Work

An individual work such as a text, archive item or picture; or a grouping of individual works (so, for instance, an archive collection counts as a work, as do all the series and individual files within it). Each work may exist in multiple instances (e.g. copies of the same book). N.B. this is not synonymous with “work” as that is understood in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records model (FRBR) but represents something lower down the FRBR hierarchy, namely manifestation. Groups of related items are also included as works because they have similar properties to the individual ones.

object

An individual work such as a text, archive item or picture; or a grouping of individual works (so, for instance, an archive collection counts as a work, as do all the series and individual files within it). Each work may exist in multiple instances (e.g. copies of the same book). N.B. this is not synonymous with “work” as that is understood in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records model (FRBR) but represents something lower down the FRBR hierarchy, namely manifestation. Groups of related items are also included as works because they have similar properties to the individual ones.

id
string

The canonical identifier given to a thing.

readOnly: true
title
string

The title or other short label of a work, including labels not present in the actual work or item but applied by the cataloguer for the purposes of search or description.

description
string

A description given to a thing.

physicalDescription
string

A description of specific physical characteristics of the work.

workType
object

A broad, top-level description of the form of a work: namely, whether it is a printed book, archive, painting, photograph, moving image, etc.

id
string
label
string
type
string
1 validation
extent
string

Number of physical pages, volumes, cassettes, total playing time, etc., of of each type of unit

lettering
string

Recording written text on a (usually visual) work.

createdDate
object

A period of time

id
string

The canonical identifier given to a thing

identifiers
array[object]

Relates the item to a unique system-generated identifier that governs interaction between systems and is regarded as canonical within the Wellcome data ecosystem.

label
string
type
string
1 validation
contributors
array[object]

Relates a work to its author, compiler, editor, artist or other entity responsible for its coming into existence in the form that it has.

agent
object
roles
array[object]

The list of contribution roles.

type
string
1 validation
identifiers
array[object]

Relates the item to a unique system-generated identifier that governs interaction between systems and is regarded as canonical within the Wellcome data ecosystem.

identifierType
object
value
string

The value of the thing. e.g. an identifier

type
string

A type of thing

1 validation
subjects
array[object]

Relates a work to the general thesaurus-based concept that describes the work’s content.

id
string
identifiers
array[object]
label
string

A label given to a thing.

concepts
array[object]

Relates a subject to a list of concepts.

type
string
1 validation
genres
array[object]

Relates a work to the genre that describes the work’s content.

label
string

A label given to a thing.

concepts
array[object]

Relates a genre to a list of concepts.

type
string
1 validation
thumbnail
object

A location that provides access to an item

items
array[object]

List of items related to this work.

id
string

The canonical identifier given to a thing.

1 validation
identifiers
array[object]

Relates the item to a unique system-generated identifier that governs interaction between systems and is regarded as canonical within the Wellcome data ecosystem.

locations
array[object]

List of locations that provide access to the item

type
string

A type of thing

1 validation
production
array[object]

Relates a work to its production events.

label
string
places
array[object]
agents
array[object]
dates
array[object]
function
object
type
string
1 validation
language
object

A language recognised as one of those in the ISO 639-2 language codes.

id
string

An ISO 639-2 language code.

label
string

The name of a language

type
string

A type of thing

1 validation
dimensions
string
type
string

A broad, top-level description of the form of a work: namely, whether it is a printed book, archive, painting, photograph, moving image, etc.

readOnly: true