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=== {{TranslateThis | anchor = en
| en = PROPERTY NAME IN ENGLISH
| de = <!-- PROPERTY NAME IN German (optional) -->
| fr = <!-- PROPERTY NAME IN French (optional) -->
<!-- |xx = property names in some other languages -->
}} ===
{{Property documentation
|status                 = <!--leave this empty-->
|description            = {{TranslateThis
  | en = put English description for property here, e.g. same as in the infobox documentation
  }}
|subject item           = Qnnnnnnn <!-- item corresponding to the concept represented by the property, if applicable; example: item ORCID (Q51044) for property ORCID (P496) --> 
|infobox parameter      = put Wikipedia infobox parameters here, if existing; ex: "population" in [[:en:template:infobox settlement]]
|datatype               = put datatype here (item, string, media, coordinate, monolingual text, multilingual text, time, URL, number)
|domain                 = types of items that may bear this property; preferably use Q templates, as specialized as possible, or text. Special values (having specialized validation schemes): Persons, Taxons
|allowed values         = type of linked items (Q template or text), list or range of allowed values, string pattern...
|source                 = external reference, Wikipedia list article (either infobox or source)
|example                = sample items that would use that property, with proposed values; example: {{Q|1}} => {{Q|2}}
|filter                 = (sample: 7 digit number can be validated with edit filter [[Special:AbuseFilter/17]])
|robot and gadget jobs  = Should or are bots or gadgets doing any task with this? (Checking other properties for consistency, collecting data, etc.)
|proposed by            = ~~~
}}
;{{int:Talk}}
(Add your motivation for this property here.) ~~~~

For a list of infobox parameters, you might want to use table format:

{{List of properties/Header}}

{{List of properties/Row|id=
|title          = audio
|type           = media
|qualifier      =
|description    = Commons sound file
|example-subject= Q187 <!-- Il Canto degli Italiani -->
|example-object = Inno di Mameli instrumental.ogg
}}

</table>

For blank forms, see Property documentation and List of properties/Row


Authority control / Normdaten / Autorité[edit]

See also Wikidata:Property proposal/Pending for approved items awaiting the deployment of currently unavailable datatypes
Already approved properties: list

ISO 12620 ID[edit]

   In progress
Description Numeric ID from the Data Category Registry, which is a registry of linguistic terms specified by w:ISO 12620, which is a standard from w:ISO/TC 37. Each item in the registry has a PID which is a stable URI which is accessible via a RESTful interface, and it is available under a Creative Commons license. There is a web interface to the Data Category Registry as well as more information at http://www.isocat.org/index.html.
Data type String
Template parameter none
Domain part of speech (Q82042) (part of speech), grammatical gender (Q162378) (grammatical gender) e.g. at http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-4926, Absolutive case (Q332734) (absolutive case) at http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-3059, dental consonant (Q120443) (dental consonant) at http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-3154, and generally any subclass of lexical item (Q2944660) (lexical item) or any item in the areas of syntax, morphosyntax, phonetics, or phonology, as well as many items in the areas of lexicography and translation.
Allowed values four-digit number
Suggested values (deprecated)
Source none
Example item and value Q34698 (adjective) has an ID of 1230 and its PID is http://www.isocat.org/datcat/DC-1230.
Format and edit filter validation 4 digit number can be validated with edit filter like Special:AbuseFilter/17)
Robot and gadget jobs validation
Proposed by Haplology (talk)
Discussion

The DCR is created and maintained by scholars all over the world. It is the subject of numerous scholarly publications (http://www.isocat.org/files/publications.html). Supporting items with links to the DCR could help with integration with Wiktionary in the future. Haplology (talk) 03:04, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment As for the example: Why not 4948, 5748, or [2765 2765] for adjective (Q34698)? From my understanding, ISO 12620 is about implementing a registry for linguistic terminologies, i.e. existing vocabularies are imported to provide some kind of centralized system of reference. And isocat is one specific registry implementing that standard. Its identifiers are specific to isocat and not to ISO 12620. The listed terminilogies still exist in parallel, no attempts are made to create a combined vocabulary. Thus any concept ("class") may occurr many times in the registry. Intended usage of isocat seems not to provide direct points of refrence but rather to construct specific new sets of terminological classes for specific projects. But maybe I'm completely off the track... -- Gymel (talk) 08:27, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

