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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

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.

How to assess a WikiProject Libraries article

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 to the talk page template, as outlined below.

Class parameter

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Articles for which a valid class is not provided are listed in Category:Unassessed Libraries articles. The class should be assigned according to the quality scale below.

Two levels, GA and FA, are not assessments that can be assigned simply by a project member. These refer to external judgments of article quality made at WP:GA and WP:FA. If these tags are desired, and the article meets the criteria ( for GA or FA), it must be nominated ( for GA or FA) and await comments.

It is vital that people do not take these assessments personally. It is understood that we all have different priorities and different opinions about what makes a perfect article. Generally an active project will develop a consensus, though be aware that different projects may use their own variation of the criteria more tuned for the subject area, such as this. Many projects have an assessment team. If you contribute a lot of content to an article you may request an independent assessment.

Quality scale

WikiProject article quality grading scheme

Importance scale

Requesting an assessment

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) -->
@ 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)
  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)


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Featured article  FA  A-Class article  A   GA  B-Class article  B  C-Class article  C  Start-Class article  Start  Stub-Class article  Stub  Featured list  FL   List  Category page  Category  Disambiguation page  Disambig   Draft  Featured media  FM   File   Portal   Project  Redirect page  Redirect   Template   NA   ??? Total
WikiProject Libraries   articles by quality      Refresh
WikiProject Libraries Articles by importance ( refresh)
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 28  123  754  6,782  2,499 106  10,292 

Assessment log

The logs in this section are generated automatically; please don't add entries to them by hand.

Unexpected changes, such as downgrading an article, or raising it more than two assessment classes at once, are shown in bold.

Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Libraries articles by quality log

Cleanup listing

Current cleanup listings can be found here.