Wikidata talk:WikiProject Periodicals

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Title language of journals[edit]

Minor thing: I just noticed that these are English by default (sample fix).
--- Jura 20:46, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Mismatch in taxonomy of Wikidata and English Wikipedia[edit]

This is a vexing issue in my work on newspaper articles, though it would apply to other subject areas as well:

There is not (and should not be) a perfect 1:1 relationship between Wikidata items and Wikipedia articles. Case in point:

w:en:German language newspapers of Oregon discusses several newspapers.

Wikidata should have items for each of those newspapers. (Currently, here are two: Q55627861 and Q57207037.)

It seems to me that these items and the Wikipedia article should be linked, but it's not possible to do so. I tried to link each of the Wikidata items to the Wikipedia redirect page for each newspaper, but Wikidata "resolves" the redirect to the article it points to, so it's not possible to add a Wikipedia link to the second (or third, etc.) Wikidata item related to that article.

What's the best approach here? -Pete F (talk) 19:45, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

A possible, if incomplete, approach: I could create a Wikidata item for "German language newspapers of Oregon," and make each newspaper item an "instance of" it. I suppose that's probably the only viable way to do it that fits into the way Wikidata works...yes? -Pete F (talk) 19:49, 10 October 2018 (UTC)

P123: Should this be used for people, organizations, or both?[edit]

I've opened a discussion about whether Property:P123 ("publisher") should be used to indicate the person who serves as a newspaper's publisher, the [person or organization] who owns the paper (for which we already have Property:P127 ("owner")), or both (as it seems to be now). Please join the discussion over there if you have thoughts! -Pete F (talk) 22:23, 27 November 2018 (UTC)