Project:Meta/person-not-of-interest

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Beyond Notability: Person not of Interest

A Person not of Interest is typically a man who worked in archaeology, history and/or heritage between 1870 and 1950, and who we encounter in our main archival records of interest, but have chosen not to investigate details of their lives or copy across known data, in order to focus our labour on Persons of Interest. In short, many man we encounter are well represented elsewhere (and tend to be over-represented as a whole compared with women), so we link to data about them rather than replicate that data.

As such, many of these records will be no more than a name. Where they are developed, links to external services are prioritised in order to provide linkages that enable queries that combine our data and external data (e.g. see the query 'Where women in our data are in wikidata, their spouses, fathers, and mothers according to wikidata' on our Example Queries page.

That said, anyone encountering this site is welcome to develop these entries using the template for Persons of Interest as a guide.

BEFORE CREATING A NEW ITEM ALWAYS SEARCH HERE TO CHECK IF A RECORD FOR THEM EXISTS ALREADY (you may be pleasantly surprised!

Template

Link to Wikidata entry

described at URL (P14) > full url for wikidata item for person, e.g. https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q18674130.

Link to Archaeology Data Service entry

Archaeology Data Service person ID (P34) > free text identifer for person from Archaeology Data Service.

With qualifier:

Link to other IDs

Especially for authors, ideally link to VIAF and WorldCat Identities, where they exist. Use as with Wikidata entry. See Nina Frances Layard (Q60) for example of use.