LinkedIn Company Page ID[edit]

   In progress
Description This is the unique identifier of a company page on LinkedIn, providing access to the social media page of the company, as well as official information and jobs from the company.
Data type nombre-invalid datatype (not in Module:i18n/datatype)
Domain organization (Q43229) (organisation)
Allowed values number
Source https://www.linkedin.com/company/1009
Example item and value IBM (Q37156) => 1009
Format and edit filter validation only digits, a check can be performed using the url of the page
Proposed by Teolemon (talk)
Discussion

Motivation: As part of the Job and Occupations Task Force, to improve linked data around companies and jobs. I've just done the same for Glassdoor as well.Teolemon (talk) 08:25, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

@Jakec:. Though it may seem more consistent with other things, p553:Linkedin, P554: would not tell that this is a company identifier and that the URL should containt "/company". I guess a separate property would be needed (well, I would be in favor of replacing P553 with "Facebook account" et al. properties anyway). --Zolo (talk) 08:48, 19 October 2014 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Is this code widely using on business? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 10:36, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

ISWC Code[edit]

   In progress
Description The International Standard Musical Work Code is a unique identifier for musical works. It is adopted as international standard ISO 15707. The ISO subcommittee with responsibility for the standard is TC 46/SC 9. Each item in the registry has an ID which is accessible via this page and through other online resources. The authority also provides a unique IPI code directly "binded" to authors, composer, and other subject. These two codes could be extremely useful during an Authority control process.
Represents International Standard Musical Work Code (Q949026)
Data type String
Template parameter "ISWC" in en:Template:Infobox_musical_composition (and could be used elsewhere in many other wikis, if adopted)
Domain creative works, author, composer.
Allowed values alphanumeric string
Source en:International Standard Musical Work Code, IPI code, The registration authority
Example item and value Someone like You (Q166904) => Prayer in C (Q17340055) and thousand of others
Format and edit filter validation a string like T-010.879.023-3 can be validated with edit filter Special:AbuseFilter/17.
Robot and gadget jobs validation
Proposed by 79.40.127.123
Discussion

The ISWC code is an ISO standard. It is used in more than 120 countries and provide a unique code that could be extremely useful to undoubtedly identify creative musical works. --79.40.127.123 22:54, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Previous discussions about ISWC and friends are archived here and here. -- Gymel (talk) 15:41, 9 November 2014 (UTC)

IPI Code[edit]

   In progress
Description The IPI Code (Interested Parties Information) is an international unique identifier for composer, author and other relevant parties. It is linked to the ISWC code (please read the previous proposal), adopted as international standard ISO 15707. Each item in the registry has an ID which is accessible via this page and through other online resources. The authority, with associated member in more than 120 countries, provides a unique IPI code. This code could be extremely useful during an Authority control process for composer and author of creative works.
Represents Interested Parties Information (Q6046224)
Data type String
Template parameter an IPI code could be used in any infobox for author and composer
Domain author, composer, etc.
Allowed values alphanumeric string (IPI code)
Source IPI code, The registration authority, en:International Standard Musical Work Code
Example item and value Adele (Q23215) => Brian May (Q15873) and thousand of others
Format and edit filter validation 11 digit number can be validated with edit filter Special:AbuseFilter/17
Robot and gadget jobs validation
Proposed by 79.40.127.123
Discussion

The IPI code are ISO supported via the ISWC, it is unique and used all over the world. For a test, try to search "May Brian" - or any other composer you know - via this page. It could be extremely useful to undoubtedly identify author and composers. We do not currently have a similar authority control for author and composer. This code could also help to provide an unambiguous relation between a creative work and the legal holder of copyright. --79.40.127.123 22:54, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Encyclopædia Britannica contributor ID[edit]

