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The aim of the WikiProject Books is:

  • to define a set of properties that can be used both by book infoboxes, Commons books templates, and Wikisource.
  • to map and import all relevant data that currently is spread in Commons, Wikipedia, and Wikisource.
  • establish methods to interact with this data from different projects

Bibliographic properties[edit]

We used the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) model (a widely used and famous conceptual framework in library science) to divide the Book properties in 2 sets. The FRBR model underlines the fact that you can view a book in 4 different ways, or levels: as a work, as an expression, a manifestation or an item.

Within Wikimedia projects, we don't need all 4 of them: for example, when Wikipedia has an article about a book, it is often in the "work" view (i.e. the Bible, Pinocchio, Hamlet are regarded as "creative works", which have been embodied in several translation and editions and different media).

On Wikisource, a particular edition (sometimes, we have more than one) is used for a book. As we have different Wikisources, we thus have also translations.

Not to complicate too much, we didn't use the FRBR terms "expression" or "manifestation", as the boundary between the definitions is not easy to grasp. So we collapsed those two FRBR layers in one: "edition" (other conceptual frameworks similar to FRBR, like Bibframe, also collapse those two layers). Thus a two-layer framework, consisting of work and edition, has been used for creating Book properties in Wikidata.

Work item properties[edit]

These properties are for the first item that represents a book (FRBR work level). They are mainly meant to be used for items linked to Wikipedia pages.

Works should be instances of written work (Q47461344) or one of its subclasses.

