Wikidata:Wikidata for authority control

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Wikidata identifiers (QID for short) can be used externally for authority control. This page lists some examples (in order of the English alphabet). For an introduction to Wikidata, go here.

Please use instance of (P31) -> Wikidata property for authority control, with reciprocal use of Wikidata (Q24075706) on the (inverse) Wikidata properties, as appropriate.

Wikidata identifier (Q43649390) contains data about the QID concept; with Q43649390#P1535 repeating some of the information below, in machine-readable form.

AcaWiki[edit]

The summary of Wikidata: A Free Collaborative Knowledge Base links to the Wikidata item Q18507561 about that paper.

BARTOC[edit]

The page for ORCID: https://bartoc.org/en/node/2021 links to ORCID iD (Q51044).

BBC[edit]

The BBC "makes extensive use of identifiers from the Wikimedia family (Wikipedia and Wikidata)" (Quote from 2013 blog post; see also [1]

BBC Things[edit]

The BBC Things item for Rembrandt links to http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q5598 (see Rembrandt (Q5598)).

RES[edit]

The BBC's Research and Education Space (RES) project uses Wikidata. For example, http://acropolis.org.uk/a75e5495087d4db89eccc6a52cc0e3a4 refers to Judi Dench (Q28054) (in a collapsed section under the subheading "Judi Dench from www.wikidata.org").

Bibliowiki[edit]

The William Temple (1881-1944) entry links to William Temple (Q336315).

Crotos – Callisto[edit]

The Crotos entry about the painting "Embrasement de la tour Eiffel pendant l’Exposition universelle de 1889" links to the Wikidata item about the painting, Seine and Eiffel Tower in the Sunset (Q19018337). The associated Callisto map provides a convenient way to browse artworks by geolocation from Wikidata.

Flickr[edit]

See #Machine tagging, below.

Familysearch[edit]

See Edward Armstrong Wilson (free registration required)

gk.Historic.Place[edit]

Global Research Identifier Database[edit]

The GRID entry for Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology links to KAIST (Q39949)

IPTC[edit]

The International Press Telecommunications Council (Q1571780)'s NewsCodes Working Group has mapped the top two levels of hierarchical terms of Media Topics to Wikidata, using Simple Knowledge Organization System (Q2288360) mapping relationships.

ISNI[edit]

The entry for Jasper Fforde (Q713778) - at http://isni.org/isni/0000000121397156 - links to his item, under "Sources:", using the link text "WKD".

Kulturnav[edit]

The Kulturnav page about Ralph Erskine links to the Wikidata item Q959698 about the architect using "same as".

Library of Congress[edit]

FDD[edit]

The Library of Congress "Format Description Document" page: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/formats/fdd/fdd000022.shtml links to TIFF Revision 6.0 (Q27231633).

See also Yale blog post about this use.

Lib.Reviews[edit]

The lib.reviews (Q27926115) page https://lib.reviews/amazon-echo links to Amazon Echo (Q18511815)

- see blog post: https://lib.reviews/team/developers/post/b2245981-0e59-427f-a7fe-8e685b827656

Museum of Modern Art[edit]

The MoMA page about Eija-Liisa Ahtila lists her Wikidata item Q267559 as part of the "Wikipedia entry" section.

MusicBrainz[edit]

The MusicBrainz page about Ludwig van Beethoven lists his Wikidata item Q255 in the "External links" section.

The same page also includes, in its markup:

<head>
<script type="application/ld+json">
{
"@type":["Person","MusicGroup"],
"@id":"https://musicbrainz.org/artist/1f9df192-a621-4f54-8850-2c5373b7eac9",
"sameAs":["http://viaf.org/viaf/32182557","https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q255"]
}
</script>
</head>

[Whitespace added, and extraneous detail removed, for clarity]

Open Beauty Facts[edit]

e.g. entry for shampoos.

Open Food Facts[edit]

e.g. entry for apple juices.

Inverse properties: Open Food Facts food additive id (P1820), Open Food Facts food category ID (P1821)

Open Library[edit]

After experimenting with linking to Wikidata from the JSON versions of its entries (see example for Tim Berners-Lee), Open Library have since added Wikidata links (via Reasonator) to the HTML versions as well.

Inverse property: Open Library ID (P648)

Open Plaques[edit]

Inverse properties: OpenPlaques subject ID (P1430); OpenPlaques plaque ID (P1893)

OpenStreetMap[edit]

OSM objects[edit]

Over 142,000 (as at October 2016) objects in OpenStreetMap (OSM) include a tag with the equivalent Wikidata ID.

For example, the OSM object for Baldwin Street in Dunedin, New Zealand links to Baldwin Street (Q804877).

OSM also uses Wikidata IDs for secondary values; for example, the above object has the tag name:etymology:wikidata=Q8004980, referring to the fact that the street is named after William Baldwin (Q8004980).

  • Inverse property: OSM relation ID (P402) (relation-type objects only; other OSM IDs are considered too unstable).

OSM documentation[edit]

OSM documentation also uses Wikidata IDs; for example, the page about how to tag postboxes links to post box (Q49844).

OrgRef[edit]

Over 31,000 (as of April 2016) institutions and organizations in the OrgRef database include Wikidata ID's.

For example, "Ahi Evran University", OrgRef ID 38654481, links to Ahi Evran University (Q6088997).

Quora[edit]

172K topics (as of October 2017) matched to Wikidata items; linked to Wikidata from each Quora "topic management" pages

Example: https://www.quora.com/topic/SPARQL/manage links to SPARQL (Q54871)

See Quora blog post.

Also using coordinates from Wikidata to add maps to pages like https://www.quora.com/topic/Seattle-WA/manage

National Galleries of Scotland[edit]

The page on Paul Gauguin, under the heading "Wikipedia entry", uses text from the English-language Wikipedia and the identifier "37693", in reference to Paul Gauguin (Q37693).

See blog post

SHARE Catalogue[edit]

The SHARE Catalogue (Q56557486) entry for Alfonso Gatto links back to Alfonso Gatto (Q2755854).

TextRazor[edit]

TextRazor (Q54365914) is a web service which analyses text and identifies the entities and concepts discussed, returning the corresponding Wikidata QIDs. See https://www.textrazor.com/

Virtual International Authority File (VIAF)[edit]

The VIAF page about "Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot" links to the Wikidata item Q148475 about that creator. There is also a VIAF page at http://viaf.org/processed/WKP%7CQ148475 using Wikidata's QID

WikiTree[edit]

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Kubrick-1 links to Stanley Kubrick (Q2001); and to the Reasonator page for that ID.

Inverse property: WikiTree person ID (P2949)

Worldcat[edit]

http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n96-32654/ links to Andy Mabbett (Q15136093)

Use Library of Congress authority ID (P244)

Yle[edit]

The tags at the end of this article include one named "Auston Matthews", which links to an overview page for this tag, whose URL includes the Wikidata identifier Auston Matthews (Q20090644) (blog post).

Other[edit]

Home page tagging[edit]

The home page of https://www.apple.com/ includes:

<script type="application/ld+json">
	{
		"@context": "http://schema.org",
		"sameAs": [
			"http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q312",
		]
	}
</script>

referring to Apple (Q312).

Machine tagging[edit]

User-generated content on any site which allows the use of machine tags (aka "triple tags") can include Wikidata IDs.

For example this image of a Wild Turkey on Flickr (Commons' version shown) is tagged Wikidata:item=Q26844, referring to Meleagris gallopavo (Q26844).

See also[edit]