[Wiki Loves Monuments] Moving monuments database to Wikidata

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Jul 26 18:27:13 UTC 2015

On 26 July 2015 at 18:12, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nicolas VIGNERON, 26/07/2015 19:09:
>> More explicitely, can you give two items where you are have to have the
>> exact same label *and* description?
> We don't have descriptions, so we're left only with label. Again, this can
> be worked around by adding some "noise" into either label or description
> (like "object authorised by institution X for WLM"), but first we need a
> policy, guideline or discussion to state this is ok for Wikidata.

You mint your own descriptions. Consider:

   * Church in Milan
   * Heritage monument on Via Example in Rome

or indeed:

   * object authorised by institution X for WLM

You need no prior "policy, guideline or discussion" to do this; it's
core to Wikidata's functionality.

Andy Mabbett

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