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: that class of which this subject is a particular example and memberThe Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas <instance of> written work-
titleP1476Monolingual textoriginal title and title: published name of a work, such as a newspaper article, a literary work, piece of music, a website, or a performance workDiary of Anne Frank <title> Het Achterhuis-
subtitleP1680Monolingual textsubtitle: for works, when the title is followed by a subtitleDiary of Anne Frank <subtitle> Dagboekbrieven van 12 Juni 1942 – 1 Augustus 1944-
authorP50Itemauthor and writer: main creator(s) of a written work (use on works, not humans); use P2093 when Wikidata item is unknown or does not existHarry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone <author> J. K. Rowling-
possible creatorP1779Itemcreator: for a creative work with considerable uncertainty about the authorRampin Rider <possible creator> Rampin Master-
contributor to the creative work or subjectP767Itemcontributor: person or organization that contributed to a subject: co-creator of a creative work or subjectDiscworld Noir <contributor to the creative work or subject> Terry Pratchettcontributed to creative work
editorP98Itemeditor: editor of a compiled work such as a book or a periodical (newspaper or an academic journal)Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon 1815–1950 <editor> Austrian Academy of Sciences-
language of work or nameP407Itemlanguage: language associated with this creative work (such as books, shows, songs, or websites) or a name (for persons use "native language" (P103) and "languages spoken, written or signed" (P1412))Diary of Anne Frank <language of work or name> Dutch-
inceptionP571Point in timedate of establishment: date or point in time when the subject came into existence as definedTirant lo Blanc <inception> 1490-
movementP135Itemcultural movement: literary, artistic, scientific or philosophical movement or scene associated with this person or workUrbi et orbi <movement> Russian symbolism-
has edition or translationP747Itemversion, edition, or translation, translated work and source text: link to an edition of this itemBrockhaus Enzyklopädie <has edition or translation> Brockhaus Enzyklopädie (21 ed.)edition or translation of
form of creative workP7937Itemform, album type, musical form and type of musical work/composition: structure of a creative work, type of music releaseThe Hours <form of creative work> novel-
genreP136Itemgenre: creative work's genre or an artist's field of work (P101). Use main subject (P921) to relate creative works to their topicThe Hours <genre> feminist novel-
main subjectP921Itemtopic, matter, topic of a work and subject: primary topic of a work (see also P180: depicts)The Party Journalist <main subject> radio propaganda-
award receivedP166Itemaward, honorary citizenship and title of honor: award or recognition received by a person, organisation or creative workThe Hours <award received> Pulitzer Prize for Fiction-
followsP155Itemfollows: immediately prior item in a series of which the subject is a part [if the subject has replaced the preceding item, e.g. political offices, use "replaces" (P1365)]A Feast for Crows <follows> A Storm of Swordsfollowed by
followed byP156Itemfollowed by: immediately following item in a series of which the subject is a part [if the subject has been replaced, e.g. political offices, use "replaced by" (P1366)]A Feast for Crows <followed by> A Dance with Dragonsfollows
part of the seriesP179Itemseries, series of creative works, event sequence and series has part: series which contains the subjectA Feast for Crows <part of the series> A Song of Ice and Fire-
based onP144Itembased on: the work(s) used as the basis for subject itemPride and Prejudice and Zombies <based on> Pride and Prejudicederivative work
inspired byP941Itemwork, human, place or event which inspired this creative work or fictional entityThe Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino <inspired by> The Adventures of Pinocchio-
charactersP674Itemfictional character: characters which appear in this item (like plays, operas, operettas, books, comics, films, TV series, video games)The Three Musketeers <characters> Charles de Batz-Castelmore d'Artagnanpresent in work
narrative locationP840Itemnarrative location: the narrative of the work is set in this locationThe Fall of the King <narrative location> Himmerland-
imageP18Commons media fileillustration and image: image of relevant illustration of the subject; if available, use more specific properties (sample: coat of arms image, locator map, flag image, signature image, logo image, collage image)Tirant lo Blanc <image> Tirante el Blanco 1511.jpg-
sourcing circumstancesP1480Itemoperator: qualification of the truth or accuracy of a source: circa (Q5727902), near (Q21818619), presumably (Q18122778), etc.Godescalc Evangelistary <commissioned by> Charlemagne
<sourcing circumstances> presumably
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Dewey Decimal ClassificationP1036External identifierDewey Decimal Classification: use with qualifier "edition (P747)" with item value "DDC 23" or create new item to represent the corresponding DDC editionThe Party Journalist <Dewey Decimal Classification> 791.44609431 [DDC22ger]-
Library of Congress ClassificationP1149External identifierLibrary of Congress Classification: subject classification identifier used in the Library of Congress Classification systemThe Party Journalist <Library of Congress Classification> PN1990.6.G3-
Chinese Library ClassificationP1189External identifierChinese Library Classification: identifier used for this class in the CLCThe Party Journalist <Chinese Library Classification> G229.517-
Universal Decimal ClassificationP1190External identifierUniversal Decimal Classification: type of library classificationThe Party Journalist <Universal Decimal Classification> 316.774:32-
OCLC work IDP5331External identifierOCLC, Inc.: identifier for a work-level item in the OCLC linked data systemThe Lucifer Effect <OCLC work ID> 2564937689-
Open Library IDP648External identifierOpen Library: identifier for a work ("W"), edition ("M") or author ("A") for book data of the Internet ArchiveMister President <Open Library ID> OL938688W-
LibraryThing work IDP1085External identifierLibraryThing: LibraryThing (LT) control numberThe Seven Messengers <LibraryThing work ID> 6068145-
Goodreads work IDP8383External identifierGoodreads: unique identifier for written works (Q47461344) on GoodreadsThe Mediocre Programmer <Goodreads work ID> 53487476-
Babelio work IDP3631External identifierBabelio: identifier for a book on the literature website BabelioL'Étranger <Babelio work ID> 3874-


Edition item properties[edit]

These properties are for the item that represents the edition of a book (FRBR expression/manifestation level). They are mainly for editions of books used as sources.

Note that each edition of a book should have a separate Wikidata item. If the content (foreword, afterword, illustration), pagination (page number), publisher, or publication place changes, a new item should be created for that edition. If a book is an identical reprint of a previous edition (no change in the mentioned properties), it does not need a new item.

Editions should be instances of version, edition, or translation (Q3331189) or one of its subclasses.

