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CATEGORY - Humanities
- Field label
- Field mnemonic
- Field name
- Catégorie de l'objet
- Field definition
- This field contains the primary level of classification for the object. This would correspond with the “Category” level within the Parks, Info-Muse, and Chenhall classification systems.
- Strongly recommended for uploading to Artefacts Canada.
- IDENTIFICATION FIELDS
- 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 primary classification. Multiple entries are allowed. Follow precisely the headings of the classification system you are using. Use of an established classification system is encouraged, but if you are developing your own categories, use the singular form where the term refers to a broad type. Uncertain data should be followed by space and "?". If possible, do not duplicate any term used in Object Name or Object Type fields; select a term that categorizes the object more broadly than the term used in Object Name and Object Type.
- Cataloguers rules
- See also, Classification (CLSN) and Sub-Category (SCAT)
- Data type
- alpha-numeric string
- Personal artifacts
- Communication artifacts
- Decorative Arts
- Tools & equipment for materials
- Objets personnels
- Objets de communication
- Arts décoratifs
- Outils et équipement pour les matériaux
- Authority list
- • The Revised Nomenclature for Museum Cataloging: A Revised and Expanded Version of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects. Altamira Press, 1995. • Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging: Third Edition of Robert G. Chenhall’s System for Classifying Man Made Objects. American Association for State and Local History Nomenclature Committee, 2010. • Parks Canada Classification System for Historical Collections, 1992. • Parks Canada. Look and Learn: Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects Website: http://www.pro.rcip-chin.gc.ca/bd-dl/dvp-pvd-eng.jsp (accessed 2010-03-05). • Société des Musées Québécois, The Info-Muse classification system for ethnology, history and historical archaeology museums. In Documenting Your Collections: Info-Muse Network Documentation Guide. Website: http://www.smq.qc.ca/publicsspec/guidesel/doccoll/en/classificationethno/index.htm (accessed 2010-03-05) • Société des Musées Québécois, The Info-Muse classification system for fine arts and decorative arts museums. In Documenting Your Collections: Info-Muse Network Documentation Guide. Website: http://www.smq.qc.ca/publicsspec/guidesel/doccoll/en/classificationarts/index.htm (accessed 2010-03-05).
- History Task Force
- Archaeology (Specimens) Task Force
- Ethnology 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 238-239. Website: http://www.vraweb.org/ccoweb/cco/about.html (accessed 2013-10-28).
- Field label (French)
- CATÉGORIE DE L'OBJET
- Field mnemonic (French)
Contact information for this web page
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