Wikibooks Stacks is the book sorting mechanism for Wikibooks. Here is a hierarchical arrangement of all the books on English Wikibooks (currently 3411 of them), managed by Wikibookian curators with some semi-automated help.
At the top level, our stacks are arranged into departments — humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and so on. All the sectional units of the hierarchy below that level are called shelves, on which the books are found. Most departments have a top-level shelf shown for general references, and other top-level shelves which are more specific. Shelves may also contain subsection shelves, for the further sorting of shelves.
It takes its name from the stacks of a library, which are the book storage areas, with row upon row of bookshelves tightly packed together.
- Browse Wikibooks Stacks
- At the top of the hierarchy is our floor plan (so to speak) showing all the departments.
- Detailed structure of Wikibooks Stacks
- A description of the detailed structure of Wikibooks Stacks can be found here.
- Curate Wikibooks Stacks
- For the most part, the pages in these stacks should detect when they need some sort of maintenance by a human contributor, and provide tools to assist in the tasks likely to be relevant.
- Adding books to Wikibooks Stacks
- Book can be easily added to Wikibooks Stacks using these directions.
- Read about the history of Wikibooks Stacks
- This is the most recent form of a Wikibooks cataloging tradition that has been through several incarnations stretching back to the earliest years of the project.