Wikidata:Property proposal/access restriction status

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access restriction status[edit]

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Creative work

Descriptionstatus of any access restrictions on the object, collection, or materials
Representsaccess restriction (Q66439731)
Data typeItem
Allowed valuesnot yet determined (Q59496158), unknown (Q24238356), fully restricted (Q66739729), unrestricted (Q66739888), partly restricted (Q66739849), possibly restricted (Q66739875)
Example 1President Barack Obama Hugs Congresswoman Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords (NAID 118817949) (Q66425153) -> fully restricted (Q66739729)
Example 2000.5 Crimes 1948 (NAID 16925695) (Q66440185) -> unrestricted (Q66739888)
Example 3Millennium Toast 12/31/99 (NAID 20761072) (Q66440176) -> partly restricted (Q66739849)
Example 4000.7/110 (NAID 1146019) (Q66440182) -> possibly restricted (Q66739875)


This property is analogous to properties like access status (P6954) or copyright status (P6216), but refers to actual access, as opposed to rights. By "access," I mean access (Q57699905), so primarily about physical access, though also potentially digital (in reference to things like viewing or downloading, regardless of copyright considerations). I do not see that this has been modeled before. Many cultural repositories have a field like this, which states whether or not a catalogued object can be, for example, requested to be viewed in an archival research room, or borrowed from a library—or perhaps it is restricted due to reasons such as preservation concerns or privacy. Dominic (talk) 17:13, 14 August 2019 (UTC)


  • Symbol support vote.svg Support David (talk) 05:08, 15 August 2019 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Especially for archives. But how to model the more specific status? Presidential Records Act, Top secret. privacy. Can we add an example? --Hannolans (talk) 09:28, 16 August 2019 (UTC)
    • @Hannolans: Yes, that's where I was going with this next. There are both specific access restrictions and specific use restrictions to model. I guess if we identify or create items for all the entities you're referring to, then we just add it as a qualifier to claims with this property, with has cause (P828). I haven't assessed all of them yet, but I will do so for NARA terms, at least.
    • Right now, we lack some basic term items, such as the state of being "restricted" or "unrestricted" (as a general condition), and even an item for the concept of "restriction". Making items for terms like that is not really my specialty, so if you want to take a stab at that, it would be great. And also, for possibly/partially, I think this is a similar conversation to the one we're having for copyright status. Dominic (talk) 20:27, 16 August 2019 (UTC)

@ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل 2, Dominic, Hannolans: ✓ Done: access restriction status (P7228). − Pintoch (talk) 07:36, 27 August 2019 (UTC)