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: that class of which this subject is a particular example and memberBrockhaus Enzyklopädie (21 ed.) <instance of> version, edition, or translation-
edition or translation ofP629Itemversion, edition, or translation: is an edition or translation of this entityBrockhaus Enzyklopädie (21 ed.) <edition or translation of> Brockhaus Enzyklopädiehas edition or translation
language of work or nameP407Itemlanguage: language associated with this creative work (such as books, shows, songs, or websites) or a name (for persons use "native language" (P103) and "languages spoken, written or signed" (P1412))Autobiografia di Alice Toklas (translation) <language of work or name> Italian-
authorP50Itemauthor and writer: main creator(s) of a written work (use on works, not humans); use P2093 when Wikidata item is unknown or does not existAutobiografia di Alice Toklas (translation) <author> Gertrude Stein-
translatorP655Itemtranslator: person who adapts any kind of written text from one language to anotherAutobiografia di Alice Toklas (translation) <translator> Cesare Pavese-
editorP98Itemeditor: editor of a compiled work such as a book or a periodical (newspaper or an academic journal)Eclipse of Reason <editor> Alfred Schmidt-
illustratorP110Itemillustrator: person drawing the pictures or taking the photographs in a bookBarefoot on the fire <illustrator> Michaś Filipovič-
contributor to the creative work or subjectP767Itemcontributor: person or organization that contributed to a subject: co-creator of a creative work or subjectDiscworld Noir <contributor to the creative work or subject> Terry Pratchettcontributed to creative work
author of forewordP2679Itemintroducer: person who wrote the preface, foreword, or introduction of the book but who isn't an author of the rest of the bookBottroper Protokolle <author of foreword> Martin Walser-
author of afterwordP2680Itemperson who wrote the postface, afterword, or conclusion of the book but who isn't an author of the rest of the bookNineteen Eighty-Four <author of afterword> Erich Fromm-
titleP1476Monolingual textoriginal title and title: title of this particular editionThe Tower <title> Der Turm-
subtitleP1680Monolingual textsubtitle: subtitle of this particular editionThe Tower <subtitle> Geschichte aus einem versunkenen Land-
edition numberP393Stringnumber of an edition (first, second, ... as 1, 2, ...) or eventThe Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1st edition) <edition number> 1-
place of publicationP291Itemplace of publication: geographical place of publication of the edition (use 1st edition when referring to works)The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1st edition) <place of publication> New York City-
publisherP123Itempublisher: organization or person responsible for publishing books, periodicals, printed music, podcasts, games or softwareThe Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1st edition) <publisher> Harcourt-
publication dateP577Point in timedate of publication: date or point in time when a work was first published or releasedThe Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1st edition) <publication date> 1933-
start timeP580Point in timestart time: year first volume of a multi-volume work was publishedDictionary of National Biography, 1885–1900 <start time> 1885-
end timeP582Point in timeend time: year last volume of a multi-volume work was publishedDictionary of National Biography, 1885–1900 <end time> 1900-
printed byP872Itemprinting: organization or person who printed the creative work (if different from "publisher")Gutenberg Bible <printed by> Johannes Gutenberg-
collectionP195Itemcollection and editorial collection: art, museum, archival, or bibliographic collection the subject is part ofGutenberg Bible <collection> Widener Library-
imageP18Commons media fileillustration and image: image of relevant illustration of the subject; if available, use more specific properties (sample: coat of arms image, locator map, flag image, signature image, logo image, collage image)Gutenberg Bible <image> Gutenberg Bible, Lenox Copy, New York Public Library, 2009. Pic 01.jpg-
number of pagesP1104Quantitypage, leaf, page of plates and leaf of plates: number of pages in an edition of a written work; see allowed units constraint for valid values to use for units in conjunction with a numberDer Herr Präsident <number of pages> 242-
