Caution: distinction between a digital file, and a creative work shown/depicted in a file
When a file on Wikimedia Commons shows/depicts a creative work, date information about the file and about the depicted work are usually very different.
In some cases (when? criteria?) it is best to describe the creative work as an item on Wikidata to keep this distinction clear.
|Type of metadata||Notes||Wikidata property||Status|
|Creation date||Too generic? What is exactly the creation date of a file?||inception (P571)||Specify further? Work in progress|
|Publication date||First time shared with a wider audience (affects copyright status)||publication date (P577)||Work in progress|
|Date depicted||Map or other representation of a specific date||date depicted (P2913)|
|Example||Example||Example||Work in progress|
General notes and remarks
- Date properties should be direct, in order to be able to add qualifiers
(list files below that provide best practices on how to model various situations)