Wikidata:Property proposal/Index herbariorum code

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Index Herbariorum code[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Natural science

DescriptionCode in Index Herbriorum for plant collections
Data typeString
Allowed values[A-Z]+
Example 1Herbarium of the Chilean National Museum of Natural History (Q56556081) → SGO
Example 2Cambridge University Herbarium (Q56486967) → CGE
Example 3Hungarian Natural History Museum herbarium (Q56486965) → BP
Sourcehttp://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/ih/
Number of IDs in sourcejust above 3000, but a certain proportion are historical (destroyed, merged...)
Expected completenesseventually complete (Q21873974)/is complete, but new values may exist in the future (Q47169297)

Motivation[edit]

While adding basic informations to items created from some repositories in Wikispecies, I've found myself heavily frustrated by the restrictions of short name (P1813), most notably its language requirements, as these standard abbreviations are language agnostic (indeed they are used even in nonlatin languages, e.g.). Furthermore, they frequently do not correspond to the abbreviations used elsewhere (e.g. Field Museum of Natural History (Q1122595), usually abbreviated FMNH, is just F) or even to the name of the institutions in question (as can be seen for SGO and BP above, taken not from the institution names, but the cities where they are located).

One could conceive of a broader property that would be inclusive of other specialties, but while lists have been compiled (notably for ichtyology and herpetology), they remain relatively informal and unstandardized, so I'm sticking to a more restricted property for the time being. Circeus (talk) 21:45, 10 September 2018 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

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Jean-Marc Vanel
Joel Sachs
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Michael Goodyear
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Mr. Fulano (talk)
Nis Jørgensen
Peter Coxhead
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Andy Mabbett (talk)
Plantdrew
Prot D
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Rod Page
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Tom.Reding
Tommy Kronkvist (talk)
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Circeus
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@Circeus, ArthurPSmith, Brya, Tommy Kronkvist, Mr. Fulano, Cwf97: @Accurimbono: ✓ Done Now Index Herbariorum code (P5858). Lymantria (talk) 07:07, 18 September 2018 (UTC)