number of parts of this workP2635Quantitypart of a work: Use with volume (Q1238720) or chapter (Q1980247) as the unitsMy Life in Two Hemispheres <number of parts of this work> -
ISBN-10P957External identifierInternational Standard Book Number: numeric commercial book identifier (for correct presentation, the 10 digits of an ISBN must be divided by hyphens)Monsieur le Président <ISBN-10> 2-08-070455-9-
ISBN-13P212External identifierInternational Standard Book Number: numeric commercial book identifier (for correct presentation, the 13 digits of an ISBN must be divided by hyphens; ISBN-13 Online Converter for older numbers)El Señor Presidente (critical edition) <ISBN-13> 978-84-89666-51-1-
SUDOC editionsP1025External identifierSUDOC: identifier in the French union catalog (see also P269)The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1st edition) <SUDOC editions> 056055145-
K10plus PPN IDP6721External identifierK10plus: identifier in the K10plus union catalog of the Common Library Network (GBV) and the South-West German Library Network (SWB)The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1st edition) <K10plus PPN ID> 1083500643-
EUL editionsP1084External identifieridentifier for a book (edition) in the Egyptian union catalogEhrenwerter Herr (German edition, 1996) <EUL editions> 835285022-
BN (Argentine) editionsP1143External identifierNational Library of the Argentine Republic: catalogue number for books (editions) in the National Library of the Argentine RepublicEl Señor Presidente (critical edition) <BN (Argentine) editions> 000188710-
DNB editionsP1292External identifierGerman National Library: identifier in the German National Library catalogue (see also authority data P227)Ehrenwerter Herr (German edition, 1996) <DNB editions> 948859040-
OCLC control numberP243External identifierWorldCat: identifier for a unique bibliographic record in OCLC WorldCatThe Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1st edition) <OCLC control number> 190771-
Open Library IDP648External identifierOpen Library: identifier for a work ("W"), edition ("M") or author ("A") for book data of the Internet ArchiveMonsieur le Président <Open Library ID> OL19717630M-
Google Books IDP675External identifierGoogle Books: identifier for a book edition in Google BooksTirant lo Blanch <Google Books ID> 7r14FzJdSuAC-
Internet Archive IDP724External identifierInternet Archive: identifier for an item on Internet ArchiveFrankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus <Internet Archive ID> ghostseer01schiuoft-
RSL scanned books identifierP1815StringNational Library of Russia: Identifier of the Russian State LibraryThe Kiss and Other Stories by Anton Tchekhoff <RSL scanned books identifier> 01004438677-
RSL editionsP1973External identifiercatalogue number of the Russian State Library of Moscow (see also P1815 and P947)Q19610651 <RSL editions> 003564198-
legal citation of this textP1031Stringlegal citation: for old versions of legislationConstitution Act, 1867, as amended <legal citation of this text> 30 & 31 Vict, c 3 (UK), reprinted in RSC 1985, App II, No 5, as amended by SC 2011, c 26.-
Project Gutenberg ebook IDP2034External identifierProject Gutenberg: ebook identifier at Project GutenbergA Small Boy and Others <Project Gutenberg ebook ID> 2611-
Bibliothèque nationale de France IDP268External identifierBnF authorities, Bibliothèque nationale de France and general catalog of BnF: identifier for the subject issued by BNF (Bibliothèque nationale de France). Format: 8 digits followed by a check-digit or letter, do not include the initial 'cb'.René Magritte <Bibliothèque nationale de France ID> 123735831-
ESTC citation numberP3939External identifierEnglish Short Title Catalogue: identifier in the English Short Title CatalogueMunimenta antiqua: or, observations on antient castles <ESTC citation number> T136033-
Czech National Bibliography book IDP3184External identifierCzech National Bibliography: identifier for a book at the Czech National LibraryDuch Německa <Czech National Bibliography book ID> cnb000567876-
Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) (bibliographic)P1144External identifierLibrary of Congress Control Number: record number for entries in the LoC bibliographic catalog (for authority records use P244)Treasure Island <Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN) (bibliographic)> 11025047-

