See a text that ought be on the library? As we are anarchists, we practice direct action — you can add texts yourself! Start adding texts with the Add New Text button. It’s also the + button on the top of this website.

What text can be added?

The Southeast Asian Anarchist Library is specifically for Southeast Asian anarchism, so the texts do have to have some relevance to Southeast Asian anarchism. In practice, this means that the text has to be from Southeast Asia or in a Southeast Asian language.

What do I put in the metadata fields?

In the Add New Text page you will see the following fields:

  • Title — Put in the title of the text

  • Subtitle — Optional field in case the text has a substitle

  • Title for sorting — Repeat the title but remove “a,” “an,” “the” if in English or equivalents like “ang” in Tagalog or equivalents in other languages.

  • Author (for display) — You can put the author’s pen name here.

  • Authors for indexing — You can put the author’s real name here. If there are minor co-authors like authors of the preface, introduction, and the like, add their names here. Separate authors by commas (,).

  • Topics — What is the article about? Try not to make new topics, but if the topic does not currently exist, you can make one. Separate topics by commas (,).

  • Date of the original publication — When was this first published?

  • Source — Where is this text from? If it came from a website do add a retrieval date along with the HTML; example: Retrieved on 2020-12-15 from https://anarchy.gov.

  • Unique ID for the text — If this text is a translation or if this text has translations, put in a title here to mark it as having an equivalent translation elsewhere on the library.

  • Language — This is the #lang field in the header. If the language of the text is neither English nor Bahasa Indonesia, refer to the guide on additional metadata.

  • Main text — Copy-paste the text here. Copy-pasting works best with HTML, LibreOffice text, or MS Office text. Copy-pasting from PDFs is very poor. Try converting the PDF into HMTL, DOCX, or ODT first.

  • Notes — Place notes on who translated this, where it was first published, who published it, et cetera.

  • Desired URI — You don’t really need to touch this. However, you can assign custom URLs if you like. Follow this format: author-name-the-text-title-languagecode. Example: adam-weaver-especifismo-tl.

  • Publication date on this site — You don’t really need to touch this. But if you want the text published on a specific future date you can specify when.

There are also additional metadata fields #language and #publication. You can add these after you press create at the bottom of the Add New Text page. Please refer to the Special metadata guide. To summarize the contents of that guide, add #language and #publication to the header of your text in the editing mode usually after #pubdate like so:

#title The Title
#LISTtitle Title
#author Author
#SORTauthors Main Author, Preface author, etc author
#date January 2021
#uid The Title
#SORTtopics topic, topic 2
#lang en
#pubdate 2021-01-11T06:15:27
#language English
#publication A Publication

Please add the full name of the language on language using the following categories. Make sure #lang and #language match! The reason why language has to be specified twice is because #lang and #language govern different features on the website.

If the language you need isn’t on the drop down menu (which is the case for most languages on the library as of January 2021), you can manually change it. Replace #lang en with the correct code.

You can manually change #lang en to any of the following language codes:

#language #lang
English en
Bahasa Indonesia id
Bahasa Melayu ms
Tagalog tl
Cebuano ceb
Thai th
Vietnamese vi
Chinese zh

Example of correct implementation:

#lang id
#language Bahasa Indonesia

For #publication, just add in the full name of the publication. Like so:

#publication CrimethInc.

How do I format the text?

There is a Markup cheatsheet at the bottom of each editing page. You can consult that while you edit! If you need the full manual you can find the complete manual at the AMUSE Wiki website.

Make sure to properly format headings. These asterisks below are to be placed after a new line with a space after it.

* Part
** Chapter
*** Section
**** Subsection
***** Subsubsection or description item

Please do not use higher levels (part or chapter) for short articles with sections. If your text is below 50 pages, try to use only sections (denoted as ***).

Example:

* Part 1

** Chapter 1

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque scelerisque feugiat mattis. Aenean tempus nunc et leo ultricies pretium. Curabitur lacus nulla, posuere dapibus euismod ut, egestas eget purus. Curabitur est nisl, cursus auctor ante volutpat, fringilla congue ligula.

*** Section 1

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This is rendered as:

Part 1

Chapter 1

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Quisque scelerisque feugiat mattis. Aenean tempus nunc et leo ultricies pretium. Curabitur lacus nulla, posuere dapibus euismod ut, egestas eget purus. Curabitur est nisl, cursus auctor ante volutpat, fringilla congue ligula.

Section 1

Quisque iaculis nunc eget mauris sollicitudin, id malesuada massa tincidunt. In tincidunt sit amet ligula et varius. Morbi et vehicula nulla, at tempus mauris. Donec sodales, libero at suscipit ultricies, sem massa faucibus quam, in cursus massa erat vel nibh. Integer semper lacinia tempus.


Table of contents are rendered automatically from the list of parts, chapters, sections, and subsections. (Subsubsections are excluded from the table of contents.)


Check out the full manual for more tips and tricks! Also consult the bottom of action/special/edit page where you can find the “Markup cheatsheet.”


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