Property talk:P577

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publication date
date or point in time a work is first published or released
Description date of publication of the creative work (book, film, and so on)
Represents date of publication (Q1361758)
Data type Point in time
Domain work (Q386724)
Example The Gold Rush (Q214723)
The standardisation of mineral group hierarchies: application to recent nomenclature proposals (Q19983493)
Tracking: usage Category:Pages using Wikidata property P577 (Q20990012)
See also first performance (P1191)
Lists
Proposal discussion Property proposal/Archive/8#P577
Current uses 2,551,595
[create] Create a translatable help page (preferably in English) for this property to be included here
Type "work (Q386724), sequence annotation (Q19753314), apostolic constitution (Q620035), file format (Q235557), decree (Q2571972), folklore (Q36192)": element must contain property instance of (P31) with classes Q386724,Q19753314,Q620035,Q235557,Q2571972,Q36192 or their subclasses (defined using subclass of (P279))
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P577#Type Q386724,Q19753314,Q620035,Q235557,Q2571972,Q36192
Qualifiers “place of publication (P291), platform (P400): this property should be used only with listed qualifiers.
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P577#Qualifiers, SPARQL
Conflicts with “instance of (P31): filmography (Q1371849), Wikimedia disambiguation page (Q4167410), Wikimedia category (Q4167836), Wikimedia project page (Q14204246), Wikimedia template (Q11266439), fictional universe (Q559618): this property must not be used with listed properties and values.
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P577#Conflicts with
Single value: this property generally contains a single value.
Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P577#Single value, SPARQL
This property is being used by:

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

Sheet music[edit]

I think this property should be used also for a date of publication of sheet music. --Pabouk (talk) 19:43, 1 June 2013 (UTC)

I just proposed a more general property, applicable for more types of work than just books: Wikidata:Property_proposal/Creative_work#completed. But sheet music might considered as a book, I don't know. Anyway, my proposal would help for paintings/sculptures/etc. Nicolas1981 (talk) 09:16, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Software[edit]

Can this be used for the (first?) release date of software? --Nemo 07:24, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

As "software" is "subclass of" creative work, I would say so :) --Bthfan (talk) 13:04, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
@Nemo bis, Bthfan: Please join the discussion about the use of P577 on software here --★ → Airon 90 10:36, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

film release date[edit]

Is there a possibility to add another release date for a film (example: first release on free tv; first release in another country, etc. -- 217.224.217.120 17:42, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Have a look at Lucy (Q15624215). --- Jura 18:13, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Multiple Publication Dates (sub-works, volumes, etc)[edit]

What should one do when there are multiple publication dates for a work which represents multiple volumes or sub-sections? As concrete examples, consider the serialization of Great Expectations (Q219552) (from enwiki: "Serialized 1860-1; book form 1861", which I think would be represented as two Statements in wikidata, one for the complete book and the other for the serialization over a time period), or the ongoing pulication of The Art of Computer Programming (Q82438) (perhaps each volume should be a distinct Item?), or Kunstformen der Natur (Q1423459) (from enwiki: "Originally published in sets of ten between 1899 and 1904 and collectively in two volumes in 1904").

I think there are many cases of multiple publication where there can be multiple entries with qualification (eg, by "place of publication", or by edition), but sometimes that doesn't make sense. Perhaps the right thing to do is just take the first or last ("complete") date, but this is not complete. One option might be "start time" and "end time" qualifiers? Blnewbold (talk) 22:58, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Add qualifiers "beginning" and "end"[edit]

Hi, I think we need to add qualifiers to this property: to specify, in case of a revue or journal, the beginning and the end of the publication. Regards, Yann (talk) 14:44, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

I think we have inception (P571)/start time (P580) and dissolved or abolished (P576)/end time (P582) instead. Paucabot (talk) 10:00, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
Moreover, sometimes I need such qualifiers for inception (P571), because creation can be some long process. --Infovarius (talk) 17:58, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

English description: Release date vs. publication date[edit]

@Sheldon.andre: I am going to revert the change from publication date to release date, since "release date" does not fit with current usage of the property in the context of scholarly publications, nor with the descriptions in other languages. I like the idea of calling this "release date", though, so I'm hereby inviting further opinions. Mattsenate (talk) 13:11, 8 August 2014 (UTC) KHammerstein (WMF) (talk) 13:15, 8 August 2014 (UTC) Mitar (talk) 13:17, 8 August 2014 (UTC) Mvolz (talk) 18:07, 8 August 2014 (UTC) Daniel Mietchen (talk) 18:09, 8 August 2014 (UTC) Merrilee (talk) 13:37, 9 August 2014 (UTC) Pharos (talk) 14:09, 9 August 2014 (UTC) DarTar (talk) 15:46, 9 August 2014 (UTC) HLHJ (talk) 09:11, 11 August 2014 (UTC) Lawsonstu (talk) 15:15, 11 August 2014 (UTC) Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:02, 11 August 2014 (UTC) Micru (talk) 20:11, 12 August 2014 (UTC) JakobVoss (talk) 12:23, 20 August 2014 (UTC) Finn Årup Nielsen (fnielsen) (talk) 02:06, 23 August 2014 (UTC) Jodi.a.schneider (talk) 09:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC) Abecker (talk) 23:35, 5 September 2014 (UTC) Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 14:21, 24 October 2014 (UTC) Mike Linksvayer (talk) 23:26, 18 October 2014 (UTC) Kopiersperre (talk) 20:33, 20 October 2014 (UTC) Jonathan Dugan (talk) 21:03, 20 October 2014 (UTC) Hfordsa (talk) 19:26, 5 November 2014 (UTC) Vladimir Alexiev (talk) 15:09, 23 January 2015 (UTC) Runner1928 (talk) 03:25, 6 May 2015 (UTC) Pete F (talk) econterms (talk) 13:51, 19 August 2015 (UTC) Sj (talk) author  TomT0m / talk page guillom (talk) 21:57, 4 January 2016 (UTC) ·addshore· talk to me! 17:43, 18 January 2016 (UTC) Bodhisattwa (talk) 16:08, 29 January 2016 (UTC) Ainali (talk) 16:51, 29 January 2016 (UTC) LeadSongDog (talk) 21:42, 23 March 2016 (UTC) RobLa-WMF (talk) 01:24, 25 March 2016 (UTC) BrillLyle (talk) 04:27, 30 March 2016 (UTC) Kosboot (talk) 20:45, 30 March 2016 (UTC) Sydney Poore/FloNight♥♥♥♥ 15:10, 14 April 2016 (UTC) Peaceray (talk) 18:40, 28 April 2016 (UTC) PKM (talk) 16:29, 1 May 2016 (UTC) BrillLyle (talk) 03:20, 22 August 2016 (UTC) Aubrey (talk) 12:42, 25 August 2016 (UTC) Chiara (talk) 12:47, 25 August 2016 (UTC) Marchitelli (talk) 19:02, 1 September 2016 (UTC) YULdigitalpreservation (talk) 17:44, 9 December 2016 (UTC) Satdeep Gill (talk) 14:59, 2 February 2017 (UTC) Pictogram voting comment.svg Notified participants of WikiProject Source MetaData --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 10:55, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. sheldon_andre (talk) 13:50, 15 August 2016 (UTC)