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INSTITUTION - Humanities

Field label
INSTITUTION
Field mnemonic
INS
Field name
  • Institution Name
  • Etablissement
Field definition
This field contains the full name of the institution responsible for the creation and maintenance of the document. Ownership of the object cannot necessarily be assumed.
Status
Default value (required) when mapping to Artefacts Canada. Museums do not need to record this data within their collections management systems unless required for in-house functions. This information can be entered as a ‘default’ value on the CHIN Artefacts Canada mapping table, so that the institution name is automatically added to each record that you upload to Artefacts Canada.
Heading
INSTITUTION FIELDS
Comments
Edits were made to this field in May 2010. Data entry rules were made more precise, and harmonized with those recommended in Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images. By Murtha Baca, Patricia Harpring, Elisa Lanzi, Linda McRae, and Ann Whiteside. Visual Resources Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006. Website: http://www.vrafoundation.org/ccoweb/index.htm (accessed 2010-03-05).
Entry rules
Enter the full name of the institution. Do not use multiple entries. See “Status” information above. Capitalize proper names. Avoid abbreviations, except abbreviations that are part of the institution’s official name. Use the name in the language of the catalogue record if warranted by authoritative sources. Use diacritics as appropriate. Do not invert the name.
Cataloguers rules
If an item is on long term loan, enter the owner's name under Current Owner (CO), or use Source (SR) and enter "loan" in Acquisition Mode (MO).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Reference
CHIN. 1997. Guide to Canadian Museums and Galleries. Canadian Heritage Information Network, Hull. [Internet Web site] http://www.chin.gc.ca Museums & Galleries [Accessed January 1998].
Examples
  • New Brunswick Museum
  • Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • Nova Scotia Museum
  • Provincial Museum of Alberta
  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick
  • New Brunswick Museum
  • Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
  • Musée du Séminaire de Sherbrooke
  • Musée Sturgeon River House Museum
Authority list
Museums In Canada, Virtual Museum of Canada. Canadian Heritage Information Network, Gatineau. Website: http://www.museevirtuel-virtualmuseum.ca/Search.do?mu=on&lang=en (accessed 2010-03-05).
Discipline
  • Administration
Source
  • Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
  • History Task Force
  • Ethnology Task Force
  • Fine and Decorative Arts Task Force
  • Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images. By Murtha Baca, Patricia Harpring, Elisa Lanzi, Linda McRae, and Ann Whiteside. Visual Resources Association. Chicago: American Library Association, 2006. Pages 286-292. Website: http://www.vraweb.org/ccoweb/cco/about.html (accessed 2013-10-28).
Field label (French)
ÉTABLISSEMENT
Field mnemonic (French)
ETAB

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