Wikidata:Property proposal/Ex Libris author ID

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Ex Libris author ID[edit]

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   Under discussion
Descriptionidentifier for an author on Ex Libris site
RepresentsEx Libris (Q1383272)
Data typeExternal identifier
Domainhuman (Q5), group of humans (Q16334295)
Example 1Basshunter (Q383541)basshunter
Example 2Matt Damon (Q175535)matt+damon
Example 3Robert Ludlum (Q224113)robert+ludlum
External linksUse in sister projects: [de][en][es][fr][it][ja][ko][nl][pl][pt][ru][sv][vi][zh][commons][species][wd].
Planned usePutting value to authors available from the Ex Libris site.
Expected completenessalways incomplete (Q21873886)
Formatter URL$1
See alsoDjshop artist ID (P6896)


Property for authors included in Ex Libris. Eurohunter (talk) 23:08, 10 August 2019 (UTC)


  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Seems to be not an ID, just a search string. If if were an ID, persons of the same name would have different, unique IDs to differentiate between them. But searching for "John Smith" for example gives me a lot of results that are clearly from all kinds of different people with this name. Even the results page for the "ID" of Matt Damon in the proposal includes stuff like this ("Matt Tramel, Sam Damon"), which clearly shows it's merely a search string, not an ID specificly for the person Matt Damon (Q175535). In addition, this is simply an online-shop and the proposed "ID" just leads to a search result page with products you can buy there. There's no information about the persons/topics and it's not curated in any way, so I don't really see its usefulness. --Kam Solusar (talk) 12:15, 16 August 2019 (UTC)