Interproject properties[edit]

These should be used only for editions.

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
document file on Wikimedia CommonsP996Commons media filefacsimile: file on Wikimedia Commons related to the content of the source/book/reportBeate und Mareile (1st edition) <document file on Wikimedia Commons> De Beate und Mareile (Keyserling).djvu-
Commons categoryP373StringCommons category: name of the Wikimedia Commons category containing files related to this item (without the prefix "Category:")Was die Heimat erzählt : Sagen, geschichtliche Bilder und denkwürdige Begebenheiten aus Sachsen <Commons category> Störzner_-_Was_die_Heimat_erzählt-
Wikisource index page URLP1957URLHelp:Index pages: URL of the page in Wikisource containing digital and paper pagination of the sourceThe Kiss and Other Stories by Anton Tchekhoff <Wikisource index page URL> https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Index:The_Kiss_and_Other_Stories_by_Anton_Tchekhoff,_1908.pdf-
full work available at URLP953URLURL of a web page containing the full body of this itemL'Odyssée, 'Poésie homérique' <full work available at URL> http://iliadeodyssee.texte.free.fr/aatexte/berard/accueilberard/odyssberard.htm-

Qualifiers[edit]

List of qualifiers for works and/or editions.

property datatype description
named as (P1810) String Example: author (P50) => Victor Eremita [pseudonym of Søren Kierkegaard]
applies to part (P518) Item Example: contributor to the creative work or subject (P767) => foreword (Q1358138)
distribution format (P437) Item Example: ISBN-13 (P212) => hardback (Q193955); paperback (Q193934)

List of qualifiers for using an edition item as a source for a claim.

property datatype description
stated in (P248) Item To link the edition item
quotation (P1683) String Relevant citation
volume (P478) String Volume
issue (P433) String Issue
chapter (P792) String Chapter. Note: It can not be shown in a bibliographic templates and gadgets as article with link, use section, verse, paragraph, or clause (P958).
section, verse, paragraph, or clause (P958) String Section
page(s) (P304) String Location of the claim
column (P3903) String Column of the claim

See also described by source (P1343) for encyclopaedias and dictionaries as a source.

Exemplar properties[edit]

There are a number of wikipedia articles which deal with a single copy of a book which has become notable for some reason. See Lincoln Bible (Q1816474) and the bibles listed in Category:Individual Bibles (Q8546779). These will need different properties from those used for a literary work.

Where there is only one copy of a literary work then the wikidata page may need both sets of properties.

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: that class of which this subject is a particular example and memberLincoln Bible <instance of> individual copy of a book-
exemplar ofP1574Itemdocument: property for manuscripts, autographs, incunabula, distinct printed copiesOn the laws and practice of horse racing <exemplar of> On the laws and practice of horse racing (1866 edition)-
collectionP195Itemcollection and editorial collection: art, museum, archival, or bibliographic collection the subject is part ofOn the laws and practice of horse racing, etc., etc <collection> University of California Libraries-
locationP276Itemlocation: location of the object, structure or event. In the case of an administrative entity as containing item use P131. For statistical entities use P8138. In the case of a geographic entity use P706. Use P7153 for locations associated with the object.Mona Lisa <location> Louvre Museum-
inventory numberP217Stringaccession number: identifier for a physical object or a set of physical objects in a collectionThe Night Watch <inventory number> SK-C-5-
owned byP127Itemproprietor: owner of the subjectLincoln Bible <owned by> Abraham Lincolnowner of
official nameP1448Monolingual textofficial name: official name of the subject in its official language(s)Germany <official name> Bundesrepublik Deutschland-
significant eventP793Itemkey event: significant or notable events associated with the subjectDennewitz <significant event> Battle of Dennewitz-

See Wikidata:WikiProject Visual arts/Item structure for a more properties that may be applicable.

