From a Wikidata point of view, it's really good to have one dedicated page ofr the "work" and different ones for the "editions": you can structure both Wikisource and Wikidata with a clear structure, without ambiguities.

This is an example of a Wikisource Work page:

These are very important books that have had different editions in the past, and a dedicated namespace is good so you can have
* dedicated templates
* dedicated categories
* dedicated layout

A disambiguation page is in ns0, and it's conceptually different from a "multiple edition" page... So in this way is easy to tell the difference.

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 7:46 PM, Nicolas VIGNERON <> wrote:
2017-10-31 18:45 GMT+01:00 Andrea Zanni <>:
For the "work" concept, Italian Wikisource decided to create a real and new namespace, "Opera" (which means work).
It's the one page where we store the links to multiple editions of a certain book we have.

It's not a disambiguation page in the sense that a disambiguation page works with different books from different authors with the same title
e.g. "Poems"...


I forgot about that too.
Aubrey; Could you tell us the advantage and inconvenient of this system (and in comparison to the 'multiple editions' pages of the others Wikisources).

Cdlt, ~nicolas

PS: this is the kind of question that would be interesting to have during a hangout session like we had (I will write a separate mail to re-launch them)

Wikisource-l mailing list