This post is track the kick off a tool page that will be able to use the wiki/forum structure of FarmHack to post the digitized version of a four volume set of a farm encyclopedia titled "encyclopedia of practical farming" It was completed in 1928 and is very comprehensive, but obviously would benefit from a complete review and update. The tool wiki will work for the table of contents but if each article were a separate wiki - they would not have the associated forums attached, so we may want to add the option to have forums attached to non-tool wiki substructure.
I think that the basic structure would also accommodate other articles and libraries such as the following - each of these approaches should also be reviewed for strengths and weaknesses.
Additional discussion of this type of approach can be found here http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2009/10/how-to-make-everything-yourself-o...
The next step is to get the text posted at www.archive.org until it is transitioned.