you like Harry Potter? Help readers learn much more about the characters, places, events, and magic than what is merely present in the books. Assistance is always needed with developing questions and analysis material for the many underlying ideas and interactions in this popular book series.


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Collaboration of the Month
June 2006 - Help

Are you a seasoned Wikibooks veteran? If so, help us make a more complete, easy to navigate help page.


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Collaboration of the Month
May 2006 - Bookshelves

Are you a librarian or skilled organizer? Help arrange and sort the bookshelves and turn Wikibooks into an educational resource that dwarfs even the Library of Congress! See tasks you can do, discuss policies, or give your opinion.


Collaboration of the Month
April 2006 - Embedded Systems
Skilled with embedded microprocessors, hardware, programming, and real-time operating systems? Help Embedded Systems become a resource for overcoming challenges.


Collaboration of the Month
March - Do you know something about data, sample surveys, and pie charts? Or how to correct spelling and grammar errors? Help make Statistics ready for the classroom!


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The Collaboration of the Month for February is Medicine - collection of books connected with medicine.

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The Collaboration of the Month for January is Electronics - a textbook on the fundamentals of electronic circuit design and concepts.

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2005[edit source]

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The Collaboration of the Month for December is A-level Mathematics - a course of mathematics for students of secondary schools.

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The Collaboration of the Month for November is Algebra – study of symbolic mathematics and mathematical structures.

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The Collaboration of the Month for October is Art History - showing how art evolved from cave paintings to bizarre trends of 20th and 21st century.

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The Collaboration of the Month for September is German - Learning the German Language.

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The Collaboration of the Month for August is How To Build A Computer.

How To Build A Computer teaches you how to build your own computer, starting from choosing the right parts, assembling them, and choosing and installing the right software. You can learn more about computer hardware by building a computer than you can by reading every computer hardware textbook ever written. Aside from that, you get a totally personalized computer that no OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) could match, and the opportunity to save a lot of money in the process.

Vote for September - Collaboration of the Month


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London is a travel guide to the city of London, the capital of England.

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The Collaboration of the Month for June is Puzzles.

Puzzles is a Wikibook dedicated to establishing a source of open content logic problems and tricks for the general public. It currently has in excess of fifty entries. All users are asked to help contribute to this project over the course of the month. For resources, visit the information page.

Vote for July - Collaboration of the Month


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The Collaboration of the Month for May is World History.

World History spans the breadth of human history, from the earliest evolution to the outlook for the near future. It is currently run by a dedicated, though small, group of contributors known as the World History Project. The book is based on the AP World History standard by the College Board, a college entrance examination board in the United States. All users are asked to help contribute to this project over the course of the month. For resources, visit the information page.

Vote for June - Collaboration of the Month