Template:Information/doc

Purpose

This template records and displays metadata for media files, such as photographs and diagrams. It includes a description of the file, its source, and its copyright status.

Usage

{{Information
| description = 
| source      = 
| date        = 
| author      = 
| other_versions = 
}}


Parameters

description
Describe of the content, (historical) background, and in the case of scientific data, a brief scientific analysis of the media file.
author
Author(s) of the image. If no individual person is known, use the name of the institution that owns, published or released the file.
source
Explain where the image is acquired from. Please specify accurately. For instance:
  1. Work of the uploader themself: Specify "Own work".
  2. Acquired from a website: Specify the URL of the web page from which it is acquired. Optionally, include a direct link to the image. (Never include a direct link alone.)
  3. Scanned from a book or magazine: Specify the title, author, publisher, publication year, ISBN and page of the book or title, issue, volume, publication month and year, ISSN (if available) and page of the journal.
date
Date of creation, or date of publication. Please avoid ambiguous dates like 02/03/04 which can refer to 2 March 2004, 3 February 2004, 4 March 2002 or 3 April 2002, depending on the geographical origin of the person who sees it.
other versions
Optional. Links to other versions of this image. The links may be in form of a list of links or thumbnails of the other versions of the image.

Example

Example for File:Anders-Celsius-Head.jpg:

Description Part of an oil painting of Anders Celsius. Painting by Olof Arenius (1701 - 1766). The original painting is placed in the astronomical observatory of Uppsala University.
Source Astronomical observatory of Uppsala University
Author Olof Arenius
Date between 1701 - 1766
Other versions

File:Anders-Celsius.jpeg (full image)

TemplateData

This template is used to make a standardized table providing information about files, including a description, its copyright status, and its source.

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Descriptiondescription Description

Describe of the content, (historical) background, and in the case of scientific data, a brief scientific analysis of the media file.

Stringrequired
Sourcesource Source

Explain where the image is acquired from. Please specify accurately. (If it is the work of the uploader themself, use "Own work". If it was acquired from a website, specify the URL of the web page from which it is acquired. Optionally, include a direct link to the image. (Never include a direct link alone.) If it was scanned from a book or magazine, specify the title, author, publisher, publication year, ISBN and page of the book or title, issue, volume, publication month and year, ISSN (if available) and page of the journal.

Stringrequired
Datedate Date

Date of creation or date of publication. Please avoid ambiguous dates like 02/03/04 which can refer to 2 March 2004, 3 February 2004, 4 March 2002 or 3 April 2002, depending on the geographical origin of the person who sees it.

Stringoptional
Authorauthor Author

Author(s) of the image. If no individual person is known, use the name of the institution that owns, published or released the file.

Stringrequired
Other versionsother_versions Other_versions other versions

Links to other versions of this image. The links may be in form of a list of links or thumbnails of the other versions of the image.

Stringoptional