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Based on scripts to do tasks ranging from creating articles for geographic features on the Moon to deleting junk wiki posts, AutoBiblio is being developed to post bulk article stubs on books and other publications.

AutoBiblio is developed and maintained by James Gholston

Data Columns

AutoBiblio, like most versions of Autostub, works by reading a CSV spreadsheet file with the data it uses in a table.

The current columns are:

  • TITLE: The title of the book
  • AUTHOR: The name(s) of the author(s)
  • PRONOUNS: pronouns for the author(s) he/him/his, she/her/hers, they/them/theirs, other
  • GENRE: The genre or category (eg economics, physics, political science, SF, mystery, et c)
  • YEAR: The year the book was first published
  • PAGES: What pages if a periodical, or page count for a hopefully typical edition and format
  • ISBN: The International Standard Book Number, if in print recently enough to have one
  • LANG: The language in which the book was written if not English
  • EDITIONS: How many known editions
  • PARENT: parent publication if an article; series if standalone such as a book
  • PUBTYPE: "book", "periodical", "article", or what else?
  • IMAGE: file name of separately uploaded image, typically a cover photo
  • HISTORY: historical information about the book's development, marketing, reception, usage, et c
  • ALTNAME: alternative name, such as what it's commonly and unoficially called
  • SUMMARY: A brief summary or description of the book's content
  • QUOTES: significant quotations from this book
  • CONTEXT: Relevant historical context
  • IMPACT: How the book has been significant or influential
  • AVAIL: Currently in print or available for purchase? Where to look if hard to find?
  • OUTLINE: An outline of the book's chapters or sections, with brief summaries of their content
  • CONCEPTS: A list of key concepts or ideas discussed in the book
  • NOTES: Additional notes or observations about the book, its content, or its significance
  • FURTHER: Other books or articles that provide further reading on its topics
  • LINKS: external links to other sites
  • TALK: start a talk page and say this
  • REDIRECTS: these alternate names redirect to the article