Wikidata:Property proposal/begin and end of covered period ; covered period
covered period (begin resp. end) ; covered period
This proposal is a group proposal. The first proposal is for a pair of properties, similarly to start time (P580) /end time (P582) , and the second is the analog of valid in period (P1264) for an item value instead of the pair of properties if relevant.
Second proposition :
Currently for this purpose start time (P580) and end time (P582) are used. This is incorrect as the english description of both implies that they can be used to express the date an item, like a collection, begins to exists. Clearly the date here is not the date the collection begins to exists but the date of the items that it collects begins to exists themselves, so this is not a good use. We need new properties to correct this bad and conflicting use. 14:42, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
- Comment I assume "covered period start/end" could also be used for books like The Clothing of the Common Sort, 1570-1700 (Q61438444)? - PKM (talk) 21:04, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
- Indeed, this is a book about a facet of an historical period.
- Comment English labels should be "covered period (start)" and "covered period (end)" for consistency with work period (start) (P2031), work period (end) (P2032). - PKM (talk) 21:04, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
- Change made. Thanks for the suggestions. 12:29, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
- Support Strong support. - PKM (talk) 19:00, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
- Support Note that we also have date depicted (P2913) for point dates (but perhaps only for use on visual works?), and set in period (P2408), for use on items for fictional works. Also, main subject (P921) = <some art movement> may sometimes be more appropriate for some collections or museums, eg Musée d'Orsay (Q23402), Tate Modern (Q193375) ? Jheald (talk) 15:45, 15 July 2019 (UTC)