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Wikibooks

free resource library of books hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation and edited by volunteers

Wikibooks (previously called Wikimedia Free Textbook Project and Wikimedia-Textbooks) is a collection of free books. It is one of many projects that are run by the Wikimedia Foundation. It is a wiki, which makes it possible for anyone to edit.

Wikibooks
Wikibooks logo from 2009 to the present
Detail of the Wikibooks main page. All major Wikibooks projects are listed by number of articles.
Screenshot of wikibooks.org home page
Type of site
Textbooks wiki
Available inmultilingual
OwnerWikimedia Foundation
Created byUser Karl Wick and the Wikimedia Community
Websitewww.wikibooks.org
Alexa rankPositive decrease 1,937 (February 2019)[1]
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedJuly 10, 2003; 16 years ago (2003-07-10)
Current statusActive

Some books are original, but others have started as text copied from other sources of free-content textbooks found on the Internet.

The CC-BY-SA license covers all the content that is in Wikibooks.

In February 2010, the Simple English Wikibooks was closed and locked due to anti-Simple-English users on Meta-Wiki misleading the Wikimedia Language Committee

WikijuniorEdit

Wikijunior is a subproject of Wikibooks that has books for children. The project consists of both a magazine and a website, and is currently being developed in English, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. It is funded by a grant from the Beck Foundation.

Pages in Wikijunior will have the Wikijunior: prefix in front of the page's name.

SourcesEdit

  1. "Wikibooks.org Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". www.alexa.com. Retrieved 4 February 2019.

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