Template:Book

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Editor
Translator
Illustrator
Title
Subtitle
Series title
Volume
Edition
Authority control
Publisher
Printer
Year of publication
Place of publication
Language
Description
Page overview
Accession number
References
Source
Permission
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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Book/doc.

This template is used to provide formatting to the basic information about books and should be used in place of {{information}} when a set of images (either multiple files or a single DjVu or PDF) comprise the full text of a book.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Book templates, if used in a template.

Usage

{{Book
 |Author         =
 |Translator     =
 |Editor         =
 |Illustrator    =
 |Title          =
 |Subtitle       =
 |Series title   =
 |Volume         =
 |Edition        =
 |Publisher      =
 |Printer        =
 |Date           =
 |City           =
 |Language       =
 |Description    =
 |Source         =
 |Permission     =
 |Image          =
 |Image page     =
 |Pageoverview   =
 |Wikisource     =
 |Homecat        =
 |Other_versions =
 |ISBN           =
 |LCCN           =
 |OCLC           =
 |Linkback       =
}}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
Author
author
book's author or authors. If author is anonymous then write anonymous or unbekannt. If multiple authors then write various authors or verschiedene and provide Editor name using separate parameter. If possible create and use a creator template for the author providing identifying information and linking it with wikipedia and wikisource pages. empty optional
Translator
translator
book's translator or translators. See Author description for preferred format. empty optional
Editor
editor
book's editor or editors. See Author description for preferred format. empty optional
Illustrator
illustrator
book's illustrator or illustrators. See Author description for preferred format. empty optional
Title
title
title of the book. Some titles of very old books tend to be long, and are often split into the main title plus subtitle. In such a case please use Subtitle field. empty optional
Subtitle
subtitle
Subtitle of the book empty optional
Series title
series title
If book is a part of the series then provide series title. empty optional
Volume
volume
If book has multiple volumes then provide volume number. empty optional
Edition
edition
edition number empty optional
Publisher
publisher
book's publisher empty optional
Printer
printer
book's printer empty optional
Date
Date
Year of book publication. Use {{other date}} for approximate dates. empty optional
City
city
Place of publication, usually city. If possible use {{city}} or one of autotranslated city templates (see Category:Multilingual tags: Locations). Can also use links to a gallery or Wikipedia article. empty optional
Language
Language
language of the bookl (most of the time, but not always ISO codes). See http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/cldr/ for details. Do not use the {{language}} template, it is already coded into this template. empty optional
Description
description
description of the book. Please use multilingual templates like {{en}}. empty optional
Source
source
information about where the source of the files in the category. Usually name of the user or the institution that scanned the book with a link to the download page if possible. Source should always be specified and books without source will be tagged with {{Source missing}} template. empty optional
Permission
permission
license (such as {{PD-old-100}} or {{PD/1923|1912}}); used for pdf and DjVu files where the entire book is a single file. When creating book templates (for a group of images that are uploaded as separate files) leave this blank, as each file should use license template directly. empty optional
Image
image
image representing the book. Usually the front page or the cover. For multi-image pdf and DjVu files this is simply the filename. Omit "File:". empty optional
Image page
image page
Page number of the image representing the book. Usually the front page or the cover. Used for multipage pdf and DjVu images. empty optional
Pageoverview
pageoverview
field used to show page number, number of pages or possibly add links to all the pages. Different derivative templates used this field differently: empty optional
Wikisource
wikisource
link to related Wikisource page. Use s:en:Main Page notation. eg.: |Wikisource=s:en:Three Books of Occult Philosophy empty optional
Homecat
homecat
Used only when template:Book is used to create other templates, usually templates for specific books. Homecat (Home category) will categorize the book template without categorizing images using it. In order to auto-categorize images as well use separate {{Book/AutoCategory}} template. If Homecat is missing or points to non-existing category than template is added to Category:Book templates without home category. To avoid that use "Homecat=~". empty optional
Other_versions
other_versions
Other versions
other versions
Other versions of this same document on Commons, this can be used for files in a different format, or other editions of the same text. empty optional
Other_fields
other_fields
other fields
Other fields
Additional table fields. Easiest way to use it is through {{Information field|name=Field Name|value=Field Value}}. There are also other_fields_1, other_fields_2, and other_fields_3 for placing fields in other locations. empty optional
ISBN International Standard Book Number empty optional
LCCN Library of Congress Control Number: Authority data from the Library of Congress. empty optional
OCLC Title authority data from Online Computer Library Center. empty optional
Institution
institution
gallery
Gallery
Archive, Library or other institution owning the piece. Use this option only in case of unique or rare material, like Gutenberg Bible, maps, archival documents. When possible use collapsible institution templates like {{Institution:Library of Congress}} giving:
Library of Congress Link back to Institution infobox template wikidata:Q131454
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. - c. 1902.jpg
Native name Library of Congress
Location Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38° 53′ 19″ N, 77° 00′ 17″ W Link to OpenStreetMap  Link to Google Maps
Established
Website www.loc.gov
empty optional
Department
department
Department, division, collection, or other location within the institution. Use with "Institution" parameter. empty optional
Accession number
accession number
id
Id
ID
Institution's accession number or some other inventory or identification number. Provide also link to Institution database if available. Use with "Institution" parameter. empty optional
Linkback
references
Books and websites with information about the object. Please use {{Cite book}} and {{Cite web}} templates. empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: all namespaces

