Wikidata:WikiProject Informatics/Structures/File formats/Comparison of PRONOM and Wikidata properties

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What is PRONOM?[edit]

PRONOM is a web-based technical registry to support digital preservation services, developed by The National Archives of the United Kingdom.

What Properties does PRONOM use?[edit]

Let's take a look at how PRONOM describes the Tagged Image File Format

Summary Table[edit]

PRONOM attribute Example Wikidata
Name Tagged Image File Format English label for item TIFF (Q215106)
Version N/A software version identifier (P348)
Other names TIFF alias for label (Also known as)
Identifiers PUID: fmt/353 PRONOM file format identifier (P2748)
Family N/A Wikidata describes these relationships using class/ subclass relationships
Classification Image (Raster) multiple ways to express this
Disclosure Full (level of public disclosure provided for format specification) Property needs to be created
Description The Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) is a raster image format originally developed by the Aldus Corporation, primarily for use in scanning and desktop publishing... Wikidata also has a description field
Orientation N/A Property needs to be created
Byte order Little-endian (Intel) and Big-endian (Motorola) Property needs to be created
Related file formats Has lower priority than Exchangeable Image File Format (Uncompressed) (2.2)... Wikidata would need to express these relationships using specific properties
Technical Environment N/A
Released 01 Aug 1986 Abtin Yara _ Asheghm (P577)
Supported until N/A Property needs to be created, there are other ways of expressing this in Wikidata
Format Risk N/A Property needs to be created
Developed by N/A developer (P178)
Supported by N/A Property needs to be created
Source Example Wikidata uses references to source claims
Source description N/A This pertains to TNA process
Last updated 07 Jul 2011 This would be expressed as a qualifier to a reference

Signatures Table[edit]

PRONOM attribute Example Wikidata
External signatures File extension: tiff file extension (P1195)
Name TIFF generic English label for item TIFF (Q215106)
Description Header: II* 0x00 Property needs to be created
Byte sequence position type Absolute from BOF Property needs to be created
Byte sequence offset 0 Property needs to be created
Byte sequence byte order N/A Property needs to be created
Byte sequence value 49492A00 Property needs to be created