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Best regards! Emw (talk) 01:36, 6 January 2014 (UTC)


Would you mind providing examples for your NARA property proposals at WD:Property proposal/Authority control? Thanks, --Jakob (talk) 21:18, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

I provided examples in the original proposal. Please see my comment in the discussion section. Dominic (talk) 19:45, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

NARA propertiesEdit

Hi Dominic, what is the status of these NARA properties?

A lot of them give broken links making them quite useless. I already pinged you on Wikidata:Identifier migration/1, but I guess you missed that. In the current state I'm probably going to propose to delete them, but maybe you can clarify things so it can be corrected. Multichill (talk) 09:45, 14 August 2016 (UTC)

Hey @Multichill. These are definitely an issue. NARA's catalog changed its domain and identifier structure last year. This was a good thing for us, because we moved to a single unified identifier system, called NAID (National Archives Identifier) for all catalog records and authorities, instead of many different ones. Any link to{id} should now work. This means all the existing identifiers could be merged into a single new National Archives Identifier property. I think the broken links for some of those are a bug in the URL redirecting. It seems to be only affecting authority identifiers(?). I will report it to our help desk and see what they say. Thanks! Dominic (talk) 17:38, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Hey Dominic, I changed US National Archives Identifier (P1225) to become the new property, but now I realize it's probably easier to just reuse P1222 (P1222). Looks like there is no need to change the id there. Multichill (talk) 20:03, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, @Multichill:. I just removed all of the uses of P1223 (P1223), since there were only a dozen and they seemed all broken. Looks like the others are all not in use. So I suppose they can be deleted/redirected (or whatever is the proper action for Wikidata)? I've cleaned up P1226 so it is current. Are there properties for adding "former name" or "former URL"? I couldn't find anything useful. Dominic (talk) 21:06, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

NARA properties with issuesEdit

Hi Dominic -

I found another issue in the NARA database:

Thanks! - PKM (talk) 19:26, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

Thanks so much. I have sent both of these along for correction. Dominic (talk) 19:52, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

Muster RollsEdit

I've created a new item muster roll (Q65789047). I've added <has parts of the class> "muster roll" to your various NAID items (Muster Roll (NAID 3074205) (Q64531137) etc.). Should those be <instance of> "muster roll" now that it exists instead? - PKM (talk) 21:16, 22 July 2019 (UTC)

@PKM: Yes, I think it could make sense to add that as a value, but still keep "collection" as well? I would note that that example looks like it is a series that is literally a single muster roll, but there may be other cases (or most cases) where a series is composed of multiple muster rolls (or a muster roll and related objects). Thanks! Dominic (talk) 01:02, 23 July 2019 (UTC)

Size 0Edit

Please see Property talk:P1436. --- Jura 11:35, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 17:37, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Item change requestEdit

Please change family name (P734) Wojtyla to Wojtyła (Q56541347) in John Paul II (Q989). Thanks!!! -- 22:08, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Reminder: Community Insights SurveyEdit

RMaung (WMF) 19:53, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

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