Wikidata:Property proposal/Curran Index Contributor ID

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Curran Index Contributor ID[edit]

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DescriptionIdentifier for periodical contributors indexed in the Curran Index
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainhumans
Allowed valuespositive integer, 1 through infinity (no more than 4 digits for the forseeable future)
Example 1Thomas Hood (Q722533)7
Example 2Eleanora Louisa Hervey (Q24091208)50
Example 3Oscar Wilde (Q30875)3263
Example 4Charles Temple (Q70203685)1889
Example 5Mrs. Taylor (Q72192781)1891
Sourcehttp://curranindex.org/
Mix'n'match3449
Planned useAdd the ID to the contributors to Once a Week (Q7091757).
Number of IDs in source3263 but expanding
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URLhttp://curranindex.org/articles?search%5Bcontributors%5D%5B%5D=$1
See alsoCurran Index Periodical ID

Motivation[edit]

The Curran Index (Q60672267), a continuation of the Wellesley Index, is a useful identifier for authors, since it links to a list of works that Curran Index attributes to them and a brief bio, with sometimes discussion of their authorship. What's more, they have index entries for a number of unidentified contributors such as someone known only as "Mrs. Taylor" (example 5 above). It may be necessary to create an item for that author if they have a page on Wikisource, as Mrs. Taylor does; adding the Curran ID makes the item more distinct and useful. Examples 4 and 5 above show how I've gone about creating items for unidentified authors in the past. Levana Taylor (talk) 00:40, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

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