Wikidata:Property proposal/DigitalNZ ID

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DigitalNZ ID[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Authority control

   Done: DigitalNZ ID (P7000) (Talk and documentation)
Descriptionidentifier on the website for videos, newspapers, maps, photographs, audio, artworks, and news reports that have been digitised in New Zealand
RepresentsDigitalNZ (Q5275765)
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainwork (Q386724)
Allowed values[1-9]\d*
Example 1Nelson Regatta 1843 (Q61646891)37896844
Example 2A good place to be : Auckland Museum people 1929-89 (Q64995662)36639991
Example 3The maxillae in the Lepidoptera (Q62942144)1036631
External linksUse in sister projects: [de][en][es][fr][it][ja][ko][nl][pl][pt][ru][sv][vi][zh][commons][species][wd].
Planned useI'm planning to manually edit by adding the external identifier where appropriate. However DigitalNZ has an API so others may wish to bulk edit via bot.
Number of IDs in source30,000,000
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URL$1

Motivation[edit] is a website that acts as an interface to videos, newspapers, maps, photographs, audio, artworks, and news reports that have been digitised in New Zealand. This id will be used to link with online resources available through that site. DigitalNZ also have an API that can assist with this linking. Ambrosia10 (talk) 22:45, 2 July 2019 (UTC)


For those not familiar with DigitalNZ: DigitalNZ is New Zealand's national aggregator of digital content, a bit like Europeana, but NZ-only. The content is large-scale government funded digitisation efforts and small-scale photo collections of local flora and fauna, and everything in-between. There's an API, but it's largely been overshadowed by larger systems in other countries (particularly Trove and Europeana) and so not that well used. It's also used with POND in schools. Stuartyeates (talk) 23:04, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

URL pattern In the examples given above, the example URLs don't match the URLs generated by the Formatter URL. vs Does this matter? I'm also not sure whether the URL pattern should be$1/ rather than$1 Not sure that it matters, either way. Stuartyeates (talk) 08:39, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for those comments. It appeared that the long title suffix of the URLs (for example was unnecessary as the shorter URLs (again for example resolve to the same page. I believed that as it didn't appear to matter, the shorter URL was more appropriate. I would be happy to edit if there is a consensus that the longer URLs are more stable or are required for other practical reasons. Ambrosia10 (talk) 09:07, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
Note that the metadata for the resource at specifies as canonical.Ratso56 (talk) 03:44, 8 July 2019 (UTC)
✓ Done @Ambrosia10, Ratso56, DrThneed, Giantflightlessbirds, ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, Stuartyeates: @Jheald, Ratso56, Pigsonthewing, Canley, Richard Nevell, DannyS712: created as DigitalNZ ID (P7000). Enjoy! --99of9 (talk) 01:52, 12 July 2019 (UTC) --99of9 (talk) 01:53, 12 July 2019 (UTC)