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Welcome to the assessment department of the WikiProject Libraries. This department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Libraries related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognizing excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

Category:Libraries articles by quality serves as the foundation for an automatically generated worklist. The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the {{WikiProject Libraries}} project banner. Filling in a rating in the class parameter of the {{WikiProject Libraries}} template on the talk page of an article causes the name of that article to be placed in the appropriate sub-categories of Category:Libraries articles by quality.

The following system is based on the general criteria for assessing how close we are to a distribution-quality article on a particular topic. The system is based on a letter scheme which reflects principally how complete the article is, though the content and language quality are also factors. Once an article reaches the A-Class, it is considered "complete", although edits will continue to be made.

Frequently asked questions edit

How can I get an article rated?
Please list it in the section for assessment requests below.
Who can assess articles?
Any member of the Libraries WikiProject is free to add—or change—the rating of an article.
What if I don't agree with a rating?
You can list it in the section for assessment requests below, and someone will take a look at it. Alternately, you can ask any member of the project to rate the article again.
Aren't the ratings subjective?
Yes, they are, but it's the best system we've been able to devise; if you have a better idea, please don't hesitate to let us know!

If you have any other questions not listed here, please feel free to ask them on the discussion page for this department.

Assessment instructions edit

An article's assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Libraries}} project banner on the article's talk page. Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Libraries articles. At present, there are many articles that need assessment (e.g., that need to have a class inserted in the class parameter of the {{WikiProject Libraries}} template).

WikiProject Libraries articles to be assessed have some aspects of the {{WikiProject Libraries}} template on their talk page, but the template may be incomplete. Select an article from the list at Category:Unassessed Libraries articles. Then, look over the article in anticipation of filling out the parameters of the {{WikiProject Libraries}} template. Finally, add in the proper parameters for both quality and importance to the talk page template, as outlined below.

Quality assessment edit

An article's quality assessment is generated from the class parameter in the {{WikiProject Libraries}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Libraries|class=???}}

The following values may be used for the class parameter to describe the quality of the article (see Wikipedia:Content assessment for assessment criteria):

FA (for featured articles only; adds articles to Category:FA-Class Libraries articles)   FA
A (adds articles to Category:A-Class Libraries articles)   A
GA (for good articles only; adds articles to Category:GA-Class Libraries articles)   GA
B (adds articles to Category:B-Class Libraries articles) B
C (adds articles to Category:C-Class Libraries articles) C
Start (adds articles to Category:Start-Class Libraries articles) Start
Stub (adds articles to Category:Stub-Class Libraries articles) Stub
FL (for featured lists only; adds articles to Category:FL-Class Libraries articles)   FL
List (adds articles to Category:List-Class Libraries articles) List

For non-standard grades and non-mainspace content, the following values may be used for the class parameter:

Category (for categories; adds pages to Category:Category-Class Libraries articles) Category
Disambig (for disambiguation pages; adds pages to Category:Disambig-Class Libraries articles) Disambig
Draft (for drafts; adds pages to Category:Draft-Class Libraries articles) Draft
FM (for featured media only; adds pages to Category:FM-Class Libraries articles)   FM
File (for files and timed text; adds pages to Category:File-Class Libraries articles) File
Portal (for portal pages; adds pages to Category:Portal-Class Libraries articles) Portal
Project (for project pages; adds pages to Category:Project-Class Libraries articles) Project
Redirect (for redirect pages; adds pages to Category:Redirect-Class Libraries articles) Redirect
Template (for templates and modules; adds pages to Category:Template-Class Libraries articles) Template
NA (for any other pages where assessment is unnecessary; adds pages to Category:NA-Class Libraries articles) NA
??? (articles for which a valid class has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Libraries articles) ???

Quality scale edit

Importance assessment edit

An article's importance assessment is generated from the importance parameter in the {{WikiProject Libraries}} project banner on its talk page:

{{WikiProject Libraries|importance=???}}

The following values may be used for the importance parameter to describe the relative importance of the article within the project (see Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Priority of topic for assessment criteria):

Top (adds articles to Category:Top-importance Libraries articles)  Top 
High (adds articles to Category:High-importance Libraries articles)  High 
Mid (adds articles to Category:Mid-importance Libraries articles)  Mid 
Low (adds articles to Category:Low-importance Libraries articles)  Low 
NA (adds articles to Category:NA-importance Libraries articles)  NA 
??? (articles for which a valid importance rating has not yet been provided are listed in Category:Unknown-importance Libraries articles)  ??? 

Assessment request edit

If you have made significant changes to an article and would like an outside opinion on a new quality rating for it, please feel free to list it below. Note: This is only to rate the article on quality - you may or may not get feedback on the article. If you desire a review, use the Assessment page to request one. If you assess an article, please remove it so that other editors will not waste time reviewing the same articles. Thanks!

Articles submitted here will not be rated above 'B'; see Wikipedia:Good articles and Wikipedia:Featured articles for higher assessments.

Edit this section and place request here:

  1. Petworth Neighborhood Library - I've expanded this stub-class article and would love to get feedback on its progress, Bleubsdorf (talk) 12:35, 28 June 2020 (UTC) -->Reply[reply]
@Bleubsdorf: Looks real nice, great job. I've changed the listing to C class. The only thing I'll say is that it might look better to expand on each of those short sentences in the history section so it doesn't read like bullet points. Also, since it's on the NRHP you might be able to add another infobox for it on that page. Check out Template:Infobox NRHP. SEMMENDINGER (talk) 13:23, 28 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  1. UK Web Archive Requesting a reassessment for this article, as it was recently moved and updated. Thanks Timeousbeastie (talk) 20:46, 20 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Thinkalazhcha Nishchayam - Requesting an assessment for this article which was created by me.Sonal Mathew (talk) 20:23, 30 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Anna Ben, Antony Varghese, Nimisha Sajayan, Sunny Wayne, Kaanekkaane - Requesting a reassessment for all these articles as I don't agree with the present assessment given for them. Moreover many updates were made to these articles after their assessment.Sonal Mathew (talk) 20:23, 30 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cleanup listing edit

Current cleanup listings can be found here.

Assessment log edit

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.
Assessment log - click on "show" to the right to expand

December 7, 2023 edit

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December 4, 2023 edit

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December 2, 2023 edit

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