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Relies on:
{{language}}, {{city}}, {{ISOdate}}, {{Anonymous}}, {{Author}}

See also

{{Information}}, {{Artwork}}, {{Musical work}}

Localization

This template is localized by utilizing MediaWiki namespace messages. These can be translated at translatewiki.net (current translations).

Example usage

For example the source code of the book description at Category:Geometria by Augustin Hirschvogel is:

{{Book
| Author = Augustin Hirschvogel
| Date = 1543
| Image = Fotothek df tg 0003618 Geometrie ^ Architektur ^ Perspektive ^ Polyeder.jpg
| Language = German
| Source = Scan of original book from [[:de:Deutsche Fotothek|Deutsche Fotothek]]
| Subtitle = Das Bvch Geometria ist mein Namen, All Freye Kvnst Avs Zvm Ersten Kamen, Ich Bring Architectvra vnd Perspectiva zvsamen
| Title = Geometria
}}

For an example of the usage on a multi-image DjVu file see the implementation at: File:Three Books of Occult Philosophy (De Occulta Philosophia) (1651).djvu, the code follows:

{{Book
|Author={{creator:Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim}}
|Translator={{creator:John French}}
|Editor=
|Illustrator=
|Title=Three Books of Occult Philosophy
|Subtitle=
|Series title=
|Volume=
|Edition=
|Publisher=Gregory Moule
|Printer=R.W.
|Date={{date|1651||}}
|City=London
|Language=English
|Description={{en|Original 1651 English translation by [[John French (physician)|John French]] of [[w:De occulta philosophia libri tres|De occulta philosophia libra III (Three Books of Occult Philosophy)]] by [[w:Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa|Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa]]}}
|Source=http://archive.lib.msu.edu/AFS/dmc/arts/public/all/threebooksoccult/ANL.pdf [[w:Michigan State University|Michigan State University]] Libraries: [http://digital.lib.msu.edu/collections/index.cfm?TitleID=247 Digital Collections] individual pages are also available as .GIFs from the same source
|License={{PD-old-100}}
|Image=Three Books of Occult Philosophy (De Occulta Philosophia) (1651).djvu
|Image page=5
|Wikisource=s:en:Three Books of Occult Philosophy
|Homecat=
| Other_versions = [[:File:De Occulta Philosophia Libri III (1533).djvu|De Occulta Philosophia libri III (1533)]] (Latin); [[:File:Magische Werke (De Occulta Philosophia) (1855).djvu|Magische Werke (Book II) (1855)]] (German)  
}}

the same format would work with a multi-image pdf.