Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Wikisource/Bibliographic Structured Data on Wikisource

Bibliographic Structured Data on Wikisource

  • Problem: Cataloging Wikisource with Wikidata is possible, but an embedded solution like Structured data on Commons would enable to add more detailed metadata holdings and annotation at/in the documents
  • Proposed solution: a structured data part in Wikisource like the Structured Data on Commons + integration Template:Annotate_QID developed by Mfchris84 in 2021, Wikidata: Q106805878
  • Who would benefit: visibility and SPARQL-Query usage for Wikisource, textbox quality, interoperability, Wikisource communities in participating international wikisource versions
  • More comments: There could be two ways in which Structured Data on Wikisource could be used:
  1. bibiographic metadata about documents on Wikisource are stored in Wikidata and linked over the sitelink (schema:) to Wikisource. The Wikisource community could use this data to automatic generate infoboxes (textboxes).
    • maybe there is a lack of discussion about the bibliographic metadata model on Wikisource. imho represents Wikisource pages a new version/edition of the underlying work. so instead of linking the Wikisource pages directly as sitelink to the originate works or editions, something similar to SDC "digital representation of" would be even more precise.
  2. a great benefit of "structured data on Wikisource" could be the possibility to tag or (semi-)automatically recognize "named entites" within the given text corpora. many items (e.g. persons, places) where mentioned in different ways in the text, in interesting and important ways - but not important enough to define them as "main subject" (P920) in the bibliographic (wikidata) item. but if we could have to create a tagged map of named entites linked by Q-IDs a really new way of searching or disovering Wikisource articles could be enabled.


Hi. It is the renewed partly enriched proposal from Wishlist Survey 2021. We got some strong support last year. I hope some planing and development will take place step by step. --Jeb (talk) 09:36, 22 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
WE-Framework is helpful to add metadata, but Ankry and other's said it's dangerous tool. Matlin (talk) 11:34, 22 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]