   In progress
Description ID for Encyclopædia Britannica contributors
Data type String
Domain person
Allowed values number
Example item and value John Holmes Jellett (Q15967902) => 1475, Michael Aaron Dennis (Q16208061) => 4346, Kusum Nair (Q6448209) => 2105
Robot and gadget jobs Not yet
Proposed by GZWDer (talk)
Discussion

I first see the ID in Chinese Wikipedia article for Palmer J. Holden, which have no article in other Wikipedias. His ID is 5790. I found only two usage of NEW formatter URL and 18 for the old one (which is dead now). Only 3 person with article mentioned the ID. Per en:Encyclopædia Britannica#Contributors, there're 4,411 contributors. Is the ID useful? GZWDer (talk) 11:06, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Useful. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 16:39, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

< {{{1}}} > {{{2}}} search < {{{3}}} >

I find it of less use as it a link that doesn't seem to go anywhere, nor have any references to where the data on the pages was sourced. There is also readily information about the scope or how complete is the list. The pages are not without value, just limited value without a ready means to lookup authors.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:26, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Who's Who identifier[edit]

   In progress
Description ID of a person in Who's Who
Represents Who's Who (Q2567271)
Data type String
Template parameter "id" in en:Template:Who's Who
Domain Persons
Allowed values String pattern: U\d+
Source http://www.ukwhoswho.com/
Example item and value Jenson Button (Q10510) => "U254416"
Proposed by James F. (talk)
Discussion

This would be useful as an authority control ID for British people. Oxford University Press's "Who's Who", unlike many of the subsequent publications which have stolen its name, is a widely-used reference work for British people since 1849 and this would help bring together a number of individuals who otherwise do not have reasonable authority control schemes for them, like sportspersons and politicians. James F. (talk) 00:12, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

This is an interesting one. OUP have an identifier system (which we've taken in as Oxford Biography Index Number (P1415)). However, this is currently only used for people with Oxford Dictionary of National Biography entries - if they also have a Who's Who entry the index page will point to it, but no identifiers are assigned for ~90% of the people in Who's Who. It's possible it may be extended in future, in which case we could certainly merge the two identifiers - it'll be easy to switch from one to the other.
With that caveat, looks good. Andrew Gray (talk) 12:14, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment These guys don't seem to be very open, or things are behind a paywall. There are a few examples on the home page, and the URL for Jenson Button (Q10510) is http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whoswho/U254416/Jenson_Button?&p=bdayAIDa4srTXXP.o&d=U254416. If you remove any one of the cryptic parameters, you get the home page. Not very coreference-friendly, I'm afraid --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 15:56, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

It's all paywalled - if you're already logged in, then http://www.ukwhoswho.com/view/article/oupww/whoswho/U254416/ does work. Unfortunately, there's no landing page for unregistered users as there is for the ODNB. Andrew Gray (talk) 17:55, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

MAME ROM name[edit]

   In progress
Description Identifier of the MAME ROM
Represents MAME (Q1054055)
Data type String
Template parameter None
Domain MAME Arcade games
Allowed values case-insensitive ASCII string, no spaces, formally compatible with 8.3 filenames
Source MAME project
Example item and value Targ (Q7685817) MAME ROM name targ
Robot and gadget jobs
  • mame.exe <value> on the command prompt if installed
  • http://mamedb.com/game/<value>
  • https://archive.org/details/arcade_<value> if available
Proposed by Dispenser (talk)
Discussion

The aim of MAME is to be a reference to the inner workings of the emulated arcade machines; the ability to actually play the games is considered "a nice side effect". The project also documents the history, service manuals, screenshots, cabinet art/marquee, and related marketing materials. Thanks to some talented people the Internet Archive has made some of these games playable in the browser such as Targ which is free for non-commercial use. As games can have multiple version (bugfixes) you can expect a one-to-many relationship. Dispenser (talk) 22:49, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question: What ensures that the archive.org value matches the mame.exe and mamedb.org value? --Closeapple (talk) 13:24, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
    I've emailed the collection's curator Jason Scott asking him over the process used. I imagine it's simply easier for him to reuse the existing scheme. This property is intended to represent MAME internals and IA links should probably use formatter URL (P1630). Dispenser (talk) 16:34, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Musopen composer identifier[edit]

