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Works vs Editions


WikiProject:Books follows FRBR, which is a system used internationally be libraries, to distinguish between data recorded for a work and data recorded for an edition. On Wikisource, the two should be placed on separate data items. This way, multiple editions of a work can each have their data stored on Wikidata, without confusion. Each published edition should be separate from all other editions, and separate from a data item for the work of literature. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:10, 30 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

For example: Death Comes for the Archbishop (Q115978630) is the 2023 Standard Ebooks edition. And I have created Death comes for the Archbishop (Q117344844) for the 1927 edition being transcribed at en.WS. These two editions must have their own data items, or else there would be multiple dates, publishers, distribution formats, and links all jumbled together on the same data item. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:42, 30 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

@encycloPetey: Thank you. So would have its own item, or would it be whichever edition they are reading from? — user:Arlo Barnes (talk) 08:14, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply
If it's possible to identify which edition they read from, then it could be placed on that edition. However, that's usually difficult or impossible to determine. Additionally, we need to track information like the reader, publish date for the recording, the cast members if it's a LibriVox perfromed play, or the readers of each section if it's a divided effort reading. So the best option is to give LibriVox recordings their own data items. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:14, 31 March 2023 (UTC)Reply



Are you going to start a discussion on creating a VLM property, so we can import the entire database and do a mix-n-match? RAN (talk) 19:36, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ): Yes, please comment at wikidata:property proposal/Veterans Legacy Memorial. Arlo Barnes (talk) 19:37, 11 December 2023 (UTC)Reply
And now, Veterans Legacy Memorial ID (P12389)! 06:17, 1 February 2024 (UTC)