Property talk:P123

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publisher
organization or person responsible for publishing books, periodicals, games or software
Representspublisher (Q2085381)
Data typeItem
Domainversion, edition, or translation (Q3331189), rule (Q1151067), document (Q49848), video game (Q7889), periodical (Q1002697), record chart (Q373899), musical composition (Q207628), editorial collection (Q20655472), game (Q11410), video game series (Q7058673), editio princeps (Q1249682), literary work (Q7725634), written work (Q47461344), data set (Q1172284), imprint (Q2608849), publication (Q732577), poster (Q429785), magazine (Q41298), catalogue (Q2352616), comics (Q1004), data (Q42848), technical standard (Q317623), album series (Q20671381), single series (Q64341971), CD-ROM (Q7982), ranked list (Q80793969), organization (Q43229) and database (Q8513)
ExampleThe Oxford English Dictionary (Q44996)Oxford University Press (Q217595)
StarCraft (Q165929)Nintendo (Q8093)
The New York Times (Q9684)A.G. Sulzberger (Q24743245)
Robot and gadget jobsSee Maintenance requests below
Tracking: sameno label (Q42533313)
Tracking: differencesno label (Q55283227)
Tracking: usageCategory:Pages using Wikidata property P123 (Q20989980)
Tracking: local yes, WD nono label (Q29109786)
See alsoimprimitur granted by (P7010), distribution format (P437)
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Current uses478,108
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Type “version, edition, or translation (Q3331189), rule (Q1151067), document (Q49848), video game (Q7889), periodical (Q1002697), record chart (Q373899), musical composition (Q207628), editorial collection (Q20655472), game (Q11410), video game series (Q7058673), editio princeps (Q1249682), literary work (Q7725634), written work (Q47461344), data set (Q1172284), imprint (Q2608849), publication (Q732577), poster (Q429785), magazine (Q41298), catalogue (Q2352616), comics (Q1004), data (Q42848), technical standard (Q317623), album series (Q20671381), single series (Q64341971), CD-ROM (Q7982), ranked list (Q80793969), organization (Q43229), database (Q8513): element must contain property “instance of (P31)” with classes “version, edition, or translation (Q3331189), rule (Q1151067), document (Q49848), video game (Q7889), periodical (Q1002697), record chart (Q373899), musical composition (Q207628), editorial collection (Q20655472), game (Q11410), video game series (Q7058673), editio princeps (Q1249682), literary work (Q7725634), written work (Q47461344), data set (Q1172284), imprint (Q2608849), publication (Q732577), poster (Q429785), magazine (Q41298), catalogue (Q2352616), comics (Q1004), data (Q42848), technical standard (Q317623), album series (Q20671381), single series (Q64341971), CD-ROM (Q7982), ranked list (Q80793969), organization (Q43229), database (Q8513)” or their subclasses (defined using subclass of (P279)). (Help)
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P123#type Q3331189, Q1151067, Q49848, Q7889, Q1002697, Q373899, Q207628, Q20655472, Q11410, Q7058673, Q1249682, Q7725634, Q47461344, Q1172284, Q2608849, Q732577, Q429785, Q41298, Q2352616, Q1004, Q42848, Q317623, Q20671381, Q64341971, Q7982, Q80793969, Q43229, Q8513, SPARQL, SPARQL (new)
Contemporaries:
if [item A] has this property (publisher (P123)) linked to [item B],
then [item A] and [item B] have to coincide or coexist at some point of history. (Help)
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P123#Contemporary, SPARQL, SPARQL (new)
This property is being used by:

Please notify projects that use this property before big changes (renaming, deletion, merge with another property, etc.)

Discussion[edit]

What about Comic Book Series?[edit]

Individual comic books are subclasses of book. However, a comic book series closely resembles magazines/periodicals. Would it be reasonable to add that to the constraints? One could also choose to subclass comic book series under "periodical literature." Ruthbrarian (talk) 23:42, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Maintenance requests[edit]

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Book publisher[edit]

Why only books? 86.44.163.139 21:27, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

I've add "property only for books", since the English word "publisher" has different meanings. In other languages the label of the property is "book publisher". --Kolja21 (talk) 21:28, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

A book being defined as what? Danrok (talk) 09:41, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
I think it would make sense to at least include publisher of periodical, publisher of newspaper and publisher of magazine. If a language has separate words for each of these, well, the intention could perhaps be explained in the description while having all variants as aliases. --whym (talk) 15:11, 1 March 2013 (UTC)
That make sense. We could add "print media" or write "books, journals, and newspapers". --Kolja21 (talk) 00:11, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
Is this property still exclusively used for print media, or does it include software as the description suggests? --Wylve (talk) 16:35, 16 April 2013 (UTC)
It could now also be used for software and similar. --#Reaper (talk) 18:14, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Imprint or company?[edit]

Should the imprint be used, or should the company behind the imprint be used for this property? —Wylve (talk) 04:57, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

AFAIK most (all?) libraries are using the imprint. I do the same. --Kolja21 (talk) 02:23, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Publishing a database[edit]

Example Swedish Census 1880 (Q49213654) we have a Census for Sweden published on the net question can I use publisher for the organisation publishing it? - Salgo60 (talk) 07:52, 19 February 2018 (UTC)

Person vs. organization[edit]

It seems to me that (at least, for newspapers) this property should only refer to a person. In the newspaper world as I know it, "publisher" is a job title, and a very important one at that; and it would not be played by an organization. I believe there's an intent here to capture that, for instance, the New York Times Company owns the Boston Globe, which is worthwhile information to capture; but isn't Property:P127 ("owner") sufficient for this? -Pete F (talk) 21:55, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Do I understand that you're asking for a new item "publisher" (newspaper/periodical executive) in addition to "publisher (Q2516866): person heading a publishing house, normally the owner or founder" and "publisher (Q2085381): organisation that prints and distributes pressed goods or electronic media", and a separate property for this type of publisher? I see a possible need - for example, en:The Hollywood Reporter has an infobox with "publisher: Lynne Segall" whereas Wikidata's The Hollywood Reporter (Q61503) has <publisher> Prometheus Global Media. Clearly some sort of disambiguation is required here. - PKM (talk) 23:22, 27 November 2018 (UTC)
Well, I'm not strongly in favor of any specific solution, but I wanted to highlight the problem and see what others think. But here is what I think makes most sense for newspapers:
  1. Change the instructions on this property to say that for newspapers, this property should be a person.
  2. The company that owns a newspaper (e.g., Prometheus Global Media in your example) should be identified with Property:P127, and I think that is enough.
It's possible that this scheme won't work so well for other kinds of publications. Maybe it's important for an academic journal's owner to be identified as a "publisher" -- I'm not sure. I agree with your assessment of the Q statements, and I think aligning the P properties as described above would be an improvement. Does that make more sense? -Pete F (talk) 01:04, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

written work (Q47461344)[edit]

Shouldn't Q47461344 be included as a type constraint? --YaguraStation (talk) 09:20, 18 December 2018 (UTC)

Publisher of ‘Change request’ or ‘Rule’[edit]

Could publisher (P123) be allowed on instances of change request (Q255104) or rule (Q1151067)? Currently, publisher (P123) of ISO 639-3 change request 2008-040 (Q61639834) gets flagged as type constraint violation. — Sascha (talk) 08:13, 25 February 2019 (UTC)