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OBJECT TYPE - Humanities

Field label
OBJECT TYPE
Field mnemonic
OT
Field name
  • Object Type
  • Type de l'objet
Field definition
This field contains the descriptive modifier or secondary descriptor of the object term. In the case where a museum uses a combined object term, the term is entered into the Object Name field.
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IDENTIFICATION FIELDS
Comments
NOTE: This field has NOT been updated as part of the May 2010 Data Dictionary update. Priority for the Data Dictionary update was given to those fields that are required or strongly recommended for Artefacts Canada contribution. The Entry Rules for this field will be updated at a later date.
Entry rules
Enter the descriptive modifier. Multiple terms should be separated by a semicolon and a space. Attributed data should be followed by space "?".
Cataloguers rules
CHIN's standard is to split the object term into two fields: Object Name (OB) and Object Type (OT).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Reference
Delroy, Stephen H. 1994. Object Name and Related Standards. Canadian Heritage Information Network, Ottawa.
Examples
  • oil
  • mini
  • flintlock
  • conversion ?
  • electric
  • demitasse
  • de dentelle
  • d'exposition
  • à dentelle
  • de dentellière
  • à ragoût ?
  • demi-tasse
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Source
  • History Task Force
Field label (French)
TYPE DE L'OBJET
Field mnemonic (French)
TOB

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