   In progress
Description Musopen.org composer identifier
Represents Musopen (Q2572292)
Data type String
Domain Persons
Allowed values text
Source https://musopen.org/music/
Example item and value


Robot and gadget jobs could be added by bot since the identifiers in urls are consistent
Proposed by Wesalius (talk)
Discussion

Musopen.org hosts PD lincensed rercordings and sheet music of classical composers. Wesalius (talk) 12:48, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment actually Mozart is known as composer of recorded music https://musopen.org/music/composer/wolfgang-amadeus-mozart/ and as composer of sheet music https://musopen.org/sheetmusic/composer/wolfgang-amadeus-mozart/ and fortunately(?) the biographical sketches indicate that someone is aware of the two being the same person. -- Gymel (talk) 17:36, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
I just noticed https://musopen.org/composer/wolfgang-amadeus-mozart/ dedicated to both (listing "most popular" entries). Thus the name forms are identical by design. -- Gymel (talk) 18:01, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

AllMusic artist ID[edit]

   Done: P1728
AllMusic artist ID
ID of an artist in AllMusic database
Description ID of an artist in AllMusic database
Represents according to this template: AllMusic (Q31181)
according to property data: AllMusic
Data type String
Domain Musical artists
Source http://www.allmusic.com/
Example item and value Björk (Q42455) => björk-mn0000769444
Proposed by Stryn (talk)
Discussion

Stryn (talk) 15:58, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:32, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

AllMusic album ID[edit]

   Done: P1729
AllMusic album ID
ID of an album in AllMusic database
Description ID of an album in AllMusic database
Represents according to this template: AllMusic (Q31181)
according to property data: AllMusic
Data type String
Domain Music albums
Source http://www.allmusic.com/
Example item and value Vulnicura (Q18762354) => vulnicura-mw0002816050
Proposed by Stryn (talk)
Discussion

Stryn (talk) 15:58, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:32, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

AllMusic song ID[edit]

   Done: P1730
AllMusic song ID
ID of a song in AllMusic database
Description ID of a song in AllMusic database
Represents according to this template: AllMusic (Q31181)
according to property data: AllMusic
Data type String
Domain Songs
Source http://www.allmusic.com/
Example item and value All Is Full of Love (Q2470812) => all-is-full-of-love-mt0005725542
Proposed by Stryn (talk)
Discussion

Stryn (talk) 15:58, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 13:32, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

SANDRE ID[edit]

   Done: P1717
SANDRE ID
ID of the French national Water Information System
Description ID of the French national Water Information System
Represents according to this template: Sandre (Q1520862)
according to property data: Sandre
Data type String
Domain body of water (Q15324)
Source http://www.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Rechercher-une-donnee-d-un-jeu
Example item and value Seine (Q1471) => ----0010 ([1])
Formatter URL http://services.sandre.eaufrance.fr/Courdo/Fiche/client/fiche_courdo.php?CdSandre=$1
Proposed by Ayack (talk)
Discussion

Ayack (talk) 09:58, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

SAAM person/institution[edit]

   In progress
Description Smithsonian American Art Museum: person/institution thesaurus id
Represents SAAM person/institution thesaurus (Q19186351)
Data type String
Template parameter none.
Domain persons, institutions
Allowed values digits
Source http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/lod/about/browse_artists.cfm
Example item and value Allan D'Arcangelo (Q4730556) -> 1121 (web, RDF)
Format and edit filter validation formatter URL: http://edan.si.edu/saam/id/person-institution/$1
Robot and gadget jobs


Proposed by Vladimir Alexiev (talk)
Discussion

Used in the SAAM LOD (40k works of art), eg http://edan.si.edu/saam/id/object/1966.29.18 Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 10:44, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