Manuscript properties[edit]

Manuscripts are single copies of literary works, so a manuscript is not the same as a literary work. All manuscript items need instance of (P31) with one of manuscript (Q87167), illuminated manuscript (Q48498), codex (Q213924), manuscript codex (Q2217259), palimpsest (Q274076), manuscript fragment (Q30103158). Please specify the writing material for made from material (P186): papyrus (Q125576), paper (Q11472), leather (Q286), parchment (Q226697) sherd (Q1463658) vellum (Q378274). The person who writes out the manuscript is indicated with calligrapher (P6819): this is often different from the author of the literary work author (P50). If a different person made the illustrations, they are the illustrator (P110). The time when the manuscript was completed is inception (P571). If the manuscript has (at least some of) the text of a specific literary work (or multiple works), use exemplar of (P1574). If the text is of a type such as Evangeliary (Q1754581), Gospel Book (Q690851), lectionary (Q284465), book of hours (Q727715), or diwan (Q1991869), put that as genre (P136). Choose a location for location (P276) that has the best possible precision, otherwise use the city where collection (P195) is located. If there is an online catalogue record for the manuscript, put the link as described at URL (P973). If the entire manuscript is available online, put that link as full work available at URL (P953).

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
instance ofP31Iteminstance of: that class of which this subject is a particular example and memberCodex Sinaiticus <instance of> manuscript-
exemplar ofP1574Itemdocument: property for manuscripts, autographs, incunabula, distinct printed copiesHohenems-Münchener Handschrift A <exemplar of> Nibelungenlied-
genreP136Itemgenre: creative work's genre or an artist's field of work (P101). Use main subject (P921) to relate creative works to their topicSaint-Martin-des-Champs Evangelary <genre> Gospel Book-
made from materialP186Itemmaterial: material the subject or the object is made of or derived fromBerlin Codex <made from material> papyrus-
collectionP195Itemcollection and editorial collection: art, museum, archival, or bibliographic collection the subject is part ofBerlin Codex <collection> Egyptian Museum of Berlin-
inventory numberP217Stringaccession number: identifier for a physical object or a set of physical objects in a collectionShahnamah of Ibrahim Sultan <inventory number> MS. Ouseley Add. 176 collection (P195) Bodleian Library (Q82133)-
catalog codeP528Stringcatalogue: catalog name of an object, use with qualifier P972The Laboryouse Journey and Serche of Johan Leylande for Englandes Antiquitees <catalog code> LeJ 90 catalog (P972) Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450–1700 (Q105593113)-
locationP276Itemlocation: location of the object, structure or event. In the case of an administrative entity as containing item use P131. For statistical entities use P8138. In the case of a geographic entity use P706. Use P7153 for locations associated with the object.Berlin Codex <location> Museum Island-
described at URLP973URLInternet research: item is described at the following URLBook of the Dead <described at URL> http://totenbuch.awk.nrw.de/objekt/tm57045-
full work available at URLP953URLURL of a web page containing the full body of this itemFirst Bible of Charles the Bald <full work available at URL> http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8455903b-
calligrapherP6819Itemcalligrapher: calligrapher of a workGelnhausen Codex <calligrapher> Johannes von Gelnhausen-
illustratorP110Itemillustrator: person drawing the pictures or taking the photographs in a bookShahnama Walters Ms. W.602 <illustrator> Reza Abbasi-
commissioned byP88Itemcommissioner and commission: person or organization that commissioned this workHours of Peter II <commissioned by> Peter II, Duke of Brittany-
named afterP138Itemeponym and memorial society: entity or event that inspired the subject's name, or namesake (in at least one language). Qualifier "applies to name" (P5168) can be used to indicate which oneAskew Codex <named after> Anthony Askew-
location of creationP1071Itemplace where the item was made; where applicable, location of final assemblyEthiopian Gunda Gunde Gospels <location of creation> Gunda Gunde Monastery-
country of originP495Itemcountry of origin: country of origin of this item (creative work, food, phrase, product, etc.)Single-volume Qur'an <country of origin> Mamluk Sultanate-
editorP98Itemeditor: editor of a compiled work such as a book or a periodical (newspaper or an academic journal)Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus <editor> Constantin von Tischendorf-
number of pagesP1104Quantitypage, leaf, page of plates and leaf of plates: number of pages in an edition of a written work; see allowed units constraint for valid values to use for units in conjunction with a numberCodex Urbinas <number of pages> 662-
language of work or nameP407Itemlanguage: language associated with this creative work (such as books, shows, songs, or websites) or a name (for persons use "native language" (P103) and "languages spoken, written or signed" (P1412))Book of Kells <language of work or name> Latin-
script styleP9302Itemscript: style of script of a document or typefaceTwo Consecutive Pages from a Very Large Qur'an <script style> Muhaqqaq-
inceptionP571Point in timedate of establishment: date or point in time when the subject came into existence as definedGospels of Henry the Lion <inception> 1180er-
time of discovery or inventionP575Point in timeinvention and discovery: date or point in time when the item was discovered or inventedPapyrus 1 <time of discovery or invention> 1896-
location of discoveryP189Itemdiscovery and location of discovery: where the item was located when discoveredPapyrus Oxyrhynchus 81 <location of discovery> Oxyrhynchus-
imageP18Commons media fileillustration and image: image of relevant illustration of the subject; if available, use more specific properties (sample: coat of arms image, locator map, flag image, signature image, logo image, collage image)Single-volume Qur'an <image> Khalili Collection Islamic Art qur 0441 fol 3b-4a.jpg-
Commons categoryP373StringCommons category: name of the Wikimedia Commons category containing files related to this item (without the prefix "Category:")Codex Laudianus <Commons category> Codex Laudianus-
IIIF manifestP6108URLInternational Image Interoperability Framework and IIIF Presentation API: JSON-LD formatted document URL reference described by the IIIF Presentation APIBook of the Fixed Stars <IIIF manifest> https://iiif.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/iiif/manifest/c1caa84c-f6d2-483f-9eb4-2439cccdc801.json-


