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6: Contributing, Harvesting, and Curating Content

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    • 6.1: Harvesting Workflows
      This section is an overview for people who are tasked with copying a whole structure from a website into the Libretexts format. It is short and does not contain everything to not overwhelm developers. It assumes that the content is copied into an empty skeleton textbook map with pre-made chapters and sections which we will set up for you if necessary.
    • 6.2: A Harvesting Checklist
      Of the workflows discussed in the previous section, the most common involves building a skeleton and manually copying and pasting content ("From Scratch", "From Website", "From PDF", "From Word (mechanism II)", "From Google Doc (mechanism II)" and "From "Latex source" workflows). Below is a more detailed overview of this process
    • 6.3: More Advanced Typesetting Standards
      One of the strengths of the Libretexts project is that all pages share similar formatting so it is easy to mix content from different sources. This page contains general formatting standards.
    • 6.4: Contributing Existing Content (FAQ)
      Basic questions and answers often posed by authors interested in contributing content or texts to the LibreTexts platform.
    • 6.5: Dynamic Indexes
      Once a book or course has been compiled (i.e., added to the Download Center with PDFs and LMS common cartridge files available), the book will have a Front Matter and Back Matter automatically generated. The Back Mater will have a "Index" page that is is a dynamic index that is constructed by the meta-tags of the pages of the book.
    • 6.6: Auto-Population of Page Key Terms (meta-tags)


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