Web Gallery of Art id[edit]

   In progress
Description Web Gallery of Art identifier
Represents Web Gallery of Art (Q1464063)
Data type String
Domain person
Allowed values alphabetical? Not sure if it should be UPPERCASE or lowercase
Example item and value Agostino Busti (Q395600) -> BAMBAIA, leading to http://www.wga.hu/html/b/bambaia/index.html
Robot and gadget jobs migrate catalog code (P528) with catalog (P972) = Web Gallery of Art (Q1464063) to this property
Proposed by Vladimir Alexiev (talk)
Discussion

WGA seems to be a quite extensive catalog, with a lot of pictures.

Currently it's mapped to catalog code (P528) with qualifier catalog (P972) = Web Gallery of Art (Q1464063), but I don't see why it does not deserve a prop of its own.

The formatterURL would need special handling:

  • lowercase the id (if in fact the id should be in UPPERCASE, which I'm not sure about)
  • double the first letter: BAMBAIA -> b/bambaia (that's a common trick used to avoid overloading a file directory system)

Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 18:25, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support --Nastoshka (talk) 23:22, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

ISWC code[edit]

   In progress
Description International Standard Musical Work Code
Data type put datatype here (item, string, media, coordinate, monolingual text, multilingual text, time, url, number)-invalid datatype (not in Module:i18n/datatype)
Template parameter put Wikipedia infobox parameters here, if existing; ex: "population" in en:template:infobox settlement
Domain types of items that may bear this property; preferably use Q templates, as specialized as possible, or text. Special values (having specialized validation schemes): Persons, Taxons
Allowed values type of linked items (Q template or text), list or range of allowed values, string pattern...
Source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Standard_Musical_Work_Code
Example item and value Any Song
Format and edit filter validation (sample: 7 digit number can be validated with edit filter Special:AbuseFilter/17)
Robot and gadget jobs Should or are bots or gadgets doing any task with this? (Checking other properties for consistency, collecting data, etc.)
Proposed by Thadguidry (talk)
Discussion

We already have ISRC International Standard Recording Code which identifies a Recording, this would identify a work (the Song or Composition). Thadguidry (talk) 23:24, 15 February 2015 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support. Added "code" to prop name, since to many linked-data people ISWC is "international semantic web conference". --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 21:33, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
@Thadguidry: Your proposal duplicates #ISWC Code above. Please merge your proposal (and my vote) there and remove this section.

HathiTrust id[edit]

   In progress
Description Numeric ID from the HathiTrust Digital library, which is a large-scale collaborative repository of digital content from research libraries including content digitized via the Google Books project and Internet Archive digitization initiatives, as well as content digitized locally by libraries. For more information see w:HathiTrust. Each item in the registry has an ID and a stable URL (see below), so it would be easy to link the item on Wikidata to the resource on HathiTrust.
Represents HathiTrusy Catalogue (Q19348674)
Data type String
Template parameter can be linked in wikipedia through w:Template:GBLinks
Domain book (Q571), opera (Q1344) and other values you can find in a library.
Allowed values 9 digits number
Example item and value


Format and edit filter validation formatterURL http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/$1
Proposed by Nastoshka (talk)
Discussion

It could be an important reference for books and creative works, especially for those transcribed in wikisource (just as Property:P724 or Property:P243). This library contains all books in Google Books and IA, plus some others from local libraries (this is very important for Wikisource project). Copyright-free books can also be dowloaded, read or consulted with their pretty tool. Furthermore for some books also an OCR text is provided -- Nastoshka (talk) 23:05, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support Every AUTH prop of a significant repository is welcome :-)

