The libcom library archiving Christmas wish list!

The libcom library archiving Christmas wish list!

Well, it's the holiday season, here is a wish list of content we would like archived on libcom.org over the next year, if anyone felt like giving us a present! [Article from Christmas 2009, now out of date]

Of course we still want any new content, or any texts not currently online scanned in. This type of thing would be a priority, but is not something which everyone can do. So here is a list of other websites whose content we would like duplicated on libcom.org.

We think it is worth duplicating content elsewhere on the net on libcom.org for several reasons. Firstly, libcom is one of the world's most popular revolutionary/anarchist websites, so any content is likely to be read more here than on a smaller site. Secondly, content on our site appears highly in Google rankings, so articles posted here are more likely to be found and read by casual browsers. Thirdly, we are the biggest online anarchist/libertarian communist library, and so have big archives of related texts and background articles which can be linked to new additions. Finally, we have a good, sound and stable collective of administrators, editors, contributors and donors, so our website is much less likely than most to go down or be deleted. This happened to many anarchist/communist websites hosted on geocities recently - fortunately many of them were archived on libcom.org as outlined here. Furthermore, our site is shortly due to be archived permanently by the British Library, so whatever happens content posted to libcom.org will be available in perpetuity.

So here is our Christmas list of websites, in rough order of priority.

With these websites, generally we would want to prioritise hosting historical articles, with theoretical articles as a lower priority. As a general note, we would probably have a majority of the articles from these websites hosted on libcom.org anyway, and probably only a small minority would actually need copying over. For the time being, we are only interested in hosting the articles which are in English.

These are the main websites whose articles we would like archived on libcom.org:
List of websites now removed. Many were done, any still remaining will be put in a new, updated archiving thread to avoid confusion. January 2011.

Can anyone think of any others that we should archive as well? If so please post up here so we can edit them in.

If you would like to help us out with any of this, please say here below or drop one of us a private message. We can provide any assistance required, and any problems you can post up in our feedback/content forum for assistance from admins or some of our users.

So, any volunteers?

Updated later to add:

Done
Sites which have been done:
www.prole.info - by libcom
http://www.polkagris.nu/?cat=29
Tintin comic book - http://tintinrevolution.free.fr/ - it would be great if someone could just group the pages together in one PDF document and put it in the library. - both by Khawaga
wildcat Germany - http://www.wildcat-www.de/en/eindex.htm - by Khawaga
http://www.prol-position.net/- by libcom
Troploin - captain soap
http://www.nadir.org/nadir/initiativ/kolinko/engl/e_index.htm - by libcom
John Gray - http://musicchat.reocities.com/CapitolHill/6397/sitelist.htm - by libcom
subversion site - http://www.reocities.com/knightrose.geo/- by dead end
http://www.mwr.org.uk/ - by libcom
http://www.mouvement-communiste.com/index.php?view=lettres&language=EN - the English language stuff- by libcom
class against class - http://reocities.com/cordobakaf/ - by libcom and Nate
TPTG
blaumachen
Www.ditexts.com/anarchism by Juan Conatz
kurasje - http://www.kurasje.org/
http://www.processedworld.com/home.html-by Ludd, with some help from libcom

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Dec 15 2009 11:23

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Ed
Dec 18 2010 14:48
Steven.
Dec 21 2010 12:31

I couldn't paint Golden Angels:
http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/jwsvjx

Or anything else from KSL

Juan Conatz
Dec 23 2010 01:42

What about all the stuff hosted on http://flag.blackened.net/ ?

Juan Conatz
Dec 23 2010 03:20
Juan Conatz wrote:
The Floodgates of Anarchy
http://www.ditext.com/christie/floodgates.html

ERRICO MALATESTA OR The Romance of Anarchism
http://www.ditext.com/nomad/malatesta.html

This is all that's left from the ditext site. The rest of the list, I've added or looked through and noticed many missing chapters, somewhat wide availability on the net already or just didn't seem right for libcom.

Is the list in the blog post still accurate? Are some of those sites finished or being done by others? Are there additional sites? Maybe a new post or thread is needed....

