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To preserve edit histories and observe the attribution requirements of the licenses, content from our sister projects should be imported rather than simply pasted into a new module. Wikibooks administrators and importers can import pages from any of the English-language projects, Simple English Wikibooks, Meta, and Wikispecies.

Requests to import can be made to help in making or expanding a book, and to move works from other projects that fit Wikibooks' scope. Place requests below and an administrator will try to perform the import promptly.

Note that administrators are not responsible for moving and cleaning up pages. Please watch this page for when the import is complete and take care of the imported page.

Administrators and importers: To import a page, go to Special:Import. After import, add {{dewikify}} to the page and make a note where the imported page has ended up. Pages will by default import into Transwiki:Page's name.

Where non-free media is required in a book, editors may request an administrator or uploader to upload the file by making a request below. Please provide the non-free media rationale.

Pages with extremely long edit histories may fail to import. In this case, a single revision which gives attribution to the source wiki will be imported. While this isn't ideal, it should satisfy our licensing. Note that repeated attempts to import may eventually bring over the history, so if it fails on the first attempt, you might want to try it a few more times. Please see bug 15000 (and vote for it to get it resolved sooner).

Import and Merge[edit]

Use this section for imports that need to be "history-merged" with a module that has already been started using copy-paste.

Add requests using the form:

*[[Project:Page name]] → [[Target Page]] ~~~~
Seems this has already been done by the user by cut-and-paste, which should be fine since only the user had edited the page at Wikipedia. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:51, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
Yes. Special:CentralAuth suggests that Amtoffee is the same here and on Wikipedia.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 01:17, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Import from Wikisource[edit]

@Jusjih: I'm wondering two things:
  • What is the origin of the folktale? We're clear it's not something that was published somewhere, so it's from an oral tradition; but, what oral tradition? Place, culture, how did it come to be recorded?
  • Is there an existing book here that it would fit into? If not, what sort of book would it fit into? There has been some work this year, iirc, on a Wikijunior book collecting stories of a sort, but that one doesn't strike me as a Wikijunior thing.
It seems to me, understanding these things would be helpful in considering the possible fate of that item. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 05:30, 24 December 2017 (UTC)
Unfortunately searching Turpie Dog on the web gets too few results, so I cannot think of existing books to fit in. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jusjih (discusscontribs) 02:34, 25 December 2017‎
@Jusjih: I meant to ask what book on Wikibooks it might fit into. A small item like that wouldn't exist (in the long run) on Wikibooks by itself; it would have to be a part of something bigger. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:45, 25 December 2017 (UTC)
Category:Subject:Literature?--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 04:49, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
@Jusjih: A subject is rather like a section of a library; literature on the third floor, science and math on the fourth floor, etc. My question is, what book would the story fit into. On one hand, historically Wikibooks has not, to my knowledge, generally taken recordings of oral folk tales, which seems to be on the ticklish edge of original research; on the other hand, our attitude toward citing sources has been more free-wheeling than Wikipedia. There has been, and still is, controversy over a tentatively envisioned Wikijunior book called Wikijunior:Stories — but this Turpie-dog thing doesn't seem to me to belong on Wikijunior, and I'm already worried about whether the Wikijunior book is cleary-enough defined. So I was wondering whether you know of, or could envision the creation of, a book that the Turpie-dog story would belong in. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:17, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm actually not sure such a book would be in the Literature section, anyway, as it's apparently an oral story. At any rate, I don't see anything in the list of books there. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:30, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

It was first told in this form in Kentucky, though probably brought over from the Old World(as hinted by the existance of a similar tale in English Folktales).

It would fit in to a book of Kentucky folktales or a supercategory thereof(ex. Southern American Folktales, American Folktales, &c.). JustinCB (discusscontribs) 01:37, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Does the book exist yet?--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 04:30, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

s:Messiah (MIT Chamber Choir)[edit]

This user-annotated audio recording of Handel's Messiah would (probably) be a valuable addition to Wikibooks, but does not belong at Wikisource. Would you like to import it? Beleg Tâl (discusscontribs) 19:15, 30 December 2017 (UTC)

Done. Please clean up then.--Jusjih (discusscontribs) 04:01, 31 December 2017 (UTC)