@Nastoshka: see proposal edits.
"Represents HathiTrust (Q3128305)" is wrong: make an item "HathiTrust Catalog" and put that in "subject item" above. See Union List of Artist Names (Q2494649) for example props to use.
Changed "indicator" to "id" since that's most often used here; please change "it" name if you agree. --Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 21:29, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
@Nastoshka: Do Hathi have other catalogs, eg of People? If so, change to "HathiTrust work id"
@Vladimir Alexiev: thanks for all advices. This is the first time I propose a new prop :-). I've changed also the italian description using id. Now I'm going to create the new item. As far I know HathiTrust is used only for works and not for people (even though you can search a work using the field "author" and then you get a list with all works, that author has written) --Nastoshka(Gesagt - getan! Al vostro servizio!) 23:05, 22 February 2015 (UTC)
@Vladimir Alexiev: ✓ Done. Also the new item HathiTrusy Catalogue (Q19348674) has been created.--Nastoshka(Gesagt - getan! Al vostro servizio!) 23:16, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment IIRC Hathi Trust is striclty concerned with edition (Q3331189), not works and the proposed property is comparable with the subset of suffix-M values for Open Library identifier (P648). -- Gymel (talk) 07:45, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

@Gymel: I understand and agree but what do you suggest? I'm sorry but I do not have so much experience in proposing new props. --Nastoshka(Gesagt - getan! Al vostro servizio!) 23:32, 23 February 2015 (UTC)
@Nastoshka: Well, 1st to note that the proposed property seems not to be about works (but on the other hand about the same things most wikisource projects are dealing with) and 2nd I hoped that there are some relations or mappings between Hathi Trust and the Open Library someone could explain to us here. -- Gymel (talk) 13:38, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Indeed, it is more about editions (so different items for each edition of a work). Difference and similarities between HathiTrust and others similar libraries can be found here --Nastoshka(Gesagt - getan! Al vostro servizio!) 21:44, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Federal Election Commission identifier[edit]

   In progress
Description Identifier assigned by the Federal Election Commission for federal candidates, parties, and other committees
Data type String
Domain persons, organizations
Allowed values string pattern (mixed capital letters and digits)
Source Sunlight Foundation Congress API. Documentation. I can include citations in the form of API queries.
Example item and value Steny Hoyer (Q516515) => H2MD05155 (Source)
Robot and gadget jobs A bot could feed off of the aforementioned Congress API (or similar APIs) to populate this value. For now I may just do it manually.
Proposed by Harej (talk)
Discussion

Identifiers seem to be popular on Wikidata, and the Federal Election Commission (Q2705072) (FEC) identifier would be a good one to include. The FEC is responsible for regulating campaign spending of (federal) political candidates, political parties, and other committees involved in federal election processes. As part of this, the people and entities regulated by the FEC submit quarterly/annual campaign disclosure reports, detailing their revenue, expenditures, and sources of political contributions. This information is a valuable part of U.S. political discourse—people are interested in knowing how much it costs to "buy" a seat and who is "buying" politicians. Having each member of Congress (and in the future, former members and also notable PACs / political parties) associated with their FEC ID could be worthwhile. The FEC ID number is also used by the Sunlight Foundation in its myriad APIs, which are also highly reliable and valuable sources of information for Wikimedia projects. (Note that I have opted for just "Federal Election Commission" and not "U.S. Federal Election Commission," since it appears this is the only agency in the world with that name). Harej (talk) 17:59, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting question.svg Question Harej, how can this be put to practical use in our projects? Can it be used in an URL to link to a useful page? I'm not saying an API value is meritless, I'm sure it can be used, but is it accessible enough? Jon Harald Søby (talk) 18:44, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 12:54, 23 February 2015 (UTC)

Parlement & Politiek ID[edit]

   In progress
Description entry of described object on Parlement & Politiek, website describing Dutch politic
Represents Parlement & Politiek (Q14042250)
Data type String
Domain person, organisations, terms
Allowed values 11 symbols
Source http://www.parlement.com/
Example item and value
Format and edit filter validation formatterURL: http://www.parlement.com/id/$1
Proposed by Sjoerd de Bruin (talk)
Discussion
Symbol support vote.svg Support - Husky (talk) 10:57, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Filceolaire (talk) 16:53, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

bureau du patrimoine de Seine-Saint-Denis ID[edit]