Ed
Dec 23 2010 09:06

Juan, don't really know the answers to your questions but cheers for all your hard work! There are more than a few beers waiting for you on the other side of the Atlantic!

Juan Conatz
Dec 23 2010 16:18
Steven. wrote:
I couldn't paint Golden Angels:
http://www.katesharpleylibrary.net/jwsvjx

Or anything else from KSL

Pretty much done with ditext, so I can take that on.

Juan Conatz
Dec 23 2010 16:34

Ha, no problem. Going through an employment drought right now, so I got a lot of free time. Plus the libcom library is a valuable resource that I utilize often, so I enjoy contributing stuff that's needed or things I've noticed elsewhere that's relevant.

Steven.
Dec 24 2010 18:09
Juan Conatz wrote:
Juan Conatz wrote:
The Floodgates of Anarchy
http://www.ditext.com/christie/floodgates.html

ERRICO MALATESTA OR The Romance of Anarchism
http://www.ditext.com/nomad/malatesta.html

This is all that's left from the ditext site. The rest of the list, I've added or looked through and noticed many missing chapters, somewhat wide availability on the net already or just didn't seem right for libcom.

Is the list in the blog post still accurate? Are some of those sites finished or being done by others? Are there additional sites? Maybe a new post or thread is needed....

Yeah, I will second Ed on the beer point!

Yes, the list in the blog post above is still accurate. I have updated it to put ones which have been completed at the bottom. But yes, I think more generally a new post is needed. I will probably do it in the New Year. Cheers!

Juan Conatz
Dec 25 2010 07:28

http://www.spunk.org/index.html

Probably worth going through as well. Particularily since I guess it almost went down completely.

Spassmaschine
Dec 26 2010 08:56

I have a bit of time atm, and thought I might copy across stuff from the Infantile Disorder website, which I thought was one the list above but apparently not.

Steven.
Dec 26 2010 09:55

That's great, thanks! Actually, that was on the list, but I guess I thought it was mostly done.

By the way, did collective action notes get finished? Or did you get a bit bored of it? (I would understand if you did!) If the latter, no worries, I or someone else will get to it.

Spassmaschine
Dec 26 2010 10:08
Steven. wrote:
By the way, did collective action notes get finished? Or did you get a bit bored of it? (I would understand if you did!) If the latter, no worries, I or someone else will get to it.

I think I started doing CAN ages ago then got both bored, and a job and stopped. Happy to keep doing it in dribs and drabs.

Mark.
Jan 3 2011 00:21

Sam Dolgoff - The Cuban Revolution, a Critical Perspective
http://dwardmac.pitzer.edu/anarchist_archives/bright/dolgoff/cubanrevolution/toc.html

klas batalo
Jan 3 2011 18:19

dimitri has a shit load of greek history available somewhere, maybe on anarkismo???

edit:

here it is, but it is in greek!
http://ngnm.vrahokipos.net/

edit again:
i'm an idiot and didn't see this was already posted! wall

Steven.
Jan 4 2011 15:13
Juan Conatz
Jan 4 2011 15:19

Whoa. What a find!

klas batalo
Jan 5 2011 02:05
Juan Conatz wrote:
Whoa. What a find!

eek

Steven.
Jan 7 2011 17:18

I am shutting down this thread now, as it is pretty old and confusing.

I will start a new archiving thread soon. Thanks again to everyone for all your help, we have got loads of stuff done. In 2010 we had nearly 2000 new articles added to the site, the vast majority of them not by site administrators, and we saved many articles and indeed whole radical websites from being lost.

Still, there is still lots more we can do in the future!

klas batalo
Jan 11 2011 20:47

have you made a new thread???

Juan Conatz
Jan 11 2011 21:00

Yeah, by the way, besides very slowly going through Kate Sharpley, I'm adding the Canadian Red Menace stuff, since the website is down and also trying to find relevant US-based stuff that would tie into that study group that is being talked about.

Steven.
Jan 11 2011 23:28

Great, cheers!

Not made a new thread yet. Will do soon however

Nate
Sep 6 2011 03:08

I have a vague memory that the new thread has been made, of the requests for the library, but I can't find it. Is it up and if so where is it?

Spassmaschine
Sep 6 2011 07:17