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Submissions/Future of the Collection Extension

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission
Future of the Collection Extension
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
presentation / panel
Author of the submission
Christoph Kepper
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
PediaPress GmbH
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)

In a recent survey among Wikipedia readers, a large percentage of respondents expressed their interest in using Wikipedia offline (41%) and export articles to PDF (40%). Technically, this functionality is already provided by the collection extension, but obviously many users do not know about this feature and do not use it.

Maybe we need to fundamentally question our assumptions on the way the collection extension currently works and come up with something that is significantly easier to use. This naturally entails changes in labeling, functionality and placement of the collection extension in mediawiki.

In a short presentation I want to show the current status of the new collection extension and talk about perspectives for future developments.

* Technology and Infrastructure
Length of presentation/talk
25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Slides or further information (optional)
Collection Extension 2 on mediawiki.org
Special request as to time of presentations

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