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To preserve edit histories and observe the attribution requirements of the licenses, content from our sister projects should be imported rather than simply pasted into a new module. Wikibooks administrators and importers can import pages from any of the English-language projects, Simple English Wikibooks, Meta, and Wikispecies.

Requests to import can be made to help in making or expanding a book, and to move works from other projects that fit Wikibooks' scope. Place requests below and an administrator will try to perform the import promptly.

Note that administrators are not responsible for moving and cleaning up pages. Please watch this page for when the import is complete and take care of the imported page.

Administrators and importers: To import a page, go to Special:Import. After import, add {{dewikify}} to the page and make a note where the imported page has ended up. Pages will by default import into Transwiki:Page's name.

Where non-free media is required in a book, editors may request an administrator or uploader to upload the file by making a request below. Please provide the non-free media rationale.

Pages with extremely long edit histories may fail to import. In this case, a single revision which gives attribution to the source wiki will be imported. While this isn't ideal, it should satisfy our licensing. Note that repeated attempts to import may eventually bring over the history, so if it fails on the first attempt, you might want to try it a few more times. Please see bug 15000 (and vote for it to get it resolved sooner).

Import and MergeEdit

Use this section for imports that need to be "history-merged" with a module that has already been started using copy-paste.

Add requests using the form:

*[[Project:Page name]] → [[Target Page]] ~~~~

Request for ImportEdit

Would SKS (of the Administrator kind) please import:

My colleague Katie60smith and I have developed an annotated bibliography, which we attempted to publish to Wikipedia. They redirected us here, as they felt our content was more appropriate for Wikibooks. We have worked hard to establish a usable format on the Wikipedia page, and would like to transfer over so that we maintain clickable content that is well organized and formatted.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Katie60smith (discusscontribs) 17:05, 14 August 2019 (UTC) Mackenzieraeday (discusscontribs) 17:06, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

@Katie60smith, Mackenzieraeday: Imported. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 19:46, 14 August 2019 (UTC)

Thank you! Mackenzieraeday (discusscontribs) 06:12, 15 August 2019 (UTC)