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UNIT-LINEAR - Humanities

Field label
UNIT-LINEAR
Field mnemonic
UNL
Field name
  • Unit Linear
  • Unité de mesure linéaire
Field definition
This field contains the linear unit of measurement (metric or Imperial) used consistently for the dimension fields, according to international codes or abbreviations.
Status
Strongly recommended for uploading to Artefacts Canada. Required for data contributed to Artefacts Canada as part of a CHIN-funded project (e.g. VMC).
Heading
DIMENSION 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 internationally accepted name or abbreviation for the unit of measurement. Do not use multiple entries. All measurements of the object should be made in the same unit. Avoid abbreviating the unit of measurement for Imperial units. Express metric units by the appropriate symbol (for example, cm); do not use punctuation following the metric symbol. Write the unit in lowercase. Exceptions include proper names and certain types of symbols or abbreviations. Use the following metric symbols: m (metre); cm (centimetre); mm (millimetre); g (gram); kg (kilogram). Use the following Imperial units: inches; feet; ounces; pounds.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Height (HT), Length (LE), Width (WI), Depth (DP), Thickness (TH), Inside Diameter (IDIA), Outside Diameter (ODIA), Circumference (CI), Image Height (IHT), Image Width (IWI), Base Width (BWI), Base Length (BLE), Base Thickness (BASTH), Body Diameter (BDIA), Body Thickness (BTH), Shoulder Diameter (SHDIA), Shoulder Thickness (STH), Neck Diameter (NDIA), Lip Diameter (LDIA), Lip Thickness (LTH), Rim Thickness (RIMTH), Bore Diameter (BORE), Working Edge Length (WELE), Working Edge Width (WEWI), Width at Haft (HFTWI), Platform Width (PLWI), Platform Depth (PLDP), Notch Length (NOL), and Notch Depth (NOD).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • inches
  • cm
  • mm
  • pouces
  • cm
  • mm
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
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 109-120. Website: http://www.vraweb.org/ccoweb/cco/about.html (accessed 2013-10-28).
Field label (French)
UNITÉ DE MESURE LINÉAIRE
Field mnemonic (French)
UNL

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