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OBJECT STATE - Humanities

Field label
OBJECT STATE
Field mnemonic
OPS
Field name
  • Object State
  • Etat physique de l'objet
Field definition
This field indicates the physical state of the object and is not meant to replace the condition fields.
Heading
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 physical state whether "complete" or "incomplete", "new" or "used", "working" or "not working". Attributed data should be followed by space "?". A semicolon and a space should separate multiple entries.
Cataloguers rules
See also, Initial Condition (KIC) and Object Portion (OP).
Data type
alpha-numeric string
Examples
  • complete
  • new
  • working order
  • incomplete
  • used
  • inoperable ?
  • complet
  • neuf
  • fonctionne
  • incomplet
  • usagé
  • ne fonctionne pas ?
  • inutilisable
Discipline
  • Multidiscipline
Field label (French)
ETAT PHYSIQUE DE L'OBJET
Field mnemonic (French)
EPOB

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