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Here is a link to an LV Zoom tutorial on how to create Book and Author Wikipedia Links, and a link to the 2-page instruction sheet referred to in the tutorial:

'Zoom Video Tutorial on Creating Wikipedia Page Links' (by msfry 1/24/2021, beginning approximately 4:25)

Instructions - Create Wikipedia Page Links to Librivox Authors and Books


THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE YOU VOLUNTEER:

Wikipedia is careful not to become a "link farm"; they are always on the lookout for self-promoting spammers. If you volunteer to help with this project, here are some essential rules you must follow:

  • GOOD – To add links, register a username and password for yourself, and login with those credentials each time – it’s free and only takes a minute. Guest edits may be viewed with suspicion.
  • GOOD - a link from a Wikipedia BOOK/POEM article to an LV page containing all recordings of that book (or poem). Linking to a selected Librivox recording in preference to other available recordings is NOT GOOD.
  • GOOD - a link from a Wikipedia AUTHOR article to an LV page which lists all books/stories by that author.
  • NOT GOOD - a link from a Wikipedia page about, say, a collection of poems to ONE poem at LV.
  • GOOD - use the edit summary field to explain what you are doing - don't leave it blank. Hint: cut and paste "External link - adding Librivox author template” OR "External link - adding Librivox audiobook template”.
  • DO NOT CHECK "this is a minor edit". Wikipedia considers adding links to be a major edit.
  • DEFINITELY AVOID adding identical links (to the same place on LV) to multiple Wikipedia articles - this sets off linkspam radar.
  • If your LV link gets removed, DO NOT revert the deletions ... that is not viewed well in Wikipedia land. PM msfry, who will try to resolve the issue.

PM msfry if you have questions. 1/25/2021