Wikidata:Property proposal/front and back matter

front and back matterEdit

Originally proposed at Wikidata:Property proposal/Creative work

Representsfront and back matter of a book (Q61782498)
Data typeItem
Allowed valuesone of table of contents (Q1456936), abbreviations table (Q97495872), preface (Q670787), table of contents (Q1456936), etc.
Example 1File:The book of roses (IA bookofroses00park).pdftable of contents (Q1456936), qualified with file page (P7668)=13
Example 2File:The book of roses (IA bookofroses00park).pdfdedication (Q1898184), qualified with file page (P7668)=11
Example 3A Naval Biographical Dictionary (Q16055052)preface (Q670787), qualified with statement is subject of (P805)=Preface (NBD) (Q23989689)
Example 4Q96643524table of contents (Q1456936), qualified with page(s) (P304)=176
Example 5Q96643524abbreviations table (Q97495872), qualified with page(s) (P304)=VII-X
See also
  • has parts of the class (P2670): the subject instance has parts of the object class (the subject is usually not a class)
  • title page number (P4714): qualifier to indicate the number of the page of a document in which the title page is located. Don't use for the actual cover page.


While has parts of the class (P2670) can work fairly well on items in Wikidata, it's less so for djvu/pdf files that need statements on Commons. A template would need to check each value of P2670 if it wouldn't apply to another element. An alternative could be properties like title page number (P4714), but we would need to create a new property for each one. (Add your motivation for this property here.) --- Jura 16:54, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

@Jarekt: re c:Template:Book. --- Jura 16:54, 16 August 2020 (UTC)


  •   Support I think this will be a fine addition to book model. --Jarekt (talk) 01:43, 17 August 2020 (UTC)