Periodical and collection of works[edit]

List of additional properties for a journals and multivolume works.

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
dissolved, abolished or demolished dateP576Point in timedate of dissolution, abolition or demolition: point in time at which the subject (organisation, building) ceased to exist; see "date of official closure" (P3999) for closing a facility, "service retirement" (P730) for retiring equipment, "discontinued date" (P2669) for stopping a productTeam Bath F.C. <dissolved, abolished or demolished date> -
has partP527Itemhas part, consist of and meronymy: part of this subject; inverse property of "part of" (P361). See also "has parts of the class" (P2670).The Cactaceae <has part> The Cactaceae. Volume 2part of
ISSNP236External identifierInternational Standard Serial Number: International Standard Serial Number (print or electronic)The Guardian <ISSN> 0261-3077-

Also look Template:Bibliographic properties.

For parts of a collection of works (like a narrative published within an anthology) please use published in (P1433):

Title ID Data type Description Examples Inverse
published inP1433Itempublishing: larger work that a given work was published in, like a book, journal or music albumEppure battono alla porta <published in> The Seven Messengers-


Mapping[edit]

This table groups properties from en:Template:Infobox book and fr:Modèle:Infobox Livre. Please propose new properties here, and update this mapping created by Aubrey.


Participants[edit]

The participants listed below can be notified using the following template in discussions:

{{Ping project|Books}}

Userbox: {{User books}}.


Related links[edit]

Tools[edit]

Wikidata:Tools: tools for editing pages. Many are especially interesting for books (es. Authority control). Aubrey's favourite are here.

Items without claims[edit]


Remote editors for wikidata book related elements[edit]

mediaWiki.loader.load( '//ru.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:WEF_AllEditors.js&action=raw&ctype=text/javascript' );

AJAX-API editors for items, including person, work and edition wikidata elements, that run from any page of any project. The script allows remote editing of the wikidata element linked to that local page through a comfortable user interface. Add the above script line to your global.js; alternatively you can add it to each wiki individually using your local common.js on the respective wiki.

Scripts are by User:Vlsergey. Further information available at Wikipedia:WE-Framework


Navigation boxes[edit]

Books (Edit)[edit]

Bibliographical properties (Edit)[edit]