   In progress
Description atlas-patrimoine93 ID
Data type String
Domain architectural structures, places
Example item and value Saint Denis Basilica (Q184407) -> 066s021
Discussion

Code enabling links to the atlas-patrimoine93.fr website. Entries about buildings are usually linked to the national Mérimée database, making for easy link harvesting. The area served is relatively small, but the descriptions provided in the Atlas are often detailed (much more so than Mérimée's). --Zolo (talk) 15:46, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Aviation Safety Network accident description ID[edit]

   In progress
Description Accident description ID per the Aviation Safety Network's database
Represents Aviation Safety Network accident description (Q19356096)
Data type String
Domain aviation incident (Q744913)
Source ASN Aviation Safety Database
Example item and value TransAsia Airways Flight 235 (Q18951344) - Aviation Safety Network accident description ID - 20150204-0
Format and edit filter validation 8 digit number followed by '-' and a final digit can be validated with edit filter
Robot and gadget jobs possible
Proposed by Josh Baumgartner (talk)
Discussion

ASN's databases are a comprehensive reference aviation accidents and other incidents. The accident descriptions generally cover the larger airline incidents. Josh Baumgartner (talk) 16:31, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

Aviation Safety Network Wikibase Occurrence[edit]

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Description Wikibase occurrence number per the Aviation Safety Network's database
Represents Aviation Safety Network Wikibase Occurrence (Q19359000)
Data type String
Domain aviation incident (Q744913)
Source ASN Aviation Safety WikiBase
Example item and value Yverdon-les-Bains Air Club crash (Q19360289) -> Aviation Safety Network Wikibase Occurrence -> 174061
Format and edit filter validation 6 digit number can be validated with edit filter
Robot and gadget jobs possible
Proposed by Josh Baumgartner (talk)
Discussion

ASN's databases are a comprehensive reference aviation accidents and other incidents. The WikiBase Occurrences generally cover the notable non-airline accidents. Josh Baumgartner (talk) 16:42, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

GTAA - Common Thesaurus Audiovisual Archives[edit]

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Description Thesaurus numbers, used for (mainly) Dutch audiovisual archives, specifically the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and EYE Film Institute.
Represents GTAA (Q19366588)
Data type String
Domain Subjects, Persons, Names, Locations, Genres and Makers
Allowed values a number of unspecified length
Source Official site (Dutch), Overview (English)
Example item and value André van Duin (Q523644) => 95024
Format and edit filter validation \d.
Proposed by Husky (talk)
Discussion

This comparable to something like Virtual International Authority File (Q54919) or BNCF Thesaurus (P508). It's a little broader than just persons, because places, locations and concepts can also be identified. When this is added, i could start linking Dutch television and radio makers to Wikidata using the GTAA, allowing a broad spectrum of data to be added to Wikidata on those subjects.

Husky (talk) 11:23, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support 85jesse (talk) 09:09, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

denkXweb[edit]

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Description denkXweb is the online database for cultural heritage monuments in the german state of Hesse, see [2]. We use the ID that each cultural heritage monument has in this database as an identifier both on de-wiki and on Commons. There is no nationwide identifier.
Data type Number
Template parameter "Nummer" in de:Vorlage:Denkmalliste Hessen Tabellenzeile, first field in commons:Template:Kulturdenkmal Hessen
Domain cultural heritage monuments located in Hesse
Allowed values integer up to 99999 (range might change)
Example item and value Q564957 has '53076'
Robot and gadget jobs Bots can pull data from denkXweb, which is a reliable source, and it will be very useful for maintenance of lists, to communicate with the ministry department (cross-checking data, right now done manually), and last but not least for Wiki Loves Monuments
Proposed by Cirdan (talk)
Discussion

Useful property to bring cultural heritage monuments to Wikidata and make the lists on de-wiki available in database format. As this is my first request of this kind, I'm also happy with another property name. Cirdan (talk) 17:37, 3 March 2015 (UTC)