Using annotation for later use?

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#1

@Zas You wrote this annotation:


Do you do that this way to process all this informations later?
Or is this the way for import scripts to save such informations?


#2

FWIW, I personally often use annotations for stuff that I don’t feel like relationshipifying right now, and especially stuff that can’t properly be relationshipified within the current system/options.


#3

Yes, because i don’t have time to relationshipify (as Freso said) all the releases i import, and also because those informations may disappear from source before they are fully entered as relationships.

I do it mosly for small/unknown bands, because it is often hard to find infos about those bands (especially years after the release of their sole EP…), sometimes relationships are incomplete so i just keep that around to check what is missing later.

Since i lack of time, i always expect another editor to do it :wink: But once the annotation data was carefully checked and properly entered it should be removed.

Import scripts don’t do it automatically (and shouldn’t imho), but i do it a lot for Bandcamp imported releases because Bandcamp annotation is usually worthy (being written by label or artist). Many of those are just what appear on physical releases, i just take care to not copy information not matching the release (for example, CD catno, or packaging info).


#4

I was wondering if I should start copying the short descriptions from bandcamp release page to annotations. Because there’s almost always a short write-up.

I’m importing this EP at the moment: https://pantherakrause.bandcamp.com/album/all-my-circuits-part-i and I thought that, well, since it’s first-hand (coming from the artist or the label), promotional info about the release, why not include it on musicbrainz?


#5

Because (precisely because it’s written by the artist or the label) it’s copyrighted, while our annotation field is specifically Creative Commons licensed :slight_smile:


#6

Ok then. I assume that cover arts are copyrighted as well, but we can add them since they’re not stored on mb servers, right?


#7

“for later use” implies you are going to actually come back to it. It shouldn’t mean “let someone else deal with it a few years from now when they come to the entry”.


#8

That, plus we don’t claim they’re actually creative commons licensed. The annotation is mostly supposed to be for MB stuff - it’s fine to paste a list of credits there if for whatever reason you can’t add them (no time or whatever), but not promo text or liner notes :slight_smile: