I wanted to get an overview of all the properties used boy the instance
Painting (https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q3305213) for further mapping with
the Europeana Data Model.
My initial thought that I would find a representative list at
but in fact I have found much more properties used in association with
painting. So I was wondering whether it would be a good idea to update the
template mentioned above with the additional properties.
I think it would be really interesting for GLAMs to have access to to
representative templates listing all the properties used for a given type
of objects. It would help them to understand Wikidata and to compare it
with their own data. I think it would also help mappings activities. I on
behalf of Europeana would be happy to help in this task and also facilitate
the discussions with GLAMs around Wikidata.

What do you think?

Best wishes,

2015-04-04 23:45 GMT+02:00 Stas Malyshev <smalys...@wikimedia.org>:

> Hi!
> > For things that actually *are* free text, and not terribly long, a
> monolongual
> > (or, in the future, multilingual) text property could be used. "quote"
> already
> > exists, "abstract" could be added, pending community discussion. Length
> > limitations can be adjusted if need be.
> Maybe if the need of bigger texts arises we can have separate field
> type? Right now the storage model is not very good for storing texts of
> non-negligible sizes, especially multilingual ones (x800 languages).
> OTOH, we have a type that allows us to use multimedia by integrating
> with Commons. So maybe the same idea with using some other wiki -
> quotes? sources? for bigger text snippets would work too? Just
> brainstorming here :)
> > What I was warning against is continuing the misuse of text fields for
> > semi-structured or even fully structured data that I have often seen in
> > meta-data. That kind of thing should not be copied to Wikidata.
> Right. I think it may be useful here to understand which kinds of text
> we're talking about which can't be structured but are big enough to
> cause concern. I.e. if it's quotes - we already have wikiquote, right? Etc.
> --
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