Last modified on 20 March 2014, at 10:56

Commons:Categories for discussion/2013/12/Category:Royal Library, The Hague

Category:Royal Library, The HagueEdit

I'm currently in the progress (as a part of the Wikipedia in Residence program for this institue) to coordinate media donations for this party. Therefore i'm planning to clean up and organise the images in this category.

First of all, the translation is wrong:, the Koninklijke Bibliotheek calls itself 'Koninklijke Bibliotheek, National library of the Netherlands' (see logo here) in English. But per partnerships i would opt for the shorter 'Koninklijke Bibliotheek' instead of a translation.

Second, i would opt for two categories (again like we do with all other partnerships): a 'Media contributed by Koninklijke Bibliotheek' that contains media donations, and one 'Koninklijke Bibliotheek' with images of the building and directly KB-related media.

Because the current category contains mostly donations i would vote to rename the current category 'Media contributed by Koninklijke Bibliotheek', and i'll create a 'Koninklijke Bibliotheek' category for any directly related KB-content that i'll move after that.

TL;DR: rename this category to Category:Media contributed by Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Huskyoog.jpg Husky (talk to me) 13:45, 5 December 2013 (UTC)

  1. Not the category should be renamed to that, but most of the files and subcategories should be moved there. A few, like Category:Directors of Royal Library, The Hague, should not.
  2. The category should be merged with Category:Koninklijke Bibliotheek.
- Andre Engels (talk) 16:48, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
I won't go into detail about name-giving, but what is common use in Commons, English or mother tongue? I can see that Det Kongelige Bibliotek is redirected to The Royal Library, Denmark and that Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden doesn't even seem to be a redirect to Category:Leiden University Library. On the other hand, Bibliothèque nationale de France is in French, and most German libraries use German names too: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Libraries_in_Berlin. Whatever is used, redirects are needed. Apart from that, four main subcategories look obvious with every library: 1) Collections of Library X, 2) Buildings of Library X, 3) Librarians from Library X and 4) Institution. All can have several sub-subcategories. "Media donated by Library X" can be a useful separate category. Vysotsky (talk) 17:20, 2 March 2014 (UTC)