I assume that if Frederic Rzewski had permission to publish the text on WIMA and keep it there - it's a major site, after all - then it will not pose a copyright issue to us.
dhzanette wrote:I will participate in the merging of WIMA with IMSLP, helping to transfer files. Cheers, Damián Zanette
Great! I've left a note on your talk page regarding the automated WIMA file submitter, which must be used to upload files for this project. It would also be helpful to add the contributor(s) you plan to transfer to the queue
to make sure there is no attempted duplication of effort
dsimons wrote:1. The only way I figured out so far to get to what appears to be a "work" page is by going to a composer page, clicking "Add a piece to this page", logging in (even though at some point I asked to remain logged in all the time), filling in some info about ONE PIECE in the "Add work" special page, doing the bot-stopper arithmetic, clicking "Add", and finally getting to a page with a link "WIMA". Clicking that link takes me to another page where the questions really start. It says to "use the WIMA special file uploader linked to on the work page", but I thought that's what this page was supposed to be! Assuming it is, do I then start entering URLs, file descriptions, and page counts for up to 20 items here? Can I enter things by other composers here, even though I got here by selecting on composer and specifying a work for that composer? Or am I in completely the wrong place, in which case please explain where I should be.
No, only one piece may be uploaded at one time - the information and files for each work goes on its own page. The note about the WIMA special file uploader is there because the same text is used for the normal file submitter, and the intent is to dissuade people from using that to upload WIMA files - so you were in the right place, sorry for the confusion.
2. There does seem to be an alternate path that involves selecting a PARTICULAR WORK by a particular composer, and then clicking "Add a piece to this page." I haven't explored that route yet. Is it something I need to worry about? Suppose the work I've typeset is one sonata from a set, and there's already a page for the set. Or suppose there's already a different version of the who piece. How do I proceed?
Every version and component of the piece goes on the same page (including all editions and arrangements), so you would be correct to upload one sonata to the page for the entire set. (This is accounted for on the basic-instruction page for file submission, BTW.)
3. For either of the above routes, it still painfully unclear what you mean by keeping things grouped by contributor (rather than composer). Please explain.
The phrase is not 'grouped' but 'upload systematically by contributor', which means that one should upload every edition by a WIMA contributor and mark that contributor as done, rather than uploading every work by a composer represented on WIMA and having a mess of different people's editions represented. (The exception, of course, is when the composer is also the contributor, in which case it amounts to the same thing
) This is to preserve the organization of knowing what contributors have and have not been transferred to IMSLP in full.
4. Should I wait until you make provisions for uploading sound files? I don't want to have to later repeat steps for every one of my contributed works that I already had to do for the score. How long do you think it'll be before you can accept sound files?
I don't know, to be honest. Our site programmer is semi-absent at the moment, but I believe that an analogous WIMA audio-file uploader to the currently available PDF uploader should appear within the next few days, at the latest. There is some extra design required to allow MIDI files on IMSLP, since they are against the current policy. Unfortunately, I cannot predict when that will come out, though I imagine it won't be too long.
5. Some of my typesets have parts in the same pdf file as the score. Is there a way to indicate that?
Yes, through use of the 'File Description' field in the upload form (i.e., 'Complete Score and Parts' rather than simply 'Complete Score').