Commons:Structured data/Modeling/Source

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How to model various types of sources in structured data, for files on Wikimedia Commons

Caution: distinction between a digital file, and a creative work shown/depicted in a file[edit]

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.


Modeling various sources related to Wikimedia Commons files[edit]

Case Example file Statement
Own work uploaded to Commons Petra Al-Kaznah by Night.jpg source of file (P7482)original creation by uploader (Q66458942)
(other cases still under discussion)
Type of metadata Notes Wikidata property Status
Example Example Example Crystal128-configure.svg Work in progress
Example Example Example Crystal128-configure.svg Work in progress

General notes and remarks[edit]


(list files below that provide best practices on how to model various situations)