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Files on Commons use variety of infoboxes to display file metadata, with different template customized for different types of files. Infoboxes serve several purposes, like organizing the data and displaying it using unified look, adding machine-readable metadata, and localizing (translating) the field names to the language of the viewer. The main infoboxes which are meant to be used primarily in file namespace are:

  • {{Information}} – default template meant especially for photographs created by users.
  • {{Artwork}} – for paintings, artworks and artifacts held by museums and other GLAM institutions
  • {{Photograph}} – for photographs held by museums and other GLAM institutions
  • {{Art photo}} – for photographs of artworks with more fields for photographer metadata
  • {{Book}} – for books
  • {{Map}} – for maps
  • {{Musical work}} – for music files

There are also many less frequently used templates which were written based on one of the main infobox templates:

Infobox fields[edit]

The table below compares the fields of main infobox templates, showing the parameter names used by each template that goes with the field on the left most colum (last verified on ). Some parameter names have several alternatives, for example using upper and lower case, or using underscores or spaces in case of multi-word parameter. In few cases alternative parameter names are different words. Those are listed in separate lines.

Field text
(link to i18n page)
{{Information}} {{Artwork}} {{Photograph}} {{Art photo}} {{Book}} {{Map}} {{Musical work}}
People
Author author author author author
Photographer photographer
author
photographer
Artist artist artist
Editor editor
Translator translator
Illustrator illustrator
Composer composer
Lyrics writer lyrics writer
Performance artist performer
Date
Date date date
year
date
year
date
photo date
date
Year of publication date print date
Composition date composition date
Performance date performance date
Map date map date
Description
Original caption original description
Description description description description description
photo description
description description description
Title
Title
title title title title title title
Subtitle subtitle
Series title series title
Object type object type object type
Depicted people depicted people
Depicted place depicted place
Medium medium
technique
medium
technique
medium medium
technique
Dimensions dimentions
size
dimentions
size
dimentions dimentions
size
Archival data
Current location institution
gallery
museum
institution
gallery
institution
gallery
institution
gallery
institution
location/department department location department
References references references references references references
Place of discovery place of discovery place of discovery
Place of creation place of creation place of creation
Object history object history object history
Exhibition history exhibition history exchibition history
Credit line credit line credit line
Inscriptions inscriptions inscriptions inscriptions inscriptions
Notes notes notes notes notes
Accession number accession number
ID
accession number
ID
accession number
ID
accession number
ID
accession number
ID
URI
Record ID record ID
Bibliographic data
Volume volume
Edition edition
Authority control ISBN, LCCN, OCLC ISBN, LCCN, OCLC, BNF
Publisher publisher publisher
Printer printer printer
Place of publication city
Language language language
Page overview pageoverview
Geodata
Map legend legend
Map location location
Map projection projection
Map scale scale
Heading heading
Bounding box latitude
longitude
Map set / atlas set
Map sheet sheet
Map type type
Source/License
Source/Photographer source source
Source source source source source source source
Permission permission permission permission artwork license
photo license
permission/license permission/license permission
Other versions other versions other versions other versions other versions other versions other versions other versions
Camera